Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
London > Central London
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 179 220 259
Rank change year-on-year +41 +39 -33
Contract jobs citing OSPF 36 68 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.61% 0.76% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.67% 6.93% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 58 15
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -3.68%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £213
90th Percentile £538 £675 £538
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 - -
London median hourly rate £43.75 £34.25 -
% change year-on-year +27.74% - -

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 635 981 1,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.83% 10.97% 11.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 736 772
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
10th Percentile £200 £164 £213
90th Percentile £650 £641 £613
London median daily rate £440 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -7.37% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 18
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.88 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +19.87% -17.11%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.70 £34.85 £22.03
London median hourly rate £20.63 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +25.00% -2.44%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Central London over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Central London

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Central London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Central London region over the 6 months to 28 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +38 21 £388 -18.42% 9
OSPF
London

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 35 (97.22%) Cisco
2 33 (91.67%) Firewall
3 32 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (83.33%) CCNP
5 29 (80.56%) VPN
6 26 (72.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 20 (55.56%) BGP
7 20 (55.56%) Juniper
8 18 (50.00%) Ethernet
9 17 (47.22%) Migration
9 17 (47.22%) Wireshark
9 17 (47.22%) Data Centre
10 16 (44.44%) VXLAN
10 16 (44.44%) JNCIP
10 16 (44.44%) SolarWinds
10 16 (44.44%) Change Management
10 16 (44.44%) Nagios
10 16 (44.44%) IPv4
10 16 (44.44%) IPv6
11 11 (30.56%) MPLS
11 11 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (30.56%) Palo Alto
12 10 (27.78%) Network Security
13 9 (25.00%) Load Balancing
14 8 (22.22%) WAN
14 8 (22.22%) LAN
15 7 (19.44%) WLAN
15 7 (19.44%) VRRP
15 7 (19.44%) Wireless
16 6 (16.67%) IPsec

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) AWS
1 2 (5.56%) Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
2 1 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (91.67%) Firewall
2 29 (80.56%) VPN
3 26 (72.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 20 (55.56%) BGP
5 18 (50.00%) Ethernet
6 17 (47.22%) Wireshark
7 16 (44.44%) IPv4
7 16 (44.44%) IPv6
7 16 (44.44%) VXLAN
8 11 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (30.56%) MPLS
9 10 (27.78%) Network Security
10 8 (22.22%) LAN
10 8 (22.22%) WAN
11 7 (19.44%) VRRP
11 7 (19.44%) Wireless
11 7 (19.44%) WLAN
12 6 (16.67%) IPsec
12 6 (16.67%) Multicast
12 6 (16.67%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (13.89%) Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Games
3 1 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Network Engineer
2 13 (36.11%) Administrator
2 13 (36.11%) Network Administrator
3 9 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Data Centre Transition Manager
7 1 (2.78%) LAN Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Network Deployment Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Transition Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.78%) e-Health
3 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Migration
2 16 (44.44%) Change Management
3 9 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 5 (13.89%) ITIL
4 5 (13.89%) Statistics
5 4 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (8.33%) Project Delivery
6 3 (8.33%) Project Management
7 2 (5.56%) Network Architecture
7 2 (5.56%) Network Design
8 1 (2.78%) API Integration
8 1 (2.78%) DDoS Mitigation
8 1 (2.78%) High-Frequency Trading
8 1 (2.78%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.78%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (2.78%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (2.78%) Runbook
8 1 (2.78%) Technical Leadership
8 1 (2.78%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C
1 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (83.33%) CCNP
3 16 (44.44%) JNCIP
4 5 (13.89%) Degree
4 5 (13.89%) JNCIS
5 4 (11.11%) CCNA
5 4 (11.11%) CCSP
6 2 (5.56%) CCIE
7 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.78%) CCDA
7 1 (2.78%) CCDP
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (44.44%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) Ansible
2 1 (2.78%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.78%) Endace
Vendors
1 35 (97.22%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) Juniper
3 16 (44.44%) SolarWinds
4 11 (30.56%) Palo Alto
5 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 6 (16.67%) F5
6 3 (8.33%) Zscaler
7 2 (5.56%) CA
7 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.56%) VMware
8 1 (2.78%) AlgoSec
8 1 (2.78%) Arista
8 1 (2.78%) Aruba
8 1 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.78%) Citrix
8 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.78%) HP
8 1 (2.78%) Radware