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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 24 May 2022 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 178 146 143
Rank change year-on-year -32 -3 +66
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 4 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.14% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 1.48% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
10th Percentile £363 £353 £361
25th Percentile £394 £415 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £531 £438
Median % change year-on-year -5.78% +21.29% -12.50%
75th Percentile £508 £659 £550
90th Percentile £598 £729 £593
Central London median daily rate £500 £750 £510
% change year-on-year -33.33% +47.06% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
10th Percentile - - £44.73
25th Percentile - - £46.19
Median hourly rate - - £51.25
75th Percentile - - £55.19
90th Percentile - - £55.98
Central London median hourly rate - - £51.25

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 407 270 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.73% 9.50% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 202 221
10th Percentile £313 £313 £213
25th Percentile £440 £386 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £698 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 5
10th Percentile - £11.98 £24.72
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.69 £33.75
Median hourly rate £30.50 £14.75 £37.75
Median % change year-on-year +106.78% -60.93% +18.90%
75th Percentile £48.81 £17.19 £51.25
90th Percentile £62.43 £18.13 £54.40
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £37.13
% change year-on-year +122.22% -57.58% +65.00%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in the City of London

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OSPF in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for OSPF in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OSPF in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for OSPF in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OSPF in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for OSPF in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 City of London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 9 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 6 (66.67%) F5
3 6 (66.67%) Palo Alto
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) WAN
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) MPLS
5 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) Banking
5 4 (44.44%) Network Design
5 4 (44.44%) Network Security
5 4 (44.44%) Network Management
6 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (33.33%) HSRP
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Infoblox
6 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
6 3 (33.33%) DWDM
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) CCIE
6 3 (33.33%) VPN
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
7 2 (22.22%) SSL
7 2 (22.22%) HP

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (11.11%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) EIGRP
3 4 (44.44%) MPLS
3 4 (44.44%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (33.33%) DWDM
4 3 (33.33%) HSRP
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (22.22%) Multicast
5 2 (22.22%) SSL
6 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 1 (11.11%) IGMP
6 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (11.11%) VPLS
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (22.22%) Social Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Cyberattack
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Design
1 4 (44.44%) Network Management
2 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) High-Frequency Trading
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Security Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Zero Trust
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Bash
1 1 (11.11%) Perl
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) CCIE
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (11.11%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (11.11%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIA
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) NCSC
1 1 (11.11%) NIST
1 1 (11.11%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) CheckPoint
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) F5
2 6 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 3 (33.33%) Infoblox
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) Arista
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet