Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 215 193
Rank change year-on-year -20 -22 +6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 16 29 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.44% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 3.12% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 58
City of London median daily rate £488 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £325 £311 £356
90th Percentile £550 £514 £500
Central London median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 771 929 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.70% 14.16% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 713 761
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £208 £300 £253
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 26
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -7.84%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £13.14
90th Percentile £22.85 £55.00 £27.25
Central London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -13.16% +7.10% -7.84%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (93.75%) BGP
3 12 (75.00%) EIGRP
4 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (62.50%) Firewall
5 10 (62.50%) Multicast
6 9 (56.25%) Palo Alto
6 9 (56.25%) CCNP
6 9 (56.25%) VPN
7 7 (43.75%) WAN
7 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
7 7 (43.75%) Finance
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (43.75%) VLAN
8 6 (37.50%) Network Design
8 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
8 6 (37.50%) Network Security
8 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (37.50%) IPsec
9 5 (31.25%) NX-OS
9 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
9 5 (31.25%) Banking
9 5 (31.25%) MPLS
9 5 (31.25%) Citrix
9 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
9 5 (31.25%) LAN
10 4 (25.00%) IPv4
10 4 (25.00%) CCIE
10 4 (25.00%) HP
10 4 (25.00%) Wireless

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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) BGP
2 12 (75.00%) EIGRP
3 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 10 (62.50%) Multicast
4 9 (56.25%) VPN
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (43.75%) VLAN
5 7 (43.75%) WAN
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (37.50%) IPsec
6 6 (37.50%) Network Security
7 5 (31.25%) LAN
7 5 (31.25%) MPLS
7 5 (31.25%) NX-OS
7 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (25.00%) HSRP
8 4 (25.00%) IPv4
8 4 (25.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Multimedia
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Junior Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 6 (37.50%) Network Design
2 3 (18.75%) Change Control
2 3 (18.75%) High Availability
2 3 (18.75%) IT Strategy
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 2 (12.50%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (12.50%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (12.50%) Statistics
3 2 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
1 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (56.25%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) CCIE
4 3 (18.75%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (12.50%) CCDA
6 1 (6.25%) CCNA
6 1 (6.25%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (12.50%) OPNET
1 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (6.25%) Cacti
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Palo Alto
3 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) Arista
5 4 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (12.50%) F5
6 2 (12.50%) Juniper
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Tufin
7 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 1 (6.25%) NetScout
7 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 1 (6.25%) Symantec
7 1 (6.25%) WatchGuard