Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 192 235
Rank change year-on-year +35 +43 -32
Contract jobs citing OSPF 18 56 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.82% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.38% 7.39% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 53 14
Median daily rate £375 £475 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +13.43% -3.18%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £354
90th Percentile £475 £548 £506
Central London median daily rate £458 £493 £394
% change year-on-year -7.11% +25.08% -8.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 411 758 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.85% 11.10% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 577 635
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £205 £181 £233
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.65 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.53% +21.98% -15.70%
10th Percentile £17.16 £16.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.65 £37.50 £24.90
Median hourly rate £33.76 £20.57 £16.18
% change year-on-year +64.11% +27.19% -23.54%

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

OSPF
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 5 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 17 (94.44%) Cisco
2 16 (88.89%) CCNP
2 16 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (83.33%) BGP
3 15 (83.33%) Firewall
4 12 (66.67%) VPN
5 10 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (44.44%) MPLS
6 8 (44.44%) Network Security
6 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (44.44%) Palo Alto
7 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
7 7 (38.89%) Juniper
8 6 (33.33%) WAN
8 6 (33.33%) Wireless
8 6 (33.33%) VRRP
8 6 (33.33%) HSRP
8 6 (33.33%) Multicast
9 5 (27.78%) IPsec
9 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
9 5 (27.78%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (27.78%) Statistics
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco IPT
9 5 (27.78%) Degree
9 5 (27.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 5 (27.78%) ITIL
9 5 (27.78%) LAN
9 5 (27.78%) VoIP
9 5 (27.78%) WLAN
10 4 (22.22%) UMTS

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 (5.56%) AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (83.33%) BGP
1 15 (83.33%) Firewall
2 12 (66.67%) VPN
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (44.44%) MPLS
4 8 (44.44%) Network Security
5 6 (33.33%) HSRP
5 6 (33.33%) Multicast
5 6 (33.33%) VRRP
5 6 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (33.33%) Wireless
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (27.78%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (27.78%) IP Telephony
6 5 (27.78%) IPsec
6 5 (27.78%) LAN
6 5 (27.78%) VoIP
6 5 (27.78%) WLAN
7 4 (22.22%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
3 1 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
2 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Statistics
3 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (11.11%) Project Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) API Integration
6 1 (5.56%) High-Frequency Trading
6 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
6 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) Network Design
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) CCNP
1 16 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) CCSP
3 3 (16.67%) JNCIP
4 2 (11.11%) CCNA
5 1 (5.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Nagios
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Endace
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Palo Alto
3 7 (38.89%) Juniper
4 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 4 (22.22%) F5
5 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 3 (16.67%) Zscaler
6 1 (5.56%) Arista
6 1 (5.56%) Aruba
6 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) VMware