Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 173 206 238
Rank change year-on-year +33 +32 -29
Contract jobs citing OSPF 22 42 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.45% 0.62% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.10% 5.73% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 10
City of London median daily rate £450 £455 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.10% +2.54% +2.60%
10th Percentile £350 £320 £313
90th Percentile £494 £531 £553
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £419
% change year-on-year - +7.46% -2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London 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 537 733 735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.89% 10.77% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 559 579
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £201 £163 £225
90th Percentile £661 £628 £625
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £450
% change year-on-year - -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 31 15
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.95% +11.76% -14.66%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.03 £25.50 £22.85
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.93% +18.00% -15.79%

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 18 January 2020.

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 18 January 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 21 (95.45%) BGP
2 20 (90.91%) Cisco
3 19 (86.36%) Firewall
4 17 (77.27%) VPN
4 17 (77.27%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (72.73%) CCNP
6 12 (54.55%) LAN
6 12 (54.55%) WAN
6 12 (54.55%) MPLS
7 11 (50.00%) Network Security
7 11 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 11 (50.00%) Palo Alto
8 10 (45.45%) Wireless
9 9 (40.91%) VoIP
10 8 (36.36%) WLAN
10 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
10 8 (36.36%) IPsec
10 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
11 7 (31.82%) Multicast
11 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
12 6 (27.27%) VRRP
12 6 (27.27%) ITIL
12 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
12 6 (27.27%) F5
13 5 (22.73%) 4G
13 5 (22.73%) Cisco IPT
13 5 (22.73%) Degree
13 5 (22.73%) Network Design
13 5 (22.73%) Intrusion Detection

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 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) BGP
2 19 (86.36%) Firewall
3 17 (77.27%) VPN
4 12 (54.55%) LAN
4 12 (54.55%) MPLS
4 12 (54.55%) WAN
5 11 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (50.00%) Network Security
6 10 (45.45%) Wireless
7 9 (40.91%) VoIP
8 8 (36.36%) IPsec
8 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
8 8 (36.36%) WLAN
9 7 (31.82%) Multicast
10 6 (27.27%) VRRP
11 5 (22.73%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (22.73%) IP Telephony
11 5 (22.73%) UMTS
11 5 (22.73%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (22.73%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Front Office
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (90.91%) Network Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Security Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Network Deployment Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) IP Design Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Juniper Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Design Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (4.55%) Wireless Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (9.09%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (4.55%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Linux
1 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Network Design
3 5 (22.73%) Statistics
4 4 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (18.18%) Network Virtualisation
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Project Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
6 2 (9.09%) Network Management
6 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
7 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
7 1 (4.55%) Change Control
7 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (4.55%) High Availability
7 1 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (77.27%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (72.73%) CCNP
3 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) CCIE
4 4 (18.18%) CCSP
5 3 (13.64%) CCNA
6 2 (9.09%) CCDA
6 2 (9.09%) CCDP
7 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (4.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
1 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
1 1 (4.55%) Endace
1 1 (4.55%) Iperf
1 1 (4.55%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) Palo Alto
3 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 6 (27.27%) F5
4 5 (22.73%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
5 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.09%) Zscaler
6 1 (4.55%) AlgoSec
6 1 (4.55%) Arista
6 1 (4.55%) Aruba
6 1 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (4.55%) CA
6 1 (4.55%) Forcepoint
6 1 (4.55%) NetScout
6 1 (4.55%) Radware
6 1 (4.55%) Remedy
6 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.55%) SevOne