Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 206 197
Rank change year-on-year -31 -9 -8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 15 26 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.42% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 3.11% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 39
City of London median daily rate £430 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +4.85% +10.00%
10th Percentile £328 £308 £362
90th Percentile £538 £568 £489
Central London median daily rate £428 £429 £425
% change year-on-year -0.29% +0.88% +13.33%
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 741 837 791
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.45% 13.44% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 644 588
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.18%
10th Percentile £225 £300 £236
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 16 14 21
City of London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.46 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.21% -5.07% +9.63%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £14.25
90th Percentile £22.63 £55.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -17.11% -2.56% +2.09%

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

OSPF
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 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in the City of London

OSPF
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 19 January 2018, 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 14 (93.33%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco
3 11 (73.33%) Firewall
4 8 (53.33%) Finance
4 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
4 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
4 8 (53.33%) Palo Alto
5 7 (46.67%) Multicast
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (46.67%) VPN
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (33.33%) Network Design
7 5 (33.33%) Network Security
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (33.33%) WAN
7 5 (33.33%) CCNP
8 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (26.67%) SSL
8 4 (26.67%) HP
8 4 (26.67%) MPLS
8 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
8 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
8 4 (26.67%) NX-OS
8 4 (26.67%) IPsec
9 3 (20.00%) HSRP
9 3 (20.00%) F5
9 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (20.00%) Banking
9 3 (20.00%) Juniper

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 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) BGP
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
3 8 (53.33%) EIGRP
4 7 (46.67%) Multicast
4 7 (46.67%) VPN
5 6 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (33.33%) Network Security
6 5 (33.33%) WAN
7 4 (26.67%) IPsec
7 4 (26.67%) MPLS
7 4 (26.67%) NX-OS
7 4 (26.67%) SSL
7 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (20.00%) DNS
8 3 (20.00%) HSRP
8 3 (20.00%) LAN
9 2 (13.33%) DHCP
9 2 (13.33%) IPv4
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Multimedia
4 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Network Support
2 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Security Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Banking Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Banking Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Check Point Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Data Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Junior Help Desk Support
3 1 (6.67%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Network Design
2 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (13.33%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (13.33%) Statistics
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) Compliance Audit
4 1 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Insight
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (33.33%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) CCIE
3 2 (13.33%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (13.33%) CISSP
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GCP
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OPNET
1 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 8 (53.33%) CheckPoint
2 8 (53.33%) Palo Alto
3 4 (26.67%) HP
3 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
4 3 (20.00%) Arista
4 3 (20.00%) F5
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) FireEye
5 2 (13.33%) McAfee
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Riverbed
5 2 (13.33%) Tufin
6 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.67%) NetScout
6 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard