Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 195 227 211
Rank change year-on-year +32 -16 +4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 39 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.61% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.40% 3.25% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 11
City of London median daily rate £500 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £315 £356 £325
90th Percentile £603 £508 £538
Central London median daily rate £500 £393 £441
% change year-on-year +27.39% -11.05% +13.87%
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 722 861 678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.26% 12.49% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 677 517
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £216 £247 £208
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
Central London median daily rate £485 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +7.78% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 21
City of London median hourly rate £31.75 £18.10 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.41% -14.44% -11.85%
10th Percentile £15.94 £14.03 £13.36
90th Percentile £43.91 £33.00 £29.77
Central London median hourly rate £26.75 £18.10 £21.16
% change year-on-year +47.79% -14.44% -0.87%

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 17 June 2019.

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 17 June 2019, 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 37 (94.87%) Cisco
2 34 (87.18%) BGP
3 31 (79.49%) Firewall
4 29 (74.36%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (66.67%) WAN
6 24 (61.54%) VPN
7 23 (58.97%) F5
8 20 (51.28%) CheckPoint
8 20 (51.28%) CCNP
9 19 (48.72%) Internet
10 18 (46.15%) CCIE
10 18 (46.15%) MPLS
10 18 (46.15%) TCP/IP
11 17 (43.59%) LAN
12 16 (41.03%) EIGRP
12 16 (41.03%) Cisco Nexus
12 16 (41.03%) Multicast
13 15 (38.46%) VLAN
14 14 (35.90%) Network Security
14 14 (35.90%) ITIL
15 13 (33.33%) DNS
16 12 (30.77%) VoIP
16 12 (30.77%) CCDP
16 12 (30.77%) Finance
16 12 (30.77%) Data Centre
16 12 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (28.21%) HSRP
17 11 (28.21%) Wireless
18 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (25.64%) Palo Alto

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.82%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (87.18%) BGP
2 31 (79.49%) Firewall
3 26 (66.67%) WAN
4 24 (61.54%) VPN
5 19 (48.72%) Internet
6 18 (46.15%) MPLS
6 18 (46.15%) TCP/IP
7 17 (43.59%) LAN
8 16 (41.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (41.03%) EIGRP
8 16 (41.03%) Multicast
9 15 (38.46%) VLAN
10 14 (35.90%) Network Security
11 13 (33.33%) DNS
12 12 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (30.77%) VoIP
13 11 (28.21%) HSRP
13 11 (28.21%) Wireless
14 9 (23.08%) BIG-IP
15 8 (20.51%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Hudson
3 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Telecoms
3 5 (12.82%) Banking
4 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.13%) International Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (64.10%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) WAN Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Voice Network Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Azure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Data Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) IP Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) JSON
1 5 (12.82%) Regular Expression
1 5 (12.82%) YAML
2 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.38%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) e-Health
4 1 (2.56%) Eurex
4 1 (2.56%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
1 6 (15.38%) Unix
2 4 (10.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Change Management
3 7 (17.95%) High Availability
3 7 (17.95%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (17.95%) Network Design
3 7 (17.95%) Project Management
3 7 (17.95%) Service Delivery
3 7 (17.95%) Technical Leadership
4 6 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (12.82%) Business Continuity
5 5 (12.82%) Compatibility Testing
5 5 (12.82%) Content Management
5 5 (12.82%) Dependency Management
5 5 (12.82%) DevOps
5 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
5 5 (12.82%) Planning and Forecasting
5 5 (12.82%) Web Filtering
6 4 (10.26%) Microservices
6 4 (10.26%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Python
2 2 (5.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (74.36%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (51.28%) CCNP
3 18 (46.15%) CCIE
4 12 (30.77%) CCDP
5 7 (17.95%) CCDA
5 7 (17.95%) CCNA
6 6 (15.38%) BC Cleared
6 6 (15.38%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 5 (12.82%) CCDE
8 4 (10.26%) CCVP
8 4 (10.26%) CISSP
9 2 (5.13%) Degree
10 1 (2.56%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (2.56%) CCSA
10 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.56%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) COBIT
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Docker
2 2 (5.13%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) Ansible
2 4 (10.26%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.56%) Cacti
4 1 (2.56%) Iperf
Vendors
1 37 (94.87%) Cisco
2 23 (58.97%) F5
3 20 (51.28%) CheckPoint
4 10 (25.64%) Palo Alto
5 8 (20.51%) Fortinet
6 7 (17.95%) SolarWinds
7 6 (15.38%) HP
7 6 (15.38%) Juniper
8 5 (12.82%) ArcSight
8 5 (12.82%) Arista
8 5 (12.82%) Riverbed
8 5 (12.82%) Splunk
9 3 (7.69%) Red Box
10 2 (5.13%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (5.13%) CA
10 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
10 2 (5.13%) NetScout
10 2 (5.13%) Radware
10 2 (5.13%) Reuters
10 2 (5.13%) SevOne