Period
to 28 November 2021

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 28 November 2021 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
28 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 117 188
Rank change year-on-year -61 +71 +29
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 7 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.36% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.18% 2.75% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 22
10th Percentile £486 £402 £319
25th Percentile £500 £438 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £425
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -6.59%
75th Percentile £600 £544 £475
90th Percentile £660 £593 £500
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 367 255 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.29% 13.19% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 208 470
10th Percentile £308 £238 £200
25th Percentile £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £613 £556 £575
90th Percentile £688 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 12
10th Percentile £16.20 £22.70 £12.20
25th Percentile £21.00 " £15.88
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.10
Median % change year-on-year -2.17% +20.42% +2.14%
75th Percentile £37.75 £38.25 £21.25
90th Percentile " £52.35 £26.50
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00% +6.95%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OSPF in the City of London over the 6 months to 28 November 2021.

Daily rate histogram 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 28 November 2021, 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 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Multicast
3 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (50.00%) Network Design
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Broadband
4 3 (37.50%) IPv6
4 3 (37.50%) Nagios
4 3 (37.50%) SLA
4 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
4 3 (37.50%) HSRP
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) Arista
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (25.00%) F5
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 2 (25.00%) IPsec
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) Multicast
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Broadband
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (37.50%) HSRP
4 3 (37.50%) IPv6
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (25.00%) IPsec
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) NX-OS
5 2 (25.00%) SD-WAN
5 2 (25.00%) VLAN
5 2 (25.00%) VXLAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Principal Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Principal Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IP Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Eurex
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCIE
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
3 2 (25.00%) Arista
3 2 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Reuters