Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 105 204 219
Rank change year-on-year +99 +15 +10
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 24 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.40% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.60% 3.79% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 33
Median daily rate £488 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -5.56% -7.69%
10th Percentile £399 £300 £390
90th Percentile £606 £504 £530
Central London median daily rate £500 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 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 231 634 781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.77% 10.62% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 472 606
Median daily rate £500 £460 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +5.75% -3.33%
10th Percentile £238 £206 £163
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 28
Median hourly rate £30.25 £20.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.56% +8.75% +10.88%
10th Percentile £22.65 £14.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.70 £44.80 £25.50
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £18.76
% change year-on-year +78.57% +11.94% +10.35%

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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) Palo Alto
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (50.00%) CCIE
4 3 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (33.33%) RIP
5 2 (33.33%) VPLS
6 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (16.67%) Arista
6 1 (16.67%) Product Roadmap
6 1 (16.67%) Technology Roadmap
6 1 (16.67%) SNMP
6 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
6 1 (16.67%) LAN
6 1 (16.67%) WAN
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (16.67%) FTP
6 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall

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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) RIP
4 2 (33.33%) VPLS
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) FTP
5 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) SNMP
5 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (16.67%) SSH
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Lead Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Product Roadmap
2 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Technology Roadmap
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) CCNP
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) F5
2 5 (83.33%) Palo Alto
3 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) Arista
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet