Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 2017 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 216 218
Rank change year-on-year -1 +2 +52
Contract jobs citing OSPF 26 24 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.35% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.77% 2.60% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 63
City of London median daily rate £425 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -8.82% +21.08%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £286
90th Percentile £538 £493 £550
Central London median daily rate £441 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +13.87% -8.82% +21.43%
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 skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 690 922 1536
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.70% 13.46% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 716 1133
City of London median daily rate £450 £443 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.64% +5.42% +5.00%
10th Percentile £182 £263 £217
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 40
City of London median hourly rate £21.16 £19.50 £18.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.49% +6.32% -12.67%
10th Percentile £13.27 £13.88 £13.19
90th Percentile £29.79 £28.63 £28.87
Central London median hourly rate £21.16 £20.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year +5.78% +11.23% -10.10%

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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 2017, 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 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 24 (92.31%) BGP
3 20 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (73.08%) Firewall
5 17 (65.38%) CCNP
5 17 (65.38%) WAN
6 16 (61.54%) VPN
7 15 (57.69%) Wireless
7 15 (57.69%) Data Centre
8 14 (53.85%) LAN
9 13 (50.00%) EIGRP
10 12 (46.15%) Finance
10 12 (46.15%) Fortinet
11 11 (42.31%) CheckPoint
11 11 (42.31%) MPLS
11 11 (42.31%) Palo Alto
12 10 (38.46%) CCIE
13 9 (34.62%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (34.62%) Arista
14 8 (30.77%) VXLAN
14 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (30.77%) Network Security
15 7 (26.92%) Investment Management
15 7 (26.92%) SolarWinds
15 7 (26.92%) VLAN
15 7 (26.92%) Migration
15 7 (26.92%) CCNA
15 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
15 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (26.92%) Network Management

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 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (92.31%) BGP
2 19 (73.08%) Firewall
3 17 (65.38%) WAN
4 16 (61.54%) VPN
5 15 (57.69%) Wireless
6 14 (53.85%) LAN
7 13 (50.00%) EIGRP
8 11 (42.31%) MPLS
9 9 (34.62%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (30.77%) Network Security
10 8 (30.77%) VXLAN
11 7 (26.92%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
11 7 (26.92%) VLAN
12 6 (23.08%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (23.08%) HSRP
12 6 (23.08%) iSCSI
12 6 (23.08%) SAN
12 6 (23.08%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Games
4 1 (3.85%) Military
4 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco Support
3 6 (23.08%) IT Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) IT Support
3 6 (23.08%) IT Support Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Technical Support
3 6 (23.08%) Technical Support Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Voice Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Voice Support Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Games Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 15 (57.69%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Investment Management
1 7 (26.92%) Migration
1 7 (26.92%) Network Management
2 3 (11.54%) High Availability
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
2 3 (11.54%) Network Design
3 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Resource Allocation
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Escalation Management
4 1 (3.85%) IT Strategy
4 1 (3.85%) Line Management
4 1 (3.85%) People Management
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.85%) Lisp
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
1 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (65.38%) CCNP
3 10 (38.46%) CCIE
4 7 (26.92%) CCNA
5 4 (15.38%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (7.69%) CCDA
6 2 (7.69%) CCVP
7 1 (3.85%) CCIE Security
7 1 (3.85%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (3.85%) CCSA
7 1 (3.85%) CCSE
7 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
7 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) COBIT
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) KVM
2 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.85%) Cacti
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) Fortinet
3 11 (42.31%) CheckPoint
3 11 (42.31%) Palo Alto
4 9 (34.62%) Arista
5 7 (26.92%) SolarWinds
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix
7 4 (15.38%) F5
7 4 (15.38%) Juniper
7 4 (15.38%) VMware
8 3 (11.54%) Riverbed
9 2 (7.69%) Aruba
9 2 (7.69%) Avaya
9 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
9 2 (7.69%) NetScout
9 2 (7.69%) Nokia
10 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
10 1 (3.85%) McAfee
10 1 (3.85%) Meraki
10 1 (3.85%) Red Box