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 3 months to 28 April 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 152 179
Rank change year-on-year +1 +27  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 15 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.29% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 2.38% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 19
Median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -5.17% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year -47.73% +19.57%  

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 348 421 731
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.68% 12.14% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 321 538
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £295 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £556 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 12
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +4.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.06 £17.65 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.65 £19.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing OSPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 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 28 April 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 27 (90.00%) Cisco
2 26 (86.67%) BGP
2 26 (86.67%) Firewall
3 19 (63.33%) WAN
3 19 (63.33%) VPN
4 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (56.67%) CCNP
6 16 (53.33%) CheckPoint
6 16 (53.33%) Wireless
6 16 (53.33%) Data Centre
7 15 (50.00%) Finance
7 15 (50.00%) LAN
8 13 (43.33%) MPLS
9 10 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (30.00%) Palo Alto
10 9 (30.00%) EIGRP
10 9 (30.00%) Migration
10 9 (30.00%) Network Security
10 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (26.67%) Fortinet
11 8 (26.67%) Arista
11 8 (26.67%) Network Management
11 8 (26.67%) F5
12 7 (23.33%) High Availability
12 7 (23.33%) HSRP
12 7 (23.33%) VXLAN
12 7 (23.33%) SAN
12 7 (23.33%) WLAN
12 7 (23.33%) CCNA
12 7 (23.33%) Cisco IOS

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 (3.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) BGP
1 26 (86.67%) Firewall
2 19 (63.33%) VPN
2 19 (63.33%) WAN
3 16 (53.33%) Wireless
4 15 (50.00%) LAN
5 13 (43.33%) MPLS
6 10 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (30.00%) EIGRP
7 9 (30.00%) Network Security
8 7 (23.33%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (23.33%) HSRP
8 7 (23.33%) SAN
8 7 (23.33%) VXLAN
8 7 (23.33%) WLAN
9 6 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 6 (20.00%) IPsec
9 6 (20.00%) SNMP
9 6 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Games
3 1 (3.33%) Military
3 1 (3.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (36.67%) Analyst
3 8 (26.67%) Support Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 7 (23.33%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (20.00%) Cisco Support
5 6 (20.00%) IT Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) IT Support
5 6 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Technical Support
5 6 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Voice Analyst
5 6 (20.00%) Voice Support Analyst
6 5 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (16.67%) Network Analyst
7 4 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Migration
2 8 (26.67%) Network Management
3 7 (23.33%) High Availability
3 7 (23.33%) Investment Management
4 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (10.00%) Network Design
6 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.67%) Change Control
6 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Project Management
6 2 (6.67%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) Time Management
7 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) Information Security
7 1 (3.33%) Open Source
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (3.33%) SOA
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (56.67%) CCNP
3 7 (23.33%) CCNA
4 3 (10.00%) CCIE
4 3 (10.00%) CCSA
4 3 (10.00%) CCSE
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) KVM
2 1 (3.33%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) Cisco
2 16 (53.33%) CheckPoint
3 9 (30.00%) Palo Alto
4 8 (26.67%) Arista
4 8 (26.67%) F5
4 8 (26.67%) Fortinet
5 7 (23.33%) SolarWinds
6 6 (20.00%) Meraki
7 5 (16.67%) Blue Coat
8 4 (13.33%) Aruba
8 4 (13.33%) Avaya
8 4 (13.33%) NetScout
9 3 (10.00%) Juniper
9 3 (10.00%) VMware
10 2 (6.67%) Citrix
10 2 (6.67%) Infoblox
10 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
10 2 (6.67%) Nortel
11 1 (3.33%) Brocade
11 1 (3.33%) Imperva