Period
to 13 December 2018

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 13 December 2018 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 243 209
Rank change year-on-year +30 -34 -17
Contract jobs citing OSPF 43 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 0.21% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.53% 1.98% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 10 23
City of London median daily rate £455 £494 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.85% +16.18% -
10th Percentile £348 £313 £308
90th Percentile £531 £553 £518
Central London median daily rate £450 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% -
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 778 758 912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.90% 10.55% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 585 702
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £156 £203 £298
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -13.16% +7.10%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.33 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.08 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.00% -15.79% +7.10%

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

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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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018, 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 40 (93.02%) BGP
2 36 (83.72%) Cisco
3 34 (79.07%) Firewall
4 25 (58.14%) WAN
4 25 (58.14%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (53.49%) LAN
5 23 (53.49%) TCP/IP
6 21 (48.84%) VPN
7 19 (44.19%) CheckPoint
8 18 (41.86%) CCNP
8 18 (41.86%) DNS
8 18 (41.86%) Wireless
9 17 (39.53%) DHCP
9 17 (39.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (37.21%) MPLS
10 16 (37.21%) Finance
11 15 (34.88%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (32.56%) EIGRP
12 14 (32.56%) Juniper
13 13 (30.23%) Palo Alto
14 12 (27.91%) F5
15 11 (25.58%) Multicast
15 11 (25.58%) Data Centre
15 11 (25.58%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (25.58%) CCNA
15 11 (25.58%) VoIP
16 10 (23.26%) Windows
16 10 (23.26%) IPsec
16 10 (23.26%) Network Security
16 10 (23.26%) NX-OS

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 4 (9.30%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.33%) IaaS
4 1 (2.33%) Office 365
4 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (93.02%) BGP
2 34 (79.07%) Firewall
3 25 (58.14%) WAN
4 23 (53.49%) LAN
4 23 (53.49%) TCP/IP
5 21 (48.84%) VPN
6 18 (41.86%) DNS
6 18 (41.86%) Wireless
7 17 (39.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (39.53%) DHCP
8 16 (37.21%) MPLS
9 15 (34.88%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (32.56%) EIGRP
11 11 (25.58%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (25.58%) Multicast
11 11 (25.58%) VoIP
12 10 (23.26%) IPsec
12 10 (23.26%) Network Security
12 10 (23.26%) NX-OS
13 9 (20.93%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MySQL
1 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.33%) Redis
1 1 (2.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.33%) Robot Framework
General
1 16 (37.21%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (83.72%) Network Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Security Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Architect
6 3 (6.98%) CISSP Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Voice Network Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) Kafka
3 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.33%) REST
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.58%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Fintech
3 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.33%) PKI
3 1 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.26%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Unix
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
5 1 (2.33%) CentOS
5 1 (2.33%) Debian
5 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Network Design
2 7 (16.28%) Network Architecture
2 7 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.63%) Change Management
4 5 (11.63%) Information Security
5 4 (9.30%) High Availability
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (9.30%) ITIL
6 3 (6.98%) Coaching
6 3 (6.98%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.98%) Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.98%) Task Automation
7 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.65%) Project Management
7 2 (4.65%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (4.65%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Python
2 5 (11.63%) Perl
3 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.33%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
4 1 (2.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 25 (58.14%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (41.86%) CCNP
3 11 (25.58%) CCNA
4 9 (20.93%) CCIE
5 5 (11.63%) CISSP
6 4 (9.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 3 (6.98%) GIAC
8 2 (4.65%) Avaya Certification
8 2 (4.65%) CCSE
8 2 (4.65%) CCSM
8 2 (4.65%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (4.65%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (4.65%) Degree
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.65%) JNCIP
8 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
9 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (2.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.65%) Firmware
2 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.33%) Docker
3 1 (2.33%) KVM
3 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) Nagios
2 4 (9.30%) Ansible
3 2 (4.65%) Cacti
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.65%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.65%) Rundeck
3 2 (4.65%) Terraform
4 1 (2.33%) collectd
4 1 (2.33%) Grafana
4 1 (2.33%) logstash
4 1 (2.33%) Observium
4 1 (2.33%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.33%) Puppet
4 1 (2.33%) Salt
4 1 (2.33%) SCCM
4 1 (2.33%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (83.72%) Cisco
2 19 (44.19%) CheckPoint
3 14 (32.56%) Juniper
4 13 (30.23%) Palo Alto
5 12 (27.91%) F5
6 8 (18.60%) Riverbed
6 8 (18.60%) SolarWinds
7 5 (11.63%) Arista
7 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
7 5 (11.63%) Ruckus Wireless
8 4 (9.30%) Aruba
8 4 (9.30%) Infoblox
8 4 (9.30%) Meraki
9 3 (6.98%) Forcepoint
9 3 (6.98%) Google
9 3 (6.98%) VMware
10 2 (4.65%) Avaya
10 2 (4.65%) Fortinet
10 2 (4.65%) Ivanti
10 2 (4.65%) McAfee