Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 216 221
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 28 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.40% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 3.76% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 17
City of London median daily rate £399 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.18% +9.68% -8.82%
10th Percentile £349 £325 £313
90th Percentile £508 £538 £493
Central London median daily rate £400 £441 £388
% change year-on-year -9.35% +13.87% -8.82%
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 878 692 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.50% 10.65% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 523 702
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.56% +8.48%
10th Percentile £211 £180 £260
90th Percentile £625 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 16
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.16 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.19% +8.49% +6.32%
10th Percentile £14.35 £13.31 £13.88
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.77 £28.63
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.08 £20.00
% change year-on-year -2.88% +0.39% +11.23%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 24 (85.71%) Cisco
2 22 (78.57%) Firewall
3 21 (75.00%) BGP
4 16 (57.14%) LAN
5 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (53.57%) Finance
6 13 (46.43%) MPLS
7 12 (42.86%) WAN
7 12 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (42.86%) Multicast
8 11 (39.29%) DNS
9 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
9 10 (35.71%) ITIL
9 10 (35.71%) Wireless
9 10 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (32.14%) Network Security
10 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
10 9 (32.14%) DHCP
10 9 (32.14%) CCNP
11 8 (28.57%) VPN
11 8 (28.57%) Windows
11 8 (28.57%) Banking
12 7 (25.00%) Unix
12 7 (25.00%) CCIE
12 7 (25.00%) Reuters
12 7 (25.00%) F5
13 6 (21.43%) HSRP
13 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (21.43%) 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 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) Firewall
2 21 (75.00%) BGP
3 16 (57.14%) LAN
4 13 (46.43%) MPLS
5 12 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (42.86%) Multicast
5 12 (42.86%) WAN
6 11 (39.29%) DNS
7 10 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 10 (35.71%) Wireless
8 9 (32.14%) DHCP
8 9 (32.14%) Network Security
9 8 (28.57%) VPN
10 6 (21.43%) Extranet
10 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (21.43%) HSRP
10 6 (21.43%) NX-OS
11 5 (17.86%) EIGRP
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 8 (28.57%) Banking
3 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Front Office
5 1 (3.57%) Publishing
5 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Deployment Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Lead Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) LDAP
1 1 (3.57%) WAP
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
1 1 (3.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 4 (14.29%) Eurex
2 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.71%) e-Health
2 3 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Unix
3 4 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Network Design
3 5 (17.86%) Change Management
4 4 (14.29%) Low Latency
4 4 (14.29%) Network Management
4 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.71%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.14%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Perl
1 3 (10.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (32.14%) CCNP
3 7 (25.00%) CCIE
4 6 (21.43%) CCNA
5 2 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (7.14%) CISSP
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.57%) pfSense
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) CheckPoint
3 7 (25.00%) F5
3 7 (25.00%) Reuters
4 6 (21.43%) Juniper
5 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 4 (14.29%) McAfee
5 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.71%) Bloomberg
6 3 (10.71%) Citrix
6 3 (10.71%) NetScout
6 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
6 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
6 3 (10.71%) SevOne
6 3 (10.71%) Sun
6 3 (10.71%) VMware
7 2 (7.14%) Arista
7 2 (7.14%) FireEye
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.57%) HP