Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 228 220
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 -8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 36 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.51% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.49% 2.52% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 18
City of London median daily rate £450 £488 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +16.42% -1.47%
10th Percentile £365 £325 £325
90th Percentile £526 £548 £508
Central London median daily rate £450 £488 £400
% change year-on-year -7.69% +21.88% -5.88%
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 802 713 969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.44% 10.40% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 558 747
City of London median daily rate £448 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £164 £212 £287
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £433 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -3.78% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 13
City of London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +5.67%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.91 £11.50
90th Percentile £28.50 £29.56 £24.17
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.47% -10.53% +5.67%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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 33 (91.67%) BGP
2 31 (86.11%) Firewall
3 28 (77.78%) Cisco
4 20 (55.56%) WAN
5 19 (52.78%) LAN
6 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (47.22%) VPN
8 16 (44.44%) TCP/IP
8 16 (44.44%) Finance
9 15 (41.67%) Wireless
10 14 (38.89%) DNS
10 14 (38.89%) DHCP
10 14 (38.89%) CheckPoint
10 14 (38.89%) CCNP
10 14 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (33.33%) Network Security
11 12 (33.33%) Juniper
11 12 (33.33%) MPLS
12 11 (30.56%) F5
13 10 (27.78%) VLAN
13 10 (27.78%) Multicast
14 9 (25.00%) NX-OS
14 9 (25.00%) Palo Alto
14 9 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
14 9 (25.00%) IPsec
15 8 (22.22%) EIGRP
15 8 (22.22%) CCNA
15 8 (22.22%) Riverbed

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 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.78%) IaaS
4 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (91.67%) BGP
2 31 (86.11%) Firewall
3 20 (55.56%) WAN
4 19 (52.78%) LAN
5 17 (47.22%) VPN
6 16 (44.44%) TCP/IP
7 15 (41.67%) Wireless
8 14 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 14 (38.89%) DHCP
8 14 (38.89%) DNS
9 12 (33.33%) MPLS
9 12 (33.33%) Network Security
10 10 (27.78%) Multicast
10 10 (27.78%) VLAN
11 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (25.00%) IPsec
11 9 (25.00%) NX-OS
12 8 (22.22%) EIGRP
13 7 (19.44%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
1 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.78%) Redis
1 1 (2.78%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Robot Framework
General
1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (72.22%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Voice Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Network Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Voice Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) Kafka
3 1 (2.78%) LDAP
3 1 (2.78%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) WAP
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) XML-RPC
3 1 (2.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.78%) PKI
3 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (19.44%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (2.78%) CentOS
5 1 (2.78%) Debian
5 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Load Balancing
1 7 (19.44%) Network Design
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 5 (13.89%) Change Management
4 4 (11.11%) Coaching
4 4 (11.11%) Information Security
4 4 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.33%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.33%) High Availability
5 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (8.33%) Network Management
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (8.33%) System Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Task Automation
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) Python
2 4 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (38.89%) CCNP
3 8 (22.22%) CCNA
4 5 (13.89%) CISSP
5 3 (8.33%) CCIE
5 3 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (5.56%) CCSE
6 2 (5.56%) CCSM
6 2 (5.56%) GIAC
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
7 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.78%) Docker
4 1 (2.78%) KVM
4 1 (2.78%) pfSense
4 1 (2.78%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Nagios
2 4 (11.11%) Ansible
2 4 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (5.56%) Cacti
3 2 (5.56%) Rundeck
3 2 (5.56%) Terraform
4 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.78%) Grafana
4 1 (2.78%) logstash
4 1 (2.78%) Observium
4 1 (2.78%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.78%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.78%) Puppet
4 1 (2.78%) Salt
4 1 (2.78%) SCCM
4 1 (2.78%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.78%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (77.78%) Cisco
2 14 (38.89%) CheckPoint
3 12 (33.33%) Juniper
4 11 (30.56%) F5
5 9 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 9 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 8 (22.22%) Riverbed
7 5 (13.89%) McAfee
7 5 (13.89%) Meraki
7 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.89%) VMware
8 4 (11.11%) Arista
9 3 (8.33%) Aruba
9 3 (8.33%) Citrix
9 3 (8.33%) FireEye
9 3 (8.33%) Forcepoint
9 3 (8.33%) Google
9 3 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
10 2 (5.56%) Infoblox
10 2 (5.56%) Ivanti