Period
to 22 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 208 210
Rank change year-on-year -26 +2 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 22 31 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.50% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.64% 4.32% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 22
City of London median daily rate £385 £433 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.98% +11.61% -
10th Percentile £353 £298 £314
90th Percentile £476 £545 £461
Central London median daily rate £375 £433 £400
% change year-on-year -13.29% +8.13% +6.67%
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 832 718 728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.82% 11.70% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 541 532
City of London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £233 £210 £225
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 22 22
City of London median hourly rate £18.10 £21.83 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.08% -7.12% +25.67%
10th Percentile £11.78 £13.40 £18.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £52.50 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £16.93 £22.50 £21.98
% change year-on-year -24.78% +2.39% +17.51%

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 April 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 April 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 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 15 (68.18%) BGP
2 15 (68.18%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) Finance
3 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (45.45%) LAN
4 10 (45.45%) MPLS
5 9 (40.91%) CheckPoint
5 9 (40.91%) Cisco IOS
5 9 (40.91%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (40.91%) Multicast
6 8 (36.36%) ITIL
6 8 (36.36%) DNS
6 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 7 (31.82%) Windows
7 7 (31.82%) DHCP
7 7 (31.82%) Banking
8 6 (27.27%) Network Design
8 6 (27.27%) WAN
8 6 (27.27%) CCNP
8 6 (27.27%) Reuters
9 5 (22.73%) EIGRP
9 5 (22.73%) Wireless
9 5 (22.73%) CCNA
9 5 (22.73%) VPN
9 5 (22.73%) Unix
9 5 (22.73%) F5
9 5 (22.73%) Palo Alto
10 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (18.18%) Eurex

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) BGP
1 15 (68.18%) Firewall
2 10 (45.45%) LAN
2 10 (45.45%) MPLS
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco IOS
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (40.91%) Multicast
4 8 (36.36%) DNS
4 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 7 (31.82%) DHCP
6 6 (27.27%) WAN
7 5 (22.73%) EIGRP
7 5 (22.73%) VPN
7 5 (22.73%) Wireless
8 4 (18.18%) Extranet
8 4 (18.18%) Internet
8 4 (18.18%) Network Security
8 4 (18.18%) NX-OS
8 4 (18.18%) Wireshark
9 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
3 4 (18.18%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.09%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Front Office
5 1 (4.55%) Legal
5 1 (4.55%) Publishing
5 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Support
4 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Network Support
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) WAP
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (18.18%) Eurex
2 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) e-Health
3 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Unix
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Network Design
3 4 (18.18%) Low Latency
4 3 (13.64%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (9.09%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 2 (9.09%) Network Management
5 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Service Management
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.55%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (27.27%) CCNP
3 5 (22.73%) CCNA
4 4 (18.18%) CCIE
5 2 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (9.09%) CISSP
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GCP
1 1 (4.55%) GDPR
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.09%) ProxySG
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (4.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) CheckPoint
3 6 (27.27%) Reuters
4 5 (22.73%) F5
4 5 (22.73%) Palo Alto
5 4 (18.18%) Juniper
6 3 (13.64%) HP
6 3 (13.64%) NetScout
7 2 (9.09%) Arista
7 2 (9.09%) Bloomberg
7 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 2 (9.09%) FireEye
7 2 (9.09%) McAfee
7 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (9.09%) SevOne
7 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 2 (9.09%) Sun
7 2 (9.09%) VMware
8 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow
8 1 (4.55%) Symantec