Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 19 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 502 424 346
Rank change year-on-year -78 -78 -1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 132 187 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 2.99% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 144 190
London median daily rate £395 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% - +7.59%
10th Percentile £266 £261 £275
90th Percentile £540 £559 £500
England median daily rate £390 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -2.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
London median hourly rate - £49.19 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.06% +14.00%
England median hourly rate £13.50 £46.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year -70.65% +4.55% +17.02%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5329 6256 5948
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.53% 13.93% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3583 4090 3922
London median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £218
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 141 180
London median hourly rate £19.64 £19.00 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.37% +1.58% -1.55%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.38 £50.00 £45.03
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in London

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in London

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in London

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in London

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the London region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -21 20 £500 +17.65% 6
West London -11 6 £288 -32.35% 1
South London -38 6 £294 -21.93%
East London -9 2 £554 +47.67% 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 120 (90.91%) Cisco
2 116 (87.88%) BGP
3 92 (69.70%) Cisco Certification
4 85 (64.39%) Firewall
5 78 (59.09%) MPLS
6 77 (58.33%) EIGRP
7 71 (53.79%) CCNP
8 61 (46.21%) WAN
9 54 (40.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 52 (39.39%) Data Centre
11 51 (38.64%) LAN
11 51 (38.64%) Finance
12 49 (37.12%) Wireless
12 49 (37.12%) Network Security
13 47 (35.61%) Palo Alto
14 44 (33.33%) CCIE
15 42 (31.82%) VPN
16 41 (31.06%) IPsec
16 41 (31.06%) CheckPoint
17 40 (30.30%) Cisco IOS
18 37 (28.03%) WLAN
19 34 (25.76%) Banking
19 34 (25.76%) TCP/IP
20 32 (24.24%) Riverbed
21 31 (23.48%) VoIP
22 29 (21.97%) Juniper
23 28 (21.21%) SolarWinds
23 28 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
24 27 (20.45%) VLAN
25 26 (19.70%) Cisco Wireless

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.30%) CMS
3 4 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (3.03%) Drupal
3 4 (3.03%) WordPress
4 3 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (9.85%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.79%) Office 365
4 4 (3.03%) IaaS
5 2 (1.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.76%) Akamai
6 1 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (87.88%) BGP
2 85 (64.39%) Firewall
3 78 (59.09%) MPLS
4 77 (58.33%) EIGRP
5 61 (46.21%) WAN
6 54 (40.91%) Cisco Nexus
7 51 (38.64%) LAN
8 49 (37.12%) Network Security
8 49 (37.12%) Wireless
9 42 (31.82%) VPN
10 41 (31.06%) IPsec
11 40 (30.30%) Cisco IOS
12 37 (28.03%) WLAN
13 34 (25.76%) TCP/IP
14 31 (23.48%) VoIP
15 28 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (20.45%) VLAN
17 26 (19.70%) Cisco Wireless
17 26 (19.70%) Multicast
18 23 (17.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.76%) Big Data
3 1 (0.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 51 (38.64%) Finance
2 34 (25.76%) Banking
3 8 (6.06%) Law
4 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.03%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.27%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.27%) Retail
7 1 (0.76%) Games
7 1 (0.76%) Legal
7 1 (0.76%) Local Government
7 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (65.91%) Network Engineer
2 43 (32.58%) Cisco Engineer
3 35 (26.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 16 (12.12%) Lead Network Engineer
5 14 (10.61%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (9.85%) Voice Engineer
7 12 (9.09%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 12 (9.09%) Security Engineer
8 9 (6.82%) Architect
8 9 (6.82%) Network Manager
9 8 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (6.06%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Network Support
10 6 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (4.55%) Voice Network Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.79%) VMware Engineer
12 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 4 (3.03%) Network Architect
12 4 (3.03%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) XMPP
2 6 (4.55%) 802.1X
3 4 (3.03%) .NET
4 3 (2.27%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (39.39%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.06%) Clustering
3 8 (6.06%) Virtual Team
4 5 (3.79%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.52%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) PKI
5 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.33%) Linux
2 9 (6.82%) Windows
3 5 (3.79%) Unix
3 5 (3.79%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.03%) CentOS
5 3 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.52%) AIX
6 2 (1.52%) SUSE
6 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.15%) WAN Optimisation
2 16 (12.12%) Load Balancing
2 16 (12.12%) Network Management
3 15 (11.36%) Change Management
3 15 (11.36%) Information Security
3 15 (11.36%) Low Latency
3 15 (11.36%) Network Design
4 13 (9.85%) Service Management
5 12 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 12 (9.09%) Migration
5 12 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 10 (7.58%) High Availability
7 10 (7.58%) ITIL
8 9 (6.82%) Network Architecture
8 9 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (6.06%) Asset Management
9 8 (6.06%) Practice Management
9 8 (6.06%) Supplier Management
9 8 (6.06%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.55%) Perl
2 5 (3.79%) Python
2 5 (3.79%) SQL
3 4 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.76%) Java
4 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 92 (69.70%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (53.79%) CCNP
3 44 (33.33%) CCIE
4 14 (10.61%) CCVP
5 10 (7.58%) CCNA
6 8 (6.06%) CCNP Voice
7 6 (4.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 4 (3.03%) CCSE
8 4 (3.03%) CISA
8 4 (3.03%) CISMP
8 4 (3.03%) CISSP
9 3 (2.27%) CCDP
10 2 (1.52%) CCDA
10 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
10 2 (1.52%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.76%) CCIE Data Center
11 1 (0.76%) CCIP
11 1 (0.76%) CCSA
11 1 (0.76%) Degree
11 1 (0.76%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) GDPR
3 2 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.76%) COBIT
4 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 17 (12.88%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.27%) NFS
5 2 (1.52%) Docker
5 2 (1.52%) flannel
5 2 (1.52%) iptables
5 2 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.52%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.52%) vSphere
5 2 (1.52%) XenApp
6 1 (0.76%) pfSense
6 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (12.12%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (6.06%) Cisco UCCX
3 7 (5.30%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (5.30%) Cisco UCCE
3 7 (5.30%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (4.55%) SCCM
4 6 (4.55%) SCOM
5 5 (3.79%) Cacti
6 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (3.03%) Nagios
7 2 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.52%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.52%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.52%) OPNET
8 1 (0.76%) Ansible
8 1 (0.76%) EnCase
8 1 (0.76%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.76%) OpenView
8 1 (0.76%) Puppet
8 1 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 120 (90.91%) Cisco
2 47 (35.61%) Palo Alto
3 41 (31.06%) CheckPoint
4 32 (24.24%) Riverbed
5 29 (21.97%) Juniper
6 28 (21.21%) SolarWinds
7 25 (18.94%) Citrix
7 25 (18.94%) Microsoft
8 20 (15.15%) HP
9 17 (12.88%) F5
10 12 (9.09%) Arista
10 12 (9.09%) VMware
11 8 (6.06%) Fortinet
11 8 (6.06%) NetApp
11 8 (6.06%) SAP
12 7 (5.30%) Red Box
12 7 (5.30%) Tufin
13 6 (4.55%) EMC
14 5 (3.79%) McAfee
14 5 (3.79%) Nokia