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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 346 324
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 78 78 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.36% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 2.63% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 83
Median daily rate £475 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.43% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £230 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £568 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +6.16% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £36.25
% change year-on-year -31.00% +31.94%  

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2246 2965 3125
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.98% 13.87% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1499 2020 2020
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 93
Median hourly rate £24.93 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing OSPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in London

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in London

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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

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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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 16 £425 +9.67% 8
Canary Wharf +5 2 £570 +52.00%
Hammersmith - 2 £300 -
Hayes - 2 £294 -
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 141 (90.97%) Cisco
2 130 (83.87%) BGP
3 109 (70.32%) Cisco Certification
4 100 (64.52%) Firewall
5 98 (63.23%) MPLS
6 84 (54.19%) CCNP
7 76 (49.03%) VPN
8 65 (41.94%) Wireless
9 64 (41.29%) CheckPoint
10 63 (40.65%) Juniper
11 62 (40.00%) WAN
12 60 (38.71%) TCP/IP
13 57 (36.77%) LAN
14 55 (35.48%) Data Centre
15 54 (34.84%) Cisco Nexus
16 52 (33.55%) CCIE
17 47 (30.32%) EIGRP
18 43 (27.74%) Cisco ASA
19 42 (27.10%) Network Security
20 40 (25.81%) Finance
20 40 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
21 39 (25.16%) F5
21 39 (25.16%) IPv6
22 37 (23.87%) Palo Alto
23 34 (21.94%) IPv4
23 34 (21.94%) Cisco IOS
24 32 (20.65%) Fortinet
24 32 (20.65%) CCNA
24 32 (20.65%) Ethernet
25 31 (20.00%) SolarWinds

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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 2 (1.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.65%) CMS
2 1 (0.65%) IIS
2 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.65%) Akamai
4 1 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 130 (83.87%) BGP
2 100 (64.52%) Firewall
3 98 (63.23%) MPLS
4 76 (49.03%) VPN
5 65 (41.94%) Wireless
6 62 (40.00%) WAN
7 60 (38.71%) TCP/IP
8 57 (36.77%) LAN
9 54 (34.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 47 (30.32%) EIGRP
11 43 (27.74%) Cisco ASA
12 42 (27.10%) Network Security
13 39 (25.16%) IPv6
14 34 (21.94%) Cisco IOS
14 34 (21.94%) IPv4
15 32 (20.65%) Ethernet
16 29 (18.71%) SNMP
16 29 (18.71%) VLAN
17 28 (18.06%) IPsec
18 26 (16.77%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (5.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (1.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (25.81%) Finance
2 27 (17.42%) Telecoms
3 13 (8.39%) Military
4 12 (7.74%) Banking
5 7 (4.52%) Retail
6 5 (3.23%) Multimedia
7 4 (2.58%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.29%) Advertising
9 2 (1.29%) Games
10 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 79 (50.97%) Network Engineer
2 30 (19.35%) Architect
3 21 (13.55%) Network Architect
4 20 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (12.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 15 (9.68%) Analyst
6 15 (9.68%) Network Support
7 14 (9.03%) Senior Network Engineer
8 13 (8.39%) Cisco Architect
9 11 (7.10%) Network Support Engineer
9 11 (7.10%) Support Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) Cisco Network Architect
10 10 (6.45%) Support Analyst
10 10 (6.45%) Wireless Engineer
10 10 (6.45%) Wireless Network Engineer
11 9 (5.81%) Telecoms Architect
12 8 (5.16%) Cisco Support
12 8 (5.16%) Network Analyst
12 8 (5.16%) Network Specialist
13 7 (4.52%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.35%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.29%) COM
2 2 (1.29%) FreeMarker
2 2 (1.29%) RFC 2544
2 2 (1.29%) Web Services
2 2 (1.29%) XMPP
3 1 (0.65%) CGI
3 1 (0.65%) Core Data
3 1 (0.65%) CSS
3 1 (0.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 55 (35.48%) Data Centre
2 40 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (7.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.87%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.29%) Social Media
6 2 (1.29%) Social Network
6 2 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.65%) Clustering
7 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.65%) iSeries
7 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.61%) Linux
2 16 (10.32%) Windows
3 11 (7.10%) Unix
4 3 (1.94%) CentOS
4 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.29%) FreeBSD
5 2 (1.29%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.29%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (1.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.77%) Network Management
2 24 (15.48%) Network Design
3 22 (14.19%) Migration
4 17 (10.97%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (8.39%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.74%) ITIL
6 12 (7.74%) Mentoring
6 12 (7.74%) People Management
6 12 (7.74%) SOA
7 10 (6.45%) Project Management
8 8 (5.16%) Change Management
8 8 (5.16%) High Availability
8 8 (5.16%) Resource Allocation
8 8 (5.16%) Service Management
9 7 (4.52%) Investment Management
9 7 (4.52%) Low Latency
9 7 (4.52%) Network Architecture
9 7 (4.52%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.87%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (3.87%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.16%) Lisp
2 7 (4.52%) Perl
2 7 (4.52%) Python
3 3 (1.94%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.29%) SQL
4 2 (1.29%) Tcl
5 1 (0.65%) PHP
Qualifications
1 109 (70.32%) Cisco Certification
2 84 (54.19%) CCNP
3 52 (33.55%) CCIE
4 32 (20.65%) CCNA
5 16 (10.32%) JNCIE
6 13 (8.39%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 9 (5.81%) Security Cleared
8 6 (3.87%) JNCIS
9 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared
10 4 (2.58%) CCDP
10 4 (2.58%) CISSP
10 4 (2.58%) GIAC
11 3 (1.94%) CCSE
11 3 (1.94%) CCSP
11 3 (1.94%) Degree
11 3 (1.94%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.29%) CCSA
12 2 (1.29%) CCVP
12 2 (1.29%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.29%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.94%) Firmware
3 3 (1.94%) NFS
3 3 (1.94%) vCloud
4 2 (1.29%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.29%) vSphere
5 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.65%) KVM
5 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (12.90%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (9.03%) Nagios
3 12 (7.74%) FortiGate
4 8 (5.16%) Cacti
4 8 (5.16%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (3.23%) EnCase
6 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.29%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.29%) Nessus
7 2 (1.29%) Puppet
7 2 (1.29%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (1.29%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.65%) Ansible
8 1 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.65%) OpenView
8 1 (0.65%) RANCID
Vendors
1 141 (90.97%) Cisco
2 64 (41.29%) CheckPoint
3 63 (40.65%) Juniper
4 39 (25.16%) F5
5 37 (23.87%) Palo Alto
6 32 (20.65%) Fortinet
7 31 (20.00%) SolarWinds
8 24 (15.48%) Arista
9 19 (12.26%) VMware
10 17 (10.97%) Citrix
11 14 (9.03%) Riverbed
12 12 (7.74%) Avaya
12 12 (7.74%) Microsoft
13 11 (7.10%) Infoblox
14 9 (5.81%) HP
15 8 (5.16%) Nokia
16 7 (4.52%) NetScout
17 6 (3.87%) Meraki
17 6 (3.87%) Red Hat
18 5 (3.23%) SonicWALL
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