Period
to 2 August 2021

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 2 August 2021 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
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 445 329 399
Rank change year-on-year -116 +70 +65
Contract jobs citing OSPF 86 57 207
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.36% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.02% 3.31% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 42 156
10th Percentile £306 £315 £313
25th Percentile £349 £400 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £463 £460
Median % change year-on-year -2.70% +0.54% +8.24%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £525
90th Percentile £700 £600 £628
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £33.50
Median % change year-on-year - +64.18% -
England median hourly rate £39.75 £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year +22.31% +2.36% -27.84%

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 2,852 1,724 4,216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.44% 10.94% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,935 1,203 2,879
10th Percentile £300 £250 £213
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £619 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £659 £657
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 105
10th Percentile £13.03 £14.95 £13.93
25th Percentile £17.21 £24.63 £18.48
Median hourly rate £25.50 £40.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -36.25% +81.82% +10.00%
75th Percentile £50.75 £47.83 £44.80
90th Percentile £67.40 £52.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.33 £21.15
% change year-on-year -13.15% +19.76% +5.75%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in London

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OSPF in London.

Daily rate trend for OSPF in London

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OSPF in London over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for OSPF in London

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OSPF in London.

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 2 August 2021. 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 -27 8 £750 +36.36% 9
West London - 5 £295 - 2
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 73 (84.88%) BGP
2 61 (70.93%) Cisco
3 45 (52.33%) Firewall
4 41 (47.67%) Cisco Certification
5 40 (46.51%) MPLS
6 38 (44.19%) WAN
7 32 (37.21%) VPN
8 29 (33.72%) CCNP
9 28 (32.56%) LAN
9 28 (32.56%) Data Centre
10 27 (31.40%) EIGRP
10 27 (31.40%) AWS
11 25 (29.07%) TCP/IP
12 24 (27.91%) Multicast
13 22 (25.58%) Azure
14 21 (24.42%) F5
14 21 (24.42%) CheckPoint
14 21 (24.42%) Juniper
14 21 (24.42%) Palo Alto
15 20 (23.26%) Finance
16 19 (22.09%) Cisco Nexus
17 18 (20.93%) Network Management
18 17 (19.77%) VLAN
18 17 (19.77%) Wireless
18 17 (19.77%) CCIE
19 14 (16.28%) VMware
19 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
19 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
19 14 (16.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure

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 12 (13.95%) Confluence
2 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Visio
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (31.40%) AWS
2 22 (25.58%) Azure
3 14 (16.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (11.63%) GCP
5 8 (9.30%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (5.81%) Amazon ELB
6 5 (5.81%) IaaS
7 4 (4.65%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (4.65%) PaaS
7 4 (4.65%) SoftLayer
8 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (3.49%) AWS Direct Connect
8 3 (3.49%) GitHub
9 1 (1.16%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 73 (84.88%) BGP
2 45 (52.33%) Firewall
3 40 (46.51%) MPLS
4 38 (44.19%) WAN
5 32 (37.21%) VPN
6 28 (32.56%) LAN
7 27 (31.40%) EIGRP
8 25 (29.07%) TCP/IP
9 24 (27.91%) Multicast
10 19 (22.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (19.77%) VLAN
11 17 (19.77%) Wireless
12 13 (15.12%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (15.12%) Network Security
13 12 (13.95%) HSRP
13 12 (13.95%) VXLAN
14 11 (12.79%) DWDM
14 11 (12.79%) SSL
15 10 (11.63%) DNS
15 10 (11.63%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.16%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 12 (13.95%) JIRA
2 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
3 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.49%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (3.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (23.26%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Social Skills
3 9 (10.47%) Banking
4 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.65%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (4.65%) Police
6 3 (3.49%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (3.49%) Public Sector
7 2 (2.33%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (1.16%) Advertising
8 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (53.49%) Network Engineer
2 8 (9.30%) Consultant
3 7 (8.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (8.14%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (8.14%) Designer
3 7 (8.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (6.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Network Consultant
5 5 (5.81%) Network Designer
5 5 (5.81%) Network Manager
6 3 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.49%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (2.33%) Security Engineer
7 2 (2.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (2.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (2.33%) Service Integration Manager
7 2 (2.33%) Telecoms Manager
7 2 (2.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) Express
2 5 (5.81%) Web Services
3 2 (2.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.33%) Jinja
3 2 (2.33%) YAML
4 1 (1.16%) JSON
4 1 (1.16%) Regular Expression
4 1 (1.16%) Spine.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (32.56%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.14%) Public Cloud
3 4 (4.65%) CCTV
3 4 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) Linux
2 6 (6.98%) Windows
3 3 (3.49%) CentOS
3 3 (3.49%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.33%) Unix
4 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.93%) Network Management
2 14 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.12%) ITIL
3 13 (15.12%) Scrum
4 12 (13.95%) Network Design
5 9 (10.47%) Change Management
6 8 (9.30%) DevOps
6 8 (9.30%) Kanban
6 8 (9.30%) Migration
6 8 (9.30%) Service Delivery
7 7 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (6.98%) Low Latency
8 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.81%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.81%) Network Planning
9 5 (5.81%) Service Management
10 4 (4.65%) Cryptography
10 4 (4.65%) Network Virtualisation
10 4 (4.65%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) Python
2 4 (4.65%) Perl
3 3 (3.49%) Java
3 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.16%) C++
5 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 41 (47.67%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (33.72%) CCNP
3 17 (19.77%) CCIE
4 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.79%) CCNA
6 8 (9.30%) Degree
7 7 (8.14%) DV Cleared
7 7 (8.14%) JNCIP
8 6 (6.98%) JNCIS
8 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.81%) AWS Certification
9 5 (5.81%) CCDE
9 5 (5.81%) CCDP
10 4 (4.65%) CCDA
11 3 (3.49%) Master's Degree
12 2 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (2.33%) CISSP
13 1 (1.16%) CCIE Data Center
13 1 (1.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 1 (1.16%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.16%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (15.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.14%) VMware NSX
3 5 (5.81%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.65%) Docker
5 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.33%) pfSense
7 1 (1.16%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) Ansible
2 8 (9.30%) HP NNM
3 7 (8.14%) Terraform
4 3 (3.49%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (3.49%) FortiGate
4 3 (3.49%) Puppet
5 2 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.16%) RSA Archer
6 1 (1.16%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.16%) vRealize
6 1 (1.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 61 (70.93%) Cisco
2 21 (24.42%) CheckPoint
2 21 (24.42%) F5
2 21 (24.42%) Juniper
2 21 (24.42%) Palo Alto
3 14 (16.28%) VMware
4 11 (12.79%) Fortinet
4 11 (12.79%) HP
5 10 (11.63%) Infoblox
5 10 (11.63%) Nokia
6 8 (9.30%) Arista
7 7 (8.14%) Google
7 7 (8.14%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.98%) Aruba
9 5 (5.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (5.81%) IBM
9 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.81%) Splunk
10 4 (4.65%) Meraki
11 3 (3.49%) Zscaler