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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
England / London
Rank 325 349 293
Rank change year-on-year +24 -56  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 77 70 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.32% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.19% 2.51% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 43 90
Median daily rate £450 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £477
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £380
% change year-on-year -10.34% -4.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £49.19 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  

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 2414 2791 2828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.57% 12.69% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1884 1817
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 81
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £12.80 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 9 £479 +27.66% 7
Croydon +17 6 £450 -14.28% 1
New Malden - 2 - -
West Drayton - 1 £375 -
OSPF
England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 160 (94.67%) Cisco
2 135 (79.88%) BGP
3 117 (69.23%) Firewall
4 112 (66.27%) Cisco Certification
5 103 (60.95%) MPLS
6 90 (53.25%) CCNP
7 83 (49.11%) CheckPoint
8 82 (48.52%) WAN
9 73 (43.20%) TCP/IP
10 72 (42.60%) VPN
11 68 (40.24%) LAN
11 68 (40.24%) Juniper
12 65 (38.46%) Wireless
13 55 (32.54%) Finance
14 54 (31.95%) Cisco ASA
15 51 (30.18%) Data Centre
16 50 (29.59%) Cisco Nexus
17 46 (27.22%) EIGRP
18 45 (26.63%) CCNA
18 45 (26.63%) IPsec
18 45 (26.63%) F5
19 43 (25.44%) Network Security
20 41 (24.26%) HSRP
21 35 (20.71%) Palo Alto
22 34 (20.12%) 802.1X
22 34 (20.12%) Analytical Skills
22 34 (20.12%) Cisco IOS
22 34 (20.12%) CCIE
22 34 (20.12%) DNS
23 31 (18.34%) VRRP

OSPF
Top Related 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 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (1.78%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.59%) CMS
2 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.55%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.06%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (2.96%) Office 365
5 4 (2.37%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (79.88%) BGP
2 117 (69.23%) Firewall
3 103 (60.95%) MPLS
4 82 (48.52%) WAN
5 73 (43.20%) TCP/IP
6 72 (42.60%) VPN
7 68 (40.24%) LAN
8 65 (38.46%) Wireless
9 54 (31.95%) Cisco ASA
10 50 (29.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 46 (27.22%) EIGRP
12 45 (26.63%) IPsec
13 43 (25.44%) Network Security
14 41 (24.26%) HSRP
15 34 (20.12%) Cisco IOS
15 34 (20.12%) DNS
16 31 (18.34%) VRRP
17 30 (17.75%) VLAN
18 28 (16.57%) IPv6
18 28 (16.57%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 8 (4.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.18%) JIRA
2 2 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 55 (32.54%) Finance
2 15 (8.88%) Banking
3 10 (5.92%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.55%) Military
5 5 (2.96%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.96%) Multimedia
6 4 (2.37%) Advertising
6 4 (2.37%) Marketing
7 3 (1.78%) Retail
8 2 (1.18%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Games
8 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.59%) Legal
9 1 (0.59%) Publishing
9 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (56.21%) Network Engineer
2 27 (15.98%) Cisco Engineer
2 27 (15.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 23 (13.61%) Senior Network Engineer
4 20 (11.83%) Architect
5 18 (10.65%) Network Architect
6 17 (10.06%) Network Support
7 16 (9.47%) Analyst
8 13 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
9 12 (7.10%) Voice Network Engineer
10 11 (6.51%) Network Analyst
10 11 (6.51%) Network Support Engineer
10 11 (6.51%) Support Engineer
11 10 (5.92%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (5.92%) Security Engineer
11 10 (5.92%) Wireless Engineer
11 10 (5.92%) Wireless Network Engineer
12 9 (5.33%) Administrator
12 9 (5.33%) Support Analyst
13 8 (4.73%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.12%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.96%) COM
3 4 (2.37%) Web Services
3 4 (2.37%) XMPP
4 1 (0.59%) CGI
4 1 (0.59%) Core Data
4 1 (0.59%) CSS
4 1 (0.59%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 51 (30.18%) Data Centre
2 34 (20.12%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (3.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.96%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.96%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (1.78%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.78%) Social Network
6 3 (1.78%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.18%) iSeries
7 2 (1.18%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.18%) Social Media
8 1 (0.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.59%) e-Health
8 1 (0.59%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.59%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 20 (11.83%) Linux
2 19 (11.24%) Windows
3 15 (8.88%) Unix
4 7 (4.14%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.37%) FreeBSD
5 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.59%) CentOS
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.79%) Network Management
2 22 (13.02%) Network Design
3 21 (12.43%) Migration
4 16 (9.47%) Load Balancing
5 14 (8.28%) Project Management
6 13 (7.69%) ITIL
7 12 (7.10%) Asset Management
7 12 (7.10%) High Availability
8 11 (6.51%) Change Management
9 10 (5.92%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (5.92%) Network Architecture
9 10 (5.92%) Service Management
10 9 (5.33%) Change Control
10 9 (5.33%) Information Security
10 9 (5.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 9 (5.33%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (4.73%) Investment Management
12 7 (4.14%) DDoS Mitigation
12 7 (4.14%) Security Monitoring
12 7 (4.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.96%) SQL
2 2 (1.18%) C
2 2 (1.18%) Java
2 2 (1.18%) Lisp
2 2 (1.18%) Perl
2 2 (1.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 112 (66.27%) Cisco Certification
2 90 (53.25%) CCNP
3 45 (26.63%) CCNA
4 34 (20.12%) CCIE
5 17 (10.06%) Security Cleared
6 15 (8.88%) CCSA
7 13 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 9 (5.33%) CISSP
8 9 (5.33%) JNCIE
9 8 (4.73%) JNCIA
10 6 (3.55%) CCDP
11 5 (2.96%) CCSE
11 5 (2.96%) GIAC
12 4 (2.37%) JNCIP
12 4 (2.37%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.78%) CCSP
13 3 (1.78%) DV Cleared
13 3 (1.78%) RHCT
14 2 (1.18%) CLAS
14 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) SLA
2 3 (1.78%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.96%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (2.96%) vSphere
4 4 (2.37%) Firmware
4 4 (2.37%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.78%) vCloud
6 2 (1.18%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.18%) XenServer
7 1 (0.59%) KVM
7 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.59%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (11.83%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (8.28%) Nagios
3 13 (7.69%) FortiGate
4 7 (4.14%) WhatsUp Gold
5 6 (3.55%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.96%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (2.96%) EnCase
6 5 (2.96%) Nessus
6 5 (2.96%) Puppet
7 4 (2.37%) Cacti
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (1.18%) OpenView
8 2 (1.18%) OPNET
8 2 (1.18%) Pingdom
8 2 (1.18%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.59%) Ansible
9 1 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.59%) RANCID
9 1 (0.59%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 160 (94.67%) Cisco
2 83 (49.11%) CheckPoint
3 68 (40.24%) Juniper
4 45 (26.63%) F5
5 35 (20.71%) Palo Alto
6 30 (17.75%) SolarWinds
7 21 (12.43%) Arista
8 20 (11.83%) VMware
9 19 (11.24%) Fortinet
10 15 (8.88%) Infoblox
11 14 (8.28%) Citrix
12 13 (7.69%) HP
13 12 (7.10%) Meraki
13 12 (7.10%) Microsoft
14 10 (5.92%) Blue Coat
15 9 (5.33%) NetScout
15 9 (5.33%) Riverbed
16 6 (3.55%) Avaya
16 6 (3.55%) BT
17 5 (2.96%) Sourcefire