Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 484 435 364
Rank change year-on-year -49 -71 -62
Contract jobs citing OSPF 146 168 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.31% 0.40% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 2.97% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 138 159
London median daily rate £419 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.47% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £248 £262 £275
90th Percentile £801 £557 £500
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
London median hourly rate - £49.19 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.74% +13.33%
England median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -37.21% -50.00% +14.67%

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 5,377 5,657 5,449
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.57% 13.47% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,677 3,692 3,580
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 150 163
London median hourly rate £18.70 £19.71 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.12% -12.40% +20.32%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.50 £12.08
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £44.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -35 19 £419 -2.33% 14
South London -33 15 £800 +140.60% 2
West London -30 4 £288 -32.35% 3
East London - 1 - - 2
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 132 (90.41%) BGP
2 126 (86.30%) Cisco
3 100 (68.49%) Firewall
4 99 (67.81%) Cisco Certification
5 86 (58.90%) MPLS
6 71 (48.63%) Data Centre
7 66 (45.21%) WAN
8 64 (43.84%) CCNP
9 61 (41.78%) EIGRP
10 60 (41.10%) VPN
10 60 (41.10%) Cisco Nexus
11 55 (37.67%) CheckPoint
12 53 (36.30%) Juniper
12 53 (36.30%) LAN
13 46 (31.51%) TCP/IP
14 45 (30.82%) CCIE
15 39 (26.71%) Finance
16 38 (26.03%) Wireless
17 37 (25.34%) Palo Alto
18 36 (24.66%) CCNA
18 36 (24.66%) Network Security
19 32 (21.92%) DNS
20 30 (20.55%) IPsec
21 29 (19.86%) Network Architecture
22 28 (19.18%) Cisco IOS
23 27 (18.49%) VLAN
23 27 (18.49%) Multicast
24 26 (17.81%) Cisco ASA
24 26 (17.81%) Internet
25 24 (16.44%) SSL

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 4 (2.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (2.74%) Drupal
1 4 (2.74%) Skype for Business
1 4 (2.74%) WordPress
2 3 (2.05%) CMS
2 3 (2.05%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (10.27%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.42%) IaaS
2 5 (3.42%) Office 365
3 3 (2.05%) PaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 132 (90.41%) BGP
2 100 (68.49%) Firewall
3 86 (58.90%) MPLS
4 66 (45.21%) WAN
5 61 (41.78%) EIGRP
6 60 (41.10%) Cisco Nexus
6 60 (41.10%) VPN
7 53 (36.30%) LAN
8 46 (31.51%) TCP/IP
9 38 (26.03%) Wireless
10 36 (24.66%) Network Security
11 32 (21.92%) DNS
12 30 (20.55%) IPsec
13 28 (19.18%) Cisco IOS
14 27 (18.49%) Multicast
14 27 (18.49%) VLAN
15 26 (17.81%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (17.81%) Internet
16 24 (16.44%) SSL
16 24 (16.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.68%) Big Data
2 1 (0.68%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
General
1 39 (26.71%) Finance
2 22 (15.07%) Banking
3 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.42%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.37%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 95 (65.07%) Network Engineer
2 34 (23.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 30 (20.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 29 (19.86%) Architect
5 14 (9.59%) Security Engineer
5 14 (9.59%) Senior Network Engineer
6 12 (8.22%) Network Architect
6 12 (8.22%) Security Architect
7 11 (7.53%) Lead Network Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (6.85%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Cisco Voice Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Voice Engineer
10 7 (4.79%) Designer
10 7 (4.79%) Lead Architect
10 7 (4.79%) Lead Security Architect
11 6 (4.11%) Network Designer
11 6 (4.11%) Network Support
11 6 (4.11%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.42%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.74%) .NET
3 3 (2.05%) XMPP
4 2 (1.37%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) HTML
5 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (48.63%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.42%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.05%) Clustering
4 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.37%) Cloud Native
5 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.37%) PKI
5 2 (1.37%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.68%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.53%) Linux
2 9 (6.16%) Unix
3 8 (5.48%) Windows
4 4 (2.74%) CentOS
4 4 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.37%) AIX
6 2 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.37%) SUSE
6 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.86%) Network Architecture
2 19 (13.01%) Network Design
3 18 (12.33%) Load Balancing
4 15 (10.27%) Change Management
4 15 (10.27%) ITIL
5 12 (8.22%) High Availability
6 11 (7.53%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (7.53%) Project Management
7 10 (6.85%) Information Security
7 10 (6.85%) WAN Optimisation
8 9 (6.16%) Asset Management
8 9 (6.16%) Network Management
9 8 (5.48%) Network Optimisation
10 7 (4.79%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (4.79%) Migration
10 7 (4.79%) Statistics
11 6 (4.11%) Creative Problem-Solving
12 5 (3.42%) Information Assurance
12 5 (3.42%) Security Architecture
12 5 (3.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
2 4 (2.74%) AWK
2 4 (2.74%) sed
2 4 (2.74%) SQL
3 3 (2.05%) Perl
3 3 (2.05%) Python
4 1 (0.68%) Java
4 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 99 (67.81%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (43.84%) CCNP
3 45 (30.82%) CCIE
4 36 (24.66%) CCNA
5 15 (10.27%) MCSE
5 15 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (10.27%) Security Cleared
6 14 (9.59%) MCP
6 14 (9.59%) SC Cleared
7 13 (8.90%) CISSP
8 12 (8.22%) CCDP
9 9 (6.16%) CCSP
9 9 (6.16%) CCVP
10 6 (4.11%) CCSA
10 6 (4.11%) Degree
11 5 (3.42%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 5 (3.42%) Master's Degree
12 4 (2.74%) CCNP Voice
12 4 (2.74%) HPE ATP
12 4 (2.74%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) GDPR
2 2 (1.37%) QA
2 2 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (8.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.05%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.05%) vSphere
5 2 (1.37%) Docker
5 2 (1.37%) flannel
5 2 (1.37%) iptables
5 2 (1.37%) pfSense
5 2 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.37%) XenApp
6 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (5.48%) SolarWinds Orion
3 6 (4.11%) Cisco Prime
3 6 (4.11%) SCCM
3 6 (4.11%) SCOM
4 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (2.05%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (2.05%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (2.05%) Puppet
6 2 (1.37%) Ansible
6 2 (1.37%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.37%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (1.37%) HAProxy
6 2 (1.37%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.37%) OpenView
6 2 (1.37%) OPNET
6 2 (1.37%) Terraform
7 1 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 126 (86.30%) Cisco
2 55 (37.67%) CheckPoint
3 53 (36.30%) Juniper
4 37 (25.34%) Palo Alto
5 24 (16.44%) Fortinet
6 22 (15.07%) Citrix
7 20 (13.70%) Microsoft
8 19 (13.01%) F5
8 19 (13.01%) HP
8 19 (13.01%) SolarWinds
9 12 (8.22%) Riverbed
10 11 (7.53%) VMware
11 10 (6.85%) Arista
12 9 (6.16%) Tufin
13 8 (5.48%) NetApp
14 7 (4.79%) Red Box
15 6 (4.11%) EMC
15 6 (4.11%) McAfee
15 6 (4.11%) Meraki
16 5 (3.42%) BT