Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 449 414 465
Rank change year-on-year -35 +51 -80
Contract jobs citing OSPF 184 170 162
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.41% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 3.54% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 111 109
London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £235
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34% -1.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £49.19 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.74% -
England median hourly rate £44.00 £23.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year +91.30% -51.91% +36.66%

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 5,678 4,798 6,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.26% 11.48% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,935 3,207 4,121
London median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £213 £242 £238
90th Percentile £631 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 137 96
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +6.17% +3.24%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.88 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.20 £50.00 £48.59
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -36 34 £406 -7.93% 9
West London -24 13 £295 -1.67% 7
South London -49 3 £460 +2.22%
East London -18 2 - -
North London - 2 £321 - 2
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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.

1 166 (90.22%) BGP
2 163 (88.59%) Cisco
3 121 (65.76%) Firewall
4 89 (48.37%) Cisco Certification
5 71 (38.59%) MPLS
6 69 (37.50%) WAN
7 64 (34.78%) CCNP
8 61 (33.15%) LAN
8 61 (33.15%) EIGRP
9 60 (32.61%) CheckPoint
9 60 (32.61%) Data Centre
10 59 (32.07%) Cisco ASA
10 59 (32.07%) VPN
10 59 (32.07%) DNS
11 58 (31.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 56 (30.43%) Wireless
13 55 (29.89%) Finance
14 54 (29.35%) Juniper
15 52 (28.26%) F5
16 49 (26.63%) TCP/IP
17 46 (25.00%) Multicast
18 42 (22.83%) ITIL
18 42 (22.83%) Network Security
19 40 (21.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
20 37 (20.11%) CCIE
21 35 (19.02%) DHCP
21 35 (19.02%) HSRP
21 35 (19.02%) Palo Alto
22 34 (18.48%) CCNA
23 31 (16.85%) Linux

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 7 (3.80%) Confluence
2 3 (1.63%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (1.63%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 8 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.54%) Office 365
5 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (90.22%) BGP
2 121 (65.76%) Firewall
3 71 (38.59%) MPLS
4 69 (37.50%) WAN
5 61 (33.15%) EIGRP
5 61 (33.15%) LAN
6 59 (32.07%) Cisco ASA
6 59 (32.07%) DNS
6 59 (32.07%) VPN
7 58 (31.52%) Cisco Nexus
8 56 (30.43%) Wireless
9 49 (26.63%) TCP/IP
10 46 (25.00%) Multicast
11 42 (22.83%) Network Security
12 40 (21.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 35 (19.02%) DHCP
13 35 (19.02%) HSRP
14 28 (15.22%) Cisco IOS
14 28 (15.22%) VLAN
15 23 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (4.35%) JIRA
2 7 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 55 (29.89%) Finance
2 28 (15.22%) Banking
3 12 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.26%) Retail
6 4 (2.17%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.63%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (1.09%) German Language
9 1 (0.54%) Advertising
9 1 (0.54%) Front Office
9 1 (0.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 118 (64.13%) Network Engineer
2 26 (14.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 18 (9.78%) Network Security Engineer
4 18 (9.78%) Security Engineer
5 17 (9.24%) Architect
6 16 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) Network Architect
8 10 (5.43%) Analyst
8 10 (5.43%) Network Analyst
9 9 (4.89%) Consultant
9 9 (4.89%) Juniper Engineer
10 8 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Automation Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Deployment Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 7 (3.80%) Network Support
11 7 (3.80%) Python Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.07%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.26%) YAML
3 2 (1.09%) Web Services
4 1 (0.54%) CSS
4 1 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.54%) Kafka
4 1 (0.54%) LDAP
4 1 (0.54%) Middleware
4 1 (0.54%) WAP
4 1 (0.54%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 60 (32.61%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.89%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.80%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.72%) Eurex
6 5 (2.72%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.72%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.17%) e-Health
7 4 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.63%) NHS
8 3 (1.63%) PKI
9 2 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.09%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.54%) Over-the-Top Content
10 1 (0.54%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (16.85%) Linux
2 21 (11.41%) Windows
3 20 (10.87%) Unix
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.54%) CentOS
5 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.83%) ITIL
2 23 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 22 (11.96%) Network Design
4 21 (11.41%) Project Management
5 17 (9.24%) Change Management
5 17 (9.24%) Network Management
6 16 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
6 16 (8.70%) Network Virtualisation
6 16 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (8.15%) Change Control
7 15 (8.15%) Service Delivery
8 13 (7.07%) Incident Management
8 13 (7.07%) Migration
9 11 (5.98%) High Availability
9 11 (5.98%) Low Latency
9 11 (5.98%) Network Architecture
9 11 (5.98%) Translating Business Requirements
10 10 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (4.89%) DevOps
11 9 (4.89%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.96%) Python
2 6 (3.26%) Perl
3 5 (2.72%) C
4 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.54%) Java
4 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 89 (48.37%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (34.78%) CCNP
3 37 (20.11%) CCIE
4 34 (18.48%) CCNA
5 11 (5.98%) CCSE
6 8 (4.35%) Degree
7 6 (3.26%) CCSP
7 6 (3.26%) Check Point Certification
7 6 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (3.26%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.26%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.72%) CCDP
8 5 (2.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 5 (2.72%) CISSP
8 5 (2.72%) JNCIA
8 5 (2.72%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.17%) CCSA
10 3 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.63%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.09%) CCIE Service Provider
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.80%) GCP
2 6 (3.26%) QA
3 5 (2.72%) SLA
4 4 (2.17%) COBIT
4 4 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (2.17%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.09%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.54%) GDPR
System Software
1 22 (11.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.17%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.63%) Firmware
4 3 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.63%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.09%) Docker
5 2 (1.09%) vSphere
6 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.54%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 17 (9.24%) Ansible
2 10 (5.43%) FortiGate
3 6 (3.26%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.63%) Cisco IPCC
4 3 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco CME
5 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.09%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.54%) OpenView
6 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.54%) OVSD
6 1 (0.54%) Puppet
6 1 (0.54%) Rancher
6 1 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.54%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 163 (88.59%) Cisco
2 60 (32.61%) CheckPoint
3 54 (29.35%) Juniper
4 52 (28.26%) F5
5 35 (19.02%) Palo Alto
6 25 (13.59%) VMware
7 20 (10.87%) SolarWinds
8 19 (10.33%) Infoblox
9 18 (9.78%) Citrix
10 16 (8.70%) McAfee
11 15 (8.15%) Arista
12 14 (7.61%) Blue Coat
12 14 (7.61%) Fortinet
13 13 (7.07%) HP
14 10 (5.43%) Meraki
14 10 (5.43%) Reuters
15 8 (4.35%) Microsoft
15 8 (4.35%) SevOne
16 7 (3.80%) Aruba
17 6 (3.26%) FireEye