Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 426 478 446
Rank change year-on-year +52 -32 -90
Contract jobs citing OSPF 203 145 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 2.80% 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 69 136
London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £316 £278 £263
90th Percentile £575 £571 £581
England median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
London median hourly rate £60.00 - £45.85
England median hourly rate £46.25 £32.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year +42.31% -29.35% +7.60%

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 5,270 5,185 6,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.39% 11.39% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,643 3,504 4,061
London median daily rate £453 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +1.12% +7.88%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 142 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +2.61% -1.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £55.50 £48.66 £49.43
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 0 41 £450 -7.69% 12
West London +3 17 £310 +5.53% 6
South London -29 2 £423 +43.83% 1
OSPF
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 184 (90.64%) BGP
2 159 (78.33%) Cisco
3 144 (70.94%) Firewall
4 97 (47.78%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (40.89%) VPN
6 76 (37.44%) Juniper
7 74 (36.45%) MPLS
8 70 (34.48%) WAN
9 69 (33.99%) LAN
10 67 (33.00%) CCNP
11 62 (30.54%) CheckPoint
12 61 (30.05%) TCP/IP
12 61 (30.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 60 (29.56%) Wireless
14 59 (29.06%) EIGRP
15 56 (27.59%) Finance
16 51 (25.12%) Data Centre
17 50 (24.63%) F5
17 50 (24.63%) DNS
18 49 (24.14%) Multicast
19 48 (23.65%) Cisco ASA
20 40 (19.70%) DHCP
20 40 (19.70%) CCIE
21 39 (19.21%) Palo Alto
22 38 (18.72%) Network Security
23 37 (18.23%) IPsec
24 36 (17.73%) Fortinet
24 36 (17.73%) SolarWinds
24 36 (17.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
25 35 (17.24%) ITIL

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 8 (3.94%) OpenStack
1 8 (3.94%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.99%) Confluence
3 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.49%) IIS
3 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.97%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.81%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 10 (4.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (1.48%) IaaS
6 2 (0.99%) GitHub
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.49%) Office 365
7 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.49%) PaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 184 (90.64%) BGP
2 144 (70.94%) Firewall
3 83 (40.89%) VPN
4 74 (36.45%) MPLS
5 70 (34.48%) WAN
6 69 (33.99%) LAN
7 61 (30.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 61 (30.05%) TCP/IP
8 60 (29.56%) Wireless
9 59 (29.06%) EIGRP
10 50 (24.63%) DNS
11 49 (24.14%) Multicast
12 48 (23.65%) Cisco ASA
13 40 (19.70%) DHCP
14 38 (18.72%) Network Security
15 37 (18.23%) IPsec
16 36 (17.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 34 (16.75%) VLAN
18 31 (15.27%) Cisco IOS
19 27 (13.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.49%) Big Data
1 1 (0.49%) MySQL
1 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (0.49%) Redis
1 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (0.49%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (3.94%) JIRA
2 4 (1.97%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.48%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.49%) Robot Framework
General
1 56 (27.59%) Finance
2 25 (12.32%) Banking
3 20 (9.85%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.46%) Law
5 4 (1.97%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.99%) German Language
6 2 (0.99%) Legal
6 2 (0.99%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 136 (67.00%) Network Engineer
2 26 (12.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (11.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (8.37%) Security Engineer
6 16 (7.88%) Network Security Engineer
7 13 (6.40%) Consultant
8 10 (4.93%) Juniper Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 9 (4.43%) Senior Security Engineer
10 8 (3.94%) Architect
11 7 (3.45%) Data Centre Engineer
11 7 (3.45%) Network Architect
11 7 (3.45%) Network Consultant
11 7 (3.45%) Network Specialist
11 7 (3.45%) Network Support
11 7 (3.45%) Voice Engineer
11 7 (3.45%) Voice Network Engineer
12 6 (2.96%) Data Network Engineer
12 6 (2.96%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.82%) 802.1X
2 4 (1.97%) Web Services
3 3 (1.48%) .NET
3 3 (1.48%) XML
4 2 (0.99%) JSON
4 2 (0.99%) Kafka
4 2 (0.99%) REST
4 2 (0.99%) SOAP
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (0.49%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.49%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.49%) LDAP
5 1 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.49%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.49%) Swagger
5 1 (0.49%) XML-RPC
5 1 (0.49%) XMPP
5 1 (0.49%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (25.12%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.40%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.94%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.45%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.46%) Blog
7 5 (2.46%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.46%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.97%) Fintech
9 2 (0.99%) Handset
9 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.49%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.49%) MPEG
10 1 (0.49%) PKI
10 1 (0.49%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 28 (13.79%) Linux
2 25 (12.32%) Unix
3 19 (9.36%) Windows
4 7 (3.45%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.48%) CentOS
6 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.24%) ITIL
2 34 (16.75%) Load Balancing
3 29 (14.29%) Network Design
4 26 (12.81%) Change Management
5 20 (9.85%) Change Control
6 18 (8.87%) High Availability
7 16 (7.88%) Network Monitoring
8 15 (7.39%) Network Management
8 15 (7.39%) Project Management
9 14 (6.90%) Network Architecture
9 14 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (6.40%) Service Delivery
11 12 (5.91%) Incident Management
12 11 (5.42%) Low Latency
12 11 (5.42%) Migration
13 10 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (4.43%) Information Security
14 9 (4.43%) Project Planning
14 9 (4.43%) Ultra-Low Latency
15 8 (3.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (9.36%) Python
2 9 (4.43%) Bash Shell
2 9 (4.43%) C
2 9 (4.43%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.94%) Perl
4 2 (0.99%) Java
5 1 (0.49%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.49%) C#
5 1 (0.49%) C++
5 1 (0.49%) Go
5 1 (0.49%) PHP
5 1 (0.49%) Ruby
5 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.49%) Tcl
5 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 97 (47.78%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (33.00%) CCNP
3 40 (19.70%) CCIE
4 31 (15.27%) CCNA
5 15 (7.39%) Degree
6 13 (6.40%) CCSE
7 8 (3.94%) CISSP
7 8 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (3.94%) Security Cleared
8 7 (3.45%) JNCIP
8 7 (3.45%) SC Cleared
9 6 (2.96%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 6 (2.96%) CCSP
9 6 (2.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (2.46%) CCIE Service Provider
10 5 (2.46%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.97%) CCDP
11 4 (1.97%) CCSA
12 3 (1.48%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.48%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.42%) QA
2 3 (1.48%) COBIT
2 3 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.48%) SLA
3 1 (0.49%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 20 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.94%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.96%) Docker
4 5 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.46%) vSphere
5 4 (1.97%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.97%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.48%) KVM
7 1 (0.49%) Firmware
7 1 (0.49%) iptables
7 1 (0.49%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 14 (6.90%) Nagios
2 10 (4.93%) Ansible
2 10 (4.93%) Cacti
3 8 (3.94%) Cisco UCCX
3 8 (3.94%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 6 (2.96%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (2.46%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (2.46%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.46%) Puppet
6 3 (1.48%) Cisco IPCC
7 2 (0.99%) Cisco CME
7 2 (0.99%) Grafana
7 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.99%) Rundeck
7 2 (0.99%) SCCM
7 2 (0.99%) SCOM
7 2 (0.99%) Terraform
7 2 (0.99%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 159 (78.33%) Cisco
2 76 (37.44%) Juniper
3 62 (30.54%) CheckPoint
4 50 (24.63%) F5
5 39 (19.21%) Palo Alto
6 36 (17.73%) Fortinet
6 36 (17.73%) SolarWinds
7 29 (14.29%) VMware
8 26 (12.81%) Arista
9 19 (9.36%) Citrix
10 18 (8.87%) Meraki
11 17 (8.37%) Blue Coat
12 15 (7.39%) McAfee
13 14 (6.90%) Aruba
13 14 (6.90%) Microsoft
14 12 (5.91%) Infoblox
14 12 (5.91%) Riverbed
15 8 (3.94%) Aerohive Networks
15 8 (3.94%) HP
15 8 (3.94%) Symantec