The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank - 56 61
Contract jobs citing OSPF 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.82% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
134 122 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.75% 20.93% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 41 40
Median daily rate £315 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 18
Median hourly rate £41.13 £21.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.83% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.50 £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OSPF across the Hertfordshire region.

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Hertfordshire region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Juniper
5 2 (33.33%) CCIE
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (33.33%) Presales
5 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (33.33%) MPLS
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (16.67%) Multicast
6 1 (16.67%) iptables
6 1 (16.67%) IOS XR
6 1 (16.67%) NX-OS
6 1 (16.67%) CentOS
6 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (16.67%) FCoE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (16.67%) FCoE
5 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (16.67%) IOS XR
5 1 (16.67%) IPv4
5 1 (16.67%) IPv6
5 1 (16.67%) Multicast
5 1 (16.67%) NX-OS
5 1 (16.67%) WLAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) CentOS
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Presales
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) iptables
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) Huawei
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Riverbed