The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank - 53 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.49% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.40% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £335 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
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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
205 125 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.05% 20.29% 17.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 52 27
Average daily rate £350 £275 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -56.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
3 3 (60.00%) F5
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) TACACS
4 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) LDAP
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) ATM
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) FTP
5 1 (20.00%) HTTP
5 1 (20.00%) SNMP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) SSL

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) LDAP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) TACACS
4 1 (20.00%) Telnet
4 1 (20.00%) VRRP
4 1 (20.00%) NetScreen
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) DWDM
4 1 (20.00%) ATM
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Kanban
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) RANCID
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix