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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 56 51 66
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.48% 0.92% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.21% 4.58% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £337 £190 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.10% -5.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
OSPF
East of England

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
136 131 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.69% 20.15% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 54 59
Median daily rate £450 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 10
Median hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £35.50 £90.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage - 1 £430 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £243 -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (81.82%) BGP
3 7 (63.64%) VPN
3 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
4 6 (54.55%) Firewall
4 6 (54.55%) EIGRP
5 5 (45.45%) WAN
6 4 (36.36%) Linux
6 4 (36.36%) LAN
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (36.36%) Network Security
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (36.36%) F5
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
7 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
7 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) Juniper
7 3 (27.27%) CCIE
7 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 2 (18.18%) IPv6
8 2 (18.18%) WLAN
8 2 (18.18%) DNS
8 2 (18.18%) Windows
8 2 (18.18%) SMTP
8 2 (18.18%) DHCP
8 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
8 2 (18.18%) FTP

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 9 (81.82%) BGP
2 7 (63.64%) VPN
3 6 (54.55%) EIGRP
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) WAN
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) Network Security
6 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 2 (18.18%) DHCP
7 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (18.18%) FCoE
7 2 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (18.18%) IPsec
7 2 (18.18%) SMTP
7 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (18.18%) Wireless
7 2 (18.18%) WLAN
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Network Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Security Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) BYOD
2 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) CentOS
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Presales
2 2 (18.18%) Server Hardening
3 1 (9.09%) High Availability
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (18.18%) Firmware
2 2 (18.18%) iptables
2 2 (18.18%) NFS
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) F5
3 3 (27.27%) CheckPoint
3 3 (27.27%) Juniper
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 2 (18.18%) Fortinet
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 1 (9.09%) Aruba
5 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
5 1 (9.09%) Brocade
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Huawei
5 1 (9.09%) Meraki
5 1 (9.09%) Riverbed