The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 60 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 2 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.30% 0.17% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 1.01% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate
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£335 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.47%
Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
112 99 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.59% 16.36% 22.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 26 54
Average daily rate £275 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.30% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
OSPF
East of England

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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 1 £335 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Multicast
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (25.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (25.00%) IPsec
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) TACACS
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (25.00%) Multicast
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (25.00%) IPsec
4 1 (25.00%) TACACS
4 1 (25.00%) SSL
4 1 (25.00%) ATM
4 1 (25.00%) SMTP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support
3 1 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Support
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
2 1 (25.00%) Aruba
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint