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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 73 59 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.12% 0.30% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 1.68% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£600 £335 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.10% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.49% +17.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +25.00%
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
200 119 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.56% 17.68% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 52 24
Average daily rate £350 £275 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 12
Average hourly rate £21.53 £23.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015. 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
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £600 -
OSPF
East of England

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) MPLS
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) LDAP
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 2 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) TACACS
5 2 (33.33%) Change Management
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (16.67%) Multicast
6 1 (16.67%) RANCID

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) TACACS
3 2 (33.33%) LDAP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 2 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) FCoE
4 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (16.67%) HSRP
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Network Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (16.67%) Kanban
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Scrum
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (83.33%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) RANCID
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Juniper
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 1 (16.67%) Sourcefire
5 1 (16.67%) Brocade
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 1 (16.67%) Infoblox