The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank - 28 31
Contract jobs citing OSPF 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford - 0.69% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.45% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £215 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £103.94
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -61.51%
OSPF
Hertfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
9 29 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.18% 20.14% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Average daily rate £300 £375 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +78.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £23.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -47.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Watford

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Watford