Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 86 77
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 +17
Contract jobs citing OSPF 14 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.90% 0.47% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.67% 2.14% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 11
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +0.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £301 £379 £263
90th Percentile £481 £491 £525
East of England median daily rate £375 £403 £356
% change year-on-year -6.95% +13.12% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -18.75% -3.03%

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 247 280 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.83% 21.72% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 141 155
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +7.10%
10th Percentile £163 £130 £232
90th Percentile £513 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -9.59% -12.83%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £13.23
90th Percentile £35.00 £33.15 £44.04
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.53% -49.33% +27.29%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Hertfordshire

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Hertfordshire

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Hertfordshire

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF 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 6 months to 14 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage -13 4 £350 -13.15% 3
Hatfield - 4 £438 - 2
Watford - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £300 -
Royston - 1 - -
OSPF
East of England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (71.43%) BGP
4 9 (64.29%) Juniper
4 9 (64.29%) CCNP
4 9 (64.29%) LAN
4 9 (64.29%) Firewall
4 9 (64.29%) 802.1X
5 8 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (57.14%) VPN
5 8 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (57.14%) Cisco ISE
6 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 7 (50.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (42.86%) EIGRP
7 6 (42.86%) MPLS
7 6 (42.86%) DNS
7 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
7 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 6 (42.86%) F5
8 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
8 5 (35.71%) WAN
8 5 (35.71%) ProxySG
8 5 (35.71%) TACACS
9 4 (28.57%) Wireless
9 4 (28.57%) VMware
9 4 (28.57%) Citrix
9 4 (28.57%) Multicast
9 4 (28.57%) FWSM

OSPF
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) BGP
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) LAN
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco ISE
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (57.14%) VPN
3 8 (57.14%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 6 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 6 (42.86%) MPLS
6 5 (35.71%) TACACS
6 5 (35.71%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (28.57%) FWSM
7 4 (28.57%) Multicast
7 4 (28.57%) Wireless
7 4 (28.57%) WPA2
8 3 (21.43%) IPsec
8 3 (21.43%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Security Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) 802.1X
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Debian
2 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Load Balancing
1 3 (21.43%) Network Management
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) The Twelve-Factor App
2 2 (14.29%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Operations
3 1 (7.14%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Network Optimisation
3 1 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Test Management
3 1 (7.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (64.29%) CCNP
3 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (21.43%) CCIE
4 3 (21.43%) CCIE Data Center
5 2 (14.29%) CCDE
5 2 (14.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (7.14%) CCNA
6 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) ProxySG
2 3 (21.43%) VMware NSX
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) Ceph
4 1 (7.14%) Docker
4 1 (7.14%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Grafana
2 1 (7.14%) Prometheus
2 1 (7.14%) Salt
2 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) Juniper
3 7 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 7 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (42.86%) F5
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
5 4 (28.57%) Riverbed
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (14.29%) Arista
6 2 (14.29%) Brocade
6 2 (14.29%) Meraki
6 2 (14.29%) Zscaler
7 1 (7.14%) Aruba
7 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 1 (7.14%) MikroTik
7 1 (7.14%) NetApp
7 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
7 1 (7.14%) Tufin