Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 79 90
Rank change year-on-year -20 +11 +15
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.32% 0.94% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 4.56% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 10
Hertfordshire median daily rate £403 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.17% -6.45% +44.86%
East of England median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.81 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.93% -5.93% -

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 321 285 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 20.70% 20.64% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 158 144
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +5.63%
10th Percentile £125 £245 £263
90th Percentile £535 £525 £546
East of England median daily rate £370 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +2.07% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 9 43
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £20.00 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.98% -7.08% +39.82%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.00 £9.10
90th Percentile £33.15 £44.15 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

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 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 19 November 2017. 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 -5 5 £403 -6.28%
OSPF
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) CCDP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) JNCIS
1 5 (100.00%) Brocade
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
2 3 (60.00%) DWDM
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Fujitsu
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) DWDM
2 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Technical Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCDP
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) JNCIS
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Brocade
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Fujitsu