Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 95 80
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 +5
Contract jobs citing OSPF 16 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.00% 0.33% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 1.57% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 12
Hertfordshire median daily rate £406 £403 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +11.17% -3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £375 £257
90th Percentile £497 £403 £518
East of England median daily rate £373 £402 £415
% change year-on-year -7.22% -3.25% +25.76%
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% +8.11%

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 250 318 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.65% 21.23% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 142 156
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +3.12%
10th Percentile £160 £132 £244
90th Percentile £500 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -9.59% -15.21%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.25 £14.88
90th Percentile £52.75 £32.25 £44.08
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £24.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year -35.35% -34.00% +17.19%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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
Watford - 5 - -
Hatfield - 4 £481 - 1
Stevenage -14 3 £325 -19.35% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £450 -
Royston - 1 - -
OSPF
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 (81.25%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) BGP
2 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (50.00%) Juniper
4 8 (50.00%) LAN
4 8 (50.00%) 802.1X
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco ISE
5 7 (43.75%) VPN
5 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
5 7 (43.75%) CCNP
5 7 (43.75%) EIGRP
6 6 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (31.25%) Blue Coat
7 5 (31.25%) DNS
7 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (25.00%) WPA2
8 4 (25.00%) F5
8 4 (25.00%) FWSM
8 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (25.00%) WAN
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL
8 4 (25.00%) MPLS
8 4 (25.00%) ProxySG
8 4 (25.00%) TACACS

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 (6.25%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) BGP
1 10 (62.50%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) LAN
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco ISE
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (43.75%) EIGRP
3 7 (43.75%) VPN
4 6 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (31.25%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) FWSM
6 4 (25.00%) MPLS
6 4 (25.00%) TACACS
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 4 (25.00%) WPA2
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (18.75%) RIP
8 2 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Law
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Network Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 4G Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Debian
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (18.75%) Email Filtering
2 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (18.75%) Network Management
2 3 (18.75%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) SIEM
3 2 (12.50%) Analytical Thinking
3 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) R
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) CCIE
4 3 (18.75%) CCIE Data Center
5 2 (12.50%) CCDE
5 2 (12.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) VMware NSX
3 1 (6.25%) Ceph
3 1 (6.25%) Docker
3 1 (6.25%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Grafana
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Prometheus
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) Juniper
3 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
4 5 (31.25%) Blue Coat
5 4 (25.00%) F5
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 3 (18.75%) Riverbed
6 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 2 (12.50%) Brocade
7 2 (12.50%) McAfee
7 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 2 (12.50%) Symantec
8 1 (6.25%) Arista
8 1 (6.25%) NetApp
8 1 (6.25%) Zscaler