The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 29 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 5 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 2.11% 0.48% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.71% 4.17% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £400 - £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +19.57%
OSPF
South West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 14.35% 11.54% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 18
Median daily rate £400 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £110 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 3
Median hourly rate £22.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.05% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £42.46 £41.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £49.19 £42.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset region citing OSPF as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 3 £400 -
Wimborne - 2 - -
OSPF
South West

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 Dorset region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (71.43%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (71.43%) FabricPath
2 5 (71.43%) VLAN
2 5 (71.43%) Fortinet
2 5 (71.43%) VPLS
2 5 (71.43%) WatchGuard
2 5 (71.43%) SonicWALL
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Project Management
2 5 (71.43%) NetScreen
2 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) Internet
2 5 (71.43%) MPLS
2 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
2 5 (71.43%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) Network Design
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
5 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
5 2 (28.57%) Problem Management

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 7 (100.00%) BGP
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
2 5 (71.43%) FabricPath
2 5 (71.43%) Internet
2 5 (71.43%) MPLS
2 5 (71.43%) NetScreen
2 5 (71.43%) Spanning Tree
2 5 (71.43%) VLAN
2 5 (71.43%) VoIP
2 5 (71.43%) VPLS
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) SSL
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) IPv4
4 1 (14.29%) IPv6
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Juniper Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Network Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 5 (71.43%) PRINCE2
2 5 (71.43%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Network Management
4 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Juniper
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) Fortinet
2 5 (71.43%) SonicWALL
2 5 (71.43%) WatchGuard
3 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto