The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 27 June 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)
South West / Dorset
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 28 24
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.27% 1.97% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% 9.80% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £450 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +7.19% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +59.43%  

OSPF is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 43 51 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 32.58% 20.08% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 11
Median daily rate £450 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.64% +20.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £330 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.34% -34.70%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset citing OSPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Dorset

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Dorset

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Dorset region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall

OSPF
Co-occurring 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 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto