Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 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)
South West > Dorset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 37 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 - +42
Contract jobs citing OSPF 8 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 2.64% 2.29% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 23.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 0
Dorset median daily rate £450 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
South West median daily rate £450 £383 £525
% change year-on-year +17.65% -27.14% +26.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Dorset median hourly rate £44.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £44.50 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year +2.30% - -

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 Dorset with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Dorset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 80 42 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 26.40% 9.61% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 27 18
Dorset median daily rate £421 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.36% -2.78% -2.04%
10th Percentile £186 £177 £166
90th Percentile £475 £443 £609
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 25
Dorset median hourly rate £39.50 £25.50 £42.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.90% -39.94% +63.31%
10th Percentile £11.13 £22.05 £17.25
90th Percentile £44.65 £31.15 £49.19
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -3.03% -16.72% +76.11%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

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

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Dorset over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF 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 6 months to 24 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
Bournemouth +12 3 £273 -39.44% 1
OSPF
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Dorset region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Wireless
3 6 (75.00%) WAN
4 4 (50.00%) Juniper
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (50.00%) MPLS
4 4 (50.00%) BGP
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 4 (50.00%) CCNP
4 4 (50.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) IPsec
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) HSRP
5 3 (37.50%) Skype for Business
5 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
5 3 (37.50%) 4G
5 3 (37.50%) High Availability
5 3 (37.50%) Meraki
5 3 (37.50%) Skype
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) IP Telephony
5 3 (37.50%) Nortel Meridian
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 3 (37.50%) Broadband
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) Avaya
5 3 (37.50%) Nortel

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Wireless
2 6 (75.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) IPsec
3 4 (50.00%) MPLS
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) 4G
4 3 (37.50%) Broadband
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) HSRP
4 3 (37.50%) IP Telephony
4 3 (37.50%) LAN
4 3 (37.50%) Nortel Meridian
4 3 (37.50%) Skype
4 3 (37.50%) Unified Communications
4 3 (37.50%) VRRP
5 1 (12.50%) RIP
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
1 6 (75.00%) Network Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Support
3 3 (37.50%) Network Support
3 3 (37.50%) Network Support Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNA
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) Avaya
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Meraki
3 3 (37.50%) Nortel
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 1 (12.50%) VMware