The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 85 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 10 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.78% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.71% 1.50% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £344 £250 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -51.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -25.00%
OSPF
Scotland

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

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
149 133 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.64% 8.46% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 45 68
Median daily rate £350 £300 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -27.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £416 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 9
Median hourly rate £11.79 £18.68 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.86% +3.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Edinburgh region.

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
1 13 (100.00%) EIGRP
2 12 (92.31%) BGP
2 12 (92.31%) Firewall
3 11 (84.62%) CheckPoint
3 11 (84.62%) LAN
3 11 (84.62%) WAN
4 10 (76.92%) MPLS
4 10 (76.92%) Wireless
4 10 (76.92%) VLAN
5 9 (69.23%) Finance
5 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (69.23%) CCNP
5 9 (69.23%) Data Centre
6 6 (46.15%) CCNA
6 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
6 6 (46.15%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
7 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
7 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (38.46%) Network Design
7 5 (38.46%) CCIE
7 5 (38.46%) PPP
7 5 (38.46%) ATM
7 5 (38.46%) ISDN
7 5 (38.46%) X.25
7 5 (38.46%) High Availability
7 5 (38.46%) DMVPN
7 5 (38.46%) HSRP
8 4 (30.77%) Spanning Tree

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) EIGRP
2 12 (92.31%) BGP
2 12 (92.31%) Firewall
3 11 (84.62%) LAN
3 11 (84.62%) WAN
4 10 (76.92%) MPLS
4 10 (76.92%) VLAN
4 10 (76.92%) Wireless
5 6 (46.15%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
6 5 (38.46%) ATM
6 5 (38.46%) DMVPN
6 5 (38.46%) HSRP
6 5 (38.46%) ISDN
6 5 (38.46%) PPP
6 5 (38.46%) X.25
7 4 (30.77%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (30.77%) VPN
8 3 (23.08%) Internet
8 3 (23.08%) WAAS
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Consultant
1 7 (53.85%) Network Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Data Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) High Availability
1 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
1 5 (38.46%) Network Design
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Kanban
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) CCNP
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCNA
3 5 (38.46%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) CCDA
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) CheckPoint
3 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
4 2 (15.38%) Aruba
4 2 (15.38%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) VMware
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