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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 61 87 76
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -11
Contract jobs citing OSPF 16 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.54% 0.35% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.21% 4.38% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 1
Median daily rate £363 £313 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -39.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
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
131 137 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.64% 8.10% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 59 40
Median daily rate £350 £375 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £206 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £463 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £11.79 £25.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.84% +108.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 September 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 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 22 (95.65%) BGP
3 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 18 (78.26%) CheckPoint
4 17 (73.91%) MPLS
5 15 (65.22%) Data Centre
6 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (60.87%) CCNP
6 14 (60.87%) EIGRP
7 13 (56.52%) WAN
8 12 (52.17%) LAN
8 12 (52.17%) Wireless
9 10 (43.48%) Finance
9 10 (43.48%) VLAN
10 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (26.09%) Migration
11 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
12 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
12 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (21.74%) Network Security
12 5 (21.74%) Network Design
12 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (21.74%) X.25
12 5 (21.74%) ATM
12 5 (21.74%) ISDN
12 5 (21.74%) PPP
12 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
12 5 (21.74%) CCNA
12 5 (21.74%) CCIE
12 5 (21.74%) High Availability

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:

Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) BGP
2 18 (78.26%) Firewall
3 17 (73.91%) MPLS
4 14 (60.87%) EIGRP
5 13 (56.52%) WAN
6 12 (52.17%) LAN
6 12 (52.17%) Wireless
7 10 (43.48%) VLAN
8 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (21.74%) ATM
9 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (21.74%) DMVPN
9 5 (21.74%) HSRP
9 5 (21.74%) ISDN
9 5 (21.74%) Network Security
9 5 (21.74%) PPP
9 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
9 5 (21.74%) X.25
10 4 (17.39%) Internet
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Consultant
2 8 (34.78%) Network Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 5 (21.74%) Data Consultant
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Network Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Check Point Support
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Support
5 2 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Support
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Network Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (65.22%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) VCE vBlock
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Load Balancing
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 5 (21.74%) High Availability
2 5 (21.74%) Network Design
2 5 (21.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (17.39%) Change Management
3 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (17.39%) Supplier Management
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Kanban
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) CCNP
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCIE
2 5 (21.74%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) CheckPoint
3 5 (21.74%) Fortinet
4 3 (13.04%) Aruba
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) F5