The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 92 - 70
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.070% - 0.084%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% - 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £129
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
133 118 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.31% 8.99% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 43
Average daily rate £375 £403 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £28.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +185.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) CCNA
2 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) CCIE
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 5 (71.43%) BGP
3 5 (71.43%) EIGRP
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) PPP
4 4 (57.14%) ATM
4 4 (57.14%) ISDN
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
4 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
5 3 (42.86%) HSRP
5 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (42.86%) X.25
6 2 (28.57%) VMware
6 2 (28.57%) Service Management
6 2 (28.57%) SAN
6 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 2 (28.57%) NAS
6 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
7 1 (14.29%) Network Management

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) BGP
3 5 (71.43%) EIGRP
4 4 (57.14%) ATM
4 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) ISDN
4 4 (57.14%) PPP
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
5 3 (42.86%) HSRP
5 3 (42.86%) X.25
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (28.57%) NAS
6 2 (28.57%) SAN
7 1 (14.29%) MPLS
7 1 (14.29%) WLAN
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Consultant
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Consultant
2 4 (57.14%) Network Consultant
2 4 (57.14%) Switch Engineer
3 3 (42.86%) Data Consultant
3 3 (42.86%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall Specialist
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (14.29%) WAN Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Load Balancing
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) CCNA
3 5 (71.43%) CCIE
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) HP