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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 63 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 6 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.73% 0.28% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 2.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +46.66%

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
108 143 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.17% 10.03% 9.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 51
Median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £411 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £52.00 £38.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.06% +35.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
1 20 (100.00%) BGP
2 16 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 15 (75.00%) Firewall
4 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (65.00%) CCNP
5 12 (60.00%) MPLS
5 12 (60.00%) Data Centre
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (30.00%) Migration
7 6 (30.00%) WAN
7 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
7 6 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (25.00%) Wireless
8 5 (25.00%) LAN
8 5 (25.00%) Network Security
8 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
8 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 5 (25.00%) F5
9 4 (20.00%) Network Design
9 4 (20.00%) BIG-IP
9 4 (20.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) VMware
10 3 (15.00%) Windows
10 3 (15.00%) Linux
10 3 (15.00%) VLAN
10 3 (15.00%) Software-Defined Networking
10 3 (15.00%) VXLAN

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 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) BGP
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 12 (60.00%) MPLS
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
5 6 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (30.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) Network Security
6 5 (25.00%) Wireless
7 4 (20.00%) BIG-IP
8 3 (15.00%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (15.00%) VLAN
8 3 (15.00%) VXLAN
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (10.00%) MRTG
9 2 (10.00%) WAAS
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Check Point Support
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Support
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Network Support
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.00%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps
4 2 (10.00%) Kanban
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) CCNP
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CCIE
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (25.00%) F5
3 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Aruba
5 1 (5.00%) HP