The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 106 131 125
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 20 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.89% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.47% 1.30% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £250 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -51.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +19.57%
OSPF
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
309 308 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.81% 9.40% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 124 191
Median daily rate £350 £315 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 11
Median hourly rate £40.50 £12.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.93% -29.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

OSPF Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

OSPF
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

OSPF Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

OSPF
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

OSPF Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

OSPF
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

OSPF Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

OSPF
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 17 £350 +40.00%
Glasgow - 3 £250 - 1
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UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 29 (93.55%) Cisco
2 26 (83.87%) BGP
3 25 (80.65%) Firewall
4 23 (74.19%) WAN
5 22 (70.97%) EIGRP
6 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (67.74%) LAN
7 19 (61.29%) CheckPoint
7 19 (61.29%) CCNP
7 19 (61.29%) MPLS
8 17 (54.84%) Wireless
9 15 (48.39%) CCNA
10 14 (45.16%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (41.94%) TCP/IP
12 12 (38.71%) Finance
13 11 (35.48%) Data Centre
14 10 (32.26%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (32.26%) VLAN
15 9 (29.03%) Network Security
15 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (25.81%) VPN
17 7 (22.58%) Internet
17 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
18 6 (19.35%) Fortinet
18 6 (19.35%) Network Monitoring
18 6 (19.35%) Network Design
18 6 (19.35%) Intel Security
19 5 (16.13%) X.25
19 5 (16.13%) ISDN
19 5 (16.13%) CCIE

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 26 (83.87%) BGP
2 25 (80.65%) Firewall
3 23 (74.19%) WAN
4 22 (70.97%) EIGRP
5 21 (67.74%) LAN
6 19 (61.29%) MPLS
7 17 (54.84%) Wireless
8 14 (45.16%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (41.94%) TCP/IP
10 10 (32.26%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (32.26%) VLAN
11 9 (29.03%) Network Security
12 8 (25.81%) VPN
13 7 (22.58%) Internet
14 5 (16.13%) ATM
14 5 (16.13%) DMVPN
14 5 (16.13%) HSRP
14 5 (16.13%) ISDN
14 5 (16.13%) PPP
14 5 (16.13%) X.25
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Consultant
2 7 (22.58%) Network Consultant
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Security Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Data Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Network Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Check Point Support
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Support
6 2 (6.45%) Network Support
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.45%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) CMDB
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
3 6 (19.35%) Network Design
3 6 (19.35%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (16.13%) High Availability
4 5 (16.13%) Network Management
5 4 (12.90%) Change Management
5 4 (12.90%) Escalation Management
5 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.90%) Migration
5 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.90%) Service Management
5 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
5 4 (12.90%) Time Management
6 3 (9.68%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.45%) DevOps
7 2 (6.45%) Kanban
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
8 1 (3.23%) QMS
Qualifications
1 21 (67.74%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (61.29%) CCNP
3 15 (48.39%) CCNA
4 5 (16.13%) CCIE
5 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.23%) CCDA
7 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 29 (93.55%) Cisco
2 19 (61.29%) CheckPoint
3 6 (19.35%) Fortinet
3 6 (19.35%) Intel Security
4 2 (6.45%) Aruba
4 2 (6.45%) Brocade
4 2 (6.45%) F5
4 2 (6.45%) HP
4 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Riverbed