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 21 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK / Scotland
Rank 88 128 -
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 19 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.16% 0.27% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.46% 1.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Median daily rate £375 £339 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.70% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.06% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
294 373 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.87% 14.42% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 186 152
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 11
Median hourly rate £46.00 £27.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.80% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £15.55 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OSPF across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

OSPF Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 January 2017. 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 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
Aberdeen -1 12 £390 +10.63%
Edinburgh +23 6 £375 +15.38% 1
West Lothian - 1 £250 - 1
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 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 Scotland region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 38 (100.00%) Cisco
2 37 (97.37%) BGP
3 24 (63.16%) MPLS
3 24 (63.16%) WAN
4 23 (60.53%) LAN
5 21 (55.26%) Wireless
6 20 (52.63%) Firewall
6 20 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (47.37%) CCNP
8 16 (42.11%) CheckPoint
9 15 (39.47%) TCP/IP
9 15 (39.47%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (36.84%) Data Centre
10 14 (36.84%) Finance
10 14 (36.84%) Network Design
11 13 (34.21%) MS Visio
11 13 (34.21%) Problem Management
12 12 (31.58%) CatOS
13 11 (28.95%) Multicast
13 11 (28.95%) QMS
13 11 (28.95%) Release Management
13 11 (28.95%) CMDB
13 11 (28.95%) ITIL
13 11 (28.95%) Configuration Management
13 11 (28.95%) EIGRP
13 11 (28.95%) Project Management
14 10 (26.32%) Network Security
14 10 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (23.68%) Spanning Tree

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 13 (34.21%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 37 (97.37%) BGP
2 24 (63.16%) MPLS
2 24 (63.16%) WAN
3 23 (60.53%) LAN
4 21 (55.26%) Wireless
5 20 (52.63%) Firewall
6 15 (39.47%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (39.47%) TCP/IP
7 14 (36.84%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (28.95%) EIGRP
8 11 (28.95%) Multicast
9 10 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (26.32%) Network Security
10 9 (23.68%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (18.42%) VLAN
12 6 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (15.79%) VPN
13 4 (10.53%) BIG-IP
13 4 (10.53%) VoIP
14 3 (7.89%) WLAN
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (78.95%) Network Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) Security Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (21.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (18.42%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Network Support
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Cisco Support
7 3 (7.89%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Check Point Support
8 2 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) Check Point Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Data Centre
2 11 (28.95%) CMDB
3 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) CatOS
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Network Design
2 13 (34.21%) Problem Management
3 11 (28.95%) Configuration Management
3 11 (28.95%) ITIL
3 11 (28.95%) Project Management
3 11 (28.95%) QMS
3 11 (28.95%) Release Management
4 9 (23.68%) Quality Management
5 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
5 6 (15.79%) Migration
6 4 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) DevOps
7 2 (5.26%) Kanban
7 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.26%) Network Management
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
7 2 (5.26%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.63%) Chat Support
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (47.37%) CCNP
3 7 (18.42%) CCNA
4 5 (13.16%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) CCENT
5 1 (2.63%) CCIE
5 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (2.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (42.11%) CheckPoint
3 8 (21.05%) BT
3 8 (21.05%) Siemens
4 7 (18.42%) HP
5 6 (15.79%) F5
6 4 (10.53%) Fortinet
7 3 (7.89%) VMware
8 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.63%) Aruba
9 1 (2.63%) Brocade
9 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.63%) Juniper
9 1 (2.63%) Progress