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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 107 121 125
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing OSPF 20 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 0.31% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.54% 3.15% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £275 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -46.99%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +42.85%
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
361 317 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.71% 9.94% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 134 166
Median daily rate £330 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +28 15 £363 +16.00% 2
Glasgow +13 5 £250 -9.09%
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 32 (96.97%) Cisco
2 28 (84.85%) BGP
3 27 (81.82%) Firewall
4 24 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (69.70%) EIGRP
5 23 (69.70%) WAN
6 22 (66.67%) CCNP
7 21 (63.64%) LAN
8 20 (60.61%) CheckPoint
9 18 (54.55%) MPLS
10 17 (51.52%) Wireless
10 17 (51.52%) Data Centre
11 16 (48.48%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (45.45%) CCNA
13 12 (36.36%) TCP/IP
13 12 (36.36%) VLAN
13 12 (36.36%) Network Security
14 10 (30.30%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (30.30%) Finance
15 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
17 7 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (21.21%) Internet
18 6 (18.18%) Intel Security
18 6 (18.18%) VPN
18 6 (18.18%) Migration
18 6 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
18 6 (18.18%) Fortinet
18 6 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
19 5 (15.15%) DMVPN

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 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (84.85%) BGP
2 27 (81.82%) Firewall
3 23 (69.70%) EIGRP
3 23 (69.70%) WAN
4 21 (63.64%) LAN
5 18 (54.55%) MPLS
6 17 (51.52%) Wireless
7 16 (48.48%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (36.36%) Network Security
8 12 (36.36%) TCP/IP
8 12 (36.36%) VLAN
9 10 (30.30%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (21.21%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (21.21%) Internet
11 6 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
11 6 (18.18%) VPN
12 5 (15.15%) HSRP
12 5 (15.15%) ISDN
12 5 (15.15%) PPP
12 5 (15.15%) X.25
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Network Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) Network Consultant
2 8 (24.24%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Security Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 5 (15.15%) Data Consultant
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Check Point Support
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Support
6 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Support
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Cisco Consultant
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Cryptography
3 2 (6.06%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.03%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Linux
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (24.24%) Load Balancing
3 6 (18.18%) Migration
3 6 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (15.15%) High Availability
4 5 (15.15%) Network Design
4 5 (15.15%) Network Management
5 4 (12.12%) Change Management
5 4 (12.12%) Escalation Management
5 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.12%) Service Management
5 4 (12.12%) Supplier Management
5 4 (12.12%) Time Management
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) Kanban
6 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.06%) Scrum
7 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 24 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (66.67%) CCNP
3 15 (45.45%) CCNA
4 5 (15.15%) CCIE
5 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
5 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 32 (96.97%) Cisco
2 20 (60.61%) CheckPoint
3 6 (18.18%) Fortinet
3 6 (18.18%) Intel Security
4 3 (9.09%) Aruba
4 3 (9.09%) F5
4 3 (9.09%) HP
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Brocade
5 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.03%) Riverbed