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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK / Scotland
Rank 87 120 127
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +7
Contract jobs citing OSPF 18 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.03% 0.35% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.50% 2.54% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
Median daily rate £375 £203 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% -32.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
-13.10% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.50 - -
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
240 354 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.79% 13.72% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 171 167
Median daily rate £350 £363 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £16.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+187.50% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £16.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £17.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 - 11 £390 -
Edinburgh +27 6 £375 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 29 (96.67%) BGP
3 21 (70.00%) WAN
4 20 (66.67%) LAN
5 18 (60.00%) MPLS
6 17 (56.67%) Wireless
7 16 (53.33%) Network Design
7 16 (53.33%) Cisco IOS
8 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (46.67%) TCP/IP
10 13 (43.33%) MS Visio
10 13 (43.33%) CCNP
10 13 (43.33%) Finance
10 13 (43.33%) Problem Management
10 13 (43.33%) CatOS
11 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
11 12 (40.00%) CMDB
11 12 (40.00%) Release Management
11 12 (40.00%) QMS
11 12 (40.00%) Firewall
11 12 (40.00%) Configuration Management
11 12 (40.00%) Project Management
11 12 (40.00%) ITIL
12 11 (36.67%) Multicast
13 10 (33.33%) Quality Management
14 8 (26.67%) BT
14 8 (26.67%) HP
14 8 (26.67%) C
14 8 (26.67%) Siemens
14 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint

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 (43.33%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (96.67%) BGP
2 21 (70.00%) WAN
3 20 (66.67%) LAN
4 18 (60.00%) MPLS
5 17 (56.67%) Wireless
6 16 (53.33%) Cisco IOS
7 14 (46.67%) TCP/IP
8 12 (40.00%) Firewall
9 11 (36.67%) Multicast
10 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (26.67%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (20.00%) EIGRP
12 6 (20.00%) VLAN
13 5 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 5 (16.67%) Network Security
14 4 (13.33%) BIG-IP
14 4 (13.33%) VoIP
15 3 (10.00%) H.323
16 2 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 13 (43.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Security Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Network Support
7 3 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Cisco Support
8 2 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 1 (3.33%) Cisco Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) Network Security Consultant
9 1 (3.33%) Security Consultant
9 1 (3.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) CMDB
1 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) CatOS
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) Network Design
2 13 (43.33%) Problem Management
3 12 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 12 (40.00%) ITIL
3 12 (40.00%) Project Management
3 12 (40.00%) QMS
3 12 (40.00%) Release Management
4 10 (33.33%) Quality Management
5 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.67%) Migration
8 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (3.33%) Change Management
8 1 (3.33%) DevOps
8 1 (3.33%) Kanban
8 1 (3.33%) Network Management
8 1 (3.33%) Scrum
8 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (43.33%) CCNP
3 6 (20.00%) CCNA
3 6 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CCENT
4 1 (3.33%) CCIE
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (3.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) BT
2 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
2 8 (26.67%) HP
2 8 (26.67%) Siemens
3 5 (16.67%) F5
4 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) Aruba
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) Progress
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds