The table below looks at the statistics for OSPF skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OSPF over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 123 127 110
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.35% 0.037% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% 0.28% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £225 £300 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
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
362 356 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.21% 13.10% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 167 84
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% +40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.40 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

OSPF
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OSPF across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 5 £200 - 4
Aberdeen - 2 £353 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF.

1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (90.00%) BGP
3 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (70.00%) Firewall
4 14 (70.00%) CCNP
5 13 (65.00%) MPLS
5 13 (65.00%) LAN
5 13 (65.00%) WAN
6 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (45.00%) EIGRP
7 9 (45.00%) IPsec
8 8 (40.00%) CCNA
9 6 (30.00%) CCIE
9 6 (30.00%) Finance
10 5 (25.00%) Avaya
10 5 (25.00%) HP
10 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (25.00%) Network Management
11 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
11 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
11 4 (20.00%) PPP
11 4 (20.00%) VPN
11 4 (20.00%) ITIL
11 4 (20.00%) ATM
11 4 (20.00%) ISDN
11 4 (20.00%) Network Design
11 4 (20.00%) VLAN
11 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
11 4 (20.00%) Wireless

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing OSPF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited OSPF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) BGP
2 14 (70.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) LAN
3 13 (65.00%) MPLS
3 13 (65.00%) WAN
4 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (45.00%) EIGRP
5 9 (45.00%) IPsec
6 4 (20.00%) ATM
6 4 (20.00%) ISDN
6 4 (20.00%) PPP
6 4 (20.00%) VLAN
6 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) Wireless
7 3 (15.00%) Broadband
7 3 (15.00%) DHCP
7 3 (15.00%) DNS
7 3 (15.00%) SSL
7 3 (15.00%) VoIP
7 3 (15.00%) X.25
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 4 (20.00%) Switch Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Data Consultant
4 3 (15.00%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Network Support
4 3 (15.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Support
5 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Unix
2 2 (10.00%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Network Management
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design
3 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) ERP
4 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) QMS
4 2 (10.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.00%) Release Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Workflow
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (70.00%) CCNP
3 8 (40.00%) CCNA
4 6 (30.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (25.00%) Avaya
2 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 5 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (15.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) BT
5 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (10.00%) Siemens
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (5.00%) Aruba
6 1 (5.00%) Brocade
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