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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 132 127 127
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing OSPF 19 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.64% 0.20% 0.038%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 1.71% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £248 £300 £129
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +133.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £103.94
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -61.51%
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
555 351 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.59% 11.77% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 167 152
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £16.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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
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 29 April 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Aberdeen - 7 - -
Edinburgh - 4 £325 - 2
Glasgow - 3 £203 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £290 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 27 (90.00%) Cisco
2 24 (80.00%) BGP
3 21 (70.00%) WAN
4 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (63.33%) LAN
4 19 (63.33%) TCP/IP
4 19 (63.33%) MPLS
5 16 (53.33%) CCNP
6 15 (50.00%) Firewall
7 14 (46.67%) Cisco IOS
8 13 (43.33%) CCNA
9 12 (40.00%) Finance
10 10 (33.33%) Network Design
11 9 (30.00%) Release Management
11 9 (30.00%) CMDB
11 9 (30.00%) Problem Management
11 9 (30.00%) Wireless
11 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
11 9 (30.00%) EIGRP
11 9 (30.00%) ITIL
11 9 (30.00%) MS Visio
11 9 (30.00%) CatOS
12 8 (26.67%) Project Management
12 8 (26.67%) QMS
12 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (23.33%) Multicast
13 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
13 7 (23.33%) IPsec
14 6 (20.00%) BT
14 6 (20.00%) Siemens

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (80.00%) BGP
2 21 (70.00%) WAN
3 19 (63.33%) LAN
3 19 (63.33%) MPLS
3 19 (63.33%) TCP/IP
4 15 (50.00%) Firewall
5 14 (46.67%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 9 (30.00%) Wireless
7 8 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (23.33%) IPsec
8 7 (23.33%) Multicast
9 5 (16.67%) Broadband
10 4 (13.33%) HSRP
10 4 (13.33%) VLAN
10 4 (13.33%) VPN
11 3 (10.00%) DNS
11 3 (10.00%) ISDN
11 3 (10.00%) Network Security
11 3 (10.00%) SAN
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (76.67%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Data Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Data Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) CMDB
2 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.00%) Cryptography
4 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) CatOS
2 3 (10.00%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Network Design
2 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 9 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 9 (30.00%) Release Management
3 8 (26.67%) Project Management
3 8 (26.67%) QMS
4 5 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 5 (16.67%) Service Management
5 3 (10.00%) Escalation Management
5 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.00%) Network Management
5 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) Time Management
6 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.33%) Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) Kanban
6 1 (3.33%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (53.33%) CCNP
3 13 (43.33%) CCNA
4 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) CCIE
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 2 (6.67%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
2 2 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.00%) BT
3 6 (20.00%) HP
3 6 (20.00%) Siemens
4 5 (16.67%) Avaya
5 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.00%) Intel Security
6 3 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (3.33%) Aruba
7 1 (3.33%) Brocade
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat