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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 125 109 103
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -6
Contract jobs citing OSPF 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.89% 2.81% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£519 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -5.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £38.75 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-32.90% +5.44%
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
338 249 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.96% 10.12% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 103 118
Average daily rate £320 £361 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +44.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 33
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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
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 16 September 2014. 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
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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
Edinburgh -5 2 £519 -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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OSPF
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) HSRP
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) RIP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) L2TP

OSPF
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) HSRP
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) RIP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) L2TP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) ProxySG
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Juniper
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee
1 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) VMware