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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 112 125 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing OSPF 9 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.46% 0.38% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 2.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £339 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.06 £42.31 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-47.86% +41.01%
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
385 421 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.53% 14.70% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 207 156
Median daily rate £340 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 8
Median hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 7 December 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 +18 4 £400 +14.28% 2
Aberdeen -7 3 - -
Glasgow +3 2 - -
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UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 28 (93.33%) BGP
3 22 (73.33%) Firewall
4 20 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (63.33%) WAN
6 18 (60.00%) LAN
6 18 (60.00%) CCNP
6 18 (60.00%) MPLS
6 18 (60.00%) EIGRP
6 18 (60.00%) Wireless
7 17 (56.67%) CheckPoint
8 15 (50.00%) Data Centre
9 14 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (36.67%) VLAN
11 10 (33.33%) Network Security
11 10 (33.33%) CCNA
12 9 (30.00%) Finance
12 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
12 9 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (23.33%) VPN
15 6 (20.00%) Migration
15 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
15 6 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
16 5 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
16 5 (16.67%) Network Design
16 5 (16.67%) Internet
17 4 (13.33%) CCIE
17 4 (13.33%) WLAN
17 4 (13.33%) MS Visio

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 4 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) BGP
2 22 (73.33%) Firewall
3 19 (63.33%) WAN
4 18 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 18 (60.00%) LAN
4 18 (60.00%) MPLS
4 18 (60.00%) Wireless
5 14 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (36.67%) VLAN
7 10 (33.33%) Network Security
8 9 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (23.33%) VPN
11 6 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
12 5 (16.67%) Internet
13 4 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
13 4 (13.33%) HSRP
13 4 (13.33%) WLAN
14 3 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 5 (16.67%) Network Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Data Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Network Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Network Support
6 2 (6.67%) Check Point Support
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Support
6 2 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) CMDB
2 2 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (20.00%) Migration
2 5 (16.67%) Network Design
2 5 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) High Availability
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL
5 2 (6.67%) Kanban
5 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 2 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) QMS
5 2 (6.67%) Quality Management
5 2 (6.67%) Release Management
5 2 (6.67%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (60.00%) CCNP
3 10 (33.33%) CCNA
4 4 (13.33%) CCIE
4 4 (13.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.33%) Fortinet
4 3 (10.00%) Aruba
4 3 (10.00%) F5
4 3 (10.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) Brocade
5 2 (6.67%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) Riverbed
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