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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Rank 134 129 128
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing OSPF 14 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.20% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.45% 1.97% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £320 - £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £325 £351
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+59.43% -25.00%
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
571 304 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.30% 10.08% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 119 206
Median daily rate £330 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £158 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 17 19
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 - 8 £350 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £290 -
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
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UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 28 (90.32%) Cisco
2 25 (80.65%) BGP
3 22 (70.97%) WAN
4 21 (67.74%) MPLS
5 20 (64.52%) Firewall
5 20 (64.52%) LAN
5 20 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (64.52%) CCNP
6 17 (54.84%) TCP/IP
7 16 (51.61%) Cisco IOS
8 15 (48.39%) EIGRP
9 14 (45.16%) Finance
10 13 (41.94%) Wireless
11 12 (38.71%) CCNA
12 11 (35.48%) Network Design
13 10 (32.26%) CheckPoint
14 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (25.81%) VLAN
15 7 (22.58%) Release Management
15 7 (22.58%) CMDB
15 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
15 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
15 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
15 7 (22.58%) ITIL
15 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
15 7 (22.58%) CatOS
16 6 (19.35%) HP
16 6 (19.35%) Project Management
16 6 (19.35%) IPsec

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) BGP
2 22 (70.97%) WAN
3 21 (67.74%) MPLS
4 20 (64.52%) Firewall
4 20 (64.52%) LAN
5 17 (54.84%) TCP/IP
6 16 (51.61%) Cisco IOS
7 15 (48.39%) EIGRP
8 13 (41.94%) Wireless
9 8 (25.81%) VLAN
10 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (19.35%) IPsec
11 6 (19.35%) Multicast
12 5 (16.13%) Broadband
12 5 (16.13%) HSRP
13 4 (12.90%) ATM
13 4 (12.90%) DMVPN
13 4 (12.90%) ISDN
13 4 (12.90%) Network Security
13 4 (12.90%) X.25
General
1 14 (45.16%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Network Consultant
2 6 (19.35%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Data Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Network Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Support
5 2 (6.45%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support
5 2 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) CMDB
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) CatOS
2 3 (9.68%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Network Design
2 8 (25.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
3 7 (22.58%) ITIL
3 7 (22.58%) Problem Management
3 7 (22.58%) Release Management
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) QMS
5 4 (12.90%) Escalation Management
5 4 (12.90%) High Availability
5 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
5 4 (12.90%) Network Management
5 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.90%) Service Management
5 4 (12.90%) Time Management
6 3 (9.68%) Change Management
6 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
7 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) CCNP
1 20 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (38.71%) CCNA
3 4 (12.90%) CCIE
3 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.23%) CCDA
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 2 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.23%) Firmware
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) CheckPoint
3 6 (19.35%) HP
4 5 (16.13%) Avaya
5 4 (12.90%) BT
5 4 (12.90%) Fortinet
5 4 (12.90%) Intel Security
5 4 (12.90%) Siemens
6 2 (6.45%) Aruba
6 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix
7 1 (3.23%) EMC
7 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.23%) VMware