Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for OSPF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OSPF over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 102 122
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20 -3
Contract jobs citing OSPF 15 22 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.52% 1.03% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.49% 7.80% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 3
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.54% -37.36%
10th Percentile £278 £299 £243
90th Percentile £411 £444 £398
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -37.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00

OSPF is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 273 282 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.44% 13.22% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 149 106
Edinburgh median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £205 £214
90th Percentile £545 £500 £492
Scotland median daily rate £355 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +4.41% +3.03% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £31.00 £33.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +34.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £30.50 £12.53 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £52.12 £34.85
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing OSPF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Edinburgh

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OSPF in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Edinburgh

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 11 (73.33%) LAN
3 11 (73.33%) WAN
4 10 (66.67%) EIGRP
4 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 8 (53.33%) Wireless
5 8 (53.33%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
6 7 (46.67%) Citrix
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (46.67%) MPLS
6 7 (46.67%) VPN
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) IPsec
7 5 (33.33%) F5
7 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
7 5 (33.33%) HSRP
8 4 (26.67%) VMware NSX
8 4 (26.67%) 802.1X
8 4 (26.67%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (26.67%) VXLAN
8 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (26.67%) Cacti
8 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (26.67%) VLAN

OSPF
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) BGP
2 13 (86.67%) Firewall
3 11 (73.33%) LAN
3 11 (73.33%) WAN
4 10 (66.67%) EIGRP
5 8 (53.33%) Wireless
6 7 (46.67%) MPLS
6 7 (46.67%) VPN
7 5 (33.33%) DHCP
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (33.33%) HSRP
7 5 (33.33%) IPsec
8 4 (26.67%) 802.11
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (26.67%) Internet
8 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
8 4 (26.67%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (26.67%) VXLAN
8 4 (26.67%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Private Cloud
2 3 (20.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Kanban
5 1 (6.67%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware NSX
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Cacti
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix
4 5 (33.33%) F5
4 5 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) Brocade
7 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
8 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat