Period
to 19 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 117 108
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9 +18
Contract jobs citing OSPF 19 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.64% 0.61% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 7.11% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £264 £290 £296
90th Percentile £525 £436 £445
Scotland median daily rate £375 £385 £350
% change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year -44.70% - -

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 247 239 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.35% 8.63% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 123 147
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £203 £210 £206
90th Percentile £561 £500 £480
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.50 £31.00 £11.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +162.93% -4.53%
10th Percentile £10.30 £30.50 £11.69
90th Percentile £32.50 £31.50 £11.90
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £30.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.36% -23.75% +223.89%

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 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing OSPF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
1 19 (100.00%) BGP
2 17 (89.47%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (78.95%) Firewall
4 14 (73.68%) CCNP
4 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (73.68%) CheckPoint
5 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (52.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
5 10 (52.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 10 (52.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 9 (47.37%) DevOps
7 8 (42.11%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (36.84%) Kanban
8 7 (36.84%) DNS
8 7 (36.84%) LAN
9 5 (26.32%) WAN
9 5 (26.32%) IPv6
9 5 (26.32%) VMware
9 5 (26.32%) Brocade
9 5 (26.32%) vCenter Server
10 4 (21.05%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (15.79%) CCNA
11 3 (15.79%) VPN
11 3 (15.79%) DHCP
11 3 (15.79%) Windows
11 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
11 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure

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:

Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) BGP
2 17 (89.47%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (78.95%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (36.84%) DNS
5 7 (36.84%) LAN
6 5 (26.32%) IPv6
6 5 (26.32%) WAN
7 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (15.79%) DHCP
8 3 (15.79%) VPN
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
9 2 (10.53%) IPv4
9 2 (10.53%) SNMP
9 2 (10.53%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) VLAN
9 2 (10.53%) VXLAN
9 2 (10.53%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Network Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (52.63%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 10 (52.63%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 9 (47.37%) DevOps
3 8 (42.11%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (36.84%) Kanban
5 2 (10.53%) Decision-Making
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) BCP
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.26%) Network Design
6 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) CCNP
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCNA
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (10.53%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.79%) VMware NSX
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (73.68%) CheckPoint
3 5 (26.32%) Brocade
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
4 2 (10.53%) F5
4 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds