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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 71 89 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.11% 0.20% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 2.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £215 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.84% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +50.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 75 134 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.35% 8.82% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 58 51
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -62.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £15.00 £35.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £15.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing OSPF as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 5 (71.43%) Spanning Tree
4 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (57.14%) Fortinet
4 4 (57.14%) F5
4 4 (57.14%) Network Design
4 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
6 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) MPLS
7 1 (14.29%) Finance
7 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
7 1 (14.29%) VLAN
7 1 (14.29%) DHCP
7 1 (14.29%) DNS
7 1 (14.29%) CCNA
7 1 (14.29%) HP
7 1 (14.29%) IPv6

OSPF
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Spanning Tree
4 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
4 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (28.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) MPLS
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 1 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (14.29%) IPv6
6 1 (14.29%) MRTG
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN
6 1 (14.29%) WAAS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Check Point Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Check Point Support
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Design
2 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
3 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) F5
3 4 (57.14%) Fortinet
4 1 (14.29%) HP