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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 89 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.59% 0.53% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.87% 4.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £395 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +6.16% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £36.25
% change year-on-year -31.00% +31.94%  

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 89 151 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.48% 11.40% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 65 45
Median daily rate £300 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.49% +9.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £295 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) EIGRP
3 6 (75.00%) LAN
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix
4 5 (62.50%) Wireless
4 5 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (50.00%) Degree
5 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (37.50%) Internet
6 3 (37.50%) 802.11
6 3 (37.50%) MPLS
6 3 (37.50%) IPsec
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (37.50%) VLAN
6 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
6 3 (37.50%) Cacti
6 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
6 3 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (37.50%) F5
6 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
6 3 (37.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 3 (37.50%) 802.1X
6 3 (37.50%) Disclosure Scotland

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 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
3 6 (75.00%) EIGRP
3 6 (75.00%) LAN
4 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) 802.11
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (37.50%) HSRP
5 3 (37.50%) Internet
5 3 (37.50%) IPsec
5 3 (37.50%) MPLS
5 3 (37.50%) NetScaler
5 3 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (37.50%) VLAN
5 3 (37.50%) VXLAN
5 3 (37.50%) Wireshark
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) IPv6
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (37.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cacti
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (37.50%) F5
4 3 (37.50%) SolarWinds
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Brocade