Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 21 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 151 178
Rank change year-on-year -15 +27 +8
Contract jobs citing OSPF 21 30 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.42% 0.70% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 4.22% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 5
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -37.36%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £240
90th Percentile £419 £441 £391
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £44.75 £43.00
% change year-on-year -5.59% +4.07% +16.22%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 606 711 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.06% 16.49% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 426 308
Scotland median daily rate £361 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £147 £210 £168
90th Percentile £538 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for OSPF in Scotland

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OSPF in Scotland

OSPF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Scotland

OSPF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OSPF in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -14 15 £363 -
Glasgow -13 4 £400 +60.00% 1
Aberdeen -8 1 £375 -
West Lothian - 1 £413 -
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Scotland region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (85.71%) Firewall
3 17 (80.95%) BGP
4 14 (66.67%) CheckPoint
5 13 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (52.38%) EIGRP
6 11 (52.38%) LAN
6 11 (52.38%) WAN
7 10 (47.62%) CCNP
7 10 (47.62%) F5
8 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (38.10%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
8 8 (38.10%) VPN
8 8 (38.10%) Wireless
8 8 (38.10%) Citrix
8 8 (38.10%) Finance
8 8 (38.10%) MPLS
8 8 (38.10%) Wireshark
8 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (28.57%) Network Security
9 6 (28.57%) IPsec
9 6 (28.57%) HSRP
10 5 (23.81%) NetScaler
10 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds
10 5 (23.81%) 802.1X
10 5 (23.81%) 802.11
10 5 (23.81%) DNS
10 5 (23.81%) DHCP
11 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development

OSPF
Co-occurring 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 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) Firewall
2 17 (80.95%) BGP
3 11 (52.38%) EIGRP
3 11 (52.38%) LAN
3 11 (52.38%) WAN
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (38.10%) MPLS
4 8 (38.10%) VPN
4 8 (38.10%) Wireless
4 8 (38.10%) Wireshark
5 6 (28.57%) HSRP
5 6 (28.57%) IPsec
5 6 (28.57%) Network Security
6 5 (23.81%) 802.11
6 5 (23.81%) DHCP
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 5 (23.81%) NetScaler
7 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (19.05%) tcpdump
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 3 (14.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Thinking
2 4 (19.05%) Change Management
2 4 (19.05%) Software Testing
3 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (14.29%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (4.76%) Analytics
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Kanban
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) Degree
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.76%) CCIE
5 1 (4.76%) CISSP
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (19.05%) VMware NSX
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Cacti
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 10 (47.62%) F5
4 8 (38.10%) Citrix
5 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds
6 4 (19.05%) VMware
7 3 (14.29%) HP
8 2 (9.52%) Brocade
8 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
9 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
9 1 (4.76%) Juniper