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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 113 126
Rank change year-on-year +13 +13  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 7 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.66% 0.035%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 4.52% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £333 £205 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.19% -31.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -10.34% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 201 376 343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.45% 14.53% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 197 160
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £30.40 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

OSPF
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OSPF in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OSPF in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing OSPF in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for OSPF in Scotland

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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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Aberdeen -1 6 £450 -
Edinburgh +17 1 £215 -33.84% 2
OSPF
UK

OSPF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (96.00%) BGP
3 19 (76.00%) LAN
3 19 (76.00%) WAN
4 17 (68.00%) MPLS
5 16 (64.00%) Wireless
5 16 (64.00%) Network Design
5 16 (64.00%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
7 13 (52.00%) Finance
7 13 (52.00%) Problem Management
7 13 (52.00%) CatOS
8 12 (48.00%) CMDB
8 12 (48.00%) Release Management
8 12 (48.00%) QMS
8 12 (48.00%) MS Visio
8 12 (48.00%) ITIL
8 12 (48.00%) Project Management
8 12 (48.00%) Configuration Management
8 12 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (44.00%) Multicast
10 10 (40.00%) CCNP
10 10 (40.00%) Quality Management
10 10 (40.00%) Firewall
11 8 (32.00%) BT
11 8 (32.00%) Siemens
11 8 (32.00%) C
12 7 (28.00%) HP
12 7 (28.00%) Spanning Tree
12 7 (28.00%) Data Centre

OSPF
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 12 (48.00%) MS Visio
2 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) BGP
2 19 (76.00%) LAN
2 19 (76.00%) WAN
3 17 (68.00%) MPLS
4 16 (64.00%) Cisco IOS
4 16 (64.00%) Wireless
5 14 (56.00%) TCP/IP
6 11 (44.00%) Multicast
7 10 (40.00%) Firewall
8 7 (28.00%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (20.00%) VLAN
10 4 (16.00%) BIG-IP
10 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
10 4 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (16.00%) VoIP
11 3 (12.00%) Network Security
12 2 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (88.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (16.00%) Network Support
5 4 (16.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support
7 2 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Implementation Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) LAN Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) CMDB
2 7 (28.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) CatOS
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Network Design
2 13 (52.00%) Problem Management
3 12 (48.00%) Configuration Management
3 12 (48.00%) ITIL
3 12 (48.00%) Project Management
3 12 (48.00%) QMS
3 12 (48.00%) Release Management
4 10 (40.00%) Quality Management
5 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) Change Management
7 1 (4.00%) Migration
7 1 (4.00%) Network Management
7 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (40.00%) CCNP
3 5 (20.00%) CCNA
3 5 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CCENT
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.00%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (4.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) BT
2 8 (32.00%) Siemens
3 7 (28.00%) HP
4 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.00%) F5
5 4 (16.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper
6 1 (4.00%) Progress
6 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds