Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 169 178
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 +7
Contract jobs citing OSPF 24 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.49% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.33% 4.21% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 17
Scotland median daily rate £363 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +27.27%
10th Percentile £261 £211 £263
90th Percentile £490 £435 £443
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.97% +60.98% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £32.50 £19.15
90th Percentile £19.50 £33.50 £21.45
UK median hourly rate £42.42 £32.75 £46.00
% change year-on-year +29.53% -28.80% +15.00%

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 554 546 910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.38% 11.52% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 277 500
Scotland median daily rate £365 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £190 £144 £218
90th Percentile £519 £521 £446
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 51
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.85 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.55% -15.07% +130.77%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -22.45% +22.50%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018. 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 -7 17 £363 -3.33% 1
Glasgow -6 7 - - 2
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 Scotland region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
1 24 (100.00%) BGP
2 18 (75.00%) CCNP
2 18 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (58.33%) LAN
4 12 (50.00%) WAN
4 12 (50.00%) Firewall
5 11 (45.83%) CheckPoint
6 10 (41.67%) CCNA
6 10 (41.67%) VPN
7 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
7 9 (37.50%) EIGRP
8 8 (33.33%) DNS
8 8 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (29.17%) xDSL
9 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
9 7 (29.17%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (29.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 7 (29.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 7 (29.17%) Internet
9 7 (29.17%) RIP
9 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
9 7 (29.17%) ADSL
9 7 (29.17%) ATM
9 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
9 7 (29.17%) Migration
9 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (29.17%) DSL
9 7 (29.17%) MPLS

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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) BGP
2 14 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (58.33%) LAN
3 12 (50.00%) Firewall
3 12 (50.00%) WAN
4 10 (41.67%) VPN
5 9 (37.50%) EIGRP
5 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (33.33%) DNS
7 7 (29.17%) ADSL
7 7 (29.17%) ATM
7 7 (29.17%) DSL
7 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
7 7 (29.17%) Internet
7 7 (29.17%) MPLS
7 7 (29.17%) RIP
7 7 (29.17%) xDSL
8 5 (20.83%) IPv6
9 4 (16.67%) DWDM
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
1 7 (29.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 7 (29.17%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 6 (25.00%) DevOps
2 6 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (20.83%) Kanban
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (4.17%) BCP
5 1 (4.17%) Decision-Making
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Network Design
5 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) CCNP
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (41.67%) CCNA
3 7 (29.17%) BC Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (8.33%) CCIP
6 1 (4.17%) CCIE
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.17%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (8.33%) VMware NSX
2 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (4.17%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) CheckPoint
3 5 (20.83%) Brocade
4 4 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (16.67%) Nortel
4 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (12.50%) F5
6 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
6 2 (8.33%) Ciena
6 2 (8.33%) Ericsson
6 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.33%) Huawei
6 2 (8.33%) Juniper
7 1 (4.17%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds