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 27 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 134 128
Rank change year-on-year +33 -6  
Contract jobs citing OSPF 12 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.55% 0.44% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 2.28% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £348 £320 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.59% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £365 £325
% change year-on-year +7.19% +12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 £20.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.97% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% +59.43%  

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 249 570 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.35% 19.39% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 287 118
Median daily rate £360 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 17
Median hourly rate £33.25 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.87% +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Edinburgh +23 8 £395 +12.85% 2
Glasgow - 3 £225 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
OSPF
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 Scotland region with a requirement for OSPF.

1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
1 19 (100.00%) BGP
2 17 (89.47%) LAN
3 16 (84.21%) WAN
4 13 (68.42%) Wireless
5 11 (57.89%) Firewall
5 11 (57.89%) MPLS
6 10 (52.63%) EIGRP
7 9 (47.37%) Network Design
7 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
7 9 (47.37%) VPN
8 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
8 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (42.11%) Finance
8 8 (42.11%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (36.84%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (36.84%) QMS
9 7 (36.84%) HP
9 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
10 6 (31.58%) CCNA
10 6 (31.58%) Citrix
10 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
10 6 (31.58%) CatOS
11 5 (26.32%) CMDB
11 5 (26.32%) Release Management
11 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
11 5 (26.32%) F5
11 5 (26.32%) Internet
11 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
11 5 (26.32%) C

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 (10.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) BGP
2 17 (89.47%) LAN
3 16 (84.21%) WAN
4 13 (68.42%) Wireless
5 11 (57.89%) Firewall
5 11 (57.89%) MPLS
6 10 (52.63%) EIGRP
7 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
7 9 (47.37%) VPN
8 7 (36.84%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (26.32%) Internet
10 4 (21.05%) 802.11
10 4 (21.05%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (21.05%) HSRP
10 4 (21.05%) IPsec
10 4 (21.05%) Multicast
10 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
10 4 (21.05%) Wireshark
11 3 (15.79%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (15.79%) VXLAN
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) CMDB
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) CatOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Network Design
2 8 (42.11%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (36.84%) QMS
4 6 (31.58%) Problem Management
5 5 (26.32%) Configuration Management
5 5 (26.32%) ITIL
5 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 5 (26.32%) Quality Management
5 5 (26.32%) Release Management
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
7 2 (10.53%) Network Management
8 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (5.26%) Chat Support
8 1 (5.26%) DevOps
8 1 (5.26%) Kanban
8 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (31.58%) CCNA
3 5 (26.32%) CCNP
3 5 (26.32%) Degree
4 3 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (5.26%) CCDP
5 1 (5.26%) Master's Degree
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Cacti
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) CheckPoint
3 7 (36.84%) HP
4 6 (31.58%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) BT
5 5 (26.32%) F5
5 5 (26.32%) Siemens
5 5 (26.32%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.79%) McAfee
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
7 2 (10.53%) Brocade
8 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
8 1 (5.26%) Juniper
8 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
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