The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 70 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.12% 0.070% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.19% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +43.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 137 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.12% 9.54% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 46
Median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £33.32 - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-41.89% +34.54%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Edinburgh region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Edinburgh region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS 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 MPLS.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 4 (57.14%) OSPF
4 4 (57.14%) BGP
5 3 (42.86%) CCNP
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
5 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
5 3 (42.86%) F5
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (28.57%) Banking
6 2 (28.57%) Migration
7 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
7 1 (14.29%) VLAN
7 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 1 (14.29%) Network Security
7 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (14.29%) Wireless
7 1 (14.29%) Law
7 1 (14.29%) Internet
7 1 (14.29%) Change Management
7 1 (14.29%) LAN
7 1 (14.29%) WAN

MPLS
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 3 (42.86%) BIG-IP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) MRTG
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAAS
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Check Point Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Check Point Support
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Blue Coat
3 3 (42.86%) F5