The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 80 85 61
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -24
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.077% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.63% 0.66% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £95.00 £33.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+181.48% +18.42%
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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
123 152 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.52% 11.75% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 87 24
Average daily rate £325 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Average hourly rate £26.18 £25.00 £9.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +171.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) VPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Time Management
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Demand Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Transition Management
3 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPLS
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (33.33%) ADSL
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Project Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Technical Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Demand Management
2 1 (33.33%) Transition Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Fortinet
1 1 (33.33%) F5