The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Edinburgh region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 84 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.078% 0.097% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 1.09% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
121 92 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.46% 8.93% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 29 38
Average daily rate £415 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £166 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £32.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.06% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.10 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £32.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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MPLS
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

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 31 July 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) CCIP
1 2 (50.00%) Polycom
1 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) RIP
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Legato
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) QA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) RIP
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) OSPF
2 1 (25.00%) BGP
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) EDI
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) CCIP
1 2 (50.00%) CCDP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Legato
1 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Polycom
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) TIBCO