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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 64 92 72
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -20
Contract jobs citing MPLS 12 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.19% 0.059% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 0.72% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Median daily rate £350 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.92 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-67.00% +63.66%
MPLS
Scotland

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
135 138 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.37% 8.10% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 60 40
Median daily rate £350 £375 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +47.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £209 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £464 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £11.79 £25.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.84% +108.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 September 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Cisco
1 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 17 (94.44%) OSPF
2 17 (94.44%) BGP
2 17 (94.44%) Firewall
3 11 (61.11%) Wireless
3 11 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (61.11%) EIGRP
3 11 (61.11%) CCNP
3 11 (61.11%) LAN
3 11 (61.11%) WAN
3 11 (61.11%) Data Centre
4 9 (50.00%) VLAN
4 9 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (33.33%) Migration
6 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (27.78%) PPP
6 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 5 (27.78%) CCIE
6 5 (27.78%) ATM
6 5 (27.78%) ISDN
6 5 (27.78%) CCNA
6 5 (27.78%) X.25
6 5 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (27.78%) Fortinet
6 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
6 5 (27.78%) Network Design
6 5 (27.78%) High Availability
6 5 (27.78%) DMVPN

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 17 (94.44%) BGP
1 17 (94.44%) Firewall
1 17 (94.44%) OSPF
2 11 (61.11%) EIGRP
2 11 (61.11%) LAN
2 11 (61.11%) WAN
2 11 (61.11%) Wireless
3 9 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (50.00%) VLAN
4 5 (27.78%) ATM
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (27.78%) DMVPN
4 5 (27.78%) HSRP
4 5 (27.78%) ISDN
4 5 (27.78%) PPP
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
4 5 (27.78%) X.25
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (22.22%) Network Security
5 4 (22.22%) WAAS
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Network Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Consultant
2 7 (38.89%) Network Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Data Consultant
4 4 (22.22%) Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Network Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Security Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Check Point Support
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Support
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Support
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Cisco Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) High Availability
2 5 (27.78%) Load Balancing
2 5 (27.78%) Network Design
2 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (22.22%) Change Management
3 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) CCNP
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCIE
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 18 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
3 1 (5.56%) F5