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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 64 91 83
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -8
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.77% 0.20% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.69% 1.95% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £375 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +23.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
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
123 154 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 13.55% 10.19% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 61 58
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £441 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.43 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.52% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 8 December 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 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (94.74%) CheckPoint
3 16 (84.21%) OSPF
3 16 (84.21%) BGP
4 15 (78.95%) Firewall
5 11 (57.89%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
6 10 (52.63%) CCNP
6 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (47.37%) EIGRP
7 9 (47.37%) LAN
7 9 (47.37%) WAN
7 9 (47.37%) Wireless
8 7 (36.84%) VLAN
9 6 (31.58%) Finance
9 6 (31.58%) Migration
10 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (26.32%) Network Security
11 4 (21.05%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (21.05%) WAAS
11 4 (21.05%) MRTG
11 4 (21.05%) Change Management
11 4 (21.05%) Supplier Management
11 4 (21.05%) Internet
12 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (15.79%) PPP
12 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
12 3 (15.79%) CCIE

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 16 (84.21%) BGP
1 16 (84.21%) OSPF
2 15 (78.95%) Firewall
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (47.37%) EIGRP
4 9 (47.37%) LAN
4 9 (47.37%) WAN
4 9 (47.37%) Wireless
5 7 (36.84%) VLAN
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (26.32%) Network Security
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Wireless
7 4 (21.05%) Internet
7 4 (21.05%) MRTG
7 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (21.05%) WAAS
8 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (15.79%) DNS
8 3 (15.79%) X.25
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Consultant
2 5 (26.32%) Network Consultant
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Network Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Security Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Check Point Support
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Support
4 3 (15.79%) Data Consultant
4 3 (15.79%) Network Support
5 2 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Check Point Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Cisco Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) Change Management
2 4 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (21.05%) Supplier Management
3 3 (15.79%) High Availability
3 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
3 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) CCNP
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCIE
2 3 (15.79%) CCNA
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (94.74%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
3 3 (15.79%) F5
3 3 (15.79%) Fortinet