The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 65 62 75
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.35% 0.32% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.13% 3.70% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -18.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +453.84%
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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 Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
96 54 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 11.05% 8.56% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 23 47
Average daily rate £438 £340 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.67% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £251 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £68.00 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% +17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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Top 17 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (40.00%) MS Project
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) BT
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Law
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2

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Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Project
1 2 (40.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Coordinator
1 2 (40.00%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) BT