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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 50 63 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.16% 0.39% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.73% 2.94% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £200 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -83.33%
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 Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
104 102 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 17.19% 13.30% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 59 18
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £113 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

MPLS
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

MPLS
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

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (69.23%) BGP
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
4 8 (61.54%) OSPF
4 8 (61.54%) CCNP
5 7 (53.85%) IPsec
6 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
6 6 (46.15%) WAN
6 6 (46.15%) Avaya
7 4 (30.77%) Broadband
8 3 (23.08%) ITIL
8 3 (23.08%) LAN
8 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
8 3 (23.08%) VPN
8 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
8 3 (23.08%) Wireless
8 3 (23.08%) Network Management
9 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
9 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
9 2 (15.38%) Workflow
9 2 (15.38%) Advertising
9 2 (15.38%) Juniper
9 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
9 2 (15.38%) DHCP
9 2 (15.38%) SNMP
9 2 (15.38%) HP
9 2 (15.38%) DNS
9 2 (15.38%) SSL

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) BGP
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) OSPF
3 7 (53.85%) IPsec
4 6 (46.15%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) Broadband
6 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) VPN
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) SNMP
7 2 (15.38%) SSL
7 2 (15.38%) VoIP
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (7.69%) LLU
General
1 6 (46.15%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Support
3 2 (15.38%) Network Support
3 2 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) BYOD
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Network Management
2 2 (15.38%) ERP
2 2 (15.38%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Facilities Management
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Avaya
3 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
4 1 (7.69%) Polycom
4 1 (7.69%) Red Box