The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank - 51 65
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow - 0.96% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 6.52% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £200 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -44.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +43.33%

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
71 92 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 13.10% 14.70% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 48 62
Median daily rate £350 £300 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £181 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £420 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.32 £16.00 £68.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.25% -76.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-41.89% +34.54%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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