The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 124 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.22% 0.45% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.87% 4.35% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £368 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £42.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% -5.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
321 253 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.64% 10.25% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 102 118
Average daily rate £320 £361 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +44.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 33
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -1 4 £250 -44.44%
Glasgow -17 1 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) DMZ
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) Billing
5 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (14.29%) HSRP
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) CMDB
5 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (14.29%) Legato
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (14.29%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (28.57%) DMZ
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) HSRP
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) L2TP
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) RIP
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Billing
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (14.29%) Legato
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
4 1 (14.29%) BT
4 1 (14.29%) JBoss
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) IBM