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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 135 126 120
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 16 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.23% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.88% 1.99% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Average daily rate £263 £351 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.26% +15.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £342 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £360 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -76.38%
MPLS
UK

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
555 351 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.59% 11.77% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 167 152
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £16.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

MPLS
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

MPLS
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

MPLS
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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Aberdeen - 7 - -
Edinburgh -4 5 £325 -4.41% 1
Glasgow +6 2 £200 -44.82%
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UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 23 (88.46%) BGP
3 19 (73.08%) OSPF
4 17 (65.38%) WAN
5 15 (57.69%) LAN
6 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (42.31%) Wireless
7 11 (42.31%) Firewall
8 10 (38.46%) Finance
8 10 (38.46%) CCNP
8 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
8 10 (38.46%) ITIL
8 10 (38.46%) Network Design
8 10 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (34.62%) Release Management
9 9 (34.62%) CMDB
9 9 (34.62%) Problem Management
9 9 (34.62%) CatOS
9 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
9 9 (34.62%) Project Management
10 8 (30.77%) MS Visio
10 8 (30.77%) VPN
10 8 (30.77%) QMS
11 7 (26.92%) Multicast
12 6 (23.08%) C
12 6 (23.08%) HP
12 6 (23.08%) Siemens
12 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
12 6 (23.08%) BT
12 6 (23.08%) IPsec

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) BGP
2 19 (73.08%) OSPF
3 17 (65.38%) WAN
4 15 (57.69%) LAN
5 11 (42.31%) Firewall
5 11 (42.31%) Wireless
6 10 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
7 8 (30.77%) VPN
8 7 (26.92%) Multicast
9 6 (23.08%) IPsec
10 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (19.23%) EIGRP
11 4 (15.38%) Broadband
12 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
12 2 (7.69%) ISDN
12 2 (7.69%) PBX
12 2 (7.69%) SNMP
12 2 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (7.69%) X.21
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (73.08%) Network Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Support
4 2 (7.69%) Designer
4 2 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Designer
4 2 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Director
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Transformation
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Transformation Director
5 1 (3.85%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Transformation Director
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
1 10 (38.46%) Network Design
2 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
2 9 (34.62%) Problem Management
2 9 (34.62%) Project Management
2 9 (34.62%) Release Management
3 8 (30.77%) QMS
4 5 (19.23%) Quality Management
5 2 (7.69%) Information Security
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.85%) High Availability
6 1 (3.85%) Information Management
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Network Management
6 1 (3.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (38.46%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) CCNA
4 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) CCDP
5 2 (7.69%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.85%) CCDA
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) BT
2 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
2 6 (23.08%) HP
2 6 (23.08%) Siemens
3 5 (19.23%) Avaya
4 3 (11.54%) Juniper
5 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) Aruba
6 1 (3.85%) Brocade
6 1 (3.85%) Fortinet