The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 124 132 132
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.25% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.96% 2.56% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.34% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £95.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-49.47% +137.50%
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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
372 312 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.72% 9.77% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 128 203
Median daily rate £330 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 17
Median hourly rate £41.00 £13.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+209.43% -26.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £29.17 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +1 10 £331 -
Glasgow +8 1 £275 -33.33% 1
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
1 31 (100.00%) BGP
2 27 (87.10%) OSPF
3 23 (74.19%) WAN
3 23 (74.19%) LAN
4 22 (70.97%) Firewall
5 19 (61.29%) Wireless
6 17 (54.84%) CheckPoint
7 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (48.39%) CCNP
8 15 (48.39%) EIGRP
8 15 (48.39%) Finance
9 13 (41.94%) TCP/IP
10 12 (38.71%) Network Design
10 12 (38.71%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (29.03%) VLAN
11 9 (29.03%) Problem Management
11 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
12 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (25.81%) VPN
12 8 (25.81%) CCNA
13 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
13 7 (22.58%) ITIL
13 7 (22.58%) Release Management
13 7 (22.58%) CMDB
13 7 (22.58%) CatOS
14 6 (19.35%) Fortinet
14 6 (19.35%) QMS
14 6 (19.35%) Project Management
14 6 (19.35%) IPsec

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 31 (100.00%) BGP
2 27 (87.10%) OSPF
3 23 (74.19%) LAN
3 23 (74.19%) WAN
4 22 (70.97%) Firewall
5 19 (61.29%) Wireless
6 15 (48.39%) EIGRP
7 13 (41.94%) TCP/IP
8 12 (38.71%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (29.03%) VLAN
10 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (25.81%) VPN
11 6 (19.35%) IPsec
12 5 (16.13%) ATM
12 5 (16.13%) HSRP
12 5 (16.13%) Internet
12 5 (16.13%) ISDN
12 5 (16.13%) Multicast
12 5 (16.13%) PPP
12 5 (16.13%) X.25
General
1 15 (48.39%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.45%) Law
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Consultant
3 7 (22.58%) Network Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 5 (16.13%) Data Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Support
5 4 (12.90%) Network Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Support
7 2 (6.45%) Designer
7 2 (6.45%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Network Designer
7 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
2 7 (22.58%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Network Design
2 9 (29.03%) Problem Management
3 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
3 7 (22.58%) ITIL
3 7 (22.58%) Release Management
4 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 6 (19.35%) QMS
5 5 (16.13%) High Availability
5 5 (16.13%) Load Balancing
5 5 (16.13%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (12.90%) Change Management
6 4 (12.90%) Supplier Management
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Quality Management
8 2 (6.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (48.39%) CCNP
3 8 (25.81%) CCNA
4 5 (16.13%) CCIE
5 2 (6.45%) CCDP
5 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
5 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) CCDA
6 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (54.84%) CheckPoint
3 6 (19.35%) Fortinet
4 5 (16.13%) Avaya
5 4 (12.90%) BT
5 4 (12.90%) HP
5 4 (12.90%) Siemens
6 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.45%) Juniper
8 1 (3.23%) Brocade
8 1 (3.23%) F5
8 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.23%) Riverbed