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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 139 125 120
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.31% 0.27% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 2.42% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Median daily rate £325 £340 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +11.47%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
MPLS
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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
565 331 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.25% 11.31% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 143 170
Median daily rate £330 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 18
Median hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +54.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.33 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 May 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 +4 6 £325 -4.41%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 21 (91.30%) BGP
3 17 (73.91%) OSPF
4 15 (65.22%) WAN
5 14 (60.87%) LAN
6 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (52.17%) Firewall
7 11 (47.83%) CCNP
8 10 (43.48%) Wireless
9 9 (39.13%) Finance
9 9 (39.13%) Network Design
9 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
9 9 (39.13%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (30.43%) ITIL
10 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
10 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
10 7 (30.43%) Project Management
10 7 (30.43%) Release Management
10 7 (30.43%) CMDB
10 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
10 7 (30.43%) CatOS
11 6 (26.09%) QMS
11 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
11 6 (26.09%) MS Visio
11 6 (26.09%) VPN
12 5 (21.74%) CCNA
12 5 (21.74%) Avaya
12 5 (21.74%) IPsec
12 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (21.74%) Multicast

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 (26.09%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) BGP
2 17 (73.91%) OSPF
3 15 (65.22%) WAN
4 14 (60.87%) LAN
5 12 (52.17%) Firewall
6 10 (43.48%) Wireless
7 9 (39.13%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (39.13%) TCP/IP
8 6 (26.09%) EIGRP
8 6 (26.09%) VPN
9 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (21.74%) IPsec
9 5 (21.74%) Multicast
10 3 (13.04%) Broadband
11 2 (8.70%) ATM
11 2 (8.70%) ISDN
11 2 (8.70%) PBX
11 2 (8.70%) PPP
11 2 (8.70%) SNMP
11 2 (8.70%) X.25
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (69.57%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Support
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Data Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Designer
4 2 (8.70%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Network Designer
4 2 (8.70%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Transformation Director
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) CMDB
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Network Design
2 7 (30.43%) Configuration Management
2 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 7 (30.43%) Problem Management
2 7 (30.43%) Project Management
2 7 (30.43%) Release Management
3 6 (26.09%) QMS
4 3 (13.04%) Quality Management
5 2 (8.70%) High Availability
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security
5 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.35%) Information Management
6 1 (4.35%) Network Management
6 1 (4.35%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (47.83%) CCNP
3 5 (21.74%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) CCDP
4 2 (8.70%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) JNCIA
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCDA
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) CheckPoint
3 5 (21.74%) Avaya
4 4 (17.39%) BT
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Siemens
5 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds