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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 126 126 100
Rank change year-on-year
0 -26
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.27% 0.11% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 0.83% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
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£413 - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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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
315 361 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.46% 12.89% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 195 103
Average daily rate £310 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 10
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015. 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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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
Glasgow +12 6 £413 - 2
Edinburgh -9 2 - -
Fife -6 1 - -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) BGP
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (50.00%) Juniper
3 8 (50.00%) OSPF
3 8 (50.00%) VPN
3 8 (50.00%) WAN
3 8 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) IPsec
4 7 (43.75%) Wireless
4 7 (43.75%) LAN
4 7 (43.75%) Ethernet
5 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 6 (37.50%) RSVP
5 6 (37.50%) Aruba
6 5 (31.25%) HP
6 5 (31.25%) CCNA
7 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) Law
8 3 (18.75%) CCNP
9 2 (12.50%) DNS
9 2 (12.50%) ITIL
9 2 (12.50%) Banking
9 2 (12.50%) VMware
9 2 (12.50%) Brocade
9 2 (12.50%) VPLS
9 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
9 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) BGP
2 8 (50.00%) OSPF
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) WAN
2 8 (50.00%) VPN
2 8 (50.00%) IPsec
3 7 (43.75%) Ethernet
3 7 (43.75%) LAN
3 7 (43.75%) Wireless
4 6 (37.50%) RSVP
5 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) VPLS
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (6.25%) WLAN
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
General
1 3 (18.75%) Law
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (6.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Network Support
3 1 (6.25%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Network Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) ERP
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) Juniper
3 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) Aruba
4 5 (31.25%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Brocade
6 1 (6.25%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
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