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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 142 122 129
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 0.34% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.88% 3.36% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £95.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-49.65% +181.48%
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
570 298 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.39% 10.08% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 118 206
Median daily rate £330 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £158 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 19
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £12.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 June 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 -10 5 - - 1
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UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (96.00%) BGP
3 20 (80.00%) OSPF
4 18 (72.00%) WAN
5 17 (68.00%) LAN
6 15 (60.00%) Firewall
7 13 (52.00%) Wireless
7 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (48.00%) CCNP
8 12 (48.00%) Finance
9 10 (40.00%) Network Design
9 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 10 (40.00%) CheckPoint
9 10 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (36.00%) EIGRP
11 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
11 7 (28.00%) ITIL
11 7 (28.00%) Release Management
11 7 (28.00%) CMDB
11 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
11 7 (28.00%) CatOS
12 6 (24.00%) QMS
12 6 (24.00%) MS Visio
12 6 (24.00%) VPN
12 6 (24.00%) CCNA
12 6 (24.00%) Project Management
13 5 (20.00%) Avaya
13 5 (20.00%) VLAN
13 5 (20.00%) IPsec
13 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

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 (24.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (96.00%) BGP
2 20 (80.00%) OSPF
3 18 (72.00%) WAN
4 17 (68.00%) LAN
5 15 (60.00%) Firewall
6 13 (52.00%) Wireless
7 10 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (40.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (36.00%) EIGRP
9 6 (24.00%) VPN
10 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (20.00%) IPsec
10 5 (20.00%) Multicast
10 5 (20.00%) VLAN
11 3 (12.00%) ATM
11 3 (12.00%) Broadband
11 3 (12.00%) DMVPN
11 3 (12.00%) HSRP
11 3 (12.00%) ISDN
11 3 (12.00%) PPP
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.00%) Law
4 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Consultant
3 5 (20.00%) Network Consultant
4 4 (16.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Data Consultant
5 3 (12.00%) Network Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support
6 2 (8.00%) Designer
6 2 (8.00%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Designer
6 2 (8.00%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) CMDB
2 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Network Design
2 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Problem Management
2 7 (28.00%) Release Management
3 6 (24.00%) Project Management
3 6 (24.00%) QMS
4 3 (12.00%) High Availability
4 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.00%) Quality Management
4 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Information Security
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (48.00%) CCNP
3 6 (24.00%) CCNA
4 3 (12.00%) CCIE
5 2 (8.00%) CCDP
5 2 (8.00%) JNCIA
5 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) CCDA
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (20.00%) Avaya
4 4 (16.00%) BT
4 4 (16.00%) HP
4 4 (16.00%) Siemens
5 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.00%) Juniper
6 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds