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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 112 135 129
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.61% 0.21% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.50% 2.22% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £338 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £386 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.38% +10.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +41.71%
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
311 316 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.50% 9.66% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 127 191
Median daily rate £345 £313 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% -3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £171 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 10
Median hourly rate £40.50 £12.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.93% -29.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.50 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 August 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 +12 13 £344 -
Glasgow +4 1 £275 -33.33% 2
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 29 (100.00%) Cisco
1 29 (100.00%) BGP
2 25 (86.21%) OSPF
3 24 (82.76%) LAN
3 24 (82.76%) WAN
4 20 (68.97%) CheckPoint
4 20 (68.97%) Firewall
4 20 (68.97%) Wireless
5 16 (55.17%) Finance
5 16 (55.17%) EIGRP
6 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
7 12 (41.38%) CCNP
7 12 (41.38%) Network Design
7 12 (41.38%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (31.03%) Problem Management
9 9 (31.03%) VLAN
9 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
9 9 (31.03%) VPN
10 7 (24.14%) CCNA
10 7 (24.14%) ITIL
10 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
10 7 (24.14%) CMDB
10 7 (24.14%) Release Management
10 7 (24.14%) CatOS
11 6 (20.69%) QMS
11 6 (20.69%) Fortinet
11 6 (20.69%) Project Management
11 6 (20.69%) MS Visio

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 (20.69%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) BGP
2 25 (86.21%) OSPF
3 24 (82.76%) LAN
3 24 (82.76%) WAN
4 20 (68.97%) Firewall
4 20 (68.97%) Wireless
5 16 (55.17%) EIGRP
6 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
7 12 (41.38%) Cisco IOS
8 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (31.03%) VLAN
9 9 (31.03%) VPN
10 5 (17.24%) ATM
10 5 (17.24%) DMVPN
10 5 (17.24%) HSRP
10 5 (17.24%) Internet
10 5 (17.24%) ISDN
10 5 (17.24%) Multicast
10 5 (17.24%) PPP
10 5 (17.24%) X.25
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Law
3 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (68.97%) Network Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Consultant
3 7 (24.14%) Network Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Data Consultant
4 5 (17.24%) Network Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Check Point Support
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Support
5 2 (6.90%) Designer
5 2 (6.90%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Support
5 2 (6.90%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 7 (24.14%) CMDB
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Network Design
2 9 (31.03%) Problem Management
3 7 (24.14%) Configuration Management
3 7 (24.14%) ITIL
3 7 (24.14%) Release Management
4 6 (20.69%) Migration
4 6 (20.69%) Project Management
4 6 (20.69%) QMS
5 5 (17.24%) High Availability
5 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
5 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (13.79%) Change Management
6 4 (13.79%) Supplier Management
7 3 (10.34%) Quality Management
8 2 (6.90%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (41.38%) CCNP
3 7 (24.14%) CCNA
4 5 (17.24%) CCIE
5 2 (6.90%) CCDP
5 2 (6.90%) JNCIA
5 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) CCDA
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) Cisco
2 20 (68.97%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.69%) Fortinet
4 4 (13.79%) BT
4 4 (13.79%) HP
4 4 (13.79%) Siemens
5 2 (6.90%) Juniper
6 1 (3.45%) Brocade
6 1 (3.45%) F5
6 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds