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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 121 124 111
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 0.15% 0.086%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.04% 1.12% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £200 £289 £227
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.73% +27.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £230 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £348 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £368
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £29.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -85.27%
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
362 356 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.21% 13.10% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 167 84
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% +40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.40 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 10 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

MPLS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 7 £200 -44.82%
Aberdeen - 2 £353 -
South Ayrshire - 1 - -
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 14 (63.64%) BGP
3 13 (59.09%) OSPF
3 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (54.55%) WAN
5 11 (50.00%) Firewall
6 10 (45.45%) CCNP
7 9 (40.91%) LAN
7 9 (40.91%) IPsec
8 6 (27.27%) Avaya
8 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
9 5 (22.73%) Wireless
9 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
9 5 (22.73%) ITIL
9 5 (22.73%) Network Management
10 4 (18.18%) Network Design
10 4 (18.18%) Broadband
10 4 (18.18%) VPN
10 4 (18.18%) EIGRP
10 4 (18.18%) HP
11 3 (13.64%) Project Management
11 3 (13.64%) Migration
11 3 (13.64%) DNS
11 3 (13.64%) CCNA
11 3 (13.64%) Juniper
11 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
11 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
12 2 (9.09%) CatOS
12 2 (9.09%) Multicast

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.55%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) BGP
2 13 (59.09%) OSPF
3 12 (54.55%) WAN
4 11 (50.00%) Firewall
5 9 (40.91%) IPsec
5 9 (40.91%) LAN
6 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (22.73%) Wireless
7 4 (18.18%) Broadband
7 4 (18.18%) EIGRP
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (13.64%) DNS
9 2 (9.09%) DHCP
9 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
9 2 (9.09%) Multicast
9 2 (9.09%) SSL
9 2 (9.09%) VoIP
9 2 (9.09%) VPLS
9 2 (9.09%) WLAN
General
1 6 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Advertising
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Military
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Support
3 2 (9.09%) Network Support
3 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Director
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Transformation
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Transformation Director
4 1 (4.55%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Transformation Director
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) CMDB
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) BYOD
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) CatOS
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
1 5 (22.73%) Network Management
2 4 (18.18%) Network Design
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 2 (9.09%) ERP
4 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 2 (9.09%) QMS
4 2 (9.09%) Quality Management
4 2 (9.09%) Release Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Facilities Management
5 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (45.45%) CCNP
3 3 (13.64%) CCNA
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) Avaya
3 4 (18.18%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) BT
5 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.09%) Siemens
5 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.55%) Aruba
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade
6 1 (4.55%) Polycom
6 1 (4.55%) Red Box
6 1 (4.55%) VMware