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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK / Scotland
Rank 92 127 120
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 16 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.96% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.44% 1.85% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Median daily rate £383 £264 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.02% +22.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £405 £316
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +28.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £55.50 £29.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.55% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +37.73%

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
294 378 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.67% 14.49% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 192 152
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 10
Median hourly rate £46.00 £27.25 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.80% -7.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £15.55 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
Aberdeen -2 12 £390 +10.63%
Edinburgh - 3 £400 -
West Lothian - 1 £250 - 1
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 24 (88.89%) OSPF
2 24 (88.89%) BGP
3 17 (62.96%) LAN
3 17 (62.96%) WAN
4 15 (55.56%) Wireless
5 13 (48.15%) Finance
5 13 (48.15%) Problem Management
5 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
6 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
6 12 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (44.44%) CatOS
7 11 (40.74%) CMDB
7 11 (40.74%) QMS
7 11 (40.74%) Multicast
7 11 (40.74%) Release Management
7 11 (40.74%) Network Design
7 11 (40.74%) ITIL
7 11 (40.74%) MS Visio
7 11 (40.74%) Configuration Management
7 11 (40.74%) Project Management
8 10 (37.04%) Firewall
9 9 (33.33%) Quality Management
9 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (29.63%) Siemens
10 8 (29.63%) CCNP
10 8 (29.63%) C
10 8 (29.63%) BT
11 6 (22.22%) Migration

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 11 (40.74%) MS Visio
2 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 24 (88.89%) BGP
1 24 (88.89%) OSPF
2 17 (62.96%) LAN
2 17 (62.96%) WAN
3 15 (55.56%) Wireless
4 12 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
4 12 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 11 (40.74%) Multicast
6 10 (37.04%) Firewall
7 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (18.52%) Network Security
9 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
10 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP
10 3 (11.11%) DNS
10 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (11.11%) VLAN
10 3 (11.11%) VPN
11 2 (7.41%) MRTG
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Network Support
3 5 (18.52%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Cisco Support
4 3 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Check Point Support
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) CMDB
2 5 (18.52%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Problem Management
2 11 (40.74%) Configuration Management
2 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 11 (40.74%) Network Design
2 11 (40.74%) Project Management
2 11 (40.74%) QMS
2 11 (40.74%) Release Management
3 9 (33.33%) Quality Management
4 6 (22.22%) Migration
5 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (29.63%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) CCENT
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
1 1 (3.70%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (3.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
3 8 (29.63%) BT
3 8 (29.63%) Siemens
4 6 (22.22%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 3 (11.11%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) Progress