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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 113 125 122
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.41% 0.38% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 2.61% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £375 £353 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +41.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £330
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £29.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
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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
385 421 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.53% 14.70% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 207 156
Median daily rate £340 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 8
Median hourly rate £21.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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

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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 7 December 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 +23 6 £375 -
Aberdeen -8 2 - -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (85.71%) CheckPoint
2 18 (85.71%) OSPF
2 18 (85.71%) BGP
3 15 (71.43%) Firewall
4 12 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (52.38%) Wireless
5 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (52.38%) LAN
5 11 (52.38%) WAN
6 10 (47.62%) CCNP
7 9 (42.86%) EIGRP
7 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
8 8 (38.10%) Finance
9 6 (28.57%) Migration
9 6 (28.57%) VLAN
9 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
10 5 (23.81%) Network Design
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (23.81%) Network Security
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
11 4 (19.05%) F5
11 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (19.05%) Fortinet
11 4 (19.05%) Internet
11 4 (19.05%) CCNA
12 3 (14.29%) CCIE
12 3 (14.29%) VPN

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 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (85.71%) BGP
1 18 (85.71%) OSPF
2 15 (71.43%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (52.38%) LAN
4 11 (52.38%) WAN
4 11 (52.38%) Wireless
5 9 (42.86%) EIGRP
6 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 6 (28.57%) VLAN
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (23.81%) Network Security
8 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (19.05%) Internet
9 3 (14.29%) ATM
9 3 (14.29%) DNS
9 3 (14.29%) ISDN
9 3 (14.29%) PPP
9 3 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Network Consultant
2 5 (23.81%) Network Security Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Data Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Network Support
4 2 (9.52%) Check Point Support
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Support
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Cisco Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Network Design
3 4 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
4 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) High Availability
4 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) Supplier Management
5 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) QMS
5 2 (9.52%) Quality Management
5 2 (9.52%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (47.62%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) CCNA
4 3 (14.29%) CCIE
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Cisco
2 18 (85.71%) CheckPoint
3 4 (19.05%) F5
3 4 (19.05%) Fortinet
4 3 (14.29%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.76%) Brocade
5 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.76%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds