The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 85 83
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh - 0.33% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.52% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +3.44% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.05 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -35.45% +5.88%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 80 142 153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.95% 9.27% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 66 58
Median daily rate £323 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.37% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £283 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Edinburgh

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) WAAS
3 1 (33.33%) MRTG
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) LAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) BGP
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) MRTG
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
2 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAAS
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Check Point Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Check Point Support
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Support
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support
1 1 (33.33%) Network Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) F5
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago