Period
to 20 January 2018

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 6 months to 20 January 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 121 96 137
Rank change year-on-year -25 +41 -20
Contract jobs citing MPLS 15 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.52% 0.79% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.84% 5.93% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -6.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £213 £285 £338
90th Percentile £380 £413 £413
Scotland median daily rate £338 £350 £281
% change year-on-year -3.57% +24.44% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - £55.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year - +86.55% +14.42%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 257 236 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.91% 13.29% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 137 109
Edinburgh median daily rate £384 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.47% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £209 £200 £222
90th Percentile £588 £500 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.86 £52.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.58% +103.92% +25.93%
10th Percentile £16.29 £13.10 £14.73
90th Percentile £17.43 £52.17 £37.55
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +23.53% -43.33%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 January 2018, 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 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) Firewall
3 10 (66.67%) LAN
3 10 (66.67%) WAN
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (60.00%) CCNA
5 8 (53.33%) BGP
5 8 (53.33%) VPN
6 6 (40.00%) SNMP
6 6 (40.00%) Project Management
6 6 (40.00%) SSH
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 5 (33.33%) Wireless
7 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (26.67%) CCNP
8 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
8 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
8 4 (26.67%) Finance
8 4 (26.67%) Data Centre Operations
8 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (26.67%) Degree
9 3 (20.00%) F5
10 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (13.33%) Performance Measurement
10 2 (13.33%) CCENT
10 2 (13.33%) VLAN
10 2 (13.33%) FortiGate
10 2 (13.33%) IPsec

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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 12 (80.00%) Firewall
2 10 (66.67%) LAN
2 10 (66.67%) WAN
3 8 (53.33%) BGP
3 8 (53.33%) VPN
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (40.00%) SNMP
4 6 (40.00%) SSH
5 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 5 (33.33%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) IPsec
6 2 (13.33%) OSPF
6 2 (13.33%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless Security
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Network Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Network Support
2 2 (13.33%) Network Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Measurement
4 1 (6.67%) Cyber Resilience
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) CCENT
5 1 (6.67%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper