Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 126 128
Rank change year-on-year +28 +2 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 17 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.76% 0.43% 0.097%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 4.17% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £331 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% -2.57% +4.62%
Scotland median daily rate £242 £263 £363
% change year-on-year -7.71% -27.59% +18.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £33.00 £45.50 -
% change year-on-year -27.47% - -

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 189 288 286
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.40% 10.24% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 130 104
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £269 £166
90th Percentile £490 £489 £448
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 14
Edinburgh median hourly rate £26.75 £13.40 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.70% -66.51% +122.22%
10th Percentile £22.18 £11.97 £12.85
90th Percentile £30.73 £15.14 £42.63
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £29.09
% change year-on-year -18.75% +37.53% +53.08%

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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 24 July 2017.

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 24 July 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 17 (100.00%) Cisco
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (94.12%) LAN
3 15 (88.24%) Wireless
3 15 (88.24%) BGP
4 14 (82.35%) WAN
5 12 (70.59%) VPN
6 10 (58.82%) F5
7 8 (47.06%) HSRP
7 8 (47.06%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
7 8 (47.06%) EIGRP
7 8 (47.06%) OSPF
7 8 (47.06%) IPsec
8 7 (41.18%) Finance
8 7 (41.18%) Internet
8 7 (41.18%) 802.11
8 7 (41.18%) Citrix
8 7 (41.18%) SNMP
8 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
8 7 (41.18%) 802.1X
8 7 (41.18%) Cisco Wireless
8 7 (41.18%) NetScaler
8 7 (41.18%) SSH
8 7 (41.18%) Wireshark
8 7 (41.18%) Cacti
8 7 (41.18%) SolarWinds
9 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
9 6 (35.29%) Project Management
10 4 (23.53%) Telecoms

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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 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (94.12%) LAN
3 15 (88.24%) BGP
3 15 (88.24%) Wireless
4 14 (82.35%) WAN
5 12 (70.59%) VPN
6 8 (47.06%) EIGRP
6 8 (47.06%) HSRP
6 8 (47.06%) IPsec
6 8 (47.06%) OSPF
7 7 (41.18%) 802.11
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco Wireless
7 7 (41.18%) Internet
7 7 (41.18%) NetScaler
7 7 (41.18%) SNMP
7 7 (41.18%) SSH
7 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
7 7 (41.18%) Wireshark
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (88.24%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Support
2 2 (11.76%) Network Support
2 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Check Point Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) 802.1X
2 2 (11.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (23.53%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
1 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Network Monitoring
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Asset Management
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
4 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCIE
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) Cacti
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) F5
3 8 (47.06%) CheckPoint
4 7 (41.18%) Citrix
4 7 (41.18%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat