The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 30 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 64 67
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.01% 0.30% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.52% 1.94% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £221 £200 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.25% -44.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +7.93% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £42.50
% change year-on-year -31.00% +12.54%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 63 103 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 10.61% 15.51% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 47 49
Median daily rate £350 £333 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -11.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £150 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £405 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £340
% change year-on-year +6.45% +7.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 6 (100.00%) Avaya
1 6 (100.00%) Apple
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (100.00%) CMS
2 5 (83.33%) Polycom
2 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 6 (100.00%) CMS
General
1 5 (83.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (83.33%) Telecoms Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Apple
1 6 (100.00%) Avaya
2 5 (83.33%) Polycom