Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 96 88
Rank change year-on-year -12 -8 +10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.47% 0.15% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.30% 1.33% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Glasgow median daily rate - £242 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.91% -11.65%
Scotland median daily rate - £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £17.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 -
% change year-on-year -46.97% - -

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 Glasgow with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Glasgow
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 151 150 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 8.96% 11.21% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 69 92
Glasgow median daily rate £340 £400 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +18.08% +7.54%
10th Percentile £122 £134 £219
90th Percentile £508 £550 £431
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 2
Glasgow median hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.45% -63.98% +276.52%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.73 £43.70
90th Percentile £30.90 £22.75 £49.30
Scotland median hourly rate £16.00 £31.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -48.39% -22.50% +223.89%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Glasgow

MPLS
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

MPLS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) Ethernet
2 7 (87.50%) ADSL
2 7 (87.50%) Internet
2 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
2 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
3 6 (75.00%) BC Cleared
3 6 (75.00%) xDSL
3 6 (75.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (75.00%) OSPF
3 6 (75.00%) BGP
3 6 (75.00%) DSL
3 6 (75.00%) EIGRP
3 6 (75.00%) ATM
3 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 6 (75.00%) RIP
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (75.00%) VPN
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 6 (75.00%) CCNP
3 6 (75.00%) CCNA
4 4 (50.00%) Nortel
4 4 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (50.00%) DWDM
4 4 (50.00%) SDH
5 2 (25.00%) Huawei
5 2 (25.00%) QA

MPLS
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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) ADSL
2 7 (87.50%) Ethernet
2 7 (87.50%) Internet
3 6 (75.00%) ATM
3 6 (75.00%) BGP
3 6 (75.00%) DSL
3 6 (75.00%) EIGRP
3 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 6 (75.00%) OSPF
3 6 (75.00%) RIP
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (75.00%) VPN
3 6 (75.00%) xDSL
4 4 (50.00%) DWDM
4 4 (50.00%) SDH
5 1 (12.50%) PSTN
General
1 7 (87.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (12.50%) Data Entry
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Supplier Relationship Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) BC Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (75.00%) CCNA
2 6 (75.00%) CCNP
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (25.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 4 (50.00%) Nortel
3 2 (25.00%) Ciena
3 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 2 (25.00%) Huawei
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) BT
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Openreach