Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 April 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 139 181
Rank change year-on-year -29 +42 -2
Contract jobs citing MPLS 26 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 0.67% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.41% 4.77% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 6
Scotland median daily rate £344 £242 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.05% +7.56% -33.82%
10th Percentile £213 £173 £174
90th Percentile £400 £438 £348
UK median daily rate £425 £399 £400
% change year-on-year +6.58% -0.31% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Scotland median hourly rate £12.25 £55.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -77.93% +26.14% -
10th Percentile £10.73 £45.30 £32.73
90th Percentile £13.98 £65.70 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +8.33% -30.23% +43.33%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 590 503 890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.84% 13.98% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 279 439
Scotland median daily rate £341 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.51% - +7.35%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £219
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +3.11% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 43
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £23.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.61% -39.47% +20.63%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.25
90th Percentile £26.60 £57.50 £45.70
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -15.38% +15.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 19 £338 -15.63% 1
Glasgow -16 7 £375 +70.07%
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UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 21 (80.77%) Cisco
2 19 (73.08%) Firewall
3 13 (50.00%) VPN
3 13 (50.00%) WAN
4 12 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (34.62%) CCNA
7 8 (30.77%) LAN
7 8 (30.77%) Project Management
7 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (26.92%) IPFIX
8 7 (26.92%) BGP
8 7 (26.92%) CCNP
8 7 (26.92%) IPsec
9 6 (23.08%) Internet
9 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
10 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
10 5 (19.23%) Finance
11 4 (15.38%) Migration
11 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (15.38%) SSH
11 4 (15.38%) Degree
11 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
11 4 (15.38%) Wireless
11 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 4 (15.38%) SNMP
11 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
11 4 (15.38%) ITIL
12 3 (11.54%) Ethernet

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.85%) Confluence
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) Firewall
2 13 (50.00%) VPN
2 13 (50.00%) WAN
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (30.77%) LAN
5 7 (26.92%) BGP
5 7 (26.92%) IPFIX
5 7 (26.92%) IPsec
6 6 (23.08%) Internet
7 4 (15.38%) SNMP
7 4 (15.38%) SSH
7 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 4 (15.38%) Wireless
8 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
8 3 (11.54%) OSPF
9 2 (7.69%) ADSL
9 2 (7.69%) DSL
9 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
9 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (7.69%) xDSL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
2 3 (11.54%) IT Project Manager
2 3 (11.54%) IT Security Manager
2 3 (11.54%) IT Security Project Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Security Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Security Project Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Administrator
3 2 (7.69%) Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
3 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Network Support
3 2 (7.69%) Network Support Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (30.77%) Project Management
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (11.54%) Scrum
3 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
4 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (7.69%) Kanban
4 2 (7.69%) People Management
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 2 (7.69%) Resource Allocation
4 2 (7.69%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) CCNA
3 7 (26.92%) CCNP
4 4 (15.38%) Degree
5 3 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (7.69%) CCENT
6 2 (7.69%) CISSP
6 2 (7.69%) PMP
7 1 (3.85%) BC Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.85%) CCDP
7 1 (3.85%) CCIE
7 1 (3.85%) CCIP
7 1 (3.85%) HP ASE
7 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) PMBOK
2 1 (3.85%) PMO
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
1 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (80.77%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) CyberArk
3 3 (11.54%) F5
3 3 (11.54%) Splunk
4 2 (7.69%) IBM
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.85%) BT
5 1 (3.85%) CA
5 1 (3.85%) Charles River
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) Nokia
5 1 (3.85%) Openreach
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec
5 1 (3.85%) Tandberg
5 1 (3.85%) Varonis