Period
to 18 October 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 18 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 154 181
Rank change year-on-year -34 +27 -1
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.56% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.62% 4.90% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 20 11
Scotland median daily rate - £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% -6.67%
UK median daily rate £419 £380 £388
% change year-on-year +10.13% -1.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £33.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.97% - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £15.41 £47.83
% change year-on-year +62.28% -67.79% +3.05%

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 554 551 818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.35% 11.37% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 285 486
Scotland median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £185 £137 £217
90th Percentile £525 £525 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 37
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £30.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.36% -23.75% +223.89%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.94 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.30% -18.95% +18.75%

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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 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 18 October 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
Glasgow -7 8 - - 3
Edinburgh -31 1 - -
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) Ethernet
2 7 (77.78%) ADSL
2 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 7 (77.78%) Internet
2 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) BC Cleared
3 6 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (66.67%) xDSL
3 6 (66.67%) Migration
3 6 (66.67%) OSPF
3 6 (66.67%) BGP
3 6 (66.67%) DSL
3 6 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 6 (66.67%) CCNA
3 6 (66.67%) ATM
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) RIP
3 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) SDH
4 4 (44.44%) Nortel
4 4 (44.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (44.44%) DWDM
5 2 (22.22%) Ciena
5 2 (22.22%) QA

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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 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) ADSL
2 7 (77.78%) Ethernet
2 7 (77.78%) Internet
3 6 (66.67%) ATM
3 6 (66.67%) BGP
3 6 (66.67%) DSL
3 6 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) OSPF
3 6 (66.67%) RIP
3 6 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 6 (66.67%) xDSL
4 4 (44.44%) DWDM
4 4 (44.44%) SDH
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 1 (11.11%) PSTN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 7 (77.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Transmission Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Data Entry
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Supplier Relationship Management
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) BC Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 6 (66.67%) CCNA
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) CCIP
4 1 (11.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
1 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 4 (44.44%) Nortel
3 2 (22.22%) Ciena
3 2 (22.22%) Ericsson
3 2 (22.22%) Huawei
3 2 (22.22%) Juniper
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) BT
4 1 (11.11%) CA
4 1 (11.11%) Charles River
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
4 1 (11.11%) Openreach
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Splunk
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Varonis