Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 154 185
Rank change year-on-year -4 +31 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 29 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.58% 0.47% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 2.81% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 4
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.78% +45.50%
10th Percentile £213 £265 £248
90th Percentile £419 £399 £417
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £29.75
UK median hourly rate £14.41 £39.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -63.06% -13.33% +63.64%

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 602 711 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.10% 16.55% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 426 309
Scotland median daily rate £361 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.03% -
10th Percentile £150 £210 £168
90th Percentile £538 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

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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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017. 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 -1 24 £350 -
Glasgow -7 2 £242 -11.91%
West Lothian - 1 £413 -
East Ayrshire - 1 £415 -
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UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 24 (82.76%) Firewall
3 22 (75.86%) BGP
4 20 (68.97%) LAN
5 19 (65.52%) WAN
6 18 (62.07%) Wireless
7 17 (58.62%) VPN
8 14 (48.28%) SNMP
8 14 (48.28%) SSH
9 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
9 13 (44.83%) Project Management
10 12 (41.38%) Telecoms
11 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (34.48%) F5
11 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
12 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
12 8 (27.59%) OSPF
13 7 (24.14%) EIGRP
13 7 (24.14%) CCNA
14 6 (20.69%) CCNP
14 6 (20.69%) Finance
15 5 (17.24%) Degree
15 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
15 5 (17.24%) Citrix
15 5 (17.24%) IPsec
15 5 (17.24%) HSRP
15 5 (17.24%) NetScaler
15 5 (17.24%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
16 4 (13.79%) Cacti

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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 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (6.90%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) Firewall
2 22 (75.86%) BGP
3 20 (68.97%) LAN
4 19 (65.52%) WAN
5 18 (62.07%) Wireless
6 17 (58.62%) VPN
7 14 (48.28%) SNMP
7 14 (48.28%) SSH
8 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
9 8 (27.59%) OSPF
10 7 (24.14%) EIGRP
11 5 (17.24%) HSRP
11 5 (17.24%) IPsec
11 5 (17.24%) NetScaler
12 4 (13.79%) 802.11
12 4 (13.79%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (13.79%) Internet
12 4 (13.79%) Wireshark
13 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 12 (41.38%) Telecoms
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Support
3 2 (6.90%) Network Support
3 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Telecoms Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Check Point Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Data Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Network Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Network Specialist
4 1 (3.45%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.90%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Linux
1 2 (6.90%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Project Management
2 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (13.79%) Data Centre Operations
4 3 (10.34%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Measurement
5 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.45%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (24.14%) CCNA
3 6 (20.69%) CCNP
4 5 (17.24%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (17.24%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Cacti
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) F5
3 8 (27.59%) CheckPoint
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.90%) Apple
6 2 (6.90%) Avaya
6 2 (6.90%) Polycom
7 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper