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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 142 124
Rank change year-on-year +49 -18  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 20 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.91% 0.17% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.03% 0.88% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 0
Median daily rate £242 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £47.83 £95.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -49.65%  

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 249 570 299
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.35% 19.39% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 287 118
Median daily rate £360 £330 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +13.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 17
Median hourly rate £33.25 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.87% +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +27 10 £275 - 1
Glasgow - 8 £232 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 17 (65.38%) LAN
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) BGP
3 15 (57.69%) WAN
4 13 (50.00%) Wireless
5 11 (42.31%) Telecoms
5 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
5 11 (42.31%) OSPF
6 10 (38.46%) Firewall
7 9 (34.62%) CMS
7 9 (34.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 9 (34.62%) Project Management
7 9 (34.62%) Apple
7 9 (34.62%) Avaya
8 8 (30.77%) VPN
8 8 (30.77%) Finance
8 8 (30.77%) Polycom
9 7 (26.92%) QMS
9 7 (26.92%) Network Design
9 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
10 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (23.08%) CatOS
11 5 (19.23%) Release Management
11 5 (19.23%) F5
11 5 (19.23%) SSH
11 5 (19.23%) CMDB
11 5 (19.23%) BT
11 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
11 5 (19.23%) Quality Management

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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 9 (34.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 9 (34.62%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) LAN
2 16 (61.54%) BGP
3 15 (57.69%) WAN
4 13 (50.00%) Wireless
5 11 (42.31%) OSPF
5 11 (42.31%) TCP/IP
6 10 (38.46%) Firewall
7 8 (30.77%) VPN
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (19.23%) SNMP
9 5 (19.23%) SSH
10 4 (15.38%) 802.11
10 4 (15.38%) Cisco Wireless
10 4 (15.38%) EIGRP
10 4 (15.38%) HSRP
10 4 (15.38%) Internet
10 4 (15.38%) IPsec
10 4 (15.38%) Multicast
10 4 (15.38%) NetScaler
10 4 (15.38%) Wireshark
General
1 11 (42.31%) Telecoms
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Analyst
3 8 (30.77%) Telecoms Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Support
4 2 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Support
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Telecoms Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) CMDB
2 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) CatOS
2 1 (3.85%) Linux
2 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Project Management
2 7 (26.92%) Network Design
2 7 (26.92%) QMS
3 6 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
4 5 (19.23%) ITIL
4 5 (19.23%) Quality Management
4 5 (19.23%) Release Management
5 4 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (3.85%) Network Management
8 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) CCNP
2 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) CCDP
4 1 (3.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Cacti
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Apple
2 9 (34.62%) Avaya
3 8 (30.77%) Polycom
4 5 (19.23%) BT
4 5 (19.23%) F5
4 5 (19.23%) HP
4 5 (19.23%) Siemens
5 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix
5 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
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