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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 114 121
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.34% 0.77% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.97% 5.29% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £450 £200 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +125.00% -43.06%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £316
% change year-on-year +3.44% +14.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £45.50 £45.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -31.81% +6.66%  

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 202 378 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.48% 14.58% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 200 166
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.00 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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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 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 29 March 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
Aberdeen -1 5 £450 -
Glasgow -3 1 - - 1
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 16 (84.21%) OSPF
2 16 (84.21%) BGP
3 15 (78.95%) LAN
3 15 (78.95%) WAN
4 13 (68.42%) TCP/IP
4 13 (68.42%) Problem Management
4 13 (68.42%) Cisco IOS
4 13 (68.42%) CatOS
5 12 (63.16%) Release Management
5 12 (63.16%) CMDB
5 12 (63.16%) QMS
5 12 (63.16%) ITIL
5 12 (63.16%) MS Visio
5 12 (63.16%) Project Management
5 12 (63.16%) Configuration Management
5 12 (63.16%) Wireless
5 12 (63.16%) Finance
5 12 (63.16%) Network Design
6 11 (57.89%) Multicast
7 10 (52.63%) Quality Management
8 8 (42.11%) BT
8 8 (42.11%) Siemens
8 8 (42.11%) C
9 6 (31.58%) HP
10 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
11 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
11 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat

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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 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Visio
2 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) BGP
1 16 (84.21%) OSPF
2 15 (78.95%) LAN
2 15 (78.95%) WAN
3 13 (68.42%) Cisco IOS
3 13 (68.42%) TCP/IP
4 12 (63.16%) Wireless
5 11 (57.89%) Multicast
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (10.53%) VLAN
8 1 (5.26%) Internet
8 1 (5.26%) IPsec
8 1 (5.26%) MRTG
8 1 (5.26%) Network Security
8 1 (5.26%) WAAS
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Network Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Network Support
4 3 (15.79%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Support
5 2 (10.53%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (63.16%) CMDB
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Problem Management
2 12 (63.16%) Configuration Management
2 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 12 (63.16%) Network Design
2 12 (63.16%) Project Management
2 12 (63.16%) QMS
2 12 (63.16%) Release Management
3 10 (52.63%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CCENT
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (5.26%) WMI
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) BT
2 8 (42.11%) Siemens
3 6 (31.58%) HP
4 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
5 2 (10.53%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Apple
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) Polycom
6 1 (5.26%) Progress
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