The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 70 69 78
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.76% 0.30% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.57% 1.95% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £381 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £450 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £450 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +52.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
196 154 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.17% 15.32% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 53 85
Median daily rate £396 £398 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.10 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £27.75 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Buckinghamshire region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 February 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
Milton Keynes +4 7 £381 -15.27% 1
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 15 (83.33%) VoIP
3 14 (77.78%) WAN
3 14 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (72.22%) Cisco
5 11 (61.11%) ADSL
5 11 (61.11%) F5
6 10 (55.56%) Data Centre
6 10 (55.56%) LAN
6 10 (55.56%) CCNA
7 8 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (44.44%) Avaya
7 8 (44.44%) ITIL
8 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
8 7 (38.89%) Finance
8 7 (38.89%) CCNP
8 7 (38.89%) IVR
8 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (33.33%) e-Health
9 6 (33.33%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (33.33%) CA
9 6 (33.33%) DNS
9 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 5 (27.78%) VPN
10 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
10 5 (27.78%) Workflow
10 5 (27.78%) Clustering
10 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (27.78%) FortiGate
11 4 (22.22%) NAS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 4 (22.22%) Apache
1 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 4 (22.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) Firewall
2 15 (83.33%) VoIP
3 14 (77.78%) WAN
4 11 (61.11%) ADSL
5 10 (55.56%) LAN
6 8 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
8 6 (33.33%) DNS
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (27.78%) VPN
10 4 (22.22%) DMZ
10 4 (22.22%) NAS
10 4 (22.22%) SAN
10 4 (22.22%) WLAN
11 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (16.67%) IPsec
11 3 (16.67%) Network Security
11 3 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Network Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Network Operations Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Operations Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Network Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Voice Architect
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (38.89%) IVR
3 6 (33.33%) e-Health
4 5 (27.78%) Clustering
5 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) PRINCE2
2 5 (27.78%) Workflow
3 4 (22.22%) Migration
3 4 (22.22%) Presales
3 4 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 3 (16.67%) Network Design
5 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
5 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) Line Management
6 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (55.56%) CCNA
3 7 (38.89%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (27.78%) FortiGate
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) F5
3 8 (44.44%) Avaya
4 6 (33.33%) CA
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) Altiris
5 4 (22.22%) Genesys
5 4 (22.22%) Remedy
6 3 (16.67%) Aruba
6 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (5.56%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow