The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 102 98 101
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.18% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% 1.23% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £225 £175 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -49.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £5.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.92 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-67.00% +57.36%
MPLS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
219 163 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 13.30% 10.19% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 80 97
Median daily rate £338 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £181 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 24
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £5.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.50 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Derbyshire -2 2 £225 +28.57% 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £375 -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
2 4 (57.14%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Tellabs
5 1 (14.29%) Virgin Media
5 1 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
5 1 (14.29%) People Management
5 1 (14.29%) QNAP
5 1 (14.29%) Skype
5 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 1 (14.29%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VLAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (28.57%) BGP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) ATM
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) GSM
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (14.29%) IPv4
4 1 (14.29%) MegaStream
4 1 (14.29%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) SDH
4 1 (14.29%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Network Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Security Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) FMCG
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
1 1 (14.29%) Coaching
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
1 1 (14.29%) Facilities Management
1 1 (14.29%) Information Security
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) Logistics
1 1 (14.29%) Network Design
1 1 (14.29%) Network Management
1 1 (14.29%) People Management
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNA
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
1 1 (14.29%) Nessus
1 1 (14.29%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (14.29%) Dell Compellent
3 1 (14.29%) Ericsson
3 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 1 (14.29%) Huawei
3 1 (14.29%) Intel Security
3 1 (14.29%) Mapinfo
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) QNAP
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
3 1 (14.29%) Tellabs
3 1 (14.29%) Virgin Media
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
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