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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 88 89 90
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.32% 0.88% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 7.01% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 1
Median daily rate £275 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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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
190 214 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.21% 12.60% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 116 61
Median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 25
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.15 £50.00 £25.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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
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

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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 29 May 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 +10 3 £275 -8.33% 1
Northamptonshire -1 1 £275 -35.29%
Leicestershire - 1 - -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) SNMP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (33.33%) Network Design
4 2 (33.33%) Logistics
4 2 (33.33%) FMCG
4 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Tellabs
5 1 (16.67%) Virgin Media
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) LTE
5 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (16.67%) Network Management

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) BGP
3 2 (33.33%) SNMP
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (16.67%) IPv4
4 1 (16.67%) LTE
4 1 (16.67%) MegaStream
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (16.67%) SDH
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VoLTE
4 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
General
1 4 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Logistics
1 2 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) CCNP
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCDP
2 1 (16.67%) CCSE
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) Nessus
1 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Ericsson
3 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 1 (16.67%) Huawei
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) Mapinfo
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
3 1 (16.67%) Tellabs
3 1 (16.67%) Virgin Media
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