The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 124 122 131
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 12 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.48% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 3.36% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 13
Median daily rate £465 £343 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.76% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £211 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £34.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +51.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.92 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-67.00% +60.45%
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 of England region.

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
463 446 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.71% 15.67% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 199 279
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 67 78
Median hourly rate £35.50 £23.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.47% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £51.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 of England

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hertfordshire +2 6 £465 +144.73% 2
Bedfordshire - 6 - -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 of England region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (58.33%) F5
3 13 (54.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 11 (45.83%) DNS
5 11 (45.83%) Blue Coat
5 11 (45.83%) BIG-IP
6 9 (37.50%) WAN
7 8 (33.33%) Citrix
7 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (29.17%) Migration
8 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (29.17%) NetScaler
8 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (25.00%) Banking
9 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
9 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (25.00%) VMware
9 6 (25.00%) Firewall
9 6 (25.00%) CCIE
9 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (25.00%) HP
10 5 (20.83%) BGP
11 4 (16.67%) vSphere
11 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
11 4 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
11 4 (16.67%) XenApp

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (54.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (45.83%) BIG-IP
4 11 (45.83%) DNS
5 9 (37.50%) WAN
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (29.17%) NetScaler
7 6 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (20.83%) BGP
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (16.67%) VPN
10 3 (12.50%) EIGRP
10 3 (12.50%) LAN
10 3 (12.50%) Wireless
11 2 (8.33%) ATM
11 2 (8.33%) HSRP
11 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
11 2 (8.33%) OSPF
11 2 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (25.00%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Architect
3 6 (25.00%) Technical Architect
4 5 (20.83%) VMware Architect
5 3 (12.50%) Network Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
6 2 (8.33%) Network Technical Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Network Support
7 1 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Migration
1 7 (29.17%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (8.33%) Email Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Identity Management
3 2 (8.33%) Network Design
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) Server Building
4 1 (4.17%) Coaching
4 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.17%) Open Source
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (25.00%) CCIE
3 4 (16.67%) MCITP
3 4 (16.67%) MCSE
3 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.33%) CCDE
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) CCNP
4 2 (8.33%) VCAP
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.17%) CCENT
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) vSphere
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
3 2 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Simpana
4 1 (4.17%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (4.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) F5
3 12 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 11 (45.83%) Blue Coat
5 8 (33.33%) Citrix
6 6 (25.00%) HP
6 6 (25.00%) VMware
7 4 (16.67%) 3PAR
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Oracle
8 3 (12.50%) Juniper
9 2 (8.33%) CommVault
9 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
9 2 (8.33%) Meru Networks
9 2 (8.33%) Nortel
10 1 (4.17%) Brocade
10 1 (4.17%) Huawei
10 1 (4.17%) Progress
10 1 (4.17%) Riverbed