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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 107 103 127
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +24
Contract jobs citing MPLS 22 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.97% 1.01% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.74% 6.86% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 8
Median daily rate £450 £330 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £254 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £488 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £333
% change year-on-year
-1.84% +22.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.61 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
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
383 379 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.91% 14.72% 16.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 195 283
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 46 36
Median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 December 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 -3 13 £475 +58.33% 2
Essex +4 6 £220 -21.42%
Bedfordshire +3 3 - - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 24 (77.42%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) WAN
2 14 (45.16%) DNS
2 14 (45.16%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (45.16%) F5
2 14 (45.16%) Data Centre
3 12 (38.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (38.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
4 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (35.48%) BIG-IP
4 11 (35.48%) Blue Coat
5 10 (32.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (32.26%) Firewall
5 10 (32.26%) Citrix
5 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (29.03%) BGP
6 9 (29.03%) VMware
6 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (29.03%) NetScaler
6 9 (29.03%) PCI DSS
7 8 (25.81%) Banking
7 8 (25.81%) CCIE
8 7 (22.58%) VPN
8 7 (22.58%) OSPF
9 6 (19.35%) 3PAR
9 6 (19.35%) Converged Infrastructure
9 6 (19.35%) XenApp
9 6 (19.35%) vSphere
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco IOS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco ASA
1 14 (45.16%) DNS
1 14 (45.16%) WAN
2 12 (38.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 12 (38.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 11 (35.48%) BIG-IP
4 10 (32.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (32.26%) Firewall
5 9 (29.03%) BGP
5 9 (29.03%) NetScaler
6 7 (22.58%) OSPF
6 7 (22.58%) VPN
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (19.35%) EIGRP
8 5 (16.13%) LAN
9 4 (12.90%) FTP
9 4 (12.90%) Internet
9 4 (12.90%) SMTP
9 4 (12.90%) VoIP
9 4 (12.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (25.81%) Banking
2 4 (12.90%) Finance
3 3 (9.68%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Automotive
5 1 (3.23%) German Language
5 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Network Engineer
2 10 (32.26%) Architect
3 9 (29.03%) Technical Architect
4 7 (22.58%) VMware Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Network Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Network Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Network Technical Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) Check Point Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 14 (45.16%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Solaris
2 4 (12.90%) Unix
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (19.35%) Converged Infrastructure
2 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Presales
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.23%) Coaching
4 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design
4 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Open Source
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.23%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.81%) CCIE
3 6 (19.35%) MCITP
3 6 (19.35%) MCSE
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (9.68%) CCDE
4 3 (9.68%) VCAP
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.45%) CCNP
6 1 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.23%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) vSphere
2 6 (19.35%) XenApp
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) FortiGate
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) Simpana
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) F5
3 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
4 11 (35.48%) Blue Coat
5 10 (32.26%) Citrix
6 9 (29.03%) VMware
7 6 (19.35%) 3PAR
7 6 (19.35%) HP
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
7 6 (19.35%) Oracle
8 3 (9.68%) CommVault
8 3 (9.68%) Fortinet
8 3 (9.68%) Juniper
8 3 (9.68%) Meru Networks
9 1 (3.23%) Huawei
9 1 (3.23%) Riverbed