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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / East of England
Rank 104 111 106
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 19 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.87% 0.64% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.75% 4.31% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 9
Median daily rate £450 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £315 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £491 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £323
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +24.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.61 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +64.04%

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
400 348 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.41% 14.96% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 173 191
Median daily rate £345 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.96% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £241 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 52
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.38 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.91% -9.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 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
Hertfordshire -6 8 £495 +1.53% 3
Essex - 6 £220 -
Suffolk - 3 £150 -
Bedfordshire +10 2 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 East of England region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 25 (73.53%) Cisco
2 16 (47.06%) DNS
3 15 (44.12%) CheckPoint
3 15 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (44.12%) F5
4 14 (41.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 13 (38.24%) Blue Coat
5 13 (38.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 12 (35.29%) BIG-IP
6 12 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (32.35%) WAN
7 11 (32.35%) Firewall
7 11 (32.35%) Data Centre
8 10 (29.41%) Citrix
8 10 (29.41%) Banking
9 9 (26.47%) OSPF
9 9 (26.47%) BGP
10 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (23.53%) CCIE
10 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (20.59%) VPN
11 7 (20.59%) VMware
12 6 (17.65%) Migration
12 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
12 6 (17.65%) NetScaler
12 6 (17.65%) PCI DSS
13 5 (14.71%) LAN
13 5 (14.71%) Finance
13 5 (14.71%) EIGRP

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 (2.94%) CloudStack
1 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) DNS
2 15 (44.12%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (41.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 13 (38.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (35.29%) BIG-IP
6 11 (32.35%) Firewall
6 11 (32.35%) WAN
7 9 (26.47%) BGP
7 9 (26.47%) OSPF
8 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (20.59%) VPN
10 6 (17.65%) NetScaler
11 5 (14.71%) EIGRP
11 5 (14.71%) LAN
12 4 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (11.76%) IMAP
12 4 (11.76%) Internet
12 4 (11.76%) IPsec
12 4 (11.76%) Network Security
12 4 (11.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (29.41%) Banking
2 5 (14.71%) Finance
3 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.82%) Retail
5 2 (5.88%) German Language
6 1 (2.94%) Automotive
6 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
2 6 (17.65%) Technical Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Network Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Check Point Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Active Directory Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Wireless Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 11 (32.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) PMI
4 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Solaris
1 4 (11.76%) Unix
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Converged Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.88%) Email Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Server Building
4 2 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (2.94%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (2.94%) High Availability
5 1 (2.94%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Presales
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
5 1 (2.94%) Validation
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (23.53%) CCIE
3 4 (11.76%) MCITP
3 4 (11.76%) MCSE
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.82%) CCNP
5 2 (5.88%) CCDE
5 2 (5.88%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.88%) VCAP
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.94%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.76%) vSphere
3 4 (11.76%) XenApp
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.94%) KVM
5 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.88%) Simpana
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Cisco
2 15 (44.12%) CheckPoint
2 15 (44.12%) F5
3 13 (38.24%) Blue Coat
4 10 (29.41%) Citrix
5 7 (20.59%) VMware
6 4 (11.76%) 3PAR
6 4 (11.76%) HP
6 4 (11.76%) Juniper
6 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) CommVault
7 2 (5.88%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.88%) Huawei
7 2 (5.88%) Meru Networks
8 1 (2.94%) BT
8 1 (2.94%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.94%) Tellabs
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