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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 114 143 135
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -8
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.55% 0.19% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.10% 1.05% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 9
Median daily rate £495 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £315 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £315 £327
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £386 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +17.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +19.57%
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
451 570 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.69% 18.28% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 308 234
Median daily rate £375 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 66 54
Median hourly rate £37.00 £23.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.86% -16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £52.50 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Bedfordshire - 8 £400 -
Hertfordshire +20 5 £495 - 4
Cambridgeshire +17 1 £550 -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 15 (53.57%) F5
4 14 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 14 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 14 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 13 (46.43%) DNS
5 13 (46.43%) Blue Coat
5 13 (46.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 11 (39.29%) WAN
7 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
8 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (28.57%) Citrix
9 8 (28.57%) Finance
10 7 (25.00%) Migration
10 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (25.00%) Firewall
10 7 (25.00%) BGP
10 7 (25.00%) NetScaler
11 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (21.43%) Banking
11 6 (21.43%) EIGRP
11 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 6 (21.43%) HP
11 6 (21.43%) CCNP
11 6 (21.43%) VPN
11 6 (21.43%) VMware
11 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (17.86%) CCIE
12 5 (17.86%) Juniper

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 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 14 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 13 (46.43%) DNS
3 13 (46.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (39.29%) WAN
5 7 (25.00%) BGP
5 7 (25.00%) Firewall
5 7 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (21.43%) EIGRP
6 6 (21.43%) VPN
7 4 (14.29%) ATM
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (14.29%) IPsec
7 4 (14.29%) OSPF
8 3 (10.71%) Wireless
9 2 (7.14%) IP Telephony
9 2 (7.14%) LAN
9 2 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Architect
2 6 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Technical Architect
3 5 (17.86%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (17.86%) VMware Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Designer
5 3 (10.71%) IP Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Architect
5 3 (10.71%) Network Designer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Network Technical Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Migration
1 7 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Email Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Identity Management
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) Server Building
5 1 (3.57%) Coaching
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Presales
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (21.43%) CCNP
3 5 (17.86%) CCIE
4 4 (14.29%) MCITP
4 4 (14.29%) MCSE
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (10.71%) CCNA
5 3 (10.71%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) JNCIP
5 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) CCDE
6 2 (7.14%) VCAP
6 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.57%) CCENT
7 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
1 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) vSphere
2 4 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) FortiGate
3 2 (7.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Simpana
4 1 (3.57%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (3.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Cisco
2 15 (53.57%) F5
3 14 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 13 (46.43%) Blue Coat
5 8 (28.57%) Citrix
6 6 (21.43%) HP
6 6 (21.43%) VMware
7 5 (17.86%) Juniper
8 4 (14.29%) 3PAR
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle
9 2 (7.14%) CommVault
9 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 2 (7.14%) Meru Networks
9 2 (7.14%) Nortel
10 1 (3.57%) Brocade
10 1 (3.57%) Progress
10 1 (3.57%) Riverbed