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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 115 123 128
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.57% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 2.63% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 6
Median daily rate £494 £350 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.14% +15.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £272 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £444 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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
372 532 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 15.09% 19.28% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 272 205
Median daily rate £400 £315 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £189 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 64 34
Median hourly rate £42.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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 25 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
Hertfordshire +17 11 £494 +59.35% 2
Bedfordshire - 3 £400 -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 18 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 16 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
3 16 (53.33%) F5
4 14 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 14 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 14 (46.67%) Blue Coat
4 14 (46.67%) BIG-IP
4 14 (46.67%) DNS
5 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (33.33%) VPN
6 10 (33.33%) CCNP
7 8 (26.67%) WAN
7 8 (26.67%) Finance
8 7 (23.33%) Firewall
8 7 (23.33%) BGP
8 7 (23.33%) Juniper
8 7 (23.33%) Banking
9 6 (20.00%) EIGRP
9 6 (20.00%) OSPF
10 5 (16.67%) IPsec
10 5 (16.67%) CCIE
10 5 (16.67%) CCNA
10 5 (16.67%) ATM
10 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
11 4 (13.33%) Network Design
11 4 (13.33%) JNCIP
11 4 (13.33%) Data Centre

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 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (46.67%) BIG-IP
2 14 (46.67%) DNS
2 14 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 14 (46.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (33.33%) VPN
4 8 (26.67%) WAN
5 7 (23.33%) BGP
5 7 (23.33%) Firewall
6 6 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 6 (20.00%) OSPF
7 5 (16.67%) ATM
7 5 (16.67%) IPsec
8 4 (13.33%) LAN
9 2 (6.67%) Broadband
9 2 (6.67%) GPRS
9 2 (6.67%) RIP
9 2 (6.67%) UMTS
9 2 (6.67%) VoIP
9 2 (6.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 7 (23.33%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Consultant
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (13.33%) Designer
3 4 (13.33%) IP Designer
3 4 (13.33%) Network Designer
3 4 (13.33%) Network Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.67%) IP Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Network Support
6 1 (3.33%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Migration
1 4 (13.33%) Network Design
2 3 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.67%) Email Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
3 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.67%) Server Building
4 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.33%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (16.67%) CCIE
3 5 (16.67%) CCNA
3 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.33%) CCENT
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) COBIT
1 1 (3.33%) HIPAA
1 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (83.33%) Cisco
2 18 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 16 (53.33%) F5
4 14 (46.67%) Blue Coat
5 7 (23.33%) Juniper
6 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 3 (10.00%) Citrix
7 3 (10.00%) HP
7 3 (10.00%) Nortel
8 2 (6.67%) Nokia
9 1 (3.33%) Aruba
9 1 (3.33%) Avaya
9 1 (3.33%) Brocade
9 1 (3.33%) Dell
9 1 (3.33%) NetApp
9 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.33%) Progress
9 1 (3.33%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.33%) Splunk
9 1 (3.33%) VMware