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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / East of England
Rank 110 104 122
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.66% 0.70% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.79% 4.83% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 4
Median daily rate £450 £363 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -7.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +52.21%

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
369 352 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.29% 14.58% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 192 188
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 65
Median hourly rate £27.25 £40.13 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.08% +68.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -7 5 £475 -2.56% 2
Suffolk -8 3 £150 -58.62%
Essex - 3 £220 -
Bedfordshire +2 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 1 £400 +23.07%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 16 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (50.00%) DNS
2 16 (50.00%) F5
3 14 (43.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 14 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (40.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (40.63%) Blue Coat
5 12 (37.50%) BIG-IP
5 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (34.38%) Firewall
7 10 (31.25%) Banking
8 9 (28.13%) OSPF
8 9 (28.13%) BGP
8 9 (28.13%) WAN
9 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 7 (21.88%) VPN
10 7 (21.88%) CCIE
10 7 (21.88%) Citrix
10 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (15.63%) Finance
12 5 (15.63%) Internet
12 5 (15.63%) LAN
13 4 (12.50%) VoIP
13 4 (12.50%) SMTP
13 4 (12.50%) FTP
13 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
13 4 (12.50%) Unix
13 4 (12.50%) LDAP

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 (3.13%) CloudStack
1 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) DNS
2 14 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (43.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 13 (40.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (37.50%) BIG-IP
5 11 (34.38%) Firewall
6 9 (28.13%) BGP
6 9 (28.13%) OSPF
6 9 (28.13%) WAN
7 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (21.88%) VPN
8 5 (15.63%) Internet
8 5 (15.63%) LAN
9 4 (12.50%) EIGRP
9 4 (12.50%) FTP
9 4 (12.50%) IPsec
9 4 (12.50%) LDAP
9 4 (12.50%) SMTP
9 4 (12.50%) VoIP
9 4 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (31.25%) Banking
2 5 (15.63%) Finance
3 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.38%) Retail
5 2 (6.25%) German Language
6 1 (3.13%) Automotive
6 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Network Specialist
2 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Check Point Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Wireless Product Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (6.25%) Solaris
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
2 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 4 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) Email Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.25%) Server Building
3 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (3.13%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (3.13%) High Availability
4 1 (3.13%) Network Design
4 1 (3.13%) Presales
4 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Test Strategy
4 1 (3.13%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.88%) CCIE
3 4 (12.50%) CCNP
4 2 (6.25%) CCNA
4 2 (6.25%) MCITP
4 2 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.13%) CCDE
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) VCAP
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) vSphere
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) KVM
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.13%) Simpana
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) Cisco
2 16 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 16 (50.00%) F5
3 13 (40.63%) Blue Coat
4 7 (21.88%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) Juniper
5 4 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (6.25%) 3PAR
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Huawei
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) BT
7 1 (3.13%) CommVault
7 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.13%) Meru Networks
7 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.13%) Tellabs