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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 122 137 132
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.31% 0.25% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 1.53% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 12
Median daily rate £503 £370 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.81% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £326 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £414 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +41.71%
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
460 522 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.10% 16.63% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 253 252
Median daily rate £365 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 68 68
Median hourly rate £37.50 £23.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.57% -7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £57.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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
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 August 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 - 6 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +21 1 £550 +29.41% 1
Hertfordshire +11 1 £455 - 2
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco ASA
3 12 (54.55%) F5
4 11 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 11 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 10 (45.45%) DNS
5 10 (45.45%) Blue Coat
5 10 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
7 8 (36.36%) WAN
7 8 (36.36%) Citrix
8 7 (31.82%) Migration
8 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (31.82%) NetScaler
9 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (27.27%) PCI DSS
9 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (27.27%) VMware
9 6 (27.27%) Finance
9 6 (27.27%) Firewall
9 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 6 (27.27%) HP
10 5 (22.73%) CCIE
10 5 (22.73%) Banking
11 4 (18.18%) vSphere
11 4 (18.18%) 3PAR
11 4 (18.18%) Converged Infrastructure
11 4 (18.18%) MCITP

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 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco ASA
2 11 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 11 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 10 (45.45%) DNS
3 10 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 8 (36.36%) WAN
5 7 (31.82%) NetScaler
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (27.27%) Firewall
7 4 (18.18%) BGP
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (13.64%) ATM
8 3 (13.64%) EIGRP
8 3 (13.64%) VPN
8 3 (13.64%) Wireless
9 2 (9.09%) HSRP
9 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
9 2 (9.09%) LAN
9 2 (9.09%) VLAN
10 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Architect
2 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Architect
3 5 (22.73%) VMware Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Network Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Network Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Network Technical Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Solaris
2 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
1 7 (31.82%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (18.18%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.09%) Email Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
3 2 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) Server Building
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Network Design
4 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (22.73%) CCIE
3 4 (18.18%) MCITP
3 4 (18.18%) MCSE
3 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (13.64%) CCNA
4 3 (13.64%) CCNP
5 2 (9.09%) CCDE
5 2 (9.09%) VCAP
5 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.55%) CCENT
6 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
1 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) vSphere
2 4 (18.18%) XenApp
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) FortiGate
3 2 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Simpana
4 1 (4.55%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (4.55%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 12 (54.55%) F5
3 11 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 10 (45.45%) Blue Coat
5 8 (36.36%) Citrix
6 6 (27.27%) HP
6 6 (27.27%) VMware
7 4 (18.18%) 3PAR
7 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle
8 2 (9.09%) CommVault
8 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
8 2 (9.09%) Juniper
8 2 (9.09%) Meru Networks
8 2 (9.09%) Nortel
9 1 (4.55%) Brocade
9 1 (4.55%) Progress
9 1 (4.55%) Riverbed