The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 51 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.44% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £220 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £405 £316
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +28.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.61 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +37.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
70 74 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.83% 14.12% 17.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 47
Median daily rate £325 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £319 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £551 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 5
Median hourly rate £29.61 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.18% -26.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Essex region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Essex

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Essex region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Essex region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 20 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
Basildon - 2 - -
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 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 Essex region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) Internet
3 4 (57.14%) IPsec
3 4 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) SMTP
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) FTP
3 4 (57.14%) IMAP
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) Frame Relay
5 2 (28.57%) Extranet
5 2 (28.57%) DSL
5 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (28.57%) Finance

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) FTP
3 4 (57.14%) IMAP
3 4 (57.14%) Internet
3 4 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (57.14%) IPsec
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 4 (57.14%) SMTP
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) DSL
5 2 (28.57%) Extranet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) German Language
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless Product Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix