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 30 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - 57 51
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.16% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.84% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £315 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +73.92%
MPLS
East of 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 Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 119 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 21.23% 18.62% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 55 55
Median daily rate £275 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £265 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 9
Median hourly rate £36.00 £29.75 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.00% +11.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £29.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.59 £49.25 £112.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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
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