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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 45 55 69
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +14
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.20% 1.06% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.17% 6.98% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £220 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £379 £411 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.90% +17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £29.61 £34.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +13.20%
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
81 86 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.47% 15.22% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 45 82
Median daily rate £350 £330 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -21.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 6
Median hourly rate £29.61 £34.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.91% +126.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.62 £45.07 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 December 2016.

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
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) LDAP
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) FTP
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) IPsec
2 4 (80.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (80.00%) IMAP
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) Extranet
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) IOS XR
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (20.00%) Automotive

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 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) FTP
2 4 (80.00%) IMAP
2 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 4 (80.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (80.00%) IPsec
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 4 (80.00%) LDAP
2 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 4 (80.00%) SMTP
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 3 (60.00%) SSL
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) Extranet
5 1 (20.00%) IOS XR
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IP Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Unix
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco