The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 111 104 114
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.56% 0.93% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 4.71% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
Median daily rate £325 £431 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.59% +121.02%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +73.92%
MPLS
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 425 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 20.32% 19.81% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 247 274
Median daily rate £375 £385 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +14.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 39
Median hourly rate £48.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £15.00 £12.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.83 £47.50
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 Hampshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Portsmouth -18 3 £325 - 1
Fareham - 3 £325 -
Southampton +12 2 - - 2
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 27 (67.50%) BGP
2 25 (62.50%) LAN
3 24 (60.00%) WAN
3 24 (60.00%) OSPF
4 21 (52.50%) Cisco
4 21 (52.50%) DNS
5 20 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 19 (47.50%) SC Cleared
6 19 (47.50%) Windows
7 17 (42.50%) VMware
8 16 (40.00%) Juniper
8 16 (40.00%) Data Centre
9 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
9 15 (37.50%) Firewall
10 14 (35.00%) CCNA
10 14 (35.00%) HSRP
10 14 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
11 13 (32.50%) IPsec
12 11 (27.50%) CCNP
12 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
13 10 (25.00%) RIP
13 10 (25.00%) DHCP
13 10 (25.00%) L2TP
14 9 (22.50%) VPN
14 9 (22.50%) ITIL
14 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
15 8 (20.00%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) BGP
2 25 (62.50%) LAN
3 24 (60.00%) OSPF
3 24 (60.00%) WAN
4 21 (52.50%) DNS
5 15 (37.50%) Firewall
6 14 (35.00%) HSRP
7 13 (32.50%) IPsec
8 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
9 10 (25.00%) DHCP
9 10 (25.00%) L2TP
9 10 (25.00%) RIP
10 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (22.50%) VPN
11 8 (20.00%) EIGRP
12 7 (17.50%) VLAN
13 6 (15.00%) SSL
14 5 (12.50%) SAN
14 5 (12.50%) VoIP
14 5 (12.50%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Administrator
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Network Specialist
4 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Switch Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Network Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Server Support
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 5 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 4 (10.00%) Replication
4 2 (5.00%) Clustering
4 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) iSeries
5 1 (2.50%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.00%) AIX
5 3 (7.50%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (15.00%) Network Architecture
3 6 (15.00%) Network Design
4 4 (10.00%) Change Management
4 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.00%) Project Management
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) ITSM
6 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.00%) Computer Security
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.00%) Information Security
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Network Management
6 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Security Patching
6 2 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (5.00%) Tcl
4 1 (2.50%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (47.50%) SC Cleared
3 14 (35.00%) CCNA
4 11 (27.50%) CCNP
5 5 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (5.00%) CCIE
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) vSphere
3 4 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 4 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Cisco
2 17 (42.50%) VMware
3 16 (40.00%) Juniper
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix
5 4 (10.00%) EMC
5 4 (10.00%) Sophos
5 4 (10.00%) Symantec
6 3 (7.50%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.00%) F5
7 2 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) Remedy
7 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.50%) arcserve
8 1 (2.50%) Brocade
8 1 (2.50%) Cyberoam
8 1 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Verint