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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 102 101 115
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing MPLS 17 22 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.86% 1.02% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 5.34% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 4
Median daily rate £338 £441 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.51% +126.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £431 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £545 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.02% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £95.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-49.47% +137.50%
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
444 412 447
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 22.49% 19.16% 21.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 248 228
Median daily rate £375 £388 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 35
Median hourly rate £39.50 £22.83 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.01% -39.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £12.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 - 4 £325 - 2
Southampton +11 3 £575 +91.66% 2
Fareham - 3 £325 - 2
Farnborough +3 2 £336 -
Basingstoke -1 1 £450 -
Winchester - 1 £400 - 1
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 36 (66.67%) LAN
2 32 (59.26%) WAN
2 32 (59.26%) DNS
2 32 (59.26%) Cisco
2 32 (59.26%) BGP
3 26 (48.15%) Firewall
3 26 (48.15%) OSPF
3 26 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (46.30%) Security Cleared
5 24 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 24 (44.44%) Data Centre
6 19 (35.19%) CCNA
6 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
6 19 (35.19%) IPsec
7 18 (33.33%) ITIL
8 17 (31.48%) Windows
8 17 (31.48%) DHCP
8 17 (31.48%) Juniper
8 17 (31.48%) VMware
9 16 (29.63%) HSRP
10 15 (27.78%) Active Directory
11 14 (25.93%) CCNP
11 14 (25.93%) Multicast
11 14 (25.93%) Windows Server
11 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (24.07%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (24.07%) VPN
13 12 (22.22%) VLAN
14 11 (20.37%) SSL
14 11 (20.37%) CheckPoint

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 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.41%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.56%) Apache
2 3 (5.56%) JBoss
2 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) SaaS
2 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (66.67%) LAN
2 32 (59.26%) BGP
2 32 (59.26%) DNS
2 32 (59.26%) WAN
3 26 (48.15%) Firewall
3 26 (48.15%) OSPF
4 19 (35.19%) IPsec
4 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
5 17 (31.48%) DHCP
6 16 (29.63%) HSRP
7 14 (25.93%) Multicast
8 13 (24.07%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (24.07%) VPN
9 12 (22.22%) VLAN
10 11 (20.37%) EIGRP
10 11 (20.37%) SSL
11 10 (18.52%) L2TP
11 10 (18.52%) RIP
12 9 (16.67%) Network Security
13 8 (14.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (7.41%) Military
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Architect
3 5 (9.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Administrator
5 3 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Network Support
6 2 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 24 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 9 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 9 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
4 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (7.41%) Replication
6 2 (3.70%) Clustering
6 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.85%) iSeries
7 1 (1.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Windows
2 14 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.11%) Linux
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.70%) AIX
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Change Management
2 9 (16.67%) Project Management
3 8 (14.81%) Configuration Management
3 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
4 7 (12.96%) Capacity Management
4 7 (12.96%) Computer Security
4 7 (12.96%) Information Security
4 7 (12.96%) Problem Management
4 7 (12.96%) Security Patching
5 6 (11.11%) ITSM
5 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.11%) Network Architecture
6 5 (9.26%) High Availability
6 5 (9.26%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (7.41%) Network Management
7 4 (7.41%) Security Architecture
7 4 (7.41%) Server Hardening
7 4 (7.41%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.26%) Perl
1 5 (9.26%) Python
1 5 (9.26%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.70%) Tcl
4 1 (1.85%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 26 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (46.30%) Security Cleared
3 24 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 19 (35.19%) CCNA
5 14 (25.93%) CCNP
6 5 (9.26%) Degree
7 4 (7.41%) CISSP
7 4 (7.41%) GCIH
7 4 (7.41%) GIAC
8 3 (5.56%) RHCSA
9 2 (3.70%) CCIE
9 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) PCI DSS
2 5 (9.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) vSphere
3 4 (7.41%) XenApp
4 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) NetBackup
1 4 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (7.41%) Puppet
2 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (3.70%) SCCM
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (59.26%) Cisco
2 17 (31.48%) Juniper
2 17 (31.48%) VMware
3 11 (20.37%) CheckPoint
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.41%) Citrix
5 4 (7.41%) EMC
5 4 (7.41%) F5
5 4 (7.41%) NetApp
5 4 (7.41%) Remedy
5 4 (7.41%) Sophos
5 4 (7.41%) Symantec
6 3 (5.56%) Cyberoam
6 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.70%) HP
7 2 (3.70%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.85%) Brocade
8 1 (1.85%) IBM
8 1 (1.85%) Verint