The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 55 66 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.78% 0.25% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.97% 1.10% 3.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £495 - £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +19.57%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
126 181 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 19.72% 22.54% 17.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 81 49
Median daily rate £375 £344 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 15
Median hourly rate £18.25 £21.53 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £37.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 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
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £550 -
Watford +4 1 - - 1
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (93.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 14 (93.33%) CheckPoint
2 14 (93.33%) BIG-IP
3 13 (86.67%) Blue Coat
3 13 (86.67%) DNS
3 13 (86.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 13 (86.67%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (46.67%) Finance
5 6 (40.00%) Banking
6 4 (26.67%) Firewall
6 4 (26.67%) ATM
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (20.00%) CCIE
7 3 (20.00%) CCNP
7 3 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (13.33%) CCNA
8 2 (13.33%) Juniper
8 2 (13.33%) BGP
9 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
9 1 (6.67%) DWDM
9 1 (6.67%) LAN
9 1 (6.67%) WAN
9 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (6.67%) Migration
9 1 (6.67%) Wireless
9 1 (6.67%) Frame Relay

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 14 (93.33%) BIG-IP
1 14 (93.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (86.67%) DNS
2 13 (86.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (26.67%) ATM
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 2 (13.33%) BGP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (6.67%) DMVPN
5 1 (6.67%) FabricPath
5 1 (6.67%) FCoE
5 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.67%) FirePass
5 1 (6.67%) FWSM
5 1 (6.67%) IOS XR
5 1 (6.67%) Multicast
5 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.67%) Spanning Tree
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
2 4 (26.67%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IP Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Network Design
2 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCIE
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) F5
2 14 (93.33%) CheckPoint
3 13 (86.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Brocade
5 1 (6.67%) Riverbed