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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 49 49 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.16% 1.04% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.34% 6.67% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Median daily rate £495 £488 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%

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
131 90 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.72% 15.65% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 34 34
Median daily rate £300 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £325 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 22
Median hourly rate £41.35 £15.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.66% -49.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £24.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 - 3 £450 -
Hemel Hempstead +1 1 £525 -
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (93.75%) F5
3 14 (87.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 13 (81.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (81.25%) Blue Coat
4 13 (81.25%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (81.25%) CheckPoint
5 12 (75.00%) DNS
5 12 (75.00%) BIG-IP
6 10 (62.50%) Banking
7 6 (37.50%) CCIE
7 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
8 3 (18.75%) Retail
8 3 (18.75%) ATM
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) OSPF
9 2 (12.50%) BGP
9 2 (12.50%) Juniper
9 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
10 1 (6.25%) Network Design
10 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
10 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
10 1 (6.25%) Multicast
10 1 (6.25%) Skype
10 1 (6.25%) IOS XR
10 1 (6.25%) NX-OS
10 1 (6.25%) Presales
10 1 (6.25%) IPv6

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 13 (81.25%) Cisco ASA
2 13 (81.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (75.00%) BIG-IP
3 12 (75.00%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) ATM
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) BGP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (12.50%) OSPF
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.25%) IOS XR
6 1 (6.25%) IPv6
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) Multicast
6 1 (6.25%) NX-OS
6 1 (6.25%) Skype
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 10 (62.50%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 4 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Check Point Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) Network Design
1 1 (6.25%) Presales
1 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CCIE
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (93.75%) F5
3 13 (81.25%) Blue Coat
3 13 (81.25%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Huawei
5 1 (6.25%) Riverbed