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 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 47 46 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 13 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.06% 2.30% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.29% 11.45% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 4
Median daily rate £475 £300 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -15.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +23.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
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
140 131 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.19% 20.12% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 55 57
Median daily rate £450 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 11
Median hourly rate £33.50 £21.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.52% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.50 £90.00
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 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 8 December 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 -9 4 £450 -9.09%
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £525 -
Stevenage - 1 £430 -
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (93.33%) F5
3 12 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 11 (73.33%) Blue Coat
4 11 (73.33%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
4 11 (73.33%) BIG-IP
5 10 (66.67%) DNS
6 8 (53.33%) Banking
7 5 (33.33%) CCIE
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (20.00%) Juniper
8 3 (20.00%) BGP
8 3 (20.00%) Retail
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (13.33%) Finance
9 2 (13.33%) OSPF
9 2 (13.33%) Firewall
9 2 (13.33%) ATM
10 1 (6.67%) LAN
10 1 (6.67%) WAN
10 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
10 1 (6.67%) VPN
10 1 (6.67%) IPv6
10 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
10 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (6.67%) Huawei
10 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
10 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS

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 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 12 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 11 (73.33%) BIG-IP
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (66.67%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) BGP
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (13.33%) ATM
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) OSPF
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.67%) FirePass
6 1 (6.67%) IOS XR
6 1 (6.67%) IPv6
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) Multicast
6 1 (6.67%) Skype
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 8 (53.33%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Check Point Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) Network Design
1 1 (6.67%) Presales
1 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) CCIE
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (93.33%) F5
3 11 (73.33%) Blue Coat
3 11 (73.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Huawei
5 1 (6.67%) Riverbed