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 25 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 59 70 65
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.14% 0.37% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 1.75% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £455 - £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +41.71%
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
144 171 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.45% 21.01% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 65 56
Median daily rate £340 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 21 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.53 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.73% +7.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) F5
2 11 (91.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 11 (91.67%) CheckPoint
2 11 (91.67%) BIG-IP
3 10 (83.33%) Blue Coat
3 10 (83.33%) DNS
3 10 (83.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 10 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (41.67%) Banking
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) ATM
5 3 (25.00%) CCIE
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (16.67%) BGP
6 2 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (16.67%) CCNA
6 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (8.33%) FabricPath
7 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (8.33%) FirePass
7 1 (8.33%) Riverbed
7 1 (8.33%) FCoE
7 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco ISE

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 11 (91.67%) BIG-IP
1 11 (91.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco ASA
2 10 (83.33%) DNS
2 10 (83.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (25.00%) ATM
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (8.33%) DMVPN
5 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
5 1 (8.33%) FCoE
5 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (8.33%) FirePass
5 1 (8.33%) Frame Relay
5 1 (8.33%) FWSM
5 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IP Network Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCIE
1 3 (25.00%) CCNP
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
1 12 (100.00%) F5
2 11 (91.67%) CheckPoint
3 10 (83.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Brocade
5 1 (8.33%) Riverbed