The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - 42 34
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 0.41% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.45% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +17.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +13.20%
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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 Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
21 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 8.86% 11.84% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 21
Median daily rate £325 £285 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -32.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £240 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £14.45 £37.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.46% +56.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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Top 9 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 4 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 Kent region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 3 (100.00%) Broadband
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Nortel
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Avaya
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms

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Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (100.00%) Broadband
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VoIP
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Support
1 2 (66.67%) Network Support
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP Engineer
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Avaya
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Nortel