The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East / Middlesex
Rank 14 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 4.20% 0.66% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £335 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.42% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +52.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
25 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 21.01% 7.95% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 12
Median daily rate £388 £394 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +10.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £160 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

MPLS
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
5 1 (14.29%) Ciena
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) CCIE
5 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Network Security
5 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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 5 (71.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Information Security
1 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Ciena
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper