The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 57 66 71
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.46% 0.67% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.75% 3.37% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -2.77%
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Buckinghamshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
142 178 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.88% 19.89% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 68 46
Median daily rate £425 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.32% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £220 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.75% +37.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) BGP
2 6 (54.55%) Huawei
3 5 (45.45%) WAN
4 4 (36.36%) LAN
4 4 (36.36%) SDH
4 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) Network Architecture
4 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (27.27%) Frame Relay
5 3 (27.27%) Network Design
5 3 (27.27%) ATM
5 3 (27.27%) SLA
5 3 (27.27%) Juniper
5 3 (27.27%) DWDM
5 3 (27.27%) CCIE
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) WLAN
5 3 (27.27%) xDSL
6 2 (18.18%) Avaya
7 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 1 (9.09%) Amdocs OSS
7 1 (9.09%) Network Management
7 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (9.09%) Test Planning

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 6 (54.55%) BGP
2 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 4 (36.36%) SDH
3 4 (36.36%) VPN
4 3 (27.27%) ATM
4 3 (27.27%) DWDM
4 3 (27.27%) Frame Relay
4 3 (27.27%) VoIP
4 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (27.27%) WLAN
4 3 (27.27%) xDSL
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) DHCP
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Architect
1 5 (45.45%) Network Architect
2 4 (36.36%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Network Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Network Technical Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Technical Architect
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Network Design Architect
4 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 2 (18.18%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Lead Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Security Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Network Architecture
2 3 (27.27%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (9.09%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 6 (54.55%) Huawei
3 3 (27.27%) Juniper
4 2 (18.18%) Avaya
5 1 (9.09%) Amdocs
5 1 (9.09%) Cramer
5 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds