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 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
Rank 58 62 65
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.06% 0.42% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.67% 2.88% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £381 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.27% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £450 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £450 £471
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 £42.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%

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
150 104 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 22.76% 14.61% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 39 67
Median daily rate £413 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.20 £8.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

MPLS
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

MPLS
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

MPLS
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

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (94.12%) VoIP
3 13 (76.47%) WAN
4 12 (70.59%) ADSL
4 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (64.71%) Cisco
5 11 (64.71%) F5
6 9 (52.94%) LAN
6 9 (52.94%) ITIL
6 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
7 8 (47.06%) Avaya
7 8 (47.06%) CCNA
7 8 (47.06%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (41.18%) IVR
8 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
8 7 (41.18%) Ethernet
8 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (35.29%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
9 6 (35.29%) CA
9 6 (35.29%) e-Health
9 6 (35.29%) Clustering
10 5 (29.41%) NAS
10 5 (29.41%) Altiris
10 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
10 5 (29.41%) Workflow
10 5 (29.41%) Finance
10 5 (29.41%) SAN
10 5 (29.41%) DMZ
10 5 (29.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

MPLS
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) Apache
1 5 (29.41%) Tomcat
1 5 (29.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) Firewall
2 16 (94.12%) VoIP
3 13 (76.47%) WAN
4 12 (70.59%) ADSL
5 9 (52.94%) LAN
6 8 (47.06%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (41.18%) Ethernet
8 5 (29.41%) DMZ
8 5 (29.41%) NAS
8 5 (29.41%) SAN
8 5 (29.41%) VPN
8 5 (29.41%) WLAN
9 4 (23.53%) DNS
10 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (17.65%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (17.65%) IPsec
10 3 (17.65%) Network Security
10 3 (17.65%) Spanning Tree
10 3 (17.65%) Wireless
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Network Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Network Operations Analyst
2 7 (41.18%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (29.41%) Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Network Architect
4 4 (23.53%) Voice Architect
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (17.65%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
6 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Network Systems Engineer
7 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 7 (41.18%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (41.18%) IVR
3 6 (35.29%) Clustering
3 6 (35.29%) e-Health
4 2 (11.76%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
1 5 (29.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
3 5 (29.41%) Workflow
4 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 4 (23.53%) Presales
5 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
5 3 (17.65%) Network Design
6 1 (5.88%) High Availability
6 1 (5.88%) Line Management
6 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (47.06%) CCNA
3 5 (29.41%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (29.41%) FortiGate
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Cisco
1 11 (64.71%) F5
2 8 (47.06%) Avaya
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) CA
5 5 (29.41%) Altiris
6 4 (23.53%) Genesys
6 4 (23.53%) Remedy
7 3 (17.65%) Aruba
7 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
8 1 (5.88%) HP
8 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
8 1 (5.88%) Juniper
8 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow