The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 116 120 128
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing MPLS 25 28 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 0.84% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.29% 6.21% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 10
Median daily rate £370 £420 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £306 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £513 £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £345
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +73.92%
MPLS
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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
473 451 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.63% 13.47% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 249 303
Median daily rate £350 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 27
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.09% +88.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.80 £49.05 £120.00
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 the South West

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -14 7 £363 -23.68% 1
Bristol +3 6 £365 -12.04% 1
Somerset - 5 £425 -
Gloucestershire +6 3 £300 -5.88% 3
Dorset - 2 £400 - 2
Cornwall - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 South West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 41 (83.67%) Cisco
2 29 (59.18%) VPN
2 29 (59.18%) Firewall
3 27 (55.10%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (51.02%) BGP
4 25 (51.02%) Security Cleared
5 24 (48.98%) Juniper
6 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
7 22 (44.90%) OSPF
7 22 (44.90%) WAN
8 21 (42.86%) CCNP
9 18 (36.73%) IPsec
9 18 (36.73%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (34.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (30.61%) CheckPoint
11 15 (30.61%) EIGRP
12 12 (24.49%) Data Centre
12 12 (24.49%) VLAN
13 11 (22.45%) Migration
13 11 (22.45%) ITIL
14 10 (20.41%) LAN
14 10 (20.41%) Wireless
15 9 (18.37%) JNCIP
15 9 (18.37%) IBM
16 8 (16.33%) Network Management
16 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
16 8 (16.33%) HP
16 8 (16.33%) Ethernet
16 8 (16.33%) Internet
16 8 (16.33%) Change Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.04%) IIS
1 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (59.18%) Firewall
1 29 (59.18%) VPN
2 25 (51.02%) BGP
3 22 (44.90%) OSPF
3 22 (44.90%) WAN
4 18 (36.73%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (36.73%) IPsec
5 17 (34.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (30.61%) EIGRP
7 12 (24.49%) VLAN
8 10 (20.41%) LAN
8 10 (20.41%) Wireless
9 8 (16.33%) Ethernet
9 8 (16.33%) Internet
10 7 (14.29%) HSRP
10 7 (14.29%) Unified Communications
11 6 (12.24%) Cisco IPT
11 6 (12.24%) DHCP
11 6 (12.24%) FWSM
11 6 (12.24%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.20%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.08%) Billing
3 2 (4.08%) Military
4 1 (2.04%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Designer
2 12 (24.49%) Network Engineer
3 10 (20.41%) Network Designer
4 9 (18.37%) IP Designer
5 7 (14.29%) Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Juniper Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Migration Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Network Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Service Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Network Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Services Manager
8 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Network Specialist
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco Specialist
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) HTML
1 2 (4.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.20%) PKI
3 4 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.04%) Replication
5 1 (2.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 4 (8.16%) Linux
3 2 (4.08%) Android
3 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.08%) Unix
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) ITIL
1 11 (22.45%) Migration
2 8 (16.33%) Change Management
2 8 (16.33%) Network Management
3 7 (14.29%) Network Design
3 7 (14.29%) Project Management
4 6 (12.24%) High Availability
4 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.12%) Information Security
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.08%) Budgeting and Forecasting
7 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.08%) Logistics
7 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.08%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.08%) Service Design
7 2 (4.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (55.10%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (51.02%) Security Cleared
3 23 (46.94%) SC Cleared
4 21 (42.86%) CCNP
5 9 (18.37%) JNCIP
6 8 (16.33%) DV Cleared
7 4 (8.16%) CCIE
8 3 (6.12%) CCNA
8 3 (6.12%) JNCIS
9 2 (4.08%) Degree
9 2 (4.08%) HND
9 2 (4.08%) MCSE
9 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.04%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.12%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (83.67%) Cisco
2 24 (48.98%) Juniper
3 15 (30.61%) CheckPoint
4 9 (18.37%) IBM
5 8 (16.33%) HP
6 6 (12.24%) CA
6 6 (12.24%) IronPort
6 6 (12.24%) Nokia
6 6 (12.24%) SolarWinds
6 6 (12.24%) SonicWALL
6 6 (12.24%) WatchGuard
7 5 (10.20%) F5
7 5 (10.20%) Fortinet
8 4 (8.16%) NETGEAR
9 3 (6.12%) Blue Coat
9 3 (6.12%) Nortel
9 3 (6.12%) TippingPoint
10 2 (4.08%) Apple
10 2 (4.08%) Forcepoint
11 1 (2.04%) BT