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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 120 129 144
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 24 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.26% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.71% 2.22% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 3
Median daily rate £363 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +10.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
MPLS
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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
510 361 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.14% 11.76% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 205 218
Median daily rate £363 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 39
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.23% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.85 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.08 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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
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 28 May 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 -3 8 £363 -3.33% 2
Bristol +4 6 £365 +1.38% 9
Dorset - 4 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £325 - 1
Devon - 2 £375 -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 South West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 55 (88.71%) Cisco
2 47 (75.81%) VPN
3 42 (67.74%) OSPF
3 42 (67.74%) BGP
4 41 (66.13%) Juniper
5 40 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (61.29%) Security Cleared
7 36 (58.06%) SC Cleared
7 36 (58.06%) WAN
8 35 (56.45%) CCNP
9 32 (51.61%) IPsec
10 31 (50.00%) Firewall
11 26 (41.94%) DV Cleared
12 24 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (30.65%) JNCIS
13 19 (30.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (27.42%) BT
14 17 (27.42%) Linux
15 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
16 15 (24.19%) EIGRP
16 15 (24.19%) CheckPoint
17 13 (20.97%) Network Management
18 12 (19.35%) Wireless
19 11 (17.74%) Nokia
19 11 (17.74%) LAN
19 11 (17.74%) JNCIP
20 10 (16.13%) FWSM
20 10 (16.13%) Cisco IPT
20 10 (16.13%) SolarWinds
20 10 (16.13%) Unified Communications

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 (1.61%) Apache
1 1 (1.61%) IBM Domino
1 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
1 1 (1.61%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (75.81%) VPN
2 42 (67.74%) BGP
2 42 (67.74%) OSPF
3 36 (58.06%) WAN
4 32 (51.61%) IPsec
5 31 (50.00%) Firewall
6 24 (38.71%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (30.65%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (24.19%) EIGRP
9 12 (19.35%) Wireless
10 11 (17.74%) LAN
11 10 (16.13%) Cisco IPT
11 10 (16.13%) FWSM
11 10 (16.13%) IP Telephony
11 10 (16.13%) Unified Communications
12 9 (14.52%) Internet
13 8 (12.90%) VLAN
14 6 (9.68%) Spanning Tree
14 6 (9.68%) VoIP
15 5 (8.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (12.90%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.84%) Billing
3 3 (4.84%) Military
4 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.61%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 33 (53.23%) Designer
2 28 (45.16%) Network Designer
3 11 (17.74%) IP Designer
3 11 (17.74%) Network Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Network Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Migration Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Cisco Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Designer
8 2 (3.23%) Service Assurance Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Technical Designer
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco Analyst
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.68%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.84%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.84%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.61%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) CatOS
3 1 (1.61%) Unix
3 1 (1.61%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Network Management
2 9 (14.52%) ITIL
3 7 (11.29%) Migration
3 7 (11.29%) Project Management
4 6 (9.68%) Change Management
4 6 (9.68%) Network Design
4 6 (9.68%) SIEM
5 4 (6.45%) High Availability
5 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.45%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.84%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
6 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
7 2 (3.23%) Service Design
7 2 (3.23%) Time Management
8 1 (1.61%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.61%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 40 (64.52%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (61.29%) Security Cleared
3 36 (58.06%) SC Cleared
4 35 (56.45%) CCNP
5 26 (41.94%) DV Cleared
6 19 (30.65%) JNCIS
7 11 (17.74%) JNCIP
8 6 (9.68%) Degree
9 3 (4.84%) CCNA
9 3 (4.84%) HND
9 3 (4.84%) MCSE
9 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (3.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (88.71%) Cisco
2 41 (66.13%) Juniper
3 17 (27.42%) BT
4 15 (24.19%) CheckPoint
5 11 (17.74%) Nokia
6 10 (16.13%) CA
6 10 (16.13%) HP
6 10 (16.13%) IBM
6 10 (16.13%) SolarWinds
7 9 (14.52%) IronPort
8 6 (9.68%) Intel Security
8 6 (9.68%) Sourcefire
9 4 (6.45%) Fortinet
9 4 (6.45%) Palo Alto
9 4 (6.45%) SonicWALL
9 4 (6.45%) WatchGuard
10 2 (3.23%) F5
10 2 (3.23%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.61%) Lotus
11 1 (1.61%) NetApp
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