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 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)
England / South West
Rank 123 110 125
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 13 41 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.48% 1.37% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.24% 9.47% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 7
Median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £360 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £375 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
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 South West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
401 433 415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.79% 14.47% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 289 195
Median daily rate £352 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £438 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 25 33
Median hourly rate £43.50 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.85 £44.45
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 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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Bristol -6 7 £370 -1.33%
Wiltshire -20 2 £425 +17.24%
Devon - 2 £148 - 2
Dorset +6 1 £450 +20.00%
Gloucestershire +2 1 £390 +23.80%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

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 South West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (34.78%) VPN
3 8 (34.78%) Unified Communications
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (30.43%) HP
4 7 (30.43%) Wireless
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
5 6 (26.09%) OSPF
5 6 (26.09%) BGP
5 6 (26.09%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
5 6 (26.09%) Network Management
6 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
6 5 (21.74%) Network Design
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (21.74%) FWSM
6 5 (21.74%) IronPort
6 5 (21.74%) CCNA
6 5 (21.74%) IBM
6 5 (21.74%) Juniper
6 5 (21.74%) CA
6 5 (21.74%) Nokia
6 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
6 5 (21.74%) WAN
6 5 (21.74%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2

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 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) Unified Communications
2 8 (34.78%) VPN
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (30.43%) Wireless
4 6 (26.09%) BGP
4 6 (26.09%) OSPF
5 5 (21.74%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (21.74%) FWSM
5 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
5 5 (21.74%) LAN
5 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
5 5 (21.74%) WAN
6 4 (17.39%) DNS
6 4 (17.39%) PPP
6 4 (17.39%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (17.39%) VLAN
6 4 (17.39%) VoIP
6 4 (17.39%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 4 (17.39%) Advertising
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
3 1 (4.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 6 (26.09%) Network Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Network Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Network Specialist
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Server Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
1 1 (4.35%) LINQ to SQL
1 1 (4.35%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
3 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.70%) Replication
4 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Android
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Network Management
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Network Design
2 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
3 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (17.39%) Project Management
4 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.70%) Information Governance
5 2 (8.70%) Information Security
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.70%) ITSM
5 2 (8.70%) Network Architecture
5 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.70%) Resilience Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Service Management
5 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
5 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) MCSE
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) CCDA
4 2 (8.70%) CNA
4 2 (8.70%) CNE
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) MCSA
4 2 (8.70%) Novell Certification
4 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
3 7 (30.43%) HP
4 6 (26.09%) SolarWinds
5 5 (21.74%) CA
5 5 (21.74%) IBM
5 5 (21.74%) IronPort
5 5 (21.74%) Juniper
5 5 (21.74%) Nokia
6 3 (13.04%) Blue Coat
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
7 2 (8.70%) F5
7 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.70%) Nortel
7 2 (8.70%) Novell
7 2 (8.70%) SonicWALL
7 2 (8.70%) WatchGuard
8 1 (4.35%) Brocade
8 1 (4.35%) Ciena