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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 111 133 142
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 31 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.07% 0.20% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.37% 1.67% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 1
Median daily rate £363 £360 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
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%
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
487 360 450
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.74% 11.79% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 171 253
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 £242 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 33
Median hourly rate £36.50 £20.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.82% +15.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £12.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £38.23 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 5 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 +15 16 £363 +9.43% 1
Bristol +9 8 £370 +2.77% 5
Dorset - 3 £400 -
Devon - 2 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £325 - 3
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 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 52 (89.66%) Cisco
2 41 (70.69%) OSPF
3 40 (68.97%) BGP
3 40 (68.97%) Juniper
3 40 (68.97%) VPN
4 39 (67.24%) WAN
5 38 (65.52%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (60.34%) Security Cleared
7 34 (58.62%) CCNP
8 33 (56.90%) SC Cleared
9 30 (51.72%) IPsec
10 25 (43.10%) Firewall
11 24 (41.38%) DV Cleared
12 19 (32.76%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (32.76%) JNCIS
13 17 (29.31%) BT
13 17 (29.31%) Linux
14 14 (24.14%) LAN
15 13 (22.41%) EIGRP
15 13 (22.41%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
17 11 (18.97%) CheckPoint
17 11 (18.97%) ITIL
18 9 (15.52%) JNCIP
19 8 (13.79%) Network Management
19 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
20 7 (12.07%) Wireless
20 7 (12.07%) Finance
20 7 (12.07%) Degree
20 7 (12.07%) VoIP

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 (1.72%) Apache
1 1 (1.72%) IBM Domino
1 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
1 1 (1.72%) MS Project
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
1 1 (1.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (70.69%) OSPF
2 40 (68.97%) BGP
2 40 (68.97%) VPN
3 39 (67.24%) WAN
4 30 (51.72%) IPsec
5 25 (43.10%) Firewall
6 19 (32.76%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (24.14%) LAN
8 13 (22.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (22.41%) EIGRP
9 7 (12.07%) Internet
9 7 (12.07%) VoIP
9 7 (12.07%) Wireless
10 6 (10.34%) FWSM
10 6 (10.34%) IP Telephony
10 6 (10.34%) VLAN
11 5 (8.62%) Cisco IPT
11 5 (8.62%) Spanning Tree
11 5 (8.62%) Unified Communications
11 5 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Billing
3 3 (5.17%) Military
4 1 (1.72%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 31 (53.45%) Designer
2 27 (46.55%) Network Designer
3 12 (20.69%) Network Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) IP Designer
5 4 (6.90%) Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Network Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Designer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Service Assurance Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Telephony Analyst
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (1.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) J2EE
1 1 (1.72%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.45%) Handset
5 1 (1.72%) Clustering
5 1 (1.72%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.72%) PMI
5 1 (1.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.31%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (1.72%) CatOS
3 1 (1.72%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) ITIL
2 8 (13.79%) Network Management
3 7 (12.07%) Project Management
4 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 6 (10.34%) SIEM
5 5 (8.62%) Change Management
5 5 (8.62%) High Availability
5 5 (8.62%) Network Design
6 4 (6.90%) Data Analysis
6 4 (6.90%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.17%) Migration
7 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.45%) Service Design
8 2 (3.45%) Service Management
8 2 (3.45%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 38 (65.52%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (60.34%) Security Cleared
3 34 (58.62%) CCNP
4 33 (56.90%) SC Cleared
5 24 (41.38%) DV Cleared
6 19 (32.76%) JNCIS
7 9 (15.52%) JNCIP
8 7 (12.07%) Degree
9 4 (6.90%) CCIE
10 3 (5.17%) CCNA
10 3 (5.17%) HND
10 3 (5.17%) MCSE
10 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.72%) APMG
11 1 (1.72%) CCSA
11 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.72%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (89.66%) Cisco
2 40 (68.97%) Juniper
3 17 (29.31%) BT
4 11 (18.97%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.34%) Intel Security
5 6 (10.34%) Nokia
5 6 (10.34%) Sourcefire
6 5 (8.62%) CA
6 5 (8.62%) HP
6 5 (8.62%) IBM
6 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds
7 4 (6.90%) IronPort
7 4 (6.90%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
8 3 (5.17%) SonicWALL
8 3 (5.17%) WatchGuard
9 2 (3.45%) Avaya
10 1 (1.72%) Lotus
10 1 (1.72%) NetApp
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