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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 110 130 136
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 35 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.15% 0.62% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.36% 5.00% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 7
Median daily rate £363 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £480 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £386 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +17.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +19.57%
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
550 400 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.03% 12.47% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 233 256
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 30 36
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +142.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.30 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Bristol - 10 £365 - 1
Wiltshire -14 9 £363 -21.62%
Gloucestershire +1 6 £313 -1.96%
Dorset - 4 £400 -
Devon - 3 £375 -
Somerset - 2 - - 3
Cornwall - 1 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 56 (83.58%) Cisco
2 44 (65.67%) VPN
3 42 (62.69%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (62.69%) Security Cleared
4 41 (61.19%) Juniper
5 40 (59.70%) BGP
6 39 (58.21%) OSPF
7 38 (56.72%) SC Cleared
8 37 (55.22%) WAN
9 35 (52.24%) CCNP
10 33 (49.25%) Firewall
10 33 (49.25%) IPsec
11 23 (34.33%) DV Cleared
12 22 (32.84%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (28.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (26.87%) EIGRP
15 16 (23.88%) Linux
16 15 (22.39%) LAN
16 15 (22.39%) JNCIS
17 14 (20.90%) Data Centre
18 13 (19.40%) VLAN
18 13 (19.40%) BT
18 13 (19.40%) ITIL
18 13 (19.40%) CheckPoint
19 12 (17.91%) JNCIP
20 11 (16.42%) Migration
20 11 (16.42%) Wireless
20 11 (16.42%) Internet
21 10 (14.93%) Change Management
22 9 (13.43%) HP

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 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.49%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.49%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (65.67%) VPN
2 40 (59.70%) BGP
3 39 (58.21%) OSPF
4 37 (55.22%) WAN
5 33 (49.25%) Firewall
5 33 (49.25%) IPsec
6 22 (32.84%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (28.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (26.87%) EIGRP
9 15 (22.39%) LAN
10 13 (19.40%) VLAN
11 11 (16.42%) Internet
11 11 (16.42%) Wireless
12 8 (11.94%) Ethernet
12 8 (11.94%) Unified Communications
13 7 (10.45%) Cisco IPT
13 7 (10.45%) FWSM
13 7 (10.45%) HSRP
13 7 (10.45%) IP Telephony
14 6 (8.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 7 (10.45%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.46%) Finance
3 2 (2.99%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.99%) Billing
3 2 (2.99%) Military
4 1 (1.49%) Brand Awareness
4 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Designer
2 25 (37.31%) Network Designer
3 13 (19.40%) Network Engineer
4 12 (17.91%) IP Designer
5 6 (8.96%) Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Juniper Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Migration Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Network Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Senior Network Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Service Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.48%) Service Assurance Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Cisco Network Specialist
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.99%) Mobile Designer
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Designer
9 2 (2.99%) Senior Mobile Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.90%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) PKI
3 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.49%) Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.49%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.49%) Replication
5 1 (1.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Linux
2 6 (8.96%) Windows
3 4 (5.97%) Android
4 2 (2.99%) Ubuntu
4 2 (2.99%) Unix
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) ITIL
2 11 (16.42%) Migration
3 10 (14.93%) Change Management
4 9 (13.43%) Network Management
5 7 (10.45%) Network Design
5 7 (10.45%) Project Management
6 6 (8.96%) High Availability
6 6 (8.96%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.46%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.97%) Service Design
8 4 (5.97%) SIEM
8 4 (5.97%) Time Management
9 3 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (4.48%) Information Security
9 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.99%) Asset Management
10 2 (2.99%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.99%) Data Analysis
10 2 (2.99%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.99%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (62.69%) Cisco Certification
1 42 (62.69%) Security Cleared
2 38 (56.72%) SC Cleared
3 35 (52.24%) CCNP
4 23 (34.33%) DV Cleared
5 15 (22.39%) JNCIS
6 12 (17.91%) JNCIP
7 5 (7.46%) Degree
8 4 (5.97%) CCIE
8 4 (5.97%) MCSE
8 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.48%) CCNA
10 2 (2.99%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 56 (83.58%) Cisco
2 41 (61.19%) Juniper
3 13 (19.40%) BT
3 13 (19.40%) CheckPoint
4 9 (13.43%) HP
5 8 (11.94%) IBM
6 7 (10.45%) CA
6 7 (10.45%) IronPort
6 7 (10.45%) Nokia
6 7 (10.45%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.96%) SonicWALL
7 6 (8.96%) WatchGuard
8 5 (7.46%) F5
8 5 (7.46%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.97%) Intel Security
9 4 (5.97%) Sourcefire
10 3 (4.48%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.48%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.48%) TippingPoint
11 2 (2.99%) NETGEAR