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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 114 138 138
Rank change year-on-year
+24 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 31 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.03% 0.28% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.87% 2.39% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 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 £269 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £475 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £336
% change year-on-year
- +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £95.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-49.65% +181.48%
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
528 376 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.51% 11.90% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 229 210
Median daily rate £360 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 42
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.95 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 1 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 1 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 - 8 £373 - 2
Gloucestershire -1 7 £325 +15.04% 3
Wiltshire -4 7 £363 -23.68% 2
Dorset - 6 £400 -
Devon - 3 £375 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 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 58 (87.88%) Cisco
2 48 (72.73%) VPN
2 48 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (69.70%) Juniper
3 46 (69.70%) BGP
4 44 (66.67%) OSPF
4 44 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 42 (63.64%) SC Cleared
5 42 (63.64%) CCNP
6 39 (59.09%) WAN
6 39 (59.09%) IPsec
7 32 (48.48%) Firewall
8 28 (42.42%) DV Cleared
9 21 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
9 21 (31.82%) EIGRP
10 19 (28.79%) JNCIS
11 18 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (25.76%) BT
13 16 (24.24%) Linux
14 15 (22.73%) LAN
15 13 (19.70%) CheckPoint
15 13 (19.70%) JNCIP
15 13 (19.70%) VLAN
15 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
16 11 (16.67%) Internet
16 11 (16.67%) Wireless
16 11 (16.67%) Change Management
16 11 (16.67%) ITIL
17 9 (13.64%) Network Management
17 9 (13.64%) Migration

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 (1.52%) IBM Domino
1 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.52%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
1 1 (1.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (72.73%) VPN
2 46 (69.70%) BGP
3 44 (66.67%) OSPF
4 39 (59.09%) IPsec
4 39 (59.09%) WAN
5 32 (48.48%) Firewall
6 21 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (31.82%) EIGRP
7 18 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (22.73%) LAN
9 13 (19.70%) VLAN
10 11 (16.67%) Internet
10 11 (16.67%) Wireless
11 7 (10.61%) Cisco IPT
11 7 (10.61%) Ethernet
11 7 (10.61%) FWSM
11 7 (10.61%) HSRP
11 7 (10.61%) IP Telephony
11 7 (10.61%) Unified Communications
12 6 (9.09%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (10.61%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.03%) Billing
3 2 (3.03%) Military
4 1 (1.52%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 35 (53.03%) Designer
2 30 (45.45%) Network Designer
3 13 (19.70%) IP Designer
3 13 (19.70%) Network Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Migration Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Network Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Network Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Cisco Network Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Cisco Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Network Specialist
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Designer
8 2 (3.03%) Service Assurance Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Service Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Designer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.58%) PKI
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.52%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 16 (24.24%) Linux
2 2 (3.03%) Android
3 1 (1.52%) CatOS
3 1 (1.52%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.67%) Change Management
1 11 (16.67%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Migration
2 9 (13.64%) Network Management
3 7 (10.61%) Network Design
3 7 (10.61%) Project Management
4 5 (7.58%) High Availability
4 5 (7.58%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.58%) SIEM
5 3 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.55%) Information Security
6 2 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.03%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.03%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.03%) Service Design
6 2 (3.03%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 48 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 42 (63.64%) CCNP
3 42 (63.64%) SC Cleared
4 28 (42.42%) DV Cleared
5 19 (28.79%) JNCIS
6 13 (19.70%) JNCIP
7 5 (7.58%) CCIE
7 5 (7.58%) Degree
8 4 (6.06%) CCNA
9 3 (4.55%) MCSE
9 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (3.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.55%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 58 (87.88%) Cisco
2 46 (69.70%) Juniper
3 17 (25.76%) BT
4 13 (19.70%) CheckPoint
5 8 (12.12%) Nokia
6 7 (10.61%) CA
6 7 (10.61%) HP
6 7 (10.61%) IBM
6 7 (10.61%) IronPort
6 7 (10.61%) SolarWinds
7 5 (7.58%) F5
7 5 (7.58%) Fortinet
7 5 (7.58%) Intel Security
7 5 (7.58%) SonicWALL
7 5 (7.58%) Sourcefire
7 5 (7.58%) WatchGuard
8 4 (6.06%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.55%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.55%) TippingPoint
10 1 (1.52%) VMware
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