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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / South West
Rank 115 131 126
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 13 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.50% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.81% 3.82% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 3
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £353 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £405 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +29.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +37.73%

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
341 393 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.29% 13.19% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 251 217
Median daily rate £370 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 50
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.46 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +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 19 January 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 19 January 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
Somerset - 4 £313 -
Dorset +4 3 £450 +20.00%
Bristol -4 3 £360 -0.68%
Gloucestershire +3 1 £390 -5.45%
Wiltshire +2 1 £400 -
Devon - 1 £185 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 11 (45.83%) Firewall
3 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
4 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (25.00%) Juniper
5 6 (25.00%) OSPF
6 5 (20.83%) BGP
6 5 (20.83%) ITIL
6 5 (20.83%) VPN
6 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
7 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (16.67%) NETGEAR
7 4 (16.67%) VLAN
7 4 (16.67%) VPLS
7 4 (16.67%) LAN
7 4 (16.67%) VoIP
7 4 (16.67%) HP
7 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) Advertising
7 4 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (12.50%) Internet
8 3 (12.50%) ISDN
8 3 (12.50%) CCNA
8 3 (12.50%) IBM

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 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (29.17%) WAN
4 6 (25.00%) OSPF
5 5 (20.83%) BGP
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
5 5 (20.83%) VPN
6 4 (16.67%) LAN
6 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.67%) VLAN
6 4 (16.67%) VoIP
6 4 (16.67%) VPLS
7 3 (12.50%) DNS
7 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
7 3 (12.50%) HSRP
7 3 (12.50%) Internet
7 3 (12.50%) ISDN
7 3 (12.50%) NetScreen
7 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.67%) Advertising
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Multimedia
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Architect
2 4 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Network Specialist
3 3 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Server Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Services Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.17%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Replication
3 2 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Network Design
4 3 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Resilience Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Stress Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.33%) ITSM
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (8.33%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) CCDA
3 2 (8.33%) CNA
3 2 (8.33%) CNE
3 2 (8.33%) MCSA
3 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Novell Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CCIE
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) CCVP
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
3 6 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (16.67%) NETGEAR
5 3 (12.50%) IBM
6 2 (8.33%) Apple
6 2 (8.33%) F5
6 2 (8.33%) Forcepoint
6 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.33%) Nortel
6 2 (8.33%) Novell
6 2 (8.33%) SonicWALL
6 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) WatchGuard
7 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.17%) Brocade
7 1 (4.17%) Ciena
7 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds