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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 125 143 124
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 12 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.38% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 2.94% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 13
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £346 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +23.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
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
355 408 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.71% 12.78% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 225 277
Median daily rate £350 £351 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.14% +3.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 60
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +68.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Somerset - 5 £313 -
Dorset +1 3 £450 +20.00%
Devon +5 2 £185 -
Bristol +1 2 £375 +3.80% 1
Gloucestershire -2 1 £390 -3.10% 3
Wiltshire - 1 £400 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 23 (71.88%) Cisco
2 15 (46.88%) Firewall
3 12 (37.50%) WAN
4 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (31.25%) Juniper
5 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
6 9 (28.13%) ITIL
7 8 (25.00%) VPN
7 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
8 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
8 7 (21.88%) OSPF
8 7 (21.88%) BGP
8 7 (21.88%) Migration
9 6 (18.75%) VLAN
9 6 (18.75%) LAN
9 6 (18.75%) Windows
9 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 5 (15.63%) Unified Communications
10 5 (15.63%) VoIP
10 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
10 5 (15.63%) Internet
10 5 (15.63%) Project Management
10 5 (15.63%) VPLS
10 5 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (12.50%) Advertising
11 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
11 4 (12.50%) Network Design
11 4 (12.50%) NetScreen

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 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) IBM PureFlex
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
2 12 (37.50%) WAN
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (25.00%) VPN
5 7 (21.88%) BGP
5 7 (21.88%) OSPF
6 6 (18.75%) LAN
6 6 (18.75%) VLAN
7 5 (15.63%) Ethernet
7 5 (15.63%) Internet
7 5 (15.63%) Unified Communications
7 5 (15.63%) VoIP
7 5 (15.63%) VPLS
7 5 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (12.50%) NetScreen
8 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 3 (9.38%) DHCP
9 3 (9.38%) DNS
9 3 (9.38%) ISDN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.50%) Advertising
2 2 (6.25%) Multimedia
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Architect
3 4 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 4 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Services Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Server Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) HTML
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.13%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Android
3 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 2 (6.25%) Unix
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Migration
2 7 (21.88%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 4 (12.50%) Network Design
4 4 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (6.25%) High Availability
6 2 (6.25%) Information Governance
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Resilience Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Service Design
6 2 (6.25%) Stress Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Test Management
6 2 (6.25%) Test Scripting
6 2 (6.25%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) CCNA
3 4 (12.50%) CCNP
3 4 (12.50%) MCSE
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) CCDA
4 2 (6.25%) CNA
4 2 (6.25%) CNE
4 2 (6.25%) MCSA
4 2 (6.25%) Novell Certification
5 1 (3.13%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) CCVP
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Cisco
2 10 (31.25%) Juniper
3 9 (28.13%) CheckPoint
4 4 (12.50%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) IBM
4 4 (12.50%) NETGEAR
4 4 (12.50%) SonicWALL
4 4 (12.50%) WatchGuard
5 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) Nortel
5 3 (9.38%) VMware
6 2 (6.25%) Apple
6 2 (6.25%) F5
6 2 (6.25%) Forcepoint
6 2 (6.25%) Novell
7 1 (3.13%) Aruba
7 1 (3.13%) Ciena
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) Veeam
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