The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 34 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.87% 0.27% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 1.82% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £300 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +73.92%
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Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
47 55 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 20.43% 14.59% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 40 65
Median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £388 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Southampton region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) FabricPath
3 1 (20.00%) TRILL
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Brocade
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (20.00%) NGN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) FabricPath
3 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) IPv4
3 1 (20.00%) IPv6
3 1 (20.00%) NGN
3 1 (20.00%) TRILL
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (20.00%) iSeries
2 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Brocade
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) VMware