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 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 35 42 42
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.35% 0.62% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.75% 2.70% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £575 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +71.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +23.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
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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
57 74 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 20.14% 22.91% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 46 49
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 3
Median hourly rate £15.36 £44.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.10% +90.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

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 Southampton region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) NGN
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Meraki
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP

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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 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) NGN
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) SMTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Data Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Brocade
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) Meraki
1 1 (33.33%) VMware