The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 34 31
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 2.22% 1.28% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.92% 7.27% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £425 £220 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +93.18% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £47.83 £95.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -49.65%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Basingstoke
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 130 55 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 32.10% 17.63% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 20 22
Median daily rate £400 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £210 £341
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £702 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Basingstoke

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Basingstoke.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Basingstoke

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Basingstoke region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 9 (75.00%) WAN
2 9 (75.00%) OSPF
2 9 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (66.67%) Network Management
3 8 (66.67%) BGP
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
4 7 (58.33%) LAN
4 7 (58.33%) IPsec
4 7 (58.33%) F5
5 6 (50.00%) VoIP
5 6 (50.00%) Cisco
6 5 (41.67%) CCNP
6 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (41.67%) CESG
6 5 (41.67%) Brocade
6 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (41.67%) High Availability
6 5 (41.67%) MVNO
6 5 (41.67%) Fortinet
6 5 (41.67%) Network Security
6 5 (41.67%) LTE
6 5 (41.67%) SCTP
7 4 (33.33%) Project Management
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
8 3 (25.00%) Juniper
8 3 (25.00%) Ericsson
8 3 (25.00%) Motorola
8 3 (25.00%) Internet

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 9 (75.00%) OSPF
2 9 (75.00%) WAN
3 8 (66.67%) BGP
3 8 (66.67%) VPN
4 7 (58.33%) IPsec
4 7 (58.33%) LAN
5 6 (50.00%) VoIP
6 5 (41.67%) LTE
6 5 (41.67%) MVNO
6 5 (41.67%) Network Security
6 5 (41.67%) SCTP
6 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (25.00%) Internet
8 3 (25.00%) TACACS
9 2 (16.67%) HSRP
9 2 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) MS Access
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Engineering Specialist
2 4 (33.33%) IP Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) IP Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) IP Specialist
2 4 (33.33%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 9 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (41.67%) CESG
3 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Network Management
2 5 (41.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (41.67%) High Availability
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 3 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (25.00%) Network Design
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
6 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) Information Security
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) CCNP
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) GCIH
3 1 (8.33%) GIAC
3 1 (8.33%) Master's Degree
3 1 (8.33%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (25.00%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (8.33%) Netcool
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) F5
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) Brocade
3 5 (41.67%) Fortinet
4 3 (25.00%) Ericsson
4 3 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (25.00%) Motorola
4 3 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (16.67%) Arista
5 2 (16.67%) BT
5 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) Infoblox
5 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat