The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.72% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +3.44% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +10.00%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 29 26 40
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 10.47% 8.52% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 27
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Bedfordshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Bedford - 2 - -
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Server Building
4 2 (40.00%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Email Migration
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (40.00%) Solaris
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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%) NetScaler
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) HSRP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (40.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) Email Migration
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCDE
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) VCAP
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (20.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) CommVault
4 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (20.00%) Meru Networks