Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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)
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 51 55
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4 +17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.58% 1.44% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.17% 7.83% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Bedfordshire median daily rate £389 - £388
10th Percentile £369 - £323
90th Percentile £482 - £453
East of England median daily rate £300 £453 £375
% change year-on-year -33.70% +20.67% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £29.61 £34.00
% change year-on-year - -12.91% +51.11%

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 126 115 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.39% 18.37% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 58 43
Bedfordshire median daily rate £389 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +1.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £205
90th Percentile £525 £589 £500
East of England median daily rate £370 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +1.72% -3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.43% +125.81% +40.91%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £14.25 £40.70 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -11 4 £389 -
MPLS
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (75.00%) Presales
2 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (75.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Legal
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) H.323
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) PSTN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) RIP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) SLA

MPLS
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) H.323
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) PSTN
2 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) DWDM
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) HSRP
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) RIP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) VRRP
General
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (75.00%) Legal
2 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Business Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (75.00%) Presales
1 3 (75.00%) Server Virtualisation
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (25.00%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper