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 22 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)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 33 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 0.93% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 6.52% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £47.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -4.34%  

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 56 46 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 15.60% 14.33% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 20
Median daily rate £415 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.68% -14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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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

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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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Email Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Server Building

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
1 2 (100.00%) Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Email Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Server Building
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix