Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 22 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)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 94 116
Rank change year-on-year -34 +22 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.34% 0.97% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 5.57% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £560 £375 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.33% -21.47% +50.99%
10th Percentile £362 £230 £360
90th Percentile £568 £488 £509
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £423
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.33% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -71.88% +0.36% +16.66%

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 307 305 497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.00% 17.44% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 166 195
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +5.59% +21.97%
10th Percentile £161 £259 £256
90th Percentile £537 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -6.25% +30.61%
10th Percentile £17.50 £9.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £54.75 £38.75 £27.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Buckinghamshire

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Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Milton Keynes -36 7 £560 +93.10% 1
High Wycombe -11 1 - -
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South East

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

1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
2 4 (50.00%) Office 365
3 3 (37.50%) Splunk
3 3 (37.50%) SIEM
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Team
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) Tufin
3 3 (37.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Qualys
3 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
3 3 (37.50%) Sourcefire
3 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) WAP
3 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (37.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) WLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) DWDM
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) Frame Relay
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) SDH
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (12.50%) xDSL
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Rollout Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Security Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Team
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Information Security
1 3 (37.50%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (37.50%) SIEM
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Business Development
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Supply Chain Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
3 3 (37.50%) F5
3 3 (37.50%) Palo Alto
3 3 (37.50%) Qualys
3 3 (37.50%) Sourcefire
3 3 (37.50%) Splunk
3 3 (37.50%) Tufin
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (12.50%) Brocade
5 1 (12.50%) Ericsson
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (12.50%) Nortel