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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 81 67 82
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.39% 0.78% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 4.52% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £413 £450 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +34.32%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £320
% change year-on-year +3.44% +13.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -30.23% +22.85%  

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 209 177 216
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 20.47% 17.18% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 73 82
Median daily rate £425 £398 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.91% +11.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £255 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Median hourly rate £13.75 £14.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% -5.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

MPLS
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

MPLS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Milton Keynes -8 4 £413 -8.33% 1
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (86.67%) VoIP
2 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (80.00%) Cisco
4 11 (73.33%) WAN
4 11 (73.33%) F5
5 9 (60.00%) ADSL
5 9 (60.00%) CCNA
6 8 (53.33%) Avaya
7 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
7 7 (46.67%) LAN
7 7 (46.67%) IVR
7 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
7 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (40.00%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (40.00%) e-Health
8 6 (40.00%) CCNP
8 6 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (40.00%) Finance
8 6 (40.00%) ITIL
8 6 (40.00%) CA
9 5 (33.33%) VPN
9 5 (33.33%) DNS
9 5 (33.33%) Workflow
9 5 (33.33%) FortiGate
10 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
10 4 (26.67%) Genesys
10 4 (26.67%) Remedy
11 3 (20.00%) Clustering

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Top Related 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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (86.67%) VoIP
3 11 (73.33%) WAN
4 9 (60.00%) ADSL
5 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
5 7 (46.67%) LAN
6 6 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (33.33%) VPN
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (20.00%) IPsec
9 3 (20.00%) Network Security
9 3 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (20.00%) Wireless
10 2 (13.33%) DMZ
10 2 (13.33%) NAS
10 2 (13.33%) SAN
10 2 (13.33%) WLAN
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
1 10 (66.67%) Network Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Network Operations Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (46.67%) Data Centre
1 7 (46.67%) IVR
2 6 (40.00%) e-Health
3 3 (20.00%) Clustering
4 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Workflow
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Network Design
4 2 (13.33%) Presales
4 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCNA
3 6 (40.00%) CCNP
4 1 (6.67%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (33.33%) FortiGate
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) F5
3 8 (53.33%) Avaya
4 6 (40.00%) CA
5 4 (26.67%) Genesys
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) Remedy
6 3 (20.00%) Aruba
6 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (13.33%) Altiris
8 1 (6.67%) HP
8 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
8 1 (6.67%) Juniper
8 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
8 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow