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 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)
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 63 86
Rank change year-on-year -21 +23  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.39% 1.15% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.09% 6.59% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £300 -
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 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 191 167 203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.71% 17.49% 16.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 75 74
Median daily rate £391 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.01% +7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £9.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £19.00 £40.00
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 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

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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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 -21 3 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - - 2
MPLS
South East

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

1 5 (62.50%) VoIP
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Avaya
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) SLA
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
3 3 (37.50%) ADSL
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (37.50%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Workflow
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) WLAN
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) IVR
5 1 (12.50%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory

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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
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
1 5 (62.50%) VoIP
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
1 5 (62.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) ADSL
2 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN
4 1 (12.50%) ATM
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) DWDM
4 1 (12.50%) Frame Relay
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) PBX
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) SDH
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Operations Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
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 Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Systems Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) IVR
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) e-Health
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 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Line Management
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Supply Chain Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) HP ASE
4 1 (12.50%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (12.50%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Avaya
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 3 (37.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (12.50%) CA
4 1 (12.50%) Genesys
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
4 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow