The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 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 25 April 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 Midlands / Derbyshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 32 32
Rank change year-on-year -11 0  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 1.01% 1.26% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.50% 7.50% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £300 £195 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +3.44% +11.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.05 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -35.45% +5.88%  

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 Derbyshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Derbyshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 40 40 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 13.42% 16.81% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 30 16
Median daily rate £300 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £141 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £368 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.60% -3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Derbyshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Derbyshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Derbyshire

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Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Chesterfield +5 3 £300 +9.09%
MPLS
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Derbyshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 5 (71.43%) Manufacturing
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
1 5 (71.43%) VLAN
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Intel
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
2 3 (42.86%) LANDesk
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (42.86%) Dell
2 3 (42.86%) WLAN
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) SNMP
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Derbyshire 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 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) VLAN
1 5 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ISE
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco PIX
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) WLAN
3 2 (28.57%) SNMP
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
General
1 5 (71.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Application Packaging
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Intel
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Dell
2 3 (42.86%) LANDesk
2 3 (42.86%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft