Period
to 26 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 26 January 2022 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
26 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 81 67 95
Rank change year-on-year -14 +28 +26
Contract jobs citing MPLS 22 7 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.46% 0.88% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.52% 7.14% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 16
10th Percentile £301 - £306
25th Percentile £345 - £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £394 - £438
Median % change year-on-year - - -15.87%
75th Percentile £502 - £475
90th Percentile £545 - £481
England median daily rate £500 £450 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -3.32%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 191 98 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.64% 12.30% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 61 143
10th Percentile £164 £155 £150
25th Percentile £210 £213 £203
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £356 £360 £325
Median % change year-on-year -1.04% +10.77% -7.14%
75th Percentile £438 £419 £438
90th Percentile £541 £506 £498
England median daily rate £500 £425 £411
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.34% -3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 36
10th Percentile £14.29 £14.93 £11.74
25th Percentile - £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.82 £16.44 £16.20
Median % change year-on-year -9.85% +1.48% +9.83%
75th Percentile £17.50 £22.50 £29.38
90th Percentile £28.60 £31.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -33.85% +54.76% +16.30%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for MPLS in the East Midlands

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Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MPLS in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 26 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for MPLS in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for MPLS in the East Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 26 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Nottinghamshire -21 10 £478 - 1
Northamptonshire - 5 £313 -
Derbyshire - 3 £363 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £575 - 1
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 18 (81.82%) WAN
1 18 (81.82%) Cisco
1 18 (81.82%) SD-WAN
2 16 (72.73%) VPN
2 16 (72.73%) Firewall
3 13 (59.09%) ITIL
3 13 (59.09%) Azure
4 12 (54.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 12 (54.55%) Windows
4 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 12 (54.55%) Wireless
5 11 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (50.00%) DNS
5 11 (50.00%) SQL
5 11 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
5 11 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (45.45%) Docker
6 10 (45.45%) Kubernetes
6 10 (45.45%) Storage Management
6 10 (45.45%) High Availability
6 10 (45.45%) MySQL
6 10 (45.45%) Unix
6 10 (45.45%) Linux
6 10 (45.45%) VoIP
6 10 (45.45%) Migration
7 9 (40.91%) Citrix
7 9 (40.91%) Red Hat
7 9 (40.91%) NetWeaver

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 9 (40.91%) JBoss
1 9 (40.91%) NetWeaver
1 9 (40.91%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) Azure
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (40.91%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 9 (40.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 9 (40.91%) IaaS
3 9 (40.91%) PaaS
3 9 (40.91%) SaaS
4 3 (13.64%) AWS
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Fargate
5 1 (4.55%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (4.55%) GCP
5 1 (4.55%) Route 53
5 1 (4.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) SD-WAN
1 18 (81.82%) WAN
2 16 (72.73%) Firewall
2 16 (72.73%) VPN
3 12 (54.55%) Wireless
4 11 (50.00%) DNS
5 10 (45.45%) VoIP
6 9 (40.91%) DHCP
6 9 (40.91%) PBX
6 9 (40.91%) Skype
7 6 (27.27%) LAN
8 4 (18.18%) BGP
8 4 (18.18%) Internet
9 3 (13.64%) EIGRP
9 3 (13.64%) OSPF
9 3 (13.64%) VLAN
10 2 (9.09%) IPsec
10 2 (9.09%) Network Security
10 2 (9.09%) SAN
10 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (45.45%) MySQL
3 9 (40.91%) Azure SQL Database
3 9 (40.91%) DB2
3 9 (40.91%) SAP HANA
4 1 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (40.91%) Social Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Architect
1 10 (45.45%) Network Engineer
1 10 (45.45%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (36.36%) Designer
2 8 (36.36%) Solutions Designer
3 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Designer
3 7 (31.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 7 (31.82%) IT Architect
3 7 (31.82%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cloud Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper Specialist
6 1 (4.55%) Juniper Support
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Middleware
1 9 (40.91%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) PKI
1 9 (40.91%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Derivative
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (45.45%) Linux
3 10 (45.45%) Unix
4 9 (40.91%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) ITIL
2 12 (54.55%) Root Cause Analysis
3 11 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (45.45%) High Availability
4 10 (45.45%) Migration
4 10 (45.45%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (45.45%) Storage Management
5 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
5 9 (40.91%) Business Continuity
5 9 (40.91%) Data Protection
5 9 (40.91%) Decision-Making
5 9 (40.91%) Due Diligence
5 9 (40.91%) Identity Management
5 9 (40.91%) Microservices
5 9 (40.91%) Remediation Plan
5 9 (40.91%) Service Management
5 9 (40.91%) TOGAF
6 7 (31.82%) Conflict Resolution
7 3 (13.64%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (40.91%) COBIT
1 9 (40.91%) GDPR
1 9 (40.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) Docker
3 2 (9.09%) pfSense
4 1 (4.55%) NFS
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Kubernetes
2 9 (40.91%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (4.55%) Ansible
3 1 (4.55%) CloudForms
3 1 (4.55%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.55%) HAProxy
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) Terraform
3 1 (4.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (81.82%) Cisco
2 9 (40.91%) Citrix
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) Red Hat
2 9 (40.91%) SAP
2 9 (40.91%) Software AG
3 5 (22.73%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) Meraki
4 3 (13.64%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.09%) Commvault
5 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.09%) IBM
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
6 1 (4.55%) Aruba
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) Zscaler