Period
to 22 November 2017

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 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)
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 140 142 136
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 +1
Contract jobs citing MPLS 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.40% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 1.73% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 3
East Midlands median daily rate £313 £225 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -44.10% +64.29%
10th Percentile £218 £213 £208
90th Percentile £538 £338 £465
England median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £77.50
England median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -71.88% +6.67% +63.64%

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 456 405 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 14.17% 12.27% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 261 189
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +7.14% -3.11%
10th Percentile £150 £140 £167
90th Percentile £500 £538 £481
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 29 36
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.69 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.30 £39.00 £38.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor 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 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
Derbyshire -8 4 £235 +4.44%
Leicestershire - 3 £338 - 2
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £275 -26.67% 2
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
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England

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 6 (46.15%) OSPF
4 5 (38.46%) BGP
4 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) Juniper
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Retail
5 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
6 3 (23.08%) Marketing
6 3 (23.08%) Office 365
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (23.08%) DevOps
6 3 (23.08%) Skype
6 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
6 3 (23.08%) L2TP
6 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
6 3 (23.08%) Banking
6 3 (23.08%) ITSM
6 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) SharePoint

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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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) OSPF
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) BGP
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) DNS
4 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
4 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (23.08%) L2TP
5 3 (23.08%) Skype
6 2 (15.38%) DHCP
6 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
6 2 (15.38%) HSRP
6 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications
6 2 (15.38%) VLAN
6 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 1 (7.69%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 3 (23.08%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Marketing
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Head of Infrastructure
1 3 (23.08%) Head of Operations
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Head of Network Operations
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) DevOps
1 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
1 3 (23.08%) ITSM
1 3 (23.08%) Patch Management
1 3 (23.08%) Programme Management
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Network Design
2 1 (7.69%) Network Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
1 1 (7.69%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Juniper
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Aruba
3 2 (15.38%) Riverbed
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) F5
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Meraki
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds