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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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 84 77 65
Rank change year-on-year -7 -12 +48
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 7 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.44% 0.64% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.37% 5.56% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 4
10th Percentile £316 - £413
25th Percentile £330 £463 £469
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% +30.80%
75th Percentile £447 £488 -
90th Percentile £494 - -
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

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 178 126 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 12.95% 11.52% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 81 54
10th Percentile £178 £163 £120
25th Percentile £263 £213 £157
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £406 £350 £303
Median % change year-on-year +16.07% +15.70% -6.92%
75th Percentile £500 £410 £411
90th Percentile £550 £488 £500
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 13
10th Percentile £15.80 £13.20 £12.00
25th Percentile £17.53 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.44% +40.63% +21.26%
75th Percentile £23.63 £51.00 £43.75
90th Percentile £25.25 £56.20 £49.63
England median hourly rate £25.00 £23.56 £21.88
% change year-on-year +6.10% +7.71% +9.38%

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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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Northamptonshire -8 3 £338 -
Nottinghamshire +3 1 £450 -5.26%
Leicestershire - 1 £375 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £425 -
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England

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) Avaya
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) CCIE
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Azure
4 2 (33.33%) HSRP
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) SD-WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Meraki
4 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
5 1 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management

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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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon ECS
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (16.67%) AWS
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Fargate
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Lambda
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Service Bus
2 1 (16.67%) GCP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (16.67%) Route 53
2 1 (16.67%) Serverless
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) HSRP
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) OSPF
4 2 (33.33%) SD-WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) GLBP
5 1 (16.67%) IPsec
5 1 (16.67%) RIP
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) VRRP
5 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Hudson
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Derivative
1 1 (16.67%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Auto-Scaling
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) FinOps
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) Identity Access Management
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Security Management
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Management
2 1 (16.67%) Target Operating Model
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCIE
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Docker
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
3 1 (16.67%) pfSense
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (16.67%) CloudForms
1 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) Terraform
1 1 (16.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Avaya
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Meraki
3 2 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Nortel