Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 23 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 of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 171 165
Rank change year-on-year -31 -6 +13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 24 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.21% 0.49% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% 2.79% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 23
East of England median daily rate £300 £453 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.70% +20.67% +11.94%
10th Percentile £130 £313 £264
90th Percentile £445 £539 £520
England median daily rate £375 £386 £400
% change year-on-year -2.91% -3.44% +11.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East of England median hourly rate - £29.61 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.91% +51.11%
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 of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 944 861 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.29% 17.67% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 472 462
East of England median daily rate £369 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £152 £200 £213
90th Percentile £555 £534 £525
England median daily rate £404 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 74 123
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.65 £12.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.10 £43.73 £52.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.00 £20.94
% change year-on-year -18.70% +9.86% +4.68%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 23 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
Bedfordshire -13 4 £389 -
Essex -16 4 £130 -53.45%
Suffolk - 2 £190 -
Hertfordshire -17 1 £300 -34.07% 4
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England

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

1 7 (63.64%) DNS
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Wireless
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) SSL
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) VoIP
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 3 (27.27%) Presales
5 3 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (27.27%) Unified Communications
5 3 (27.27%) 4G
5 3 (27.27%) F5
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (27.27%) OSPF
5 3 (27.27%) BGP
5 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) VPN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) DNS
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) SSL
3 4 (36.36%) VoIP
3 4 (36.36%) Wireless
4 3 (27.27%) 4G
4 3 (27.27%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
4 3 (27.27%) H.323
4 3 (27.27%) IPsec
4 3 (27.27%) OSPF
4 3 (27.27%) PSTN
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) Unified Communications
4 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
General
1 5 (45.45%) Telecoms
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Legal
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Business Architect
2 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Design Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Project Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Support
2 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Support Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
1 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (27.27%) Network Design
1 3 (27.27%) Presales
1 3 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
1 3 (27.27%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Network Management
2 1 (9.09%) Network Segmentation
2 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (9.09%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (9.09%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) F5
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Avaya
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Kaspersky
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) BMC
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) Mitel
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle