Period
to 26 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 26 July 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)
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 362 323
Rank change year-on-year -46 -39 +63
Contract jobs citing MPLS 470 668 752
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.66% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 4.23% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 450 491
England median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% +2.86%
10th Percentile £274 £228 £263
90th Percentile £574 £575 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 12
England median hourly rate £21.75 £47.83 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.53% +15.95% +0.61%
10th Percentile £12.73 £37.00 £20.93
90th Percentile £67.33 £47.98 £149.00
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £41.25
% change year-on-year -31.01% +15.95% +0.61%

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12220 15786 15029
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.93% 15.56% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7369 9754 8535
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £206
90th Percentile £576 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 687 862
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +9.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in England

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in England

MPLS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in England

MPLS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in England over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for MPLS in England

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 26 July 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
London +13 223 £450 +5.88% 33
South East -24 129 £400 +6.67% 14
North of England +47 60 £375 +5.19% 16
North West +49 46 £350 -25.53% 13
South West -36 25 £370 +2.07%
Midlands +9 19 £300 -31.43% 9
East of England -22 12 £350 -27.84% 2
Yorkshire +10 11 £375 +8.70% 3
East Midlands -5 10 £291 +5.91% 4
West Midlands +3 8 £375 -16.67% 5
North East +51 3 £450 +63.64%
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 England region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 343 (72.98%) Cisco
2 262 (55.74%) Firewall
3 241 (51.28%) Cisco Certification
4 225 (47.87%) BGP
5 222 (47.23%) WAN
6 205 (43.62%) OSPF
7 196 (41.70%) VPN
8 188 (40.00%) LAN
9 174 (37.02%) CCNP
10 144 (30.64%) Data Centre
11 128 (27.23%) Juniper
12 117 (24.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 114 (24.26%) TCP/IP
14 107 (22.77%) Wireless
15 105 (22.34%) F5
16 104 (22.13%) CheckPoint
17 98 (20.85%) CCIE
18 97 (20.64%) Network Security
19 91 (19.36%) DNS
20 84 (17.87%) Cisco ASA
21 83 (17.66%) IPsec
22 81 (17.23%) VLAN
23 79 (16.81%) Network Design
24 74 (15.74%) VMware
25 73 (15.53%) EIGRP
26 72 (15.32%) DHCP
27 71 (15.11%) Ethernet
28 70 (14.89%) CCNA
28 70 (14.89%) Telecoms
28 70 (14.89%) Palo Alto

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 12 (2.55%) CMS
2 9 (1.91%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.49%) IIS
4 6 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (1.28%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.06%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.64%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.64%) SAS
7 3 (0.64%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.43%) CICS
9 1 (0.21%) Apache
9 1 (0.21%) Confluence
9 1 (0.21%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) OpenEdge
9 1 (0.21%) Site Server
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (4.47%) MS Visio
2 13 (2.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.70%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (4.04%) Office 365
4 5 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (0.85%) IaaS
5 4 (0.85%) PaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Akamai
6 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.43%) SaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.21%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.21%) Route 53
7 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 262 (55.74%) Firewall
2 225 (47.87%) BGP
3 222 (47.23%) WAN
4 205 (43.62%) OSPF
5 196 (41.70%) VPN
6 188 (40.00%) LAN
7 117 (24.89%) Cisco Nexus
8 114 (24.26%) TCP/IP
9 107 (22.77%) Wireless
10 97 (20.64%) Network Security
11 91 (19.36%) DNS
12 84 (17.87%) Cisco ASA
13 83 (17.66%) IPsec
14 81 (17.23%) VLAN
15 73 (15.53%) EIGRP
16 72 (15.32%) DHCP
17 71 (15.11%) Ethernet
18 60 (12.77%) Cisco IOS
19 58 (12.34%) IPv6
20 57 (12.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.85%) MS Access
3 3 (0.64%) Redis
4 2 (0.43%) DB2
4 2 (0.43%) OLTP
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) Informix
Development Applications
1 7 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.21%) JIRA
3 1 (0.21%) MSI
3 1 (0.21%) PVCS
General
1 70 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 53 (11.28%) Finance
3 34 (7.23%) Banking
4 22 (4.68%) Retail
5 13 (2.77%) Military
6 11 (2.34%) Marketing
7 9 (1.91%) Law
8 8 (1.70%) Multimedia
9 7 (1.49%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.28%) Billing
11 3 (0.64%) German Language
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.43%) Games
12 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.43%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 198 (42.13%) Network Engineer
2 72 (15.32%) Architect
3 61 (12.98%) Cisco Engineer
4 57 (12.13%) Network Architect
5 54 (11.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 31 (6.60%) Senior Network Engineer
7 26 (5.53%) Support Engineer
8 25 (5.32%) IP Engineer
9 24 (5.11%) Analyst
10 22 (4.68%) Design Engineer
11 21 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (4.47%) Network Support
12 19 (4.04%) Network Support Engineer
13 18 (3.83%) Network Analyst
14 17 (3.62%) Consultant
14 17 (3.62%) Network Manager
14 17 (3.62%) Network Specialist
14 17 (3.62%) Project Manager
15 16 (3.40%) Juniper Engineer
16 15 (3.19%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (10.21%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.49%) .NET
2 7 (1.49%) Middleware
3 6 (1.28%) Web Services
4 4 (0.85%) CGI
4 4 (0.85%) XMPP
5 3 (0.64%) JSON
5 3 (0.64%) RFC 2544
5 3 (0.64%) SAP Basis
5 3 (0.64%) SOAP
6 2 (0.43%) COM
6 2 (0.43%) RESTful
6 2 (0.43%) XML
7 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.21%) Core Data
7 1 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.21%) JMS
7 1 (0.21%) REST
7 1 (0.21%) RFC 2547
7 1 (0.21%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 144 (30.64%) Data Centre
2 58 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 12 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.91%) Clustering
5 9 (1.91%) IVR
6 8 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.70%) Private Cloud
6 8 (1.70%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.49%) BBC
7 7 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.28%) Mainframe
8 6 (1.28%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.06%) CESG
9 5 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.06%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.85%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.64%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (13.40%) Windows
2 31 (6.60%) Linux
2 31 (6.60%) Windows Server
3 24 (5.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (4.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.40%) Unix
6 11 (2.34%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.49%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.28%) Android
9 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.64%) AIX
10 3 (0.64%) CentOS
11 2 (0.43%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.21%) VyOS
12 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.81%) Network Design
2 69 (14.68%) Network Management
3 58 (12.34%) Migration
4 53 (11.28%) ITIL
5 46 (9.79%) Load Balancing
6 29 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 29 (6.17%) Network Architecture
7 28 (5.96%) Service Management
8 27 (5.74%) High Availability
8 27 (5.74%) Service Delivery
9 25 (5.32%) Project Management
10 23 (4.89%) Network Monitoring
11 22 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (3.62%) Change Management
12 17 (3.62%) Integration Testing
13 16 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (3.19%) Configuration Management
14 15 (3.19%) Incident Management
15 14 (2.98%) SOA
15 14 (2.98%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.04%) SQL
2 8 (1.70%) Lisp
2 8 (1.70%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.28%) Perl
3 6 (1.28%) Python
4 4 (0.85%) VB
5 3 (0.64%) C
6 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.43%) C-shell
6 2 (0.43%) Java
6 2 (0.43%) Korn
7 1 (0.21%) PHP
7 1 (0.21%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 241 (51.28%) Cisco Certification
2 174 (37.02%) CCNP
3 98 (20.85%) CCIE
4 70 (14.89%) CCNA
5 58 (12.34%) Security Cleared
6 43 (9.15%) SC Cleared
7 37 (7.87%) JNCIE
8 17 (3.62%) CCDP
8 17 (3.62%) Degree
9 15 (3.19%) JNCIP
10 9 (1.91%) CCIP
11 8 (1.70%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 8 (1.70%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.49%) CISSP
12 7 (1.49%) JNCIS
13 6 (1.28%) CCIE Service Provider
13 6 (1.28%) CCSP
14 5 (1.06%) BC Cleared
14 5 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.06%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.98%) SLA
2 7 (1.49%) PMO
3 4 (0.85%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.85%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 49 (10.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (10.21%) Active Directory
3 16 (3.40%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (1.91%) vSphere
6 7 (1.49%) NFS
6 7 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (0.64%) Docker
9 3 (0.64%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.43%) KVM
10 2 (0.43%) Openswan
10 2 (0.43%) pfSense
10 2 (0.43%) vCloud
10 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.43%) XenApp
11 1 (0.21%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 33 (7.02%) Cisco Prime
2 24 (5.11%) FortiGate
3 10 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 10 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 10 (2.13%) Nagios
4 6 (1.28%) Puppet
5 5 (1.06%) Netcool
5 5 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.06%) ZABBIX
6 4 (0.85%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (0.85%) Cacti
6 4 (0.85%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (0.85%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.85%) SCCM
6 4 (0.85%) vRealize
6 4 (0.85%) WSUS
7 3 (0.64%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.64%) SCOM
7 3 (0.64%) vMotion
Vendors
1 343 (72.98%) Cisco
2 128 (27.23%) Juniper
3 105 (22.34%) F5
4 104 (22.13%) CheckPoint
5 74 (15.74%) VMware
6 70 (14.89%) Palo Alto
7 51 (10.85%) SolarWinds
8 45 (9.57%) Fortinet
9 42 (8.94%) HP
9 42 (8.94%) Microsoft
10 38 (8.09%) Riverbed
11 34 (7.23%) Citrix
12 19 (4.04%) Avaya
13 16 (3.40%) Aruba
14 15 (3.19%) Arista
15 13 (2.77%) Blue Coat
15 13 (2.77%) Brocade
16 12 (2.55%) IBM
16 12 (2.55%) SAP
16 12 (2.55%) SonicWALL
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