The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - - 51
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - - 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +3.44% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -30.23% +7.50%  

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 Essex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 87 53 68
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 20.47% 11.67% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 30 37
Median daily rate £425 £348 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.30% -13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.00 £8.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.35% -43.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Essex

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) Internet
3 4 (57.14%) IPsec
3 4 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (57.14%) Unix
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) SMTP
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) FTP
3 4 (57.14%) IMAP
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) Frame Relay
5 2 (28.57%) Extranet
5 2 (28.57%) DSL
5 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (28.57%) Finance

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Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) FTP
3 4 (57.14%) IMAP
3 4 (57.14%) Internet
3 4 (57.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (57.14%) IPsec
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) LDAP
3 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 4 (57.14%) SMTP
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
4 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) DSL
5 2 (28.57%) Extranet
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) German Language
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless Product Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) PMI Certification
3 1 (14.29%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix