Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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)
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 77 88
Rank change year-on-year -15 +11 +7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.50% 0.46% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.96% 2.25% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Essex median daily rate £130 £279 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.45% -6.13% -15.00%
East of England median daily rate £300 £453 £375
% change year-on-year -33.70% +20.67% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Essex median hourly rate - £29.61 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.91% -
East of England median hourly rate - £29.61 £34.00
% change year-on-year - -12.91% +51.11%

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 135 178 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.02% 20.53% 16.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 124 99
Essex median daily rate £450 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £166 £213 £260
90th Percentile £595 £505 £538
East of England median daily rate £365 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +1.39% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 16
Essex median hourly rate £14.20 £34.70 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.08% +11.04% +6.84%
10th Percentile £10.40 £18.86 £21.00
90th Percentile £37.20 £42.95 £47.75
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.56% +20.00% +22.45%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Essex region over the 6 months to 20 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
Brentwood - 2 - -
MPLS
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Essex region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Broadband
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Avaya
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) OSPF
1 2 (50.00%) BGP
1 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
1 2 (50.00%) Kaspersky
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (50.00%) 4G
1 2 (50.00%) F5
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

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Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) 4G
1 2 (50.00%) BGP
1 2 (50.00%) Broadband
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) OSPF
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) VXLAN
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Service Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Support
1 2 (50.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCIE
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Avaya
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) F5
1 2 (50.00%) Kaspersky
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft