The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 26 June 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)
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 88 104
Rank change year-on-year +11 +16  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 28 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.56% 1.27% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.88% 5.73% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 8
Median daily rate £450 £336 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.02% -29.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £218 £432
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £443 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year - +0.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £47.83 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £47.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -4.34%  

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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 407 436 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 22.64% 22.20% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 277 236
Median daily rate £403 £375 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -5.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 36
Median hourly rate £22.50 £47.83 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.95% +101.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £25.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Hampshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Hampshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Hampshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basingstoke -7 9 £425 +93.18% 2
Winchester +12 5 £388 -3.12%
Southampton +4 4 £500 +5.26%
Fareham -1 2 £550 +83.33%
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South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 33 (78.57%) Cisco
2 32 (76.19%) Firewall
3 27 (64.29%) OSPF
3 27 (64.29%) BGP
4 26 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (61.90%) CCNP
5 21 (50.00%) F5
6 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
6 20 (47.62%) IPsec
6 20 (47.62%) WAN
6 20 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
8 17 (40.48%) LAN
9 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
10 12 (28.57%) VPN
10 12 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (28.57%) Integration Testing
11 9 (21.43%) Network Management
12 8 (19.05%) DNS
12 8 (19.05%) ITIL
13 7 (16.67%) VoIP
13 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (16.67%) Juniper
13 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
14 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
14 6 (14.29%) Palo Alto
15 5 (11.90%) MVNO
15 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
15 5 (11.90%) Internet
15 5 (11.90%) Project Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (4.76%) Apache
1 2 (4.76%) JBoss
1 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (76.19%) Firewall
2 27 (64.29%) BGP
2 27 (64.29%) OSPF
3 20 (47.62%) Cisco Nexus
3 20 (47.62%) IPsec
3 20 (47.62%) WAN
4 17 (40.48%) LAN
5 12 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (28.57%) VPN
6 8 (19.05%) DNS
7 7 (16.67%) VoIP
8 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 5 (11.90%) Internet
9 5 (11.90%) LTE
9 5 (11.90%) MVNO
9 5 (11.90%) Network Security
9 5 (11.90%) SCTP
9 5 (11.90%) VLAN
9 5 (11.90%) VPLS
10 4 (9.52%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) MS Access
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 12 (28.57%) Integration Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) Network Integration Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) IP Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (9.52%) IP Network Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) IP Specialist
6 4 (9.52%) Network Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Network Specialist
7 3 (7.14%) Network Support
7 3 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.38%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) CESG
3 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.76%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) AIX
1 3 (7.14%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Integration Testing
2 9 (21.43%) Network Management
3 8 (19.05%) ITIL
4 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.90%) High Availability
5 5 (11.90%) Network Design
5 5 (11.90%) Project Management
6 4 (9.52%) Change Management
7 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
7 3 (7.14%) Cryptography
7 3 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.14%) Test Management
8 2 (4.76%) Computer Security
8 2 (4.76%) Network Architecture
8 2 (4.76%) Security Patching
8 2 (4.76%) Server Hardening
8 2 (4.76%) SIEM
8 2 (4.76%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) Perl
1 2 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (61.90%) CCNP
1 26 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 18 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.52%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) CCDP
5 2 (4.76%) CCSA
5 2 (4.76%) CCSE
5 2 (4.76%) CISSP
5 2 (4.76%) Degree
5 2 (4.76%) GCIH
5 2 (4.76%) GIAC
5 2 (4.76%) Master's Degree
5 2 (4.76%) RHCSA
6 1 (2.38%) CCIE
6 1 (2.38%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.14%) PMO
3 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.76%) Netcool
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 33 (78.57%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) F5
3 7 (16.67%) Juniper
4 6 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 5 (11.90%) Brocade
5 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
5 5 (11.90%) Fortinet
6 3 (7.14%) Ericsson
6 3 (7.14%) Motorola
7 2 (4.76%) Arista
7 2 (4.76%) BT
7 2 (4.76%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.76%) Remedy
7 2 (4.76%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.38%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (2.38%) Arqiva
8 1 (2.38%) BMC
8 1 (2.38%) McAfee
8 1 (2.38%) VMware