Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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)
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 137 121
Rank change year-on-year -5 -16 +43
Contract jobs citing MPLS 21 35 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.59% 0.90% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.50% 4.00% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 25 36
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £350 £432
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -18.93% +51.49%
10th Percentile £310 £287 £371
90th Percentile £550 £451 £619
South East median daily rate £368 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -8.13% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Hampshire median hourly rate - £48.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +0.36% -
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -71.88% +0.36% +16.66%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 841 874 914
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 23.69% 22.47% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 544 538
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £213 £258 £263
90th Percentile £500 £504 £491
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 71 93
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.50 £11.74
90th Percentile £46.05 £59.31 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 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
Southampton +9 6 £500 -13.04%
Basingstoke -19 6 - - 1
Winchester - 3 £325 -
Fareham +1 2 £375 +15.38%
Farnborough +5 1 £300 -10.31%
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South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) OSPF
2 13 (61.90%) BGP
3 12 (57.14%) WAN
3 12 (57.14%) LAN
4 10 (47.62%) CCNP
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (47.62%) F5
5 9 (42.86%) IPsec
6 7 (33.33%) VPN
6 7 (33.33%) Network Security
6 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) LTE
7 6 (28.57%) Brocade
7 6 (28.57%) Fortinet
7 6 (28.57%) High Availability
8 5 (23.81%) Network Management
8 5 (23.81%) MVNO
8 5 (23.81%) SCTP
8 5 (23.81%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (23.81%) VoIP
8 5 (23.81%) Retail
8 5 (23.81%) CESG
8 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (23.81%) Network Design
9 4 (19.05%) MS Access

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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 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) BGP
2 13 (61.90%) OSPF
3 12 (57.14%) LAN
3 12 (57.14%) WAN
4 9 (42.86%) IPsec
5 7 (33.33%) Network Security
5 7 (33.33%) VPN
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (28.57%) LTE
7 5 (23.81%) MVNO
7 5 (23.81%) SCTP
7 5 (23.81%) VoIP
8 4 (19.05%) DHCP
9 3 (14.29%) DNS
10 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
10 2 (9.52%) Wireless
11 1 (4.76%) Multicast
11 1 (4.76%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 5 (23.81%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Engineering Specialist
2 4 (19.05%) IP Specialist
2 4 (19.05%) Network Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Network Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (14.29%) IP Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) IP Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Integration Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) CGI
2 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (23.81%) CESG
3 2 (9.52%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) High Availability
2 5 (23.81%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (23.81%) Network Design
2 5 (23.81%) Network Management
3 4 (19.05%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (14.29%) Test Management
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Customer-Centricity
6 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Perl
1 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) CCNP
1 10 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (19.05%) CCNA
5 3 (14.29%) CCDP
6 2 (9.52%) CCSA
6 2 (9.52%) CCSE
6 2 (9.52%) JNCIS
7 1 (4.76%) CCDE
7 1 (4.76%) CCIE
7 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIE
7 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) PMO
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 10 (47.62%) F5
3 6 (28.57%) Brocade
3 6 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 4 (19.05%) Motorola
5 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 3 (14.29%) Juniper
5 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 3 (14.29%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.76%) Splunk