Period
to 9 August 2020

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 9 August 2020 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
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 78 131 145
Rank change year-on-year +53 +14 -17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 19 45 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.37% 1.25% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.55% 6.33% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 26 11
Median daily rate £490 £394 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.44% +11.70% -21.67%
10th Percentile £338 £293 £306
90th Percentile £605 £575 £448
South East median daily rate £450 £400 £423
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £37.67 £43.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.31% -
South East median hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year +45.71% -59.77% +222.22%

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 290 711 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 20.97% 19.68% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 447 348
Median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £572
South East median daily rate £410 £413 £413
% change year-on-year -0.61% - +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 39 65
Median hourly rate £37.39 £31.50 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.68% +25.97% +25.03%
10th Percentile £19.40 £13.10 £12.58
90th Percentile £51.53 £48.75 £45.95
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.12 £24.75
% change year-on-year +31.37% +1.49% +41.43%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Hampshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Hampshire.

Daily rate trend for MPLS in Hampshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MPLS in Hampshire over the 6 months to 9 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MPLS in Hampshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Hampshire.

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 9 August 2020. 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 +16 4 £375 +25.00%
Winchester - 2 £450 - 1
Havant - 2 - -
Portsmouth +29 1 £250 -
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (78.95%) WAN
3 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (73.68%) Juniper
3 14 (73.68%) BGP
3 14 (73.68%) Firewall
4 13 (68.42%) VLAN
5 12 (63.16%) LAN
6 10 (52.63%) CCNP
7 9 (47.37%) OSPF
8 8 (42.11%) SNMP
8 8 (42.11%) CCIE
8 8 (42.11%) F5
8 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
8 8 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (36.84%) VPN
10 6 (31.58%) DNS
11 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
11 5 (26.32%) VoIP
11 5 (26.32%) DHCP
11 5 (26.32%) Migration
11 5 (26.32%) SSL
11 5 (26.32%) EIGRP
11 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
12 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
12 4 (21.05%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (21.05%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (21.05%) DMVPN

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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 (5.26%) JBoss
1 1 (5.26%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) AWS
1 4 (21.05%) Azure
2 1 (5.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) WAN
2 14 (73.68%) BGP
2 14 (73.68%) Firewall
3 13 (68.42%) VLAN
4 12 (63.16%) LAN
5 9 (47.37%) OSPF
6 8 (42.11%) SNMP
7 7 (36.84%) VPN
8 6 (31.58%) DNS
9 5 (26.32%) DHCP
9 5 (26.32%) EIGRP
9 5 (26.32%) SSL
9 5 (26.32%) VoIP
10 4 (21.05%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (21.05%) DMVPN
10 4 (21.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (21.05%) Software-Defined Networking
10 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (21.05%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.79%) Manufacturing
1 3 (15.79%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Network Engineer
2 8 (42.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Architect
3 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Support
5 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Broadband Consultant
6 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Support
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 1 (5.26%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (5.26%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Check Point GAiA
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) AIX
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
2 5 (26.32%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) Network Management
3 4 (21.05%) Network Planning
3 4 (21.05%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.79%) Project Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Business Development
5 1 (5.26%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (52.63%) CCNP
3 8 (42.11%) CCIE
4 4 (21.05%) JNCIE
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) CCNA
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
7 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
7 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
1 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (73.68%) Juniper
3 8 (42.11%) F5
4 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 4 (21.05%) Meraki
5 4 (21.05%) SolarWinds
6 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto
7 2 (10.53%) Brocade
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix
7 2 (10.53%) VMware
8 1 (5.26%) Arqiva
8 1 (5.26%) EMC
8 1 (5.26%) McAfee
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle