The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 28 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.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 52 57
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.34% 1.31% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 7.69% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 7
Median daily rate £475 £488 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £483 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £491 £433
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 £44.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -31.81% +6.66%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 117 117 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.83% 17.03% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 63 57
Median daily rate £365 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 16
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.66 £13.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £37.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Hertfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Welwyn Garden City -2 1 £450 -6.73%
MPLS
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) F5
3 9 (81.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 9 (81.82%) BIG-IP
3 9 (81.82%) Blue Coat
3 9 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (81.82%) CheckPoint
4 8 (72.73%) DNS
4 8 (72.73%) Banking
4 8 (72.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (36.36%) CCIE
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (27.27%) ATM
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Firewall
8 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (9.09%) Retail
8 1 (9.09%) OSPF
8 1 (9.09%) BGP
8 1 (9.09%) Juniper
8 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
8 1 (9.09%) Skype
8 1 (9.09%) IOS XR
8 1 (9.09%) NX-OS
8 1 (9.09%) Presales
8 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
8 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
8 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
8 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) BIG-IP
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (81.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 8 (72.73%) DNS
2 8 (72.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (27.27%) ATM
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) BGP
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) IOS XR
5 1 (9.09%) NX-OS
5 1 (9.09%) OSPF
5 1 (9.09%) Skype
General
1 8 (72.73%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Network Specialist
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (27.27%) Blue Coat Specialist
3 3 (27.27%) Check Point Specialist
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Presales
1 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) CCIE
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Cisco
2 10 (90.91%) F5
3 9 (81.82%) Blue Coat
3 9 (81.82%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Riverbed