Period
to 19 December 2018

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 6 months to 19 December 2018 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
6 months to
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 100 84
Rank change year-on-year +9 -16 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.57% 0.12% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.11% 0.70% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £300 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -35.48% +24.00%
10th Percentile £373 £300 £428
90th Percentile £598 £300 £535
East of England median daily rate £475 £300 £453
% change year-on-year +58.33% -33.70% +20.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - £29.61

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 289 287 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 18.27% 17.92% 22.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 129 170
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £175 £164 £200
90th Percentile £500 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £388 £361 £365
% change year-on-year +7.34% -1.10% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 37 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £37.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% -54.96% +75.46%
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.23 £13.38
90th Percentile £52.75 £32.85 £44.53
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £34.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -51.82% -2.14% +19.74%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 December 2018. 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
Watford +8 5 £400 +33.33%
Hatfield +5 3 £438 - 3
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East of England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 5 (55.56%) Juniper
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
4 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) F5
5 3 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
5 3 (33.33%) CCIE Data Center
5 3 (33.33%) CCIE
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) OSPF
5 3 (33.33%) BGP
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) 3G
6 2 (22.22%) BGP-4
6 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
6 2 (22.22%) VoIP
6 2 (22.22%) WLAN
6 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) 2G
6 2 (22.22%) Brocade
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) CCDE
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) Riverbed

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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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) BGP
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 3 (33.33%) Software-Defined Networking
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) 2G
3 2 (22.22%) 3G
3 2 (22.22%) 4G
3 2 (22.22%) 5G
3 2 (22.22%) BGP-4
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) VXLAN
3 2 (22.22%) WLAN
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) IP Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (11.11%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) PMI
2 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
2 1 (11.11%) DNA
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Network Management
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Network Optimisation
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
2 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (11.11%) SIEM
2 1 (11.11%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow
2 1 (11.11%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) CCIE
1 3 (33.33%) CCIE Data Center
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCDE
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
3 1 (11.11%) PMI Certification
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (22.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) QRadar
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) Brocade
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Nokia