Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 88 75
Rank change year-on-year -6 -13 +20
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.44% 0.31% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.81% 1.40% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £348 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.11% -29.66% +31.73%
10th Percentile £300 £303 £446
90th Percentile £445 £384 £541
East of England median daily rate £400 £325 £494
% change year-on-year +23.08% -34.21% +31.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 249 286 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 15.53% 22.10% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 146 161
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £163 £130 £245
90th Percentile £513 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 10
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -9.59% -12.83%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £13.23
90th Percentile £52.75 £33.15 £44.04
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.98 £37.50
% change year-on-year -10.43% -49.39% +27.29%

MPLS
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

MPLS
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

MPLS
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

MPLS
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 17 August 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
Hatfield - 4 £419 - 2
Watford -1 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £300 - 4
MPLS
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) EIGRP
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (71.43%) 802.1X
3 4 (57.14%) F5
3 4 (57.14%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Riverbed
4 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) IPsec
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) CCIE
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) SNMP
4 3 (42.86%) Network Management
4 3 (42.86%) Multicast
4 3 (42.86%) CCIE Data Center
4 3 (42.86%) VMware NSX
5 2 (28.57%) Zscaler
5 2 (28.57%) Meraki
5 2 (28.57%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (28.57%) GLBP
5 2 (28.57%) Akamai
5 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation

MPLS
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 (14.29%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) EIGRP
2 5 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) BGP
4 3 (42.86%) IPsec
4 3 (42.86%) Multicast
4 3 (42.86%) SNMP
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (28.57%) DMVPN
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) GLBP
5 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (28.57%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (28.57%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) VXLAN
5 2 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) 802.1X
2 2 (28.57%) HTML
2 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 3 (42.86%) Network Management
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) The Twelve-Factor App
2 2 (28.57%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (14.29%) Build Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCIE
2 3 (42.86%) CCIE Data Center
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) CCDE
3 2 (28.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware NSX
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) vCenter Server
1 1 (14.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) F5
2 4 (57.14%) Riverbed
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Arista
4 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
4 2 (28.57%) Brocade
4 2 (28.57%) Meraki
4 2 (28.57%) Zscaler
5 1 (14.29%) Aruba
5 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 1 (14.29%) MikroTik
5 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 1 (14.29%) Tufin