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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 49 71
Rank change year-on-year -9 +22  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.48% 1.22% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 7.08% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £495 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.24% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £47.83 £95.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -49.65%  

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 165 113 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.15% 17.25% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 114
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +62.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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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 27 June 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
Watford -1 3 £375 -
MPLS
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) F5
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (20.00%) PKI
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA
4 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (20.00%) Kanban
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) CMS
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix

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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 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Confluence
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) ATM
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Check Point Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 1 (20.00%) Data Security
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Kanban
1 1 (20.00%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) Meraki
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL