Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 22 November 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 48 54
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 +5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.38% 0.60% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 3.90% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Kent median daily rate £370 £185 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -56.47% +21.43%
10th Percentile £360 £168 £413
90th Percentile £380 £209 £438
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £423
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.33% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -71.88% +0.36% +16.66%

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 Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 78 77 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 14.66% 15.37% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 38
Kent median daily rate £365 £283 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.20% -24.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £128 £140 £257
90th Percentile £538 £448 £500
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £20.83 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -45.18% +204.00%
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Kent

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Kent

MPLS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Kent

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Kent region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Tunbridge Wells - 2 £370 -
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Kent region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Operations Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds