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 3 months to 28 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 - 42
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.88% - 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.58% - 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £413 - -
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 £33.00 £47.83 £95.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% -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 Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 48 50 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 19.75% 15.53% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 90 87
Median daily rate £400 £328 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.13% -32.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £153 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £778 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 6
Median hourly rate £23.64 £20.83 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% +57.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.41 £20.83 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.65 £46.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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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

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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

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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

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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 3 months to 28 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
Dartford - 4 £425 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £370 -
MPLS
South East

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

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) Wireless
2 6 (85.71%) IPsec
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco IPT
2 6 (85.71%) Mitel
2 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) 802.1X
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 5 (71.43%) 802.11
3 5 (71.43%) CISSP
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (57.14%) QA
4 4 (57.14%) DPNSS
4 4 (57.14%) QSIG
4 4 (57.14%) CCNA
4 4 (57.14%) SNMP
4 4 (57.14%) WLAN
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) .NET

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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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) IIS
1 4 (57.14%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 7 (100.00%) Network Security
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco IPT
2 6 (85.71%) IPsec
2 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) Wireless
3 5 (71.43%) 802.11
3 5 (71.43%) DHCP
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
4 4 (57.14%) DPNSS
4 4 (57.14%) QSIG
4 4 (57.14%) SNMP
4 4 (57.14%) Telepresence
4 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 4 (57.14%) WLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Designer
1 3 (42.86%) Network Designer
1 3 (42.86%) Security Designer
1 3 (42.86%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
2 2 (28.57%) Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Security Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) 802.1X
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) CCNP
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (71.43%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) CNA
3 1 (14.29%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (57.14%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Mitel
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Riverbed
5 3 (42.86%) Siemens
6 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
6 1 (14.29%) CA
6 1 (14.29%) F5
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) IronPort
6 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds