The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East / Middlesex
Rank 15 22 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 3.85% 0.63% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 6.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £335 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.42% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +3.44% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +10.00%  

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 Middlesex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 20 15 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 15.38% 9.49% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 12
Median daily rate £375 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £160 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £513 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Middlesex 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 Middlesex

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Middlesex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Middlesex

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Top 10 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) CCIE
4 1 (14.29%) CCNP
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Information Security

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Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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 6 (85.71%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Engineer
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Security Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Information Security
1 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco