The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 29 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.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 62 64
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.40% 0.93% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 5.07% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £413 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £316
% change year-on-year +3.44% +14.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -31.81% +6.66%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 162 138 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 21.77% 18.30% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 63 57
Median daily rate £438 £425 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +15.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (92.86%) VoIP
3 12 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (78.57%) Cisco
4 11 (78.57%) F5
5 10 (71.43%) WAN
6 9 (64.29%) ADSL
7 8 (57.14%) Avaya
7 8 (57.14%) CCNA
8 7 (50.00%) Ethernet
8 7 (50.00%) IVR
8 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (42.86%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
9 6 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (42.86%) e-Health
9 6 (42.86%) LAN
9 6 (42.86%) ITIL
9 6 (42.86%) CA
10 5 (35.71%) VPN
10 5 (35.71%) Workflow
10 5 (35.71%) Finance
10 5 (35.71%) CCNP
10 5 (35.71%) FortiGate
11 4 (28.57%) DNS
11 4 (28.57%) Genesys
11 4 (28.57%) Remedy
11 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
12 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
12 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) Firewall
2 13 (92.86%) VoIP
3 10 (71.43%) WAN
4 9 (64.29%) ADSL
5 7 (50.00%) Ethernet
6 6 (42.86%) LAN
6 6 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (35.71%) VPN
8 4 (28.57%) DNS
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (21.43%) IPsec
9 3 (21.43%) Network Security
9 3 (21.43%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (21.43%) Wireless
10 2 (14.29%) DMZ
10 2 (14.29%) NAS
10 2 (14.29%) SAN
10 2 (14.29%) WLAN
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Network Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Network Operations Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Operations Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Network Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (50.00%) IVR
2 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 6 (42.86%) e-Health
3 3 (21.43%) Clustering
4 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Workflow
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
3 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Network Design
4 2 (14.29%) Presales
4 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) Line Management
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (57.14%) CCNA
3 5 (35.71%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (35.71%) FortiGate
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
1 11 (78.57%) F5
2 8 (57.14%) Avaya
3 6 (42.86%) CA
4 4 (28.57%) Genesys
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Remedy
5 3 (21.43%) Aruba
5 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Altiris
7 1 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (7.14%) Infoblox
7 1 (7.14%) Juniper
7 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
7 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow