The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 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)
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 71 61
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.97% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £288
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 £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 the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 134 103 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 18.51% 11.80% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 55 42
Median daily rate £385 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.75% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.07% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in the North East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in the North East

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

1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Finance

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architect
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco