Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 25 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)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 - 70
Rank change year-on-year - +70 -15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.96% - 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.74% - 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Oxford median daily rate £350 - £518
10th Percentile £313 - £504
90th Percentile £394 - £532
Oxfordshire median daily rate £350 - £488
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxford median hourly rate - - -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Oxford with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Oxford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 122 104 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 16.71% 14.63% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 79 74
Oxford median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.08% -18.75%
10th Percentile £173 £213 £139
90th Percentile £525 £570 £463
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Oxford median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +9.68% -8.82%
10th Percentile £21.25 £13.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.75 £20.00 £36.25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.00% -9.09% +29.41%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Oxford

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Oxford

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

1 6 (85.71%) VLAN
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) CCNP
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) Avaya
5 2 (28.57%) Juniper
5 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (28.57%) FTP
5 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (28.57%) PBX
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (28.57%) Symposium
5 2 (28.57%) Billing
5 2 (28.57%) Network Design
6 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) VLAN
2 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) FTP
5 2 (28.57%) PBX
5 2 (28.57%) Symposium
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 1 (14.29%) HSRP
6 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (14.29%) IPsec
6 1 (14.29%) VoIP
General
1 2 (28.57%) Billing
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) PBX Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Design
3 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Avaya
3 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) Meraki
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 1 (14.29%) Qualys