Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 6 months to 18 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)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 216 217
Rank change year-on-year -56 +1 -16
Contract jobs citing MPLS 100 175 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 1.05% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 5.52% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 119 100
South East median daily rate £368 £400 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.13% -4.48% +19.64%
10th Percentile £269 £225 £263
90th Percentile £517 £488 £550
England median daily rate £375 £384 £400
% change year-on-year -2.28% -4.06% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 11
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.88% +0.36% +16.66%
England median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -71.88% +6.67% +63.64%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2922 3169 3564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.50% 18.93% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1804 1905
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 221 245
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.10 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -25 66 £338 -15.63% 4
Berkshire -6 48 £325 -19.75% 2
Hampshire +3 22 £450 +28.57% 3
Oxfordshire - 13 £350 -
West Sussex -4 5 £416 +14.04%
Buckinghamshire -43 5 £325 -7.14% 2
Surrey -50 4 £375 -11.76%
Kent -11 2 £370 +100.00% 1
Sussex - 1 £425 -
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England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South East region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 64 (64.00%) Cisco
2 48 (48.00%) Firewall
3 44 (44.00%) BGP
3 44 (44.00%) WAN
4 42 (42.00%) VPN
5 40 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (37.00%) OSPF
6 37 (37.00%) CCNP
7 31 (31.00%) LAN
7 31 (31.00%) Telecoms
8 28 (28.00%) Data Centre
9 25 (25.00%) Network Security
10 23 (23.00%) Juniper
11 21 (21.00%) IPsec
11 21 (21.00%) TCP/IP
12 20 (20.00%) CheckPoint
13 19 (19.00%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (19.00%) F5
14 18 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (18.00%) DHCP
14 18 (18.00%) CCNA
14 18 (18.00%) ITIL
15 17 (17.00%) Ethernet
15 17 (17.00%) Network Design
16 15 (15.00%) Wireless
16 15 (15.00%) VoIP
16 15 (15.00%) DNS
17 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
17 13 (13.00%) Fortinet
18 12 (12.00%) Brocade

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.00%) IIS
1 2 (2.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) Office 365
3 2 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 48 (48.00%) Firewall
2 44 (44.00%) BGP
2 44 (44.00%) WAN
3 42 (42.00%) VPN
4 37 (37.00%) OSPF
5 31 (31.00%) LAN
6 25 (25.00%) Network Security
7 21 (21.00%) IPsec
7 21 (21.00%) TCP/IP
8 19 (19.00%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (18.00%) DHCP
10 17 (17.00%) Ethernet
11 15 (15.00%) DNS
11 15 (15.00%) VoIP
11 15 (15.00%) Wireless
12 11 (11.00%) VLAN
13 10 (10.00%) EIGRP
14 9 (9.00%) Internet
14 9 (9.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) MS Access
2 1 (1.00%) Big Data
2 1 (1.00%) MySQL
2 1 (1.00%) Redis
2 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Metasploit
1 1 (1.00%) MSI
General
1 31 (31.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.00%) Billing
2 6 (6.00%) Retail
3 5 (5.00%) Finance
4 4 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.00%) French Language
5 2 (2.00%) German Language
5 2 (2.00%) Legal
5 2 (2.00%) Marketing
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 17 (17.00%) Architect
3 12 (12.00%) Network Architect
4 8 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (8.00%) Network Specialist
5 7 (7.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (7.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Design Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) IP Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) IP Specialist
7 5 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Engineering Specialist
8 4 (4.00%) IP Architect
8 4 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Access Transmission Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.00%) CGI
2 1 (1.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.00%) Middleware
2 1 (1.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (28.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.00%) CESG
2 5 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.00%) FMCG
5 2 (2.00%) PMI
5 2 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.00%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.00%) BBC
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
6 1 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.00%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.00%) iPad
6 1 (1.00%) PKI
6 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.00%) Windows
2 9 (9.00%) Linux
3 5 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.00%) Unix
5 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.00%) Android
6 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.00%) ITIL
2 17 (17.00%) Network Design
3 11 (11.00%) Network Management
3 11 (11.00%) Service Delivery
4 9 (9.00%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.00%) High Availability
5 8 (8.00%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.00%) Project Management
7 6 (6.00%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (6.00%) Network Architecture
7 6 (6.00%) Service Design
8 5 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 5 (5.00%) Migration
8 5 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (5.00%) Security Architecture
9 4 (4.00%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.00%) Python
2 7 (7.00%) Perl
3 5 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.00%) C-shell
4 4 (4.00%) Korn
5 3 (3.00%) C
6 2 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (1.00%) C++
7 1 (1.00%) Java
7 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.00%) SQL
7 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (37.00%) CCNP
3 18 (18.00%) CCNA
4 13 (13.00%) Security Cleared
5 12 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.00%) CCIE
7 7 (7.00%) Degree
8 4 (4.00%) CCDP
8 4 (4.00%) JNCIE
8 4 (4.00%) JNCIP
9 3 (3.00%) BC Cleared
9 3 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (3.00%) CCIP
9 3 (3.00%) JNCIS
9 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (2.00%) CCSA
10 2 (2.00%) CCSE
10 2 (2.00%) PMI Certification
10 2 (2.00%) PMP
11 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) PMO
1 3 (3.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.00%) NFS
3 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.00%) Openswan
3 2 (2.00%) pfSense
3 2 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (1.00%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.00%) vCloud
4 1 (1.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (1.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.00%) Nagios
3 2 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.00%) SCOM
4 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.00%) OSSEC
4 1 (1.00%) SCCM
4 1 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.00%) vRealize
4 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (64.00%) Cisco
2 23 (23.00%) Juniper
3 20 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 19 (19.00%) F5
5 13 (13.00%) Fortinet
6 12 (12.00%) Brocade
7 9 (9.00%) Palo Alto
8 8 (8.00%) Ericsson
8 8 (8.00%) SolarWinds
9 7 (7.00%) Avaya
9 7 (7.00%) HP
9 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (6.00%) Arista
10 6 (6.00%) Remedy
11 4 (4.00%) Blue Coat
11 4 (4.00%) Extreme Networks
11 4 (4.00%) Motorola
11 4 (4.00%) Riverbed
11 4 (4.00%) SonicWALL
11 4 (4.00%) VMware