Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 133 230 263
Rank change year-on-year +97 +33 -20
Contract jobs citing MPLS 52 140 119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.10% 0.95% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.86% 5.45% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 80 56
Median daily rate £450 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £284 £274 £281
90th Percentile £575 £538 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 11
Median hourly rate £25.50 £17.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.71% -59.77% +222.22%
10th Percentile £18.73 £13.25 £18.50
90th Percentile £33.83 £33.29 £47.83
England median hourly rate £25.50 £25.67 £29.00
% change year-on-year -0.66% -11.48% -3.33%

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 887 2,570 2,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.68% 17.52% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 1,503 1,352
Median daily rate £410 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £181 £210 £200
90th Percentile £556 £575 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 133 151
Median hourly rate £33.00 £25.12 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.37% +2.53% +40.00%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £63.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.94% +17.50% +10.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the South East.

Daily rate trend for MPLS in the South East

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MPLS in the South East over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MPLS in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for MPLS in the South East

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Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing MPLS in the South East over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 13 August 2020. 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 +73 24 £450 +9.09% 5
Hampshire +61 20 £490 +24.44% 2
Berkshire +43 18 £450 +9.09% 3
Buckinghamshire +44 5 £438 +34.62%
West Sussex +25 4 £325 -21.21% 1
Surrey +64 1 £360 -7.10% 1
Oxfordshire +45 1 £425 -10.24% 2
Sussex +5 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £350 -
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England

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 37 (71.15%) WAN
2 35 (67.31%) Cisco
3 34 (65.38%) Firewall
4 30 (57.69%) LAN
5 29 (55.77%) BGP
6 28 (53.85%) Juniper
7 27 (51.92%) VPN
8 22 (42.31%) OSPF
8 22 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (32.69%) Ethernet
9 17 (32.69%) VLAN
10 16 (30.77%) VoIP
10 16 (30.77%) DNS
10 16 (30.77%) CCNP
11 14 (26.92%) SNMP
12 13 (25.00%) F5
13 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
13 12 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (23.08%) EIGRP
13 12 (23.08%) IPsec
14 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
14 11 (21.15%) Migration
14 11 (21.15%) CCIE
14 11 (21.15%) CheckPoint
14 11 (21.15%) Internet
14 11 (21.15%) Data Centre
15 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
16 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (15.38%) SSL
17 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP

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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 1 (1.92%) JBoss
1 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.92%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) AWS
2 5 (9.62%) Azure
3 3 (5.77%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.92%) IaaS
4 1 (1.92%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.92%) PaaS
4 1 (1.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 37 (71.15%) WAN
2 34 (65.38%) Firewall
3 30 (57.69%) LAN
4 29 (55.77%) BGP
5 27 (51.92%) VPN
6 22 (42.31%) OSPF
7 17 (32.69%) Ethernet
7 17 (32.69%) VLAN
8 16 (30.77%) DNS
8 16 (30.77%) VoIP
9 14 (26.92%) SNMP
10 12 (23.08%) EIGRP
10 12 (23.08%) IPsec
11 11 (21.15%) Internet
12 9 (17.31%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (15.38%) SSL
13 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
14 7 (13.46%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (13.46%) DSL
14 7 (13.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Geospatial Data
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.92%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.77%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (5.77%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.92%) Billing
4 1 (1.92%) Finance
4 1 (1.92%) Games
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (51.92%) Network Engineer
2 12 (23.08%) Architect
3 9 (17.31%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (11.54%) Consultant
5 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Telecoms Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Network Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Network Design Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Solutions Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Support
8 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) CCTV
4 3 (5.77%) Client/Server
4 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.77%) Replication
4 3 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.85%) NHS
6 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.92%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Check Point GAiA
3 3 (5.77%) AIX
3 3 (5.77%) Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
2 11 (21.15%) Migration
3 8 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 7 (13.46%) Network Architecture
4 7 (13.46%) Network Design
5 5 (9.62%) Network Management
5 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (7.69%) Network Planning
6 4 (7.69%) Presales
6 4 (7.69%) Process Management
6 4 (7.69%) Product Management
6 4 (7.69%) Product Roadmap
6 4 (7.69%) Project Delivery
6 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.69%) Service Design
7 3 (5.77%) Change Management
7 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.77%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (5.77%) Service Management
7 3 (5.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (42.31%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (30.77%) CCNP
3 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 11 (21.15%) CCIE
5 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
6 7 (13.46%) CCNA
7 5 (9.62%) JNCIE
8 4 (7.69%) BC Cleared
8 4 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (7.69%) CCDP
8 4 (7.69%) CCIP
9 3 (5.77%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 2 (3.85%) CCIE Security
10 2 (3.85%) Degree
11 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) VMware NSX
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (7.69%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.92%) HP ALM
3 1 (1.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (67.31%) Cisco
2 28 (53.85%) Juniper
3 13 (25.00%) F5
4 11 (21.15%) CheckPoint
5 7 (13.46%) Palo Alto
6 6 (11.54%) VMware
7 5 (9.62%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.69%) Meraki
9 3 (5.77%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 3 (5.77%) Blue Coat
9 3 (5.77%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (5.77%) HP
9 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.85%) Avaya
10 2 (3.85%) Brocade
10 2 (3.85%) Citrix
11 1 (1.92%) BT
11 1 (1.92%) EMC
11 1 (1.92%) Google
11 1 (1.92%) Symantec