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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 167 182
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 76 103 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 1.15% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.73% 5.90% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 54 33
Median daily rate £411 £370 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.14% -6.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £215 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £529 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.77% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £95.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% -49.65%  

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 South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1327 1746 1780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.17% 19.45% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2197 2750 2349
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 208 317 356
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.46 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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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 3 months to 28 June 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +7 26 £450 +34.02% 4
Berkshire -4 24 £394 +12.57% 5
West Sussex +19 9 £395 +8.21%
Kent - 7 £413 - 1
Oxfordshire -1 6 £433 +33.07%
Buckinghamshire -22 4 - - 2
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England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 111 (79.29%) Cisco
2 78 (55.71%) Cisco Certification
2 78 (55.71%) Firewall
3 70 (50.00%) CCNP
4 68 (48.57%) BGP
5 64 (45.71%) OSPF
6 61 (43.57%) WAN
7 59 (42.14%) VPN
8 52 (37.14%) LAN
9 44 (31.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 38 (27.14%) Data Centre
11 34 (24.29%) F5
12 32 (22.86%) CCNA
13 31 (22.14%) Telecoms
14 30 (21.43%) TCP/IP
15 29 (20.71%) IPsec
16 28 (20.00%) DNS
16 28 (20.00%) CheckPoint
17 26 (18.57%) Security Cleared
18 24 (17.14%) Juniper
18 24 (17.14%) Network Design
18 24 (17.14%) VLAN
19 23 (16.43%) VoIP
19 23 (16.43%) ITIL
19 23 (16.43%) SC Cleared
20 22 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
21 21 (15.00%) DHCP
21 21 (15.00%) VMware
22 20 (14.29%) Migration
23 19 (13.57%) Network Security

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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 6 (4.29%) Tomcat
2 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (2.86%) IIS
3 2 (1.43%) Apache
3 2 (1.43%) JBoss
3 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Office 365
2 2 (1.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 78 (55.71%) Firewall
2 68 (48.57%) BGP
3 64 (45.71%) OSPF
4 61 (43.57%) WAN
5 59 (42.14%) VPN
6 52 (37.14%) LAN
7 44 (31.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 30 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 29 (20.71%) IPsec
10 28 (20.00%) DNS
11 24 (17.14%) VLAN
12 23 (16.43%) VoIP
13 22 (15.71%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (15.00%) DHCP
15 19 (13.57%) Internet
15 19 (13.57%) Network Security
16 16 (11.43%) Wireless
17 15 (10.71%) Ethernet
18 13 (9.29%) EIGRP
19 12 (8.57%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.14%) MS Access
1 3 (2.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.43%) Redis
General
1 31 (22.14%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.71%) Banking
2 8 (5.71%) Marketing
3 6 (4.29%) Finance
4 4 (2.86%) Retail
5 2 (1.43%) German Language
6 1 (0.71%) Back Office
6 1 (0.71%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
6 1 (0.71%) French Language
6 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (47.14%) Network Engineer
2 15 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 14 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 14 (10.00%) IP Engineer
4 13 (9.29%) Architect
4 13 (9.29%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 10 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) Network Integration Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) NOC Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Network Specialist
9 6 (4.29%) Consultant
9 6 (4.29%) IP Network Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Network Manager
11 4 (2.86%) IT Manager
11 4 (2.86%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.57%) .NET
3 3 (2.14%) Middleware
4 2 (1.43%) RFC 2547
4 2 (1.43%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.71%) JMS
5 1 (0.71%) REST
5 1 (0.71%) RESTful
5 1 (0.71%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (27.14%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.00%) BBC
3 7 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.57%) CESG
5 5 (3.57%) CMDB
6 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.43%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.43%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.43%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.71%) Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.71%) iSeries
7 1 (0.71%) IVR
7 1 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.71%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.71%) Windows
2 9 (6.43%) Linux
3 7 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.86%) Android
6 3 (2.14%) AIX
6 3 (2.14%) Unix
7 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.71%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.14%) Network Design
2 23 (16.43%) ITIL
3 20 (14.29%) Migration
4 14 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 13 (9.29%) Network Management
6 12 (8.57%) Integration Testing
7 9 (6.43%) High Availability
8 8 (5.71%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.71%) Service Management
9 7 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (5.00%) Presales
9 7 (5.00%) Project Management
10 6 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (4.29%) ITIL V3
10 6 (4.29%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.29%) Validation
11 5 (3.57%) Capacity Management
11 5 (3.57%) IT Strategy
11 5 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
1 4 (2.86%) VB
2 3 (2.14%) C
2 3 (2.14%) Python
3 2 (1.43%) Perl
3 2 (1.43%) SQL
4 1 (0.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 78 (55.71%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (50.00%) CCNP
3 32 (22.86%) CCNA
4 26 (18.57%) Security Cleared
5 23 (16.43%) SC Cleared
6 19 (13.57%) CCIE
7 11 (7.86%) CCDP
8 9 (6.43%) CCIP
9 7 (5.00%) CISSP
10 4 (2.86%) BC Cleared
10 4 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (2.14%) CCDA
11 3 (2.14%) CCSA
11 3 (2.14%) Degree
12 2 (1.43%) APMP
12 2 (1.43%) CCSE
12 2 (1.43%) GCIH
12 2 (1.43%) GIAC
12 2 (1.43%) HP ASE
12 2 (1.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) SLA
2 6 (4.29%) PMO
3 4 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.86%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) PMBOK
System Software
1 13 (9.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (1.43%) vCloud
5 2 (1.43%) vSphere
6 1 (0.71%) KVM
6 1 (0.71%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.71%) XenApp
6 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (4.29%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.86%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.86%) WSUS
4 3 (2.14%) Netcool
4 3 (2.14%) Puppet
5 2 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.43%) SCCM
5 2 (1.43%) vRealize
6 1 (0.71%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.71%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.71%) Nagios
6 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.71%) SCOM
6 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 111 (79.29%) Cisco
2 34 (24.29%) F5
3 28 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 24 (17.14%) Juniper
5 21 (15.00%) VMware
6 14 (10.00%) Palo Alto
6 14 (10.00%) Riverbed
7 11 (7.86%) Microsoft
8 10 (7.14%) HP
9 9 (6.43%) Huawei
10 8 (5.71%) Brocade
11 7 (5.00%) Rackspace
11 7 (5.00%) Virgin Media
12 6 (4.29%) Fortinet
12 6 (4.29%) Mitel
13 5 (3.57%) Avaya
14 4 (2.86%) Ericsson
14 4 (2.86%) MobileIron
14 4 (2.86%) Remedy
14 4 (2.86%) Symantec
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