Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 February 2018 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 West
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 183 170
Rank change year-on-year +25 -13 -12
Contract jobs citing MPLS 30 23 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.58% 0.42% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 3.18% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 36
South West median daily rate £450 £358 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -1.38% -
10th Percentile £271 £178 £322
90th Percentile £488 £450 £404
England median daily rate £425 £400 £410
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £44.50 - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £21.56 £43.00
% change year-on-year +50.78% -49.87% +100.00%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 761 723 829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.79% 13.27% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 448 504
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £157 £183
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 77 63
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £38.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.87% +0.65% +68.58%
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.10 £11.80
90th Percentile £43.50 £62.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the South West over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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
Wiltshire +31 19 £475 +18.75% 1
Dorset -4 4 £273 -27.33%
Gloucestershire +20 2 £373 -4.49% 3
Somerset -8 2 £275 -12.07%
Bristol -14 2 £200 -45.95% 4
Cornwall - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 19 (63.33%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) BGP
3 16 (53.33%) VPN
4 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
6 13 (43.33%) Multicast
7 11 (36.67%) WAN
8 10 (33.33%) Firewall
8 10 (33.33%) IPv6
9 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (26.67%) DNS
10 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
11 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (20.00%) LAN
11 6 (20.00%) OSPF
11 6 (20.00%) IP Telephony
11 6 (20.00%) Network Security
12 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 5 (16.67%) CCNP
12 5 (16.67%) IPsec
13 4 (13.33%) EIGRP
13 4 (13.33%) CCNA
13 4 (13.33%) DHCP
13 4 (13.33%) ITIL
13 4 (13.33%) F5
13 4 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (13.33%) Meraki
14 3 (10.00%) Palo Alto
14 3 (10.00%) Skype

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) BGP
2 16 (53.33%) VPN
3 13 (43.33%) Multicast
4 11 (36.67%) WAN
5 10 (33.33%) Firewall
5 10 (33.33%) IPv6
6 9 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (26.67%) DNS
8 6 (20.00%) IP Telephony
8 6 (20.00%) LAN
8 6 (20.00%) Network Security
8 6 (20.00%) OSPF
9 5 (16.67%) IPsec
9 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (13.33%) DHCP
10 4 (13.33%) EIGRP
10 4 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (13.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (10.00%) Skype
11 3 (10.00%) SSH
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (36.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 11 (36.67%) Security Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Network Support
4 3 (10.00%) Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Support
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.33%) JSON
1 1 (3.33%) Rendezvous
1 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Unix
1 2 (6.67%) Windows
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.33%) Linux
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) High Availability
2 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.67%) Network Design
3 2 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (3.33%) Change Control
4 1 (3.33%) Customer-Centricity
4 1 (3.33%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (3.33%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (3.33%) Information Security
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (3.33%) SABSA
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (16.67%) CCNP
5 4 (13.33%) CCNA
6 1 (3.33%) CCIE
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) GDPR
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.33%) Endace
2 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.33%) OfficeScan
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.33%) F5
3 4 (13.33%) Meraki
4 3 (10.00%) Avaya
4 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (10.00%) Nortel
4 3 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) BT
6 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) Lancope
6 1 (3.33%) NetScout
6 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.33%) Splunk