Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 184 155
Rank change year-on-year -11 -29 +23
Contract jobs citing MPLS 22 20 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.40% 0.37% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 2.34% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 38
South West median daily rate £400 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +2.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £168 £330 £313
90th Percentile £475 £551 £438
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +4.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -3.33% -37.28% +0.69%

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 772 855 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.05% 15.76% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 521 598
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +4.59% -5.67%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £213
90th Percentile £538 £501 £519
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 61 87
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £16.45 £11.72 £12.20
90th Percentile £49.50 £50.00 £46.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Bristol -7 14 £400 +8.11% 5
Wiltshire -7 5 £200 -43.26% 2
Devon +4 1 £82 -
Somerset - 1 £450 -
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England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 17 (77.27%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) BGP
2 14 (63.64%) WAN
3 13 (59.09%) Cisco
4 11 (50.00%) LAN
4 11 (50.00%) OSPF
5 10 (45.45%) ADSL
6 9 (40.91%) Ethernet
6 9 (40.91%) VPN
7 8 (36.36%) Juniper
7 8 (36.36%) VLAN
8 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
8 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
9 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
10 5 (22.73%) Project Management
10 5 (22.73%) VDSL
11 4 (18.18%) MOS
11 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (18.18%) Network Architecture
11 4 (18.18%) HSRP
12 3 (13.64%) Junos
12 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
12 3 (13.64%) JNCIP
12 3 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (13.64%) Telnet
12 3 (13.64%) SSH
12 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
12 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
12 3 (13.64%) Wireless
12 3 (13.64%) Finance

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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 (13.64%) Apache
1 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) Firewall
2 14 (63.64%) BGP
2 14 (63.64%) WAN
3 11 (50.00%) LAN
3 11 (50.00%) OSPF
4 10 (45.45%) ADSL
5 9 (40.91%) Ethernet
5 9 (40.91%) VPN
6 8 (36.36%) VLAN
7 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
8 5 (22.73%) VDSL
9 4 (18.18%) HSRP
10 3 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (13.64%) HTTP
10 3 (13.64%) HTTPS
10 3 (13.64%) IP Telephony
10 3 (13.64%) Junos
10 3 (13.64%) SSH
10 3 (13.64%) Telnet
10 3 (13.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
2 5 (22.73%) Network Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) LAN Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) WAN Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Audit Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Check Point Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Cloud Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) CentOS
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Project Management
2 4 (18.18%) Network Architecture
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Adaptive Security
4 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (9.09%) Line Management
4 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (9.09%) Network Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design
5 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Network Management
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (18.18%) MOS
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
2 3 (13.64%) JNCIP
3 2 (9.09%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
4 1 (4.55%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) NFS
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
2 1 (4.55%) KVM
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) Juniper
3 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.09%) Aruba
5 2 (9.09%) Brocade
5 2 (9.09%) Forcepoint
5 2 (9.09%) McAfee
5 2 (9.09%) Meraki
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Sophos
6 1 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (4.55%) BT
6 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Nokia
6 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.55%) Siemens
6 1 (4.55%) VMware
6 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard