Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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 West
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 171 187
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 -35
Contract jobs citing MPLS 23 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.41% 0.65% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.77% 4.45% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 21
South West median daily rate £353 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.76% -12.12% +17.86%
10th Percentile £271 £290 £288
90th Percentile £428 £450 £500
England median daily rate £375 £384 £400
% change year-on-year -2.28% -4.06% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 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 830 853 872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.77% 14.69% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 501 479
South West median daily rate £368 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.41% +2.07%
10th Percentile £171 £165 £181
90th Percentile £527 £538 £508
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 75
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £31.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -19.75% +82.56%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.83 £13.32
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.20 £48.71
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 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 18 November 2017.

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 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
Wiltshire -5 8 £353 -2.76%
Bristol -11 8 £360 -1.37%
Dorset +9 3 £273 -31.88% 1
Gloucestershire +16 2 £373 +24.17%
Somerset -15 2 £275 -31.25%
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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 West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
3 10 (43.48%) Firewall
3 10 (43.48%) Network Management
4 9 (39.13%) WAN
5 8 (34.78%) LAN
5 8 (34.78%) Juniper
5 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
6 7 (30.43%) SevOne
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (30.43%) CCNP
6 7 (30.43%) EMC
6 7 (30.43%) BGP
6 7 (30.43%) Ethernet
7 6 (26.09%) VPN
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 6 (26.09%) OSPF
8 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
8 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
8 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
8 5 (21.74%) Service Management
8 5 (21.74%) Wireless
8 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
9 4 (17.39%) High Availability
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (17.39%) Meraki
9 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 4 (17.39%) CCNA

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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 (13.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) WAN
3 8 (34.78%) LAN
4 7 (30.43%) BGP
4 7 (30.43%) Ethernet
5 6 (26.09%) OSPF
5 6 (26.09%) VPN
6 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
6 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
6 5 (21.74%) Wireless
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (17.39%) DHCP
7 4 (17.39%) DNS
7 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.04%) 4G
8 3 (13.04%) Broadband
8 3 (13.04%) EIGRP
8 3 (13.04%) IPsec
8 3 (13.04%) VRRP
8 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Network Specialist
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Support
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Support
3 3 (13.04%) Network Support Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) EMC Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior IP Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Network Management
2 6 (26.09%) ITIL
3 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
3 5 (21.74%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (21.74%) Service Management
4 4 (17.39%) High Availability
5 3 (13.04%) Network Design
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
7 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) CCNP
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (30.43%) DV Cleared
4 4 (17.39%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Juniper
3 7 (30.43%) EMC
3 7 (30.43%) SevOne
4 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 4 (17.39%) Meraki
6 3 (13.04%) Avaya
6 3 (13.04%) HP
6 3 (13.04%) Nortel
6 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.70%) Blue Coat
7 2 (8.70%) CA
7 2 (8.70%) F5
7 2 (8.70%) IBM
7 2 (8.70%) IronPort
8 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto