Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 185 146
Rank change year-on-year +14 -39 +45
Contract jobs citing MPLS 24 18 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.47% 0.34% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.10% 2.23% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 48
South West median daily rate £475 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +6.90% +7.41%
10th Percentile £217 £311 £326
90th Percentile £488 £513 £400
England median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +3.17% -28.41% +10.00%

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 775 806 912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.33% 15.36% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 495 593
South West median daily rate £388 £360 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -0.69% -3.33%
10th Percentile £203 £193 £213
90th Percentile £540 £512 £500
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 73 69
South West median hourly rate £31.75 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.40% +20.00% +69.96%
10th Percentile £15.05 £15.08 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £77.50 £46.05
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +24 17 £475 -3.06%
Bristol -4 5 £335 -9.46% 9
Cornwall - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £450 -
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England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) VPN
3 12 (50.00%) BGP
4 11 (45.83%) WAN
5 9 (37.50%) Firewall
6 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
6 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
6 7 (29.17%) Multicast
6 7 (29.17%) IPv6
6 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
7 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.83%) Telnet
8 5 (20.83%) Finance
8 5 (20.83%) IP Telephony
8 5 (20.83%) DNS
8 5 (20.83%) HTTPS
8 5 (20.83%) SMTP
8 5 (20.83%) LAN
8 5 (20.83%) HTTP
8 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
8 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (20.83%) SSH
9 4 (16.67%) Network Security
9 4 (16.67%) F5
9 4 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (16.67%) ADSL
9 4 (16.67%) Apache
9 4 (16.67%) Tomcat

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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 4 (16.67%) Apache
1 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) VPN
2 12 (50.00%) BGP
3 11 (45.83%) WAN
4 9 (37.50%) Firewall
5 7 (29.17%) IPv6
5 7 (29.17%) Multicast
6 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 5 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (20.83%) DNS
7 5 (20.83%) HTTP
7 5 (20.83%) HTTPS
7 5 (20.83%) IP Telephony
7 5 (20.83%) LAN
7 5 (20.83%) SMTP
7 5 (20.83%) SSH
7 5 (20.83%) Telnet
8 4 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (16.67%) Network Security
8 4 (16.67%) OSPF
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (70.83%) Network Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
2 8 (33.33%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Implementation Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Security Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Implementation Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Unix Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Design Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) JSON
1 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Unix
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Network Architecture
2 3 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Network Management
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.17%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (4.17%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.17%) Line Management
4 1 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.17%) Network Planning
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.17%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.17%) SABSA
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) CCNP
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) JNCIP
3 1 (4.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.17%) GDPR
2 1 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
1 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Endace
1 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.17%) OfficeScan
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
1 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
1 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.67%) F5
3 4 (16.67%) Juniper
4 3 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) Arista
6 1 (4.17%) Aruba
6 1 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.17%) Infoblox
6 1 (4.17%) Lancope
6 1 (4.17%) NetScout
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.17%) Splunk
6 1 (4.17%) VMware