Period
to 26 May 2020

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 26 May 2020 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 165 198 171
Rank change year-on-year +33 -27 +17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 26 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 0.22% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 2.87% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 27
Median daily rate £276 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -31.58% +22.58%
10th Percentile £211 £198 £217
90th Percentile £381 £430 £488
England median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £93.37 -
England median hourly rate £38.25 £25.67 £32.50
% change year-on-year +49.01% -21.02% +3.17%

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 429 907 777
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 11.54% 15.17% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 532 441
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £184 £163 £204
90th Percentile £603 £544 £540
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 66 62
Median hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +41.73% -24.40%
10th Percentile £11.50 £16.50 £15.05
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the South West.

Daily rate trend for MPLS in the South West

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Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MPLS in the South West over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MPLS in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the South West.

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 26 May 2020. 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 - 3 - - 2
Somerset +2 2 £263 - 1
Wiltshire +27 1 £325 -7.14%
Gloucestershire +25 1 £400 +101.57%
Cornwall - 1 £165 -
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England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) OSPF
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) BGP
3 3 (37.50%) RSVP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) IPsec
4 2 (25.00%) PKI
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) SCTP
4 2 (25.00%) IPv4
4 2 (25.00%) IPv6
4 2 (25.00%) Nokia
4 2 (25.00%) NEC
4 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (12.50%) SSL
5 1 (12.50%) RIP

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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 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (37.50%) BGP
2 3 (37.50%) IPsec
2 3 (37.50%) RSVP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) IPv4
3 2 (25.00%) IPv6
3 2 (25.00%) SCTP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (12.50%) RIP
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) SSL
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 1 (12.50%) French Language
1 1 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Security Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) Network Design
1 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
1 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
1 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) FortiGate
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 2 (25.00%) NEC
2 2 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (12.50%) Brocade
3 1 (12.50%) Hitachi
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) VMware