Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 168 172
Rank change year-on-year -26 +4 +17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 31 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.50% 0.41% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.43% 2.78% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 31
South West median daily rate £400 £353 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.48% -2.76% -12.12%
10th Percentile £190 £271 £290
90th Percentile £475 £428 £450
England median daily rate £413 £375 £384
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.28% -4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £13.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year +114.81% -71.88% +6.67%

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 905 827 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.55% 14.72% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 499 492
South West median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +5.71% -5.41%
10th Percentile £195 £171 £163
90th Percentile £538 £526 £538
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 84
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.81% +1.59% -19.75%
10th Percentile £16.98 £12.50 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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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 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 18 November 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 +1 13 £406 +12.85% 8
Wiltshire -13 12 £370 +4.96% 5
Gloucestershire -7 3 £250 -32.89% 1
Devon - 1 £82 -
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England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 27 (87.10%) Firewall
2 21 (67.74%) BGP
2 21 (67.74%) Cisco
3 19 (61.29%) WAN
3 19 (61.29%) OSPF
4 16 (51.61%) LAN
4 16 (51.61%) VPN
5 14 (45.16%) CheckPoint
6 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
8 8 (25.81%) Wireless
8 8 (25.81%) Juniper
8 8 (25.81%) ADSL
8 8 (25.81%) Ethernet
9 7 (22.58%) VoIP
9 7 (22.58%) CCNP
9 7 (22.58%) SolarWinds
9 7 (22.58%) VLAN
9 7 (22.58%) iSCSI
10 6 (19.35%) FCoE
10 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
10 6 (19.35%) SSL
10 6 (19.35%) EIGRP
10 6 (19.35%) IPsec
10 6 (19.35%) VMware
11 5 (16.13%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (16.13%) VDSL
11 5 (16.13%) SSH
11 5 (16.13%) Project Management

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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 (12.90%) Apache
1 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (87.10%) Firewall
2 21 (67.74%) BGP
3 19 (61.29%) OSPF
3 19 (61.29%) WAN
4 16 (51.61%) LAN
4 16 (51.61%) VPN
5 10 (32.26%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (25.81%) ADSL
6 8 (25.81%) Ethernet
6 8 (25.81%) Wireless
7 7 (22.58%) iSCSI
7 7 (22.58%) VLAN
7 7 (22.58%) VoIP
8 6 (19.35%) EIGRP
8 6 (19.35%) FCoE
8 6 (19.35%) IPsec
8 6 (19.35%) SSL
8 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
9 5 (16.13%) HSRP
9 5 (16.13%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Network Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Consultant
2 9 (29.03%) Network Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) LAN Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Security Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) WAN Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Check Point Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Migration Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.23%) PKI
2 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
1 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.23%) CentOS
3 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) DevOps
1 5 (16.13%) Project Management
2 4 (12.90%) Network Architecture
2 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) Information Security
3 3 (9.68%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Adaptive Security
4 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.45%) Network Design
4 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.23%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.23%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (3.23%) Line Management
5 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.23%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery Management
5 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CCNP
3 5 (16.13%) CCNA
4 4 (12.90%) MOS
5 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) Degree
6 2 (6.45%) JNCIP
6 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.23%) JNCIE
7 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.23%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) NFS
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) KVM
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (3.23%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) CheckPoint
3 8 (25.81%) Juniper
4 7 (22.58%) SolarWinds
5 6 (19.35%) VMware
6 4 (12.90%) Palo Alto
7 3 (9.68%) Meraki
8 2 (6.45%) Brocade
8 2 (6.45%) BT
8 2 (6.45%) Forcepoint
8 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
8 2 (6.45%) McAfee
8 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.45%) Sophos
9 1 (3.23%) Aruba
9 1 (3.23%) Nokia
9 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.23%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.23%) Siemens
9 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard