Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 19 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)
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 53 69
Rank change year-on-year +12 +16 -1
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.28% 0.80% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 4.17% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Southampton median daily rate £500 £575 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% +31.43% +110.84%
10th Percentile £450 £563 £301
90th Percentile £550 £588 £584
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £350 £433
% change year-on-year +28.57% -19.08% +51.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year - +0.36% -

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 Southampton with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Southampton
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 98 96 128
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 20.99% 19.09% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 67 88
Southampton median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £138 £269 £221
90th Percentile £545 £476 £400
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £386
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.91% +10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 23
Southampton median hourly rate £20.06 £25.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.33% -27.14% +35.92%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.85 £10.85
90th Percentile £46.02 £25.50 £47.50
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £32.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -37.50% +6.67% -

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Southampton

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Southampton

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Southampton

For the 6 months to 19 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 Southampton region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) CCDP
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (16.67%) Multicast
5 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (16.67%) BGP
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) CCSA
5 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 1 (16.67%) CCSE
5 1 (16.67%) Network Design

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) Multicast
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
General
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (33.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCDP
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCDE
3 1 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (16.67%) CCSA
3 1 (16.67%) CCSE
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIE
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy