Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 28 February 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 43 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 - -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.82% 0.83% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 4.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £500 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.82% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.61% +15.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £13.17 -
% change year-on-year +44.27% - -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.02% 19.01% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 32 19
Staffordshire median daily rate £314 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.04% +21.67% -29.41%
10th Percentile £128 £258 £135
90th Percentile £456 £395 £445
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £24.00 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.38% +5.17% -9.38%
10th Percentile £15.20 £15.13 £13.75
90th Percentile £32.80 £15.38 £15.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% -43.80% +98.85%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Staffordshire

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Staffordshire

MPLS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 28 February 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) RSVP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) SSH
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineering

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IPsec
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) RSVP
1 1 (100.00%) SSH
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) IT Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNA
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper