The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 March 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)
South East / Surrey
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 83 93
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.34% 1.39% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.37% 4.62% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 4
Median daily rate £400 £275 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £204 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £560 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +3.44% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -14.77% +6.66%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 169 390 290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 14.46% 30.14% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 224 163
Median daily rate £380 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 40 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £45.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.70% -6.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £20.25 £21.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.24 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Surrey over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Surrey

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Surrey

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Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorking - 1 - -
MPLS
South East

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Surrey region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (50.00%) OSPF
3 6 (50.00%) BGP
3 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (41.67%) VLAN
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (33.33%) MCSE
5 4 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (33.33%) CCIE
5 4 (33.33%) CCNP
5 4 (33.33%) VoIP
5 4 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (33.33%) F5
5 4 (33.33%) High Availability
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
5 4 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) Linux

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) BGP
1 6 (50.00%) OSPF
1 6 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) VLAN
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 4 (33.33%) VoIP
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) IPsec
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) SNMP
5 2 (16.67%) SSL
5 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) VPLS
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) Junos
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Architect
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (8.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) High Availability
2 3 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Information Assurance
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) Presales
4 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
4 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 1 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) CCIE
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 4 (33.33%) MCSE
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) CCDA
4 1 (8.33%) CCIP
4 1 (8.33%) CCSP
4 1 (8.33%) GCIH
4 1 (8.33%) GIAC
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) F5
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (8.33%) Civica
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper