Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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)
South East > Surrey
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 95 127
Rank change year-on-year -46 +32 -26
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.15% 1.57% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.95% 8.02% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 32 12
Surrey median daily rate £375 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +36.00% -22.84%
10th Percentile £354 £363 £263
90th Percentile £384 £488 £418
South East median daily rate £368 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -8.13% -5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Surrey median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -71.88% +0.36% +16.66%

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 Surrey with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Surrey
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 422 449 446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 15.31% 19.53% 16.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 274 263
Surrey median daily rate £375 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.59% +1.39%
10th Percentile £164 £166 £213
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 24
Surrey median hourly rate £15.12 £40.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.21% +153.97% -11.27%
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.63 £11.24
90th Percentile £24.13 £42.20 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.41% +11.70% +26.83%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Surrey

MPLS
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

MPLS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Guildford -5 1 £350 +40.00%
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 20 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 Surrey region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) Riverbed
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
3 2 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (50.00%) NX-OS
3 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office

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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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (50.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) NX-OS
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) Skype
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (50.00%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (50.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (50.00%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Identity Management
2 2 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) C-shell
1 1 (25.00%) Korn
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) NFS
2 1 (25.00%) Openswan
2 1 (25.00%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (50.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) Riverbed
3 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (25.00%) Arista
4 1 (25.00%) Brocade
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (25.00%) Vyatta