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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 84 83
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey - 0.88% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.74% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Median daily rate - £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.12%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £373
% change year-on-year - +0.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £47.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -4.34%  

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 142 232 278
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 11.54% 18.63% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 142 155
Median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £235 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 22
Median hourly rate £45.00 £23.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.65% +48.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £12.38 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £51.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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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 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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) VPLS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (25.00%) Presales
4 1 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Junos
4 1 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (25.00%) Juniper
4 1 (25.00%) 802.11
4 1 (25.00%) Network Design
4 1 (25.00%) JNCIS

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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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) VPLS
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) IPsec
4 1 (25.00%) IPv6
4 1 (25.00%) Junos
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) SNMP
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Presales
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCDA
2 1 (25.00%) CCIP
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) CCSP
2 1 (25.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (25.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware