The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East / West Sussex
Rank 53 64 56
Rank change year-on-year +11 -8  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.14% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.49% 2.30% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £400 £475 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.78% +72.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £475 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £475 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £316
% change year-on-year +3.44% +14.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +10.00%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 71 87 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 13.81% 14.52% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 74
Median daily rate £388 £371 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +18.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £208 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.29% -22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in West Sussex

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in West Sussex over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in West Sussex

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Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 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
Crawley +14 9 £400 -15.78%
Gatwick - 1 £463 -
Horsham - 1 £335 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 7 (43.75%) SLA
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (43.75%) VPN
3 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
4 6 (37.50%) F5
4 6 (37.50%) WAN
4 6 (37.50%) CCNP
4 6 (37.50%) OSPF
5 5 (31.25%) Service Management
5 5 (31.25%) LAN
5 5 (31.25%) CMDB
5 5 (31.25%) Network Design
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 4 (25.00%) ITSM
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) BGP
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (25.00%) IT Strategy
7 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
7 3 (18.75%) TACACS
7 3 (18.75%) IPsec
7 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) SSL
7 3 (18.75%) DHCP
7 3 (18.75%) Unix

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) VPN
3 6 (37.50%) OSPF
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
4 5 (31.25%) LAN
5 4 (25.00%) BGP
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (18.75%) DHCP
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) IPsec
6 3 (18.75%) IPv6
6 3 (18.75%) SSL
6 3 (18.75%) TACACS
6 3 (18.75%) VLAN
6 3 (18.75%) Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) 3G
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (12.50%) SAN
7 2 (12.50%) VPLS
7 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Back Office
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) IT Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) IT Operations Manager
3 3 (18.75%) IT Services Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Operations Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Service Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Service Operations Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Head of IT
5 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior IT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (31.25%) CMDB
3 2 (12.50%) BBC
3 2 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.25%) BYOD
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) iSeries
4 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) VyOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
2 7 (43.75%) Load Balancing
3 5 (31.25%) Network Design
3 5 (31.25%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) IT Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 4 (25.00%) ITSM
4 4 (25.00%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Operations Management
6 2 (12.50%) Adaptive Security
6 2 (12.50%) Change Control
6 2 (12.50%) Information Management
6 2 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 2 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
7 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCIE
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) CCDP
4 2 (12.50%) HP ASE
5 1 (6.25%) CCSA
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (6.25%) PMP
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) QA
3 1 (6.25%) PMBOK
3 1 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
3 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
4 2 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
4 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 2 (12.50%) MobileIron
4 2 (12.50%) Rackspace
4 2 (12.50%) Riverbed
4 2 (12.50%) Tumbleweed
4 2 (12.50%) Virgin Media
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Brocade
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) ProCurve
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL