Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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 > West Sussex
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 83 89
Rank change year-on-year -4 +6 -29
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.48% 0.62% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.76% 4.73% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
West Sussex median daily rate £416 £365 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.04% -23.16% +35.71%
10th Percentile £400 £226 £438
90th Percentile £435 £485 £488
South East median daily rate £368 £400 £419
% change year-on-year -8.13% -4.48% +19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex 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 West Sussex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Sussex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 181 169 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 17.32% 13.19% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 94 105
West Sussex median daily rate £403 £365 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.27% +2.82% +22.41%
10th Percentile £143 £263 £245
90th Percentile £613 £484 £475
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 14
West Sussex median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.57% +102.93% +14.98%
10th Percentile £12.75 £19.58 £12.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.35 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.37% +13.33% +25.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in West Sussex

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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

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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 6 months to 18 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
Gatwick +3 3 - -
Crawley -1 1 £408 -18.58%
East Grinstead - 1 £425 -
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CCNP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) Wireless
3 3 (60.00%) Validation
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (60.00%) Network Design
3 3 (60.00%) Statistics
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) Network Management
4 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Service Design
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (20.00%) Middleware
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) BBC
5 1 (20.00%) VMware

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Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (40.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) BBC
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
1 3 (60.00%) Network Management
1 3 (60.00%) Performance Metrics
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Statistics
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Service Design
2 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCDP
2 1 (20.00%) CCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Rackspace
2 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Virgin Media
2 1 (20.00%) VMware