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 25 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 / West Sussex
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 73 56
Rank change year-on-year +23 -17  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.87% 0.82% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.84% 4.48% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 2
Median daily rate £395 £365 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.21% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  
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 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 83 134 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 17.22% 18.31% 15.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 76 39
Median daily rate £395 £365 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.21% +39.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £327 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 9
Median hourly rate £47.50 £27.50 £44.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.72% -38.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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

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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

MPLS
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 25 June 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 +5 5 £395 -16.84%
Gatwick 0 2 - -
East Grinstead - 2 £440 -
MPLS
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) CCNP
3 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (57.14%) VPN
4 11 (52.38%) WAN
4 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
5 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (42.86%) Network Design
5 9 (42.86%) Load Balancing
5 9 (42.86%) ITIL
6 8 (38.10%) LAN
6 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
6 8 (38.10%) CCIE
6 8 (38.10%) CCNA
6 8 (38.10%) VLAN
7 7 (33.33%) Banking
7 7 (33.33%) Riverbed
7 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (33.33%) F5
7 7 (33.33%) Rackspace
7 7 (33.33%) NetScaler
7 7 (33.33%) CCDP
7 7 (33.33%) VoIP
7 7 (33.33%) BBC
7 7 (33.33%) Virgin Media
8 6 (28.57%) Service Management
9 5 (23.81%) SLA
9 5 (23.81%) ITIL V3
9 5 (23.81%) CMDB

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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 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) VPN
3 11 (52.38%) WAN
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (38.10%) LAN
5 8 (38.10%) VLAN
6 7 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 7 (33.33%) VoIP
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (19.05%) OSPF
8 3 (14.29%) DHCP
8 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 3 (14.29%) Wireless
9 2 (9.52%) BGP
9 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
9 2 (9.52%) IPv4
9 2 (9.52%) IPv6
9 2 (9.52%) VPLS
10 1 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (4.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Redis
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) IT Manager
4 3 (14.29%) IT Operations Manager
4 3 (14.29%) IT Services Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Operations Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Service Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Service Operations Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Change Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Network Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
1 2 (9.52%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 11 (52.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (33.33%) BBC
2 7 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (23.81%) CMDB
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) BYOD
4 1 (4.76%) iSeries
4 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) VyOS
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) ITIL
1 9 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 9 (42.86%) Network Design
2 6 (28.57%) Service Management
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL V3
4 4 (19.05%) IT Strategy
4 4 (19.05%) ITSM
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (9.52%) Network Management
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (9.52%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Statistics
5 2 (9.52%) Validation
6 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) Operations Management
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) CCNP
1 12 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (38.10%) CCIE
2 8 (38.10%) CCNA
3 7 (33.33%) CCDP
4 2 (9.52%) HP ASE
5 1 (4.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) PMBOK
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.76%) Nagios
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) CheckPoint
3 7 (33.33%) F5
3 7 (33.33%) Rackspace
3 7 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 7 (33.33%) Virgin Media
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 2 (9.52%) SAP
6 1 (4.76%) Aruba
6 1 (4.76%) Brocade
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.76%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.76%) Ubiquiti