Period
to 3 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 3 December 2020 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 West > Wiltshire
6 months to
3 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 120 104
Rank change year-on-year +71 -16 -26
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 8 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.62% 0.40% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.83% 2.69% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 8
Median daily rate £463 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% - -11.76%
10th Percentile £456 £313 £228
90th Percentile £469 £395 £469
South West median daily rate £463 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 115 297 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 20.68% 14.70% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 192 168
Median daily rate £463 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +0.59% -0.59%
10th Percentile £296 £267 £121
90th Percentile £629 £575 £579
South West median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 25
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -4.84% +72.22%
10th Percentile £41.60 £41.25 £17.50
90th Percentile £52.70 £52.50 £49.20
Median hourly rate £44.00 £43.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.73% +1.76% +47.83%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Wiltshire.

Daily rate trend for MPLS in Wiltshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Wiltshire.

Hourly rate trend for MPLS in Wiltshire

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Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 3 December 2020. 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
Swindon +42 1 £575 +49.35% 1
Corsham +20 1 - - 2
MPLS
South West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wiltshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) CCIE
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (88.89%) OSPF
2 8 (88.89%) BGP
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Firepower
3 7 (77.78%) VXLAN
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (77.78%) EIGRP
3 7 (77.78%) CCNP
3 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) DV Cleared
3 7 (77.78%) Network Design
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) CISSP
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) JSON

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (88.89%) BGP
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Firepower
2 8 (88.89%) OSPF
3 7 (77.78%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (77.78%) EIGRP
3 7 (77.78%) VXLAN
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) NX-OS
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Network Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Architecture Roadmap
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) CCIE
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) CCNP
2 7 (77.78%) DV Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) AlgoSec
2 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) F5
2 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
2 1 (11.11%) Tufin
2 1 (11.11%) VMware