The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Basingstoke region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 27 44 33
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.05% 0.79% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 4.55% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£140 £319 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.23% -37.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.10% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 44 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 15.79% 17.46% 25.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 19
Average daily rate £325 £425 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +20.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £175 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Basingstoke region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Basingstoke region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Basingstoke

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 11 (91.67%) Ethernet
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Juniper
3 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 8 (66.67%) Brocade
3 8 (66.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 7 (58.33%) Internet
4 7 (58.33%) IPv6
4 7 (58.33%) UNIX
5 6 (50.00%) C
5 6 (50.00%) Perl
5 6 (50.00%) PHP
6 5 (41.67%) Degree
6 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (33.33%) CCNP
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (25.00%) Network Design
9 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 2 (16.67%) CCIE
9 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 2 (16.67%) WAN
10 1 (8.33%) HSRP
10 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (8.33%) VPN
10 1 (8.33%) SONET
10 1 (8.33%) OSPF
10 1 (8.33%) BGP
10 1 (8.33%) RSVP
10 1 (8.33%) ITIL
10 1 (8.33%) MS Visio

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Ethernet
2 7 (58.33%) Internet
2 7 (58.33%) IPv6
3 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) HSRP
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (8.33%) SONET
4 1 (8.33%) OSPF
4 1 (8.33%) BGP
4 1 (8.33%) RSVP
4 1 (8.33%) ISDN
4 1 (8.33%) SDH
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
4 1 (8.33%) VPLS
General
1 8 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IP Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) C
1 6 (50.00%) Perl
1 6 (50.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Juniper
3 8 (66.67%) Brocade
3 8 (66.67%) Alcatel-Lucent