The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 75 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.96% 0.95% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.58% 6.09% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 1
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£335 £288 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.52% +15.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +93.54%
MPLS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
197 197 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 17.12% 15.57% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 37
Average daily rate £375 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 11
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.75 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.07% +5.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £14.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.60 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +5 6 - -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 17 (94.44%) LAN
1 17 (94.44%) WAN
2 15 (83.33%) Cisco
3 14 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (72.22%) CCNA
4 13 (72.22%) Ethernet
4 13 (72.22%) Wireless
5 10 (55.56%) ADSL
6 9 (50.00%) WLAN
6 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
7 8 (44.44%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (38.89%) CCNP
8 7 (38.89%) VPN
8 7 (38.89%) Internet
8 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
8 7 (38.89%) Network Management
9 6 (33.33%) Unified Communications
9 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
9 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
9 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 6 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 6 (33.33%) PKI
9 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (33.33%) Firewall
9 6 (33.33%) Validation
9 6 (33.33%) Migration
9 6 (33.33%) BGP
9 6 (33.33%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
1 5 (27.78%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) LAN
1 17 (94.44%) WAN
2 13 (72.22%) Ethernet
2 13 (72.22%) Wireless
3 10 (55.56%) ADSL
4 9 (50.00%) WLAN
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (38.89%) VPN
5 7 (38.89%) Internet
6 6 (33.33%) Unified Communications
6 6 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 6 (33.33%) Firewall
6 6 (33.33%) BGP
6 6 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 6 (33.33%) VRRP
6 6 (33.33%) OSPF
6 6 (33.33%) SSL
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (33.33%) HSRP
General
1 5 (27.78%) Telecoms
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Network Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Network Support
1 7 (38.89%) Support Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Network Support Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Architect
3 3 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (11.11%) Network Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Design Authority
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (38.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (33.33%) PKI
4 5 (27.78%) e-Health
4 5 (27.78%) CMDB
5 1 (5.56%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
2 7 (38.89%) Network Management
3 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 6 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (33.33%) Validation
3 6 (33.33%) Migration
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Change Management
5 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) B2B
Qualifications
1 14 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (72.22%) CCNA
3 7 (38.89%) CCNP
4 6 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) CCIP
5 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 3 (16.67%) CCIE
6 3 (16.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) CA
3 4 (22.22%) F5
4 3 (16.67%) Remedy
4 3 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint