The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 138 130 98
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -32
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.25% 0.70% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 4.69% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 6
Average daily rate
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£370 £330 £276
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +19.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £255 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £350 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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England

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

Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
519 469 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.47% 14.95% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 246 135
Average daily rate £335 £338 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £172 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 69 43
Average hourly rate £22.51 £25.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.60 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.10 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 August 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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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
Hertfordshire +3 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -21 3 £425 +30.76% 2
Essex -6 1 £315 -10.00%
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 15 (68.18%) LAN
2 14 (63.64%) WAN
2 14 (63.64%) VPN
2 14 (63.64%) Cisco
3 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (59.09%) Firewall
4 12 (54.55%) CCNP
5 11 (50.00%) BGP
6 10 (45.45%) OSPF
7 8 (36.36%) EIGRP
7 8 (36.36%) ITIL
7 8 (36.36%) Degree
8 7 (31.82%) HP
8 7 (31.82%) CCIE
9 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
9 6 (27.27%) Project Management
9 6 (27.27%) Wireless
9 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
10 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
10 5 (22.73%) Juniper
10 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
10 5 (22.73%) VMware
10 5 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (22.73%) Change Control
10 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (18.18%) Data Analytics
11 4 (18.18%) IOS XR
11 4 (18.18%) Analytics
11 4 (18.18%) Big Data
11 4 (18.18%) WorkSite

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 4 (18.18%) WorkSite
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) LAN
2 14 (63.64%) WAN
2 14 (63.64%) VPN
3 13 (59.09%) Firewall
4 11 (50.00%) BGP
5 10 (45.45%) OSPF
6 8 (36.36%) EIGRP
7 6 (27.27%) Wireless
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (18.18%) IOS XR
9 4 (18.18%) IP Telephony
9 4 (18.18%) IGRP
10 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (13.64%) VLAN
10 3 (13.64%) Frame Relay
10 3 (13.64%) Network Security
10 3 (13.64%) SSL
10 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 4 (18.18%) Big Data
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Network Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Provisioning Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Lead Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Design Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.55%) PKI
3 1 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 5 (22.73%) Change Control
4 4 (18.18%) Network Management
4 4 (18.18%) Data Analytics
4 4 (18.18%) Analytics
4 4 (18.18%) Quality Management
4 4 (18.18%) Process Management
4 4 (18.18%) Network Design
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.55%) DDoS Mitigation
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (54.55%) CCNP
3 8 (36.36%) Degree
4 7 (31.82%) CCIE
5 4 (18.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (13.64%) CCNA
7 2 (9.09%) JNCIP
8 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
8 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
8 1 (4.55%) ISEB
8 1 (4.55%) HNC
8 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (4.55%) CCSA
8 1 (4.55%) CCSE
8 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
8 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 4 (18.18%) XenServer
1 4 (18.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.55%) RANCID
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView
2 1 (4.55%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.55%) OPNET
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) HP
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
3 5 (22.73%) VMware
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.64%) BT
6 2 (9.09%) Aruba
7 1 (4.55%) F5
7 1 (4.55%) Infovista
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.55%) Brocade
7 1 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.55%) IronPort
7 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.55%) Tufin