The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 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 East of England 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 121 106 116
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 16 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.56% 0.68% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.01% 3.90% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £193 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.83% -40.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £95 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £315 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £321
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -0.95%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
399 410 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.94% 17.34% 21.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 154 232
Average daily rate £300 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 63 71
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
MPLS
England

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 14 July 2014. 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
Hertfordshire +8 5 £335 - 4
Bedfordshire - 1 £220 - 3
Essex - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 17 (62.96%) Firewall
2 13 (48.15%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) WAN
4 9 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 9 (33.33%) LAN
4 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (29.63%) HP
5 8 (29.63%) Juniper
5 8 (29.63%) VPN
5 8 (29.63%) Multicast
6 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (25.93%) SAN
7 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
7 6 (22.22%) BGP
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) IPv6
7 6 (22.22%) VoIP
7 6 (22.22%) ITIL
8 5 (18.52%) DNA
8 5 (18.52%) DNS
8 5 (18.52%) OSPF
8 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
8 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (18.52%) OPNET
9 4 (14.81%) VMware
9 4 (14.81%) VLAN
9 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (14.81%) Wireless
9 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (14.81%) Nortel

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 17 (62.96%) Firewall
2 12 (44.44%) WAN
3 9 (33.33%) LAN
3 9 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 8 (29.63%) VPN
4 8 (29.63%) Multicast
5 7 (25.93%) SAN
5 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (22.22%) IPv6
6 6 (22.22%) BGP
6 6 (22.22%) EIGRP
6 6 (22.22%) VoIP
7 5 (18.52%) DNS
7 5 (18.52%) OSPF
8 4 (14.81%) VLAN
8 4 (14.81%) Wireless
8 4 (14.81%) SSL
9 3 (11.11%) Internet
9 3 (11.11%) DWDM
9 3 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
1 2 (7.41%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Billing
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Head of IT
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Head of Operations
6 1 (3.70%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) FMCG
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Tandem
2 1 (3.70%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) DNA
2 5 (18.52%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (7.41%) Software Distribution
3 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.70%) Network Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Tcl
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (14.81%) CCNP
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) CCIP
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) PMP
3 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
3 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) Xen
5 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) OPNET
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) HP
2 8 (29.63%) Juniper
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Nortel
5 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.41%) Fortinet
6 2 (7.41%) WatchGuard
6 2 (7.41%) Imperva
6 2 (7.41%) F5
7 1 (3.70%) Zeacom
7 1 (3.70%) Aruba
7 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.70%) Mitel
7 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.70%) Infoblox
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