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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 114 117 93
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.55% 0.48% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 3.41% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 17
Average daily rate
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£355 £301 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.84% -10.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £268 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-85.27% +445.45%
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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
364 323 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.23% 14.16% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 157 170
Average daily rate £350 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £235 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 57
Average hourly rate £23.13 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.65 £42.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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 +1 9 £373 +26.27% 1
Suffolk - 4 £230 -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 4
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (75.76%) VPN
2 17 (51.52%) Windows
3 12 (36.36%) Ethernet
3 12 (36.36%) WAN
4 11 (33.33%) Cisco
4 11 (33.33%) Firewall
5 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (30.30%) Linux
5 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 9 (27.27%) Juniper
7 8 (24.24%) CCNA
7 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
7 8 (24.24%) LAN
7 8 (24.24%) Oracle
8 7 (21.21%) DNA
8 7 (21.21%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (21.21%) Junos
9 6 (18.18%) CCNP
9 6 (18.18%) Citrix
9 6 (18.18%) BGP
9 6 (18.18%) JDA
9 6 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (18.18%) Migration
9 6 (18.18%) VMware
9 6 (18.18%) Retail
9 6 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
10 5 (15.15%) VLAN
10 5 (15.15%) Project Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) WorkSite
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Visio
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (3.03%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) VPN
2 12 (36.36%) Ethernet
2 12 (36.36%) WAN
3 11 (33.33%) Firewall
4 8 (24.24%) LAN
5 7 (21.21%) Junos
6 6 (18.18%) BGP
6 6 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (15.15%) VLAN
7 5 (15.15%) IPv6
7 5 (15.15%) ISDN
8 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.12%) Multicast
8 4 (12.12%) SSL
8 4 (12.12%) Internet
9 3 (9.09%) RTP
9 3 (9.09%) DWDM
10 2 (6.06%) DNS
10 2 (6.06%) OSPF
10 2 (6.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.03%) MS Access
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (18.18%) Retail
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.06%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Network Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Project Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Lead Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Programme Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Programme Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Designer
6 2 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Junior IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) jQuery
1 1 (3.03%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (3.03%) CSS
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) PKI
2 2 (6.06%) Visualisation
2 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Handset
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) SecurID
3 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Linux
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.03%) CentOS
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) DNA
2 7 (21.21%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 5 (15.15%) Project Management
5 4 (12.12%) Change Control
5 4 (12.12%) Load Balancing
6 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.06%) Data Analytics
7 2 (6.06%) Analytics
7 2 (6.06%) User Stories
7 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.06%) Information Management
7 2 (6.06%) Quality Management
7 2 (6.06%) Process Management
7 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.03%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
1 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (24.24%) CCNA
3 6 (18.18%) CCNP
4 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (6.06%) JNCIA
5 2 (6.06%) Degree
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.03%) MCITP
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.03%) CCIP
6 1 (3.03%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.09%) XenServer
4 2 (6.06%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Juniper
3 8 (24.24%) Oracle
4 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) JDA
4 6 (18.18%) VMware
5 4 (12.12%) Imperva
5 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
5 4 (12.12%) F5
5 4 (12.12%) HP
5 4 (12.12%) Brocade
5 4 (12.12%) WatchGuard
6 3 (9.09%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 2 (6.06%) BT
8 1 (3.03%) 3Com
8 1 (3.03%) Tandberg
8 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.03%) Mitel