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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 139 121 111
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.27% 0.49% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% 3.48% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
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£315 £300 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +55.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+445.45% -3.50%
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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
558 402 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 18.75% 14.02% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 213 156
Average daily rate £315 £310 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +4.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 67
Average hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.50 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 8 July 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
Suffolk - 3 - -
Hertfordshire -17 2 - - 3
Essex - 2 £315 -
Cambridgeshire -11 1 - - 1
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 17 (73.91%) LAN
1 17 (73.91%) WAN
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (56.52%) CCNP
5 12 (52.17%) VPN
6 10 (43.48%) BGP
6 10 (43.48%) Firewall
7 9 (39.13%) ITIL
8 8 (34.78%) OSPF
9 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
9 7 (30.43%) Degree
9 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
10 6 (26.09%) Wireless
10 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
10 6 (26.09%) CCIE
10 6 (26.09%) Windows
10 6 (26.09%) HP
11 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
11 5 (21.74%) Project Management
11 5 (21.74%) VMware
11 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (21.74%) Change Control
12 4 (17.39%) Network Management
12 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
12 4 (17.39%) XenServer
12 4 (17.39%) vSphere
12 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 (17.39%) SharePoint
1 4 (17.39%) WorkSite
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) LAN
1 17 (73.91%) WAN
2 12 (52.17%) VPN
3 10 (43.48%) BGP
3 10 (43.48%) Firewall
4 8 (34.78%) OSPF
5 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
6 6 (26.09%) Wireless
7 5 (21.74%) IP Telephony
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (17.39%) IGRP
8 4 (17.39%) SSL
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (17.39%) IOS XR
9 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
10 2 (8.70%) VoIP
10 2 (8.70%) ISDN
10 2 (8.70%) SAN
10 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) Big Data
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Project Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Project Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Design Authority
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Network Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
3 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2
3 5 (21.74%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Change Control
4 4 (17.39%) Network Management
4 4 (17.39%) Data Analytics
4 4 (17.39%) Analytics
4 4 (17.39%) Quality Management
4 4 (17.39%) Process Management
4 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
5 3 (13.04%) Migration
5 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (4.35%) SIEM
7 1 (4.35%) User Stories
7 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.35%) Data Privacy
7 1 (4.35%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (56.52%) CCNP
3 7 (30.43%) Degree
4 6 (26.09%) CCIE
5 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (13.04%) CCNA
7 1 (4.35%) CCDP
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
7 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) Active Directory
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
1 4 (17.39%) XenServer
1 4 (17.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.35%) RANCID
2 1 (4.35%) OpenView
2 1 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.35%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) HP
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 4 (17.39%) Juniper
5 3 (13.04%) BT
5 3 (13.04%) F5
6 2 (8.70%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix
7 1 (4.35%) Sun
7 1 (4.35%) JDA
7 1 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.35%) Aruba
7 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.35%) Zeacom
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Brocade
7 1 (4.35%) Riverbed