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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 127 108 130
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +22
Contract jobs citing MPLS 17 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.55% 0.87% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.20% 5.68% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £252 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £455 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +52.38%
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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
531 370 522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 17.30% 15.30% 17.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 152 221
Average daily rate £345 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 56
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £33.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £13.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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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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
Cambridgeshire - 11 £375 -
Essex -17 4 £350 +42.85% 1
Bedfordshire -15 2 £258 -45.78%
Hertfordshire - - - - 4
Suffolk - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 21 (65.63%) VPN
2 19 (59.38%) Firewall
3 15 (46.88%) Ethernet
4 14 (43.75%) Juniper
5 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
5 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
5 13 (40.63%) WAN
6 12 (37.50%) Cisco
7 10 (31.25%) HP
7 10 (31.25%) LAN
7 10 (31.25%) DNA
7 10 (31.25%) ITIL
7 10 (31.25%) Windows
7 10 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (28.13%) VLAN
9 8 (25.00%) BGP
9 8 (25.00%) Junos
10 7 (21.88%) Multicast
10 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (21.88%) ISDN
10 7 (21.88%) SSL
10 7 (21.88%) IPv6
10 7 (21.88%) Citrix
11 6 (18.75%) Internet
11 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
11 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
11 6 (18.75%) WatchGuard
11 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (18.75%) Imperva
12 5 (15.63%) 3PAR

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) Lync
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
3 1 (3.13%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Excel
1 5 (15.63%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Summit
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) VPN
2 19 (59.38%) Firewall
3 15 (46.88%) Ethernet
4 13 (40.63%) WAN
5 10 (31.25%) LAN
6 9 (28.13%) VLAN
7 8 (25.00%) Junos
7 8 (25.00%) BGP
8 7 (21.88%) Multicast
8 7 (21.88%) ISDN
8 7 (21.88%) SSL
8 7 (21.88%) IPv6
9 6 (18.75%) Internet
10 5 (15.63%) DNS
11 4 (12.50%) DWDM
11 4 (12.50%) OSPF
11 4 (12.50%) SAN
11 4 (12.50%) VoIP
11 4 (12.50%) EIGRP
11 4 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.13%) MS Access
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Advertising
3 1 (3.13%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (59.38%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Lead Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Implementation Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Support
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (3.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) PKI
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) FMCG
3 1 (3.13%) Handset
3 1 (3.13%) Economics
3 1 (3.13%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.13%) CentOS
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
1 10 (31.25%) DNA
1 10 (31.25%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.13%) Network Management
4 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.13%) Perl
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) VBA
1 1 (3.13%) Python
1 1 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.50%) CCNP
3 3 (9.38%) CCNA
3 3 (9.38%) JNCIA
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.13%) PMP
5 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.13%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.13%) MCITP
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) XenServer
6 1 (3.13%) Firmware
6 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (9.38%) OPNET
3 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Juniper
2 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
3 12 (37.50%) Cisco
4 10 (31.25%) HP
5 7 (21.88%) Citrix
6 6 (18.75%) WatchGuard
6 6 (18.75%) Imperva
7 5 (15.63%) 3PAR
7 5 (15.63%) VMware
8 4 (12.50%) Nortel
8 4 (12.50%) Brocade
8 4 (12.50%) Riverbed
9 3 (9.38%) Oracle
10 2 (6.25%) Symantec
10 2 (6.25%) Aruba
10 2 (6.25%) SonicWALL
10 2 (6.25%) Mitel
10 2 (6.25%) BT
10 2 (6.25%) 3Com
11 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds