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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 129 96 119
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +23
Contract jobs citing MPLS 21 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.66% 1.03% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.52% 6.96% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 11
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£330 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £95 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £408 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
- +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £20.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +61.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +3.63%
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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
465 359 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.61% 14.79% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 141 259
Average daily rate £338 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 43 75
Average hourly rate £25.50 £26.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
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 22 August 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 22 August 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 - 14 £325 - 2
Hertfordshire -16 4 £335 - 9
Essex -12 2 £350 +105.88% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £220 - 1
Suffolk - - - -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) VPN
3 14 (42.42%) Ethernet
4 13 (39.39%) WAN
4 13 (39.39%) Cisco
4 13 (39.39%) Juniper
5 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 10 (30.30%) ITIL
6 10 (30.30%) DNA
6 10 (30.30%) LAN
6 10 (30.30%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (30.30%) Multicast
7 9 (27.27%) VLAN
7 9 (27.27%) IPv6
7 9 (27.27%) HP
7 9 (27.27%) BGP
8 8 (24.24%) Citrix
9 7 (21.21%) Internet
9 7 (21.21%) SAN
10 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (18.18%) CCNP
10 6 (18.18%) SSL
10 6 (18.18%) VoIP
10 6 (18.18%) Windows
10 6 (18.18%) VMware
10 6 (18.18%) Junos
10 6 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
11 5 (15.15%) OPNET

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) Lync
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (54.55%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) VPN
3 14 (42.42%) Ethernet
4 13 (39.39%) WAN
5 10 (30.30%) LAN
5 10 (30.30%) Multicast
6 9 (27.27%) VLAN
6 9 (27.27%) IPv6
6 9 (27.27%) BGP
7 7 (21.21%) Internet
7 7 (21.21%) SAN
8 6 (18.18%) SSL
8 6 (18.18%) VoIP
8 6 (18.18%) Junos
8 6 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (15.15%) DWDM
9 5 (15.15%) EIGRP
10 4 (12.12%) OSPF
10 4 (12.12%) ISDN
10 4 (12.12%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (63.64%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Lead Network Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Head of IT
5 2 (6.06%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.03%) Wireless Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Head of Operations
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) PKI
1 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.03%) FMCG
2 1 (3.03%) Economics
2 1 (3.03%) Tandem
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
1 10 (30.30%) DNA
1 10 (30.30%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.06%) Change Control
3 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.06%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.03%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (3.03%) Network Management
4 1 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (18.18%) CCNP
2 3 (9.09%) JNCIA
2 3 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
4 1 (3.03%) CCIP
4 1 (3.03%) CCIE
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) PMP
4 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) XenServer
5 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) OPNET
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Cisco
1 13 (39.39%) Juniper
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (27.27%) HP
4 8 (24.24%) Citrix
5 6 (18.18%) VMware
6 4 (12.12%) Nortel
6 4 (12.12%) WatchGuard
6 4 (12.12%) Imperva
7 3 (9.09%) Riverbed
7 3 (9.09%) 3PAR
8 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.06%) Mitel
8 2 (6.06%) Brocade
9 1 (3.03%) Zeacom
9 1 (3.03%) Aruba
9 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.03%) Infoblox
9 1 (3.03%) F5
9 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
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