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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 123 98 115
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 23 28 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.76% 1.17% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.52% 7.80% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 13
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£345 £276 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.88% -21.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £170 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £410 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
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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
509 359 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 16.72% 15.04% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 124 247
Average daily rate £350 £285 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £406 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 54 64
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £30.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 - 17 £345 - 4
Essex -19 4 £350 +42.85% 2
Hertfordshire -29 2 £335 - 7
Suffolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 22 (57.89%) VPN
2 20 (52.63%) Firewall
3 16 (42.11%) Ethernet
4 15 (39.47%) WAN
4 15 (39.47%) Cisco
5 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 14 (36.84%) Juniper
6 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 12 (31.58%) LAN
7 11 (28.95%) DNA
7 11 (28.95%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (26.32%) ITIL
9 9 (23.68%) Windows
9 9 (23.68%) HP
9 9 (23.68%) Citrix
9 9 (23.68%) BGP
9 9 (23.68%) VLAN
9 9 (23.68%) Multicast
10 8 (21.05%) Junos
10 8 (21.05%) VMware
10 8 (21.05%) SSL
10 8 (21.05%) IPv6
11 7 (18.42%) SAN
12 6 (15.79%) Internet
12 6 (15.79%) CCNP
12 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (15.79%) ISDN
12 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
12 6 (15.79%) VoIP
12 6 (15.79%) WatchGuard

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Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.63%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (57.89%) VPN
2 20 (52.63%) Firewall
3 16 (42.11%) Ethernet
4 15 (39.47%) WAN
5 12 (31.58%) LAN
6 9 (23.68%) BGP
6 9 (23.68%) VLAN
6 9 (23.68%) Multicast
7 8 (21.05%) Junos
7 8 (21.05%) SSL
7 8 (21.05%) IPv6
8 7 (18.42%) SAN
9 6 (15.79%) Internet
9 6 (15.79%) ISDN
9 6 (15.79%) VoIP
9 6 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (13.16%) EIGRP
11 4 (10.53%) DNS
11 4 (10.53%) DWDM
11 4 (10.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (13.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Advertising
2 2 (5.26%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Lead Network Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Implementation Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Head of IT
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Enterprise Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Voice Specialist
5 1 (2.63%) Head of Operations
5 1 (2.63%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (2.63%) jQuery
1 1 (2.63%) CSS
1 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) PKI
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Economics
3 1 (2.63%) FMCG
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Tandem
3 1 (2.63%) Handset
3 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) DNA
1 11 (28.95%) Capacity Planning
2 10 (26.32%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Change Control
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
4 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.26%) Software Distribution
4 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (2.63%) Network Management
5 1 (2.63%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.63%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.63%) Project Management
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Tcl
2 1 (2.63%) C
2 1 (2.63%) Java
2 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
2 1 (2.63%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) CCNP
1 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.89%) JNCIA
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) CCNA
3 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
4 1 (2.63%) PMP
4 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.63%) CCIP
4 1 (2.63%) CCIE
System Software
1 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (5.26%) XenServer
6 1 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (10.53%) OPNET
3 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) Juniper
3 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.68%) HP
4 9 (23.68%) Citrix
5 8 (21.05%) VMware
6 6 (15.79%) WatchGuard
6 6 (15.79%) Imperva
7 5 (13.16%) 3PAR
8 4 (10.53%) Nortel
8 4 (10.53%) Riverbed
9 3 (7.89%) Brocade
10 2 (5.26%) Oracle
10 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.26%) BT
10 2 (5.26%) Mitel
11 1 (2.63%) F5
11 1 (2.63%) Spiceworks
11 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.63%) Infoblox
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