The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 266 317 292
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -25
Contract jobs citing MPLS 391 273 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.46% 4.28% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 151 120
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 16
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.61% -25.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.55 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £22.95 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -35.71%
MPLS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7160 6377 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 13.62% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4147 3538 3526
Average daily rate £368 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 389 619
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in England

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the England region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in England

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in England

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the England region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in England

MPLS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the England region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

MPLS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 December 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
London +80 183 £375 -6.25% 33
South East +20 117 £350 -12.50% 19
North West +10 36 £320 -11.72% 7
Yorkshire -5 14 £338 +8.00% 6
South West -23 14 £350 +26.12% 5
West Midlands -29 14 £160 -45.76% 3
East of England -17 13 £335 +11.20% 5
East Midlands +12 5 £290 +10.47% 4
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 573 (76.40%) Cisco
2 413 (55.07%) Firewall
3 363 (48.40%) WAN
4 353 (47.07%) Cisco Certification
5 343 (45.73%) BGP
6 308 (41.07%) LAN
7 290 (38.67%) OSPF
8 267 (35.60%) VPN
9 240 (32.00%) CCNP
10 198 (26.40%) Juniper
11 174 (23.20%) CheckPoint
11 174 (23.20%) Telecoms
12 159 (21.20%) F5
13 156 (20.80%) Windows
14 146 (19.47%) CCNA
14 146 (19.47%) Cisco Nexus
15 132 (17.60%) CCIE
15 132 (17.60%) ITIL
16 123 (16.40%) Ethernet
17 122 (16.27%) Cisco ASA
18 121 (16.13%) EIGRP
19 116 (15.47%) Microsoft
20 106 (14.13%) VoIP
21 105 (14.00%) Migration
22 104 (13.87%) Active Directory
23 102 (13.60%) Load Balancing
24 100 (13.33%) Finance
24 100 (13.33%) Wireless
25 98 (13.07%) TCP/IP
26 96 (12.80%) DNS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 49 (6.53%) MS Exchange
2 36 (4.80%) SharePoint
3 23 (3.07%) IIS
4 20 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 19 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.87%) Lync
7 10 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
8 9 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (0.93%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) Apache
11 2 (0.27%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.13%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 45 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 35 (4.67%) MS Office
3 30 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.53%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.27%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.27%) Summit
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.47%) Office 365
3 10 (1.33%) IaaS
4 8 (1.07%) PaaS
5 5 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.67%) SaaS
6 4 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
7 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 413 (55.07%) Firewall
2 363 (48.40%) WAN
3 343 (45.73%) BGP
4 308 (41.07%) LAN
5 290 (38.67%) OSPF
6 267 (35.60%) VPN
7 146 (19.47%) Cisco Nexus
8 123 (16.40%) Ethernet
9 122 (16.27%) Cisco ASA
10 121 (16.13%) EIGRP
11 106 (14.13%) VoIP
12 100 (13.33%) Wireless
13 98 (13.07%) TCP/IP
14 96 (12.80%) DNS
14 96 (12.80%) Internet
15 95 (12.67%) Network Security
16 93 (12.40%) IPsec
17 91 (12.13%) VLAN
18 75 (10.00%) SAN
19 71 (9.47%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.07%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.67%) Big Data
5 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.13%) MS Access
7 1 (0.13%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.13%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 11 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.93%) Toad
3 3 (0.40%) GDB
4 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
General
1 174 (23.20%) Telecoms
2 100 (13.33%) Finance
3 46 (6.13%) Banking
4 27 (3.60%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.27%) Retail
6 15 (2.00%) Law
7 14 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.47%) Games
9 8 (1.07%) Local Government
10 7 (0.93%) Back Office
10 7 (0.93%) Billing
11 6 (0.80%) Marketing
12 3 (0.40%) Electronics
13 2 (0.27%) Advertising
13 2 (0.27%) Publishing
13 2 (0.27%) Legal
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.13%) Portuguese Language
14 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 226 (30.13%) Network Engineer
2 93 (12.40%) Architect
3 76 (10.13%) Analyst
4 53 (7.07%) Consultant
5 52 (6.93%) IP Engineer
6 45 (6.00%) Project Manager
7 41 (5.47%) Design Engineer
8 38 (5.07%) Network Analyst
9 36 (4.80%) Network Support
10 31 (4.13%) Cisco Engineer
10 31 (4.13%) Solutions Architect
11 30 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
11 30 (4.00%) Implementation Engineer
12 29 (3.87%) Network Specialist
13 28 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (3.60%) Network Consultant
15 24 (3.20%) Support Engineer
16 23 (3.07%) Network Architect
17 18 (2.40%) Security Engineer
17 18 (2.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.60%) Web Services
2 7 (0.93%) XML
2 7 (0.93%) JMS
2 7 (0.93%) WSDL
2 7 (0.93%) JAXB
2 7 (0.93%) SOAP
3 2 (0.27%) CSS
4 1 (0.13%) HTML
4 1 (0.13%) .NET
4 1 (0.13%) J2EE
4 1 (0.13%) Middleware
4 1 (0.13%) XMPP
4 1 (0.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.13%) jQuery
4 1 (0.13%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
3 20 (2.67%) PKI
3 20 (2.67%) Blackberry
4 19 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 12 (1.60%) Thin Client
5 12 (1.60%) Clustering
5 12 (1.60%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.60%) Fat Client
6 11 (1.47%) Online Games
7 10 (1.33%) Replication
8 9 (1.20%) e-Health
8 9 (1.20%) Smart Meter
9 7 (0.93%) SecurID
9 7 (0.93%) Streaming Media
10 5 (0.67%) IVR
10 5 (0.67%) Handset
10 5 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.53%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.53%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 156 (20.80%) Windows
2 70 (9.33%) Linux
3 67 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (4.67%) UNIX
6 34 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (3.73%) Windows 7
8 20 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (2.13%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.80%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.67%) CentOS
11 5 (0.67%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.40%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.27%) SUSE
13 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.13%) VMS
14 1 (0.13%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (17.60%) ITIL
2 105 (14.00%) Migration
3 102 (13.60%) Load Balancing
4 92 (12.27%) Network Design
5 70 (9.33%) Project Management
5 70 (9.33%) Network Management
6 50 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 43 (5.73%) PRINCE2
7 43 (5.73%) Network Architecture
8 37 (4.93%) Network Monitoring
8 37 (4.93%) Change Management
9 36 (4.80%) Service Management
10 34 (4.53%) Mentoring
11 30 (4.00%) E-Commerce
12 29 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (3.47%) Performance Management
14 25 (3.33%) Validation
15 24 (3.20%) High Availability
16 23 (3.07%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (3.07%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.47%) SQL
2 16 (2.13%) Python
3 12 (1.60%) Perl
3 12 (1.60%) Java
4 7 (0.93%) C
4 7 (0.93%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.27%) Embedded C
5 2 (0.27%) Lisp
5 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
5 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.13%) Tcl
6 1 (0.13%) VB
6 1 (0.13%) VBA
6 1 (0.13%) C#
6 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 353 (47.07%) Cisco Certification
2 240 (32.00%) CCNP
3 146 (19.47%) CCNA
4 132 (17.60%) CCIE
5 81 (10.80%) Security Cleared
6 77 (10.27%) SC Cleared
7 36 (4.80%) CCDP
8 33 (4.40%) CCIP
9 32 (4.27%) Degree
10 28 (3.73%) CISSP
11 24 (3.20%) JNCIP
12 15 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (1.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 13 (1.73%) JNCIA
14 12 (1.60%) CCSP
14 12 (1.60%) MCSE
15 10 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (1.20%) JNCIS
16 9 (1.20%) JNCIE
17 8 (1.07%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.20%) SLA
2 18 (2.40%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.80%) QA
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 104 (13.87%) Active Directory
2 54 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.20%) Hyper-V
4 36 (4.80%) vSphere
5 21 (2.80%) XenApp
6 13 (1.73%) Xen
6 13 (1.73%) NLBS
7 10 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 9 (1.20%) ProxySG
9 8 (1.07%) XenServer
10 7 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.67%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
11 5 (0.67%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.53%) Firmware
12 4 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.40%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.27%) Snort
14 2 (0.27%) Squid
14 2 (0.27%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (2.93%) FortiGate
2 18 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 17 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
4 16 (2.13%) WSUS
5 15 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
6 9 (1.20%) MOM
7 6 (0.80%) CiscoWorks
7 6 (0.80%) SCCM
8 5 (0.67%) Netcool
8 5 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.40%) Foglight
9 3 (0.40%) OPNET
9 3 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.40%) SCOM
9 3 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.40%) OpenView
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.27%) RANCID
Vendors
1 573 (76.40%) Cisco
2 198 (26.40%) Juniper
3 174 (23.20%) CheckPoint
4 159 (21.20%) F5
5 116 (15.47%) Microsoft
6 92 (12.27%) VMware
7 63 (8.40%) HP
8 60 (8.00%) Citrix
9 45 (6.00%) BT
9 45 (6.00%) Blue Coat
10 37 (4.93%) SolarWinds
11 36 (4.80%) Riverbed
12 34 (4.53%) Avaya
13 30 (4.00%) Nokia
14 27 (3.60%) Fortinet
15 25 (3.33%) Nortel
16 21 (2.80%) CA
17 19 (2.53%) Oracle
18 18 (2.40%) Cramer
19 17 (2.27%) IBM
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
BELL MICROSYSTEMS LTD
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month contract - Closing date 5th January
Posted: 7 days ago
Worcester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 11 days ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day 3 Months initially + extension
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch Limited
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago