The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 372 308 303
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 259 378 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.72% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.46% 5.22% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 232 223
Median daily rate £400 £403 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 13
Median hourly rate £31.35 £40.92 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.38% +63.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.07 £14.91 £18.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.62 £47.83 £41.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-60.29% +36.00%
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
7492 7245 7894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.31% 13.79% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4607 4231 4448
Median daily rate £400 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +4.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 491 447
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.30% -3.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -36 101 £375 -11.76% 16
South East -1 80 £400 +3.22% 27
South West +5 16 £400 -5.88% 3
Yorkshire -4 16 £300 -3.61% 8
North West +3 14 £350 -12.50% 4
West Midlands -39 14 £425 +28.78% 6
East of England +7 11 £475 +82.69% 3
East Midlands -9 3 £225 +28.57% 1
North East -27 1 £400 -3.03%
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 396 (69.96%) Cisco
2 274 (48.41%) Cisco Certification
3 271 (47.88%) Firewall
4 255 (45.05%) WAN
5 219 (38.69%) LAN
6 205 (36.22%) BGP
7 179 (31.63%) VPN
8 163 (28.80%) CCNP
9 156 (27.56%) OSPF
10 146 (25.80%) Data Centre
11 135 (23.85%) CCNA
12 128 (22.61%) Windows
13 121 (21.38%) TCP/IP
14 120 (21.20%) Juniper
15 119 (21.02%) CCIE
16 115 (20.32%) DNS
16 115 (20.32%) CheckPoint
17 111 (19.61%) VMware
18 105 (18.55%) Cisco Nexus
19 100 (17.67%) F5
20 99 (17.49%) Cisco ASA
20 99 (17.49%) ITIL
21 98 (17.31%) VoIP
21 98 (17.31%) Telecoms
21 98 (17.31%) Windows Server
22 92 (16.25%) IPsec
22 92 (16.25%) Active Directory
23 89 (15.72%) Wireless
24 85 (15.02%) VLAN
25 79 (13.96%) Finance

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 13 (2.30%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.41%) SAS
5 8 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (1.06%) Apache
6 6 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.88%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.71%) IIS
9 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.35%) CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 38 (6.71%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.41%) MS Office
2 8 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.71%) MS Project
4 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (3.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Eikon
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.89%) Office 365
2 19 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.47%) SaaS
5 10 (1.77%) PaaS
6 9 (1.59%) IaaS
7 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.53%) IBM PureFlex
9 2 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.18%) G Suite
10 1 (0.18%) GitHub
10 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 271 (47.88%) Firewall
2 255 (45.05%) WAN
3 219 (38.69%) LAN
4 205 (36.22%) BGP
5 179 (31.63%) VPN
6 156 (27.56%) OSPF
7 121 (21.38%) TCP/IP
8 115 (20.32%) DNS
9 105 (18.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 99 (17.49%) Cisco ASA
11 98 (17.31%) VoIP
12 92 (16.25%) IPsec
13 89 (15.72%) Wireless
14 85 (15.02%) VLAN
15 79 (13.96%) DHCP
16 78 (13.78%) Network Security
17 68 (12.01%) Ethernet
18 62 (10.95%) Internet
19 58 (10.25%) EIGRP
20 54 (9.54%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.18%) DB2
4 1 (0.18%) GIS
4 1 (0.18%) MySQL
4 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (0.71%) JIRA
1 4 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.35%) Ant
2 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.35%) Maven
2 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.35%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
General
1 98 (17.31%) Telecoms
2 79 (13.96%) Finance
3 30 (5.30%) Retail
4 25 (4.42%) Banking
5 10 (1.77%) Legal
6 8 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.41%) Marketing
7 5 (0.88%) Back Office
7 5 (0.88%) Billing
7 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.71%) Electronics
8 4 (0.71%) French Language
9 3 (0.53%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.35%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.35%) Games
10 2 (0.35%) German Language
10 2 (0.35%) Military
10 2 (0.35%) Publishing
11 1 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 192 (33.92%) Network Engineer
2 106 (18.73%) Architect
3 69 (12.19%) Cisco Engineer
4 56 (9.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 41 (7.24%) Network Architect
6 40 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (6.36%) Infrastructure Architect
8 33 (5.83%) Analyst
9 30 (5.30%) Designer
10 29 (5.12%) Project Manager
10 29 (5.12%) Senior Network Engineer
11 28 (4.95%) Security Architect
12 27 (4.77%) Cisco Architect
13 26 (4.59%) Consultant
14 24 (4.24%) Network Security Architect
15 23 (4.06%) Cisco Network Architect
15 23 (4.06%) Support Engineer
16 22 (3.89%) Firewall Engineer
17 20 (3.53%) Network Infrastructure Architect
17 20 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.71%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.24%) Middleware
3 5 (0.88%) Web Services
4 3 (0.53%) COM
4 3 (0.53%) J2EE
4 3 (0.53%) RESTful
4 3 (0.53%) RFC 2544
5 2 (0.35%) boto
5 2 (0.35%) HTML
5 2 (0.35%) REST
5 2 (0.35%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.18%) .NET
6 1 (0.18%) JMS
6 1 (0.18%) SOAP
6 1 (0.18%) XML
6 1 (0.18%) XMPP
6 1 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 146 (25.80%) Data Centre
2 49 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 18 (3.18%) PKI
5 17 (3.00%) Driving Licence
6 13 (2.30%) Replication
7 11 (1.94%) Cryptography
7 11 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.59%) Clustering
8 9 (1.59%) CMDB
8 9 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Licensing
10 6 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.06%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.88%) iSeries
11 5 (0.88%) MPEG
11 5 (0.88%) Streaming Video
11 5 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 128 (22.61%) Windows
2 98 (17.31%) Windows Server
3 50 (8.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (7.07%) Linux
5 39 (6.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (5.48%) Unix
7 23 (4.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.24%) Solaris
9 5 (0.88%) AIX
9 5 (0.88%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.88%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.71%) VMS
11 3 (0.53%) MVS
11 3 (0.53%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.35%) Android
12 2 (0.35%) CentOS
12 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (17.49%) ITIL
2 77 (13.60%) Network Design
3 64 (11.31%) Migration
4 54 (9.54%) Project Management
5 47 (8.30%) Load Balancing
6 43 (7.60%) Change Management
7 40 (7.07%) Network Management
8 39 (6.89%) PRINCE2
9 29 (5.12%) Configuration Management
10 27 (4.77%) Information Security
11 25 (4.42%) Presales
12 24 (4.24%) Problem Management
13 21 (3.71%) Network Architecture
14 20 (3.53%) High Availability
14 20 (3.53%) Incident Management
14 20 (3.53%) SIEM
15 19 (3.36%) Capacity Management
15 19 (3.36%) Service Management
16 18 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
16 18 (3.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.48%) SQL
2 14 (2.47%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.94%) Python
4 6 (1.06%) C
4 6 (1.06%) Java
5 5 (0.88%) Perl
6 4 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.71%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.71%) PHP
6 4 (0.71%) Ruby
7 3 (0.53%) JCL
8 2 (0.35%) Lisp
8 2 (0.35%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.35%) Tcl
9 1 (0.18%) C#
9 1 (0.18%) C++
9 1 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 274 (48.41%) Cisco Certification
2 163 (28.80%) CCNP
3 135 (23.85%) CCNA
4 119 (21.02%) CCIE
5 75 (13.25%) Security Cleared
6 68 (12.01%) SC Cleared
7 30 (5.30%) MCSE
7 30 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (3.89%) Degree
9 21 (3.71%) CCDP
10 13 (2.30%) JNCIE
11 12 (2.12%) CCDA
11 12 (2.12%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (2.12%) JNCIP
12 11 (1.94%) CISSP
13 10 (1.77%) CCSE
14 7 (1.24%) JNCIA
14 7 (1.24%) PMI Certification
15 6 (1.06%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.06%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.48%) SLA
2 20 (3.53%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.53%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) BS25999
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.18%) MiFID
5 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 92 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 62 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.48%) vSphere
4 22 (3.89%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.00%) XenApp
6 15 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (2.30%) VMware ESX
8 11 (1.94%) vCloud
9 5 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.71%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.53%) Firmware
11 3 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.53%) KVM
11 3 (0.53%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.53%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.18%) Snort
13 1 (0.18%) Squid
13 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.18%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (6.54%) Cisco Prime
2 22 (3.89%) SCCM
3 21 (3.71%) FortiGate
4 11 (1.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 11 (1.94%) Puppet
5 9 (1.59%) SCOM
6 8 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.24%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.24%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.24%) OpenView
7 7 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.24%) vMotion
8 6 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.71%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.71%) WSUS
11 3 (0.53%) Nagios
11 3 (0.53%) NSN NetAct
11 3 (0.53%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 396 (69.96%) Cisco
2 120 (21.20%) Juniper
3 115 (20.32%) CheckPoint
4 111 (19.61%) VMware
5 100 (17.67%) F5
6 70 (12.37%) Microsoft
7 55 (9.72%) Citrix
8 46 (8.13%) HP
8 46 (8.13%) Palo Alto
9 31 (5.48%) Fortinet
10 29 (5.12%) SolarWinds
11 24 (4.24%) Blue Coat
12 20 (3.53%) Remedy
13 19 (3.36%) Avaya
14 18 (3.18%) EMC
14 18 (3.18%) NICE Systems
15 17 (3.00%) Huawei
16 16 (2.83%) Nortel
17 15 (2.65%) IBM
17 15 (2.65%) Nokia
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