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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 339 283 349
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +66
Contract jobs citing MPLS 314 383 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.78% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.08% 5.17% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 241 127
Median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £278 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 2
Median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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
7705 7415 6403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.62% 15.04% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4743 4198 3532
Median daily rate £400 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 425 365
Median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.62 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -57 114 £401 +14.42% 31
South East +21 113 £380 -4.40% 30
South West +7 24 £363 +0.69% 10
North West -31 19 £450 -2.70% 7
East of England +11 14 £494 +41.14% 2
Yorkshire -9 9 £325 +8.33% 13
West Midlands -36 9 £469 +44.23% 9
East Midlands +1 5 £275 -33.33% 2
North East -44 4 £275 -4.34%
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 541 (81.85%) Cisco
2 365 (55.22%) Cisco Certification
3 320 (48.41%) WAN
4 312 (47.20%) BGP
5 287 (43.42%) Firewall
6 260 (39.33%) LAN
7 254 (38.43%) CCNP
8 252 (38.12%) VPN
9 230 (34.80%) OSPF
10 197 (29.80%) Juniper
11 182 (27.53%) Data Centre
12 162 (24.51%) CCNA
13 157 (23.75%) DNS
14 142 (21.48%) Cisco Nexus
15 138 (20.88%) Telecoms
16 134 (20.27%) CheckPoint
17 128 (19.36%) IPsec
18 122 (18.46%) TCP/IP
19 120 (18.15%) ITIL
20 117 (17.70%) CCIE
21 115 (17.40%) VoIP
21 115 (17.40%) Wireless
21 115 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
22 110 (16.64%) EIGRP
23 107 (16.19%) Security Cleared
24 104 (15.73%) Finance
25 101 (15.28%) F5
26 98 (14.83%) SC Cleared
27 89 (13.46%) DHCP
28 85 (12.86%) Network Security

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 10 (1.51%) MS Exchange
2 6 (0.91%) IIS
2 6 (0.91%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.91%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.76%) Apache
3 5 (0.76%) CMS
3 5 (0.76%) Tomcat
4 3 (0.45%) JBoss
5 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.15%) Smallworld
5 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.91%) MS Office
4 4 (0.61%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.27%) SaaS
2 13 (1.97%) IaaS
3 11 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.66%) PaaS
4 8 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.76%) Office 365
6 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.30%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 320 (48.41%) WAN
2 312 (47.20%) BGP
3 287 (43.42%) Firewall
4 260 (39.33%) LAN
5 252 (38.12%) VPN
6 230 (34.80%) OSPF
7 157 (23.75%) DNS
8 142 (21.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 128 (19.36%) IPsec
10 122 (18.46%) TCP/IP
11 115 (17.40%) Cisco ASA
11 115 (17.40%) VoIP
11 115 (17.40%) Wireless
12 110 (16.64%) EIGRP
13 89 (13.46%) DHCP
14 85 (12.86%) Network Security
15 80 (12.10%) Internet
16 79 (11.95%) VLAN
17 71 (10.74%) Ethernet
18 52 (7.87%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.30%) Informix
3 2 (0.30%) MySQL
3 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.15%) Big Data
4 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.15%) Hudson
3 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.15%) JIRA
3 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 138 (20.88%) Telecoms
2 104 (15.73%) Finance
3 29 (4.39%) Retail
4 25 (3.78%) Banking
5 15 (2.27%) Marketing
6 12 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.66%) Back Office
7 11 (1.66%) Electronics
8 8 (1.21%) Billing
9 7 (1.06%) Military
10 5 (0.76%) French Language
10 5 (0.76%) German Language
10 5 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.76%) Legal
10 5 (0.76%) Publishing
11 4 (0.61%) Games
11 4 (0.61%) Law
12 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.15%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 256 (38.73%) Network Engineer
2 86 (13.01%) Cisco Engineer
3 78 (11.80%) Architect
4 73 (11.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 71 (10.74%) Designer
6 59 (8.93%) Network Designer
7 45 (6.81%) Senior Network Engineer
8 44 (6.66%) Network Architect
9 39 (5.90%) Support Engineer
10 31 (4.69%) Analyst
10 31 (4.69%) Network Support
11 30 (4.54%) Consultant
12 29 (4.39%) Network Support Engineer
13 27 (4.08%) Project Manager
14 26 (3.93%) Security Engineer
15 24 (3.63%) Voice Engineer
16 22 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 22 (3.33%) VoIP Engineer
17 21 (3.18%) Network Consultant
18 20 (3.03%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (5.60%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.76%) Web Services
3 4 (0.61%) XMPP
4 1 (0.15%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.15%) CSS
4 1 (0.15%) J2EE
4 1 (0.15%) JMS
4 1 (0.15%) LAMP
4 1 (0.15%) Middleware
4 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.15%) RFC 2547
4 1 (0.15%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.15%) SOAP
4 1 (0.15%) WAP
4 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 182 (27.53%) Data Centre
2 41 (6.20%) Management Information System
3 40 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (3.18%) Driving Licence
6 15 (2.27%) PKI
7 14 (2.12%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.12%) Cryptography
8 13 (1.97%) iSeries
8 13 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.51%) Replication
10 8 (1.21%) e-Health
10 8 (1.21%) MPEG
11 7 (1.06%) Statistics
11 7 (1.06%) Streaming Media
12 6 (0.91%) Blackberry
12 6 (0.91%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.76%) BYOD
13 5 (0.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 74 (11.20%) Linux
2 68 (10.29%) Windows
3 40 (6.05%) Windows Server
4 33 (4.99%) Unix
5 17 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.21%) VMS
7 8 (1.21%) Windows 8
7 8 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.61%) CatOS
9 4 (0.61%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.30%) AIX
11 2 (0.30%) Android
11 2 (0.30%) CentOS
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (18.15%) ITIL
2 72 (10.89%) Project Management
3 71 (10.74%) Network Design
4 69 (10.44%) Migration
5 62 (9.38%) Change Management
6 57 (8.62%) Load Balancing
7 46 (6.96%) Network Management
8 31 (4.69%) PRINCE2
9 30 (4.54%) Incident Management
10 27 (4.08%) High Availability
10 27 (4.08%) Network Architecture
11 24 (3.63%) Service Management
12 23 (3.48%) Configuration Management
13 21 (3.18%) Problem Management
14 20 (3.03%) SIEM
15 19 (2.87%) Network Monitoring
16 18 (2.72%) Capacity Planning
17 17 (2.57%) Information Security
18 15 (2.27%) Change Control
18 15 (2.27%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 21 (3.18%) Python
2 18 (2.72%) Perl
3 16 (2.42%) SQL
4 11 (1.66%) Bash Shell
5 9 (1.36%) Lisp
5 9 (1.36%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.76%) C
7 4 (0.61%) Tcl
8 3 (0.45%) Java
8 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.15%) Korn
10 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 365 (55.22%) Cisco Certification
2 254 (38.43%) CCNP
3 162 (24.51%) CCNA
4 117 (17.70%) CCIE
5 107 (16.19%) Security Cleared
6 98 (14.83%) SC Cleared
7 37 (5.60%) Degree
8 36 (5.45%) DV Cleared
9 32 (4.84%) CCDP
10 28 (4.24%) JNCIS
11 26 (3.93%) JNCIP
12 17 (2.57%) JNCIA
13 10 (1.51%) CISSP
14 8 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.06%) CCNP Voice
16 6 (0.91%) CCSE
16 6 (0.91%) JNCIE
16 6 (0.91%) MCSE
16 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (0.76%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.30%) SLA
2 16 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.61%) PMBOK
4 4 (0.61%) QA
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) BS7799
6 2 (0.30%) GLP
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 39 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (5.30%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.36%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.21%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.21%) XenApp
5 6 (0.91%) vSphere
5 6 (0.91%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.61%) vCloud
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.15%) NFS
7 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.15%) Snort
7 1 (0.15%) SRDF
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 55 (8.32%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (2.72%) FortiGate
3 15 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (2.12%) SCCM
5 13 (1.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 13 (1.97%) Puppet
6 12 (1.82%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (1.51%) Cisco UCCX
8 9 (1.36%) OpenView
8 9 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.21%) SCOM
9 8 (1.21%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
10 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.30%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.30%) Nagios
11 2 (0.30%) OPNET
Vendors
1 541 (81.85%) Cisco
2 197 (29.80%) Juniper
3 134 (20.27%) CheckPoint
4 101 (15.28%) F5
5 67 (10.14%) VMware
6 49 (7.41%) Palo Alto
7 48 (7.26%) SolarWinds
8 41 (6.20%) Microsoft
9 40 (6.05%) Citrix
10 34 (5.14%) Remedy
11 33 (4.99%) HP
12 28 (4.24%) NICE Systems
13 27 (4.08%) Avaya
13 27 (4.08%) Huawei
14 26 (3.93%) BT
15 24 (3.63%) IBM
16 21 (3.18%) Fortinet
17 19 (2.87%) Blue Coat
17 19 (2.87%) Nokia
18 18 (2.72%) Riverbed
London
Mccabe & Barton
Rate: £800 per day £800-900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Vadis People
Rate: £300 - £325
Posted: 5 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
England
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £400 - £650 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago