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 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 301 292 292
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 320 304 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.30% 4.57% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 171 124
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £239 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
- +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 16
Average hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.65% +10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £20.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.30 £37.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +3.63%
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
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 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 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
London +2 121 £400 +6.66% 52
South East +7 92 £368 +5.00% 30
East of England -33 21 £330 +25.71% 12
South West -27 19 £263 -41.66% 8
West Midlands -18 18 £330 +22.22% 4
Yorkshire +1 16 £229 -34.64% 5
North West +10 14 - - 5
East Midlands -1 2 £348 +43.29% 2
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 399 (71.63%) Cisco
2 263 (47.22%) WAN
2 263 (47.22%) Firewall
3 239 (42.91%) Cisco Certification
4 214 (38.42%) LAN
5 208 (37.34%) BGP
6 206 (36.98%) VPN
7 171 (30.70%) OSPF
8 150 (26.93%) CCNP
9 142 (25.49%) Juniper
10 130 (23.34%) Telecoms
11 116 (20.83%) CheckPoint
12 112 (20.11%) ITIL
13 109 (19.57%) VoIP
14 104 (18.67%) Windows
15 102 (18.31%) Ethernet
16 98 (17.59%) IPsec
17 96 (17.24%) CCNA
18 95 (17.06%) DNS
19 93 (16.70%) Active Directory
20 88 (15.80%) Microsoft
21 84 (15.08%) VMware
22 82 (14.72%) CCIE
23 77 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
23 77 (13.82%) F5
24 72 (12.93%) Network Security
24 72 (12.93%) Network Design
24 72 (12.93%) TCP/IP
25 67 (12.03%) Finance
26 66 (11.85%) VLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 58 (10.41%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (3.77%) Lync
3 21 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 18 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 12 (2.15%) IIS
6 10 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.44%) Apache
8 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
8 5 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 35 (6.28%) MS Office
3 18 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.90%) MS Project
6 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.36%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Minerva
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.08%) Office 365
3 5 (0.90%) IaaS
4 4 (0.72%) PaaS
4 4 (0.72%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 263 (47.22%) WAN
1 263 (47.22%) Firewall
2 214 (38.42%) LAN
3 208 (37.34%) BGP
4 206 (36.98%) VPN
5 171 (30.70%) OSPF
6 109 (19.57%) VoIP
7 102 (18.31%) Ethernet
8 98 (17.59%) IPsec
9 95 (17.06%) DNS
10 77 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
11 72 (12.93%) Network Security
11 72 (12.93%) TCP/IP
12 66 (11.85%) VLAN
13 63 (11.31%) Wireless
14 62 (11.13%) Cisco Nexus
15 58 (10.41%) EIGRP
16 56 (10.05%) DHCP
17 55 (9.87%) Internet
18 51 (9.16%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.44%) MySQL
3 4 (0.72%) Big Data
4 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.36%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.18%) QlikView
6 1 (0.18%) MS Access
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (1.26%) GDB
2 2 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 130 (23.34%) Telecoms
2 67 (12.03%) Finance
3 22 (3.95%) Banking
4 13 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.62%) Marketing
7 7 (1.26%) Retail
7 7 (1.26%) French Language
8 6 (1.08%) Electronics
8 6 (1.08%) Front Office
9 5 (0.90%) Billing
9 5 (0.90%) Local Government
10 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.36%) Advertising
10 2 (0.36%) Publishing
10 2 (0.36%) Legal
10 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Military
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 162 (29.08%) Network Engineer
2 67 (12.03%) Architect
3 53 (9.52%) Analyst
4 51 (9.16%) IP Engineer
5 44 (7.90%) Consultant
6 43 (7.72%) Design Engineer
7 29 (5.21%) Project Manager
8 26 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (4.67%) Cisco Engineer
8 26 (4.67%) Network Support
9 23 (4.13%) Network Architect
10 21 (3.77%) Network Consultant
11 20 (3.59%) Senior Network Engineer
12 19 (3.41%) Security Engineer
13 18 (3.23%) Network Specialist
14 16 (2.87%) Administrator
14 16 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
15 15 (2.69%) Network Analyst
15 15 (2.69%) Support Engineer
16 13 (2.33%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.95%) XMPP
2 8 (1.44%) CSS
3 6 (1.08%) Web Services
4 3 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.36%) .NET
6 1 (0.18%) J2EE
6 1 (0.18%) Middleware
6 1 (0.18%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.77%) Blackberry
2 16 (2.87%) Thin Client
2 16 (2.87%) Fat Client
3 14 (2.51%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.80%) Replication
5 9 (1.62%) Open Source
5 9 (1.62%) PKI
6 6 (1.08%) DTV
6 6 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.90%) Clustering
7 5 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.54%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.54%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.54%) FMCG
8 3 (0.54%) PMI
9 2 (0.36%) Wiki
9 2 (0.36%) Derivative
9 2 (0.36%) IVR
9 2 (0.36%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 104 (18.67%) Windows
2 49 (8.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (5.92%) Windows 7
4 31 (5.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (3.95%) Linux
6 17 (3.05%) UNIX
7 10 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.72%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.36%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.18%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (20.11%) ITIL
2 72 (12.93%) Network Design
3 63 (11.31%) Load Balancing
4 58 (10.41%) Network Management
4 58 (10.41%) Migration
5 57 (10.23%) Project Management
6 48 (8.62%) Network Architecture
7 32 (5.75%) Change Management
8 31 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (5.21%) Problem Management
10 27 (4.85%) Service Management
11 26 (4.67%) Capacity Planning
12 25 (4.49%) Service Delivery
13 23 (4.13%) PRINCE2
14 21 (3.77%) Performance Management
15 19 (3.41%) Network Monitoring
16 18 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
16 18 (3.23%) TOGAF
17 16 (2.87%) Validation
18 14 (2.51%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.23%) SQL
2 16 (2.87%) C
3 9 (1.62%) Perl
4 6 (1.08%) PHP
4 6 (1.08%) Embedded C
5 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
6 3 (0.54%) Python
7 2 (0.36%) Java
7 2 (0.36%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (0.18%) Tcl
8 1 (0.18%) VB
8 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 239 (42.91%) Cisco Certification
2 150 (26.93%) CCNP
3 96 (17.24%) CCNA
4 82 (14.72%) CCIE
5 57 (10.23%) Security Cleared
6 46 (8.26%) SC Cleared
7 31 (5.57%) CCDP
8 23 (4.13%) Degree
9 22 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 21 (3.77%) CCSP
11 18 (3.23%) MCSE
12 16 (2.87%) CISSP
13 15 (2.69%) Check Point Certification
14 13 (2.33%) JNCIE
14 13 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.97%) JNCIP
15 11 (1.97%) CCIP
16 7 (1.26%) JNCIA
16 7 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (1.08%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.87%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.33%) SLA
3 9 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.08%) QA
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 93 (16.70%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.18%) Hyper-V
4 29 (5.21%) vSphere
5 25 (4.49%) Xen
6 20 (3.59%) NLBS
7 18 (3.23%) XenApp
8 15 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.80%) ProxySG
9 10 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (1.26%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (0.90%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.72%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.54%) XenServer
15 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
16 1 (0.18%) UAG
16 1 (0.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 29 (5.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (3.59%) WSUS
3 18 (3.23%) OPNET
4 12 (2.15%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.26%) WhatsUp Gold
6 4 (0.72%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (0.72%) SCCM
6 4 (0.72%) SCOM
6 4 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
7 3 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (0.36%) Cisco IPCC
8 2 (0.36%) OpenView
8 2 (0.36%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.36%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.36%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.36%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 399 (71.63%) Cisco
2 142 (25.49%) Juniper
3 116 (20.83%) CheckPoint
4 88 (15.80%) Microsoft
5 84 (15.08%) VMware
6 77 (13.82%) F5
7 55 (9.87%) HP
8 54 (9.69%) Citrix
9 32 (5.75%) Blue Coat
10 31 (5.57%) Nokia
11 26 (4.67%) Huawei
11 26 (4.67%) SolarWinds
12 24 (4.31%) Riverbed
13 23 (4.13%) Avaya
14 21 (3.77%) Redback
15 19 (3.41%) Ericsson
16 18 (3.23%) Radware
16 18 (3.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 18 (3.23%) Fortinet
17 16 (2.87%) BT
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