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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK / England
Rank 306 287 269
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -18
Contract jobs citing MPLS 292 360 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.76% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 5.29% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 249 235
Median daily rate £400 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +20.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £42.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.41% +25.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +43.33%

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
6282 6811 7063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.94% 14.46% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3958 4073 3900
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 296 419
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.83 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.74% +15.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +36.36%

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 28 February 2017.

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
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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +25 125 £400 -20.00% 34
South East -18 93 £413 +13.79% 14
North West +37 22 £376 -37.41% 8
West Midlands +2 14 £360 -20.00% 9
East of England -10 12 £450 +24.13% 1
South West -30 11 £375 +3.44% 1
East Midlands +12 7 £275 +139.13% 4
Yorkshire +2 4 £413 +32.53% 5
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 408 (72.47%) Cisco
2 303 (53.82%) Firewall
3 291 (51.69%) Cisco Certification
4 247 (43.87%) WAN
5 200 (35.52%) LAN
6 198 (35.17%) BGP
7 179 (31.79%) OSPF
8 175 (31.08%) CCNP
9 159 (28.24%) Data Centre
10 147 (26.11%) VPN
11 132 (23.45%) CCNA
12 128 (22.74%) F5
13 123 (21.85%) Juniper
14 120 (21.31%) Cisco Nexus
15 117 (20.78%) TCP/IP
16 115 (20.43%) CheckPoint
17 111 (19.72%) VMware
18 105 (18.65%) DNS
19 97 (17.23%) CCIE
19 97 (17.23%) ITIL
20 96 (17.05%) Cisco ASA
21 95 (16.87%) Windows
21 95 (16.87%) Network Security
22 89 (15.81%) Wireless
23 86 (15.28%) Internet
24 81 (14.39%) VLAN
25 79 (14.03%) Telecoms
26 73 (12.97%) VoIP
27 72 (12.79%) Ethernet
28 67 (11.90%) 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 19 (3.37%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (1.24%) Apache
4 7 (1.24%) IIS
4 7 (1.24%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.24%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (0.89%) CMS
7 4 (0.71%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.71%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.53%) JBoss
8 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.36%) SAS
10 1 (0.18%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.18%) Site Server
Applications
1 14 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.31%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.24%) MS Office
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 21 (3.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.09%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.09%) Office 365
3 13 (2.31%) IaaS
4 9 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (1.60%) SaaS
5 7 (1.24%) PaaS
6 6 (1.07%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.18%) Akamai
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.18%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.18%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 303 (53.82%) Firewall
2 247 (43.87%) WAN
3 200 (35.52%) LAN
4 198 (35.17%) BGP
5 179 (31.79%) OSPF
6 147 (26.11%) VPN
7 120 (21.31%) Cisco Nexus
8 117 (20.78%) TCP/IP
9 105 (18.65%) DNS
10 96 (17.05%) Cisco ASA
11 95 (16.87%) Network Security
12 89 (15.81%) Wireless
13 86 (15.28%) Internet
14 81 (14.39%) VLAN
15 73 (12.97%) VoIP
16 72 (12.79%) Ethernet
17 62 (11.01%) IPsec
18 60 (10.66%) DHCP
19 54 (9.59%) EIGRP
20 52 (9.24%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.36%) DB2
3 2 (0.36%) MySQL
3 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (0.71%) JIRA
3 2 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.18%) Selenium
4 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 79 (14.03%) Telecoms
2 67 (11.90%) Finance
3 34 (6.04%) Banking
4 27 (4.80%) Retail
5 11 (1.95%) Billing
6 7 (1.24%) Legal
6 7 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.89%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.71%) Advertising
8 4 (0.71%) Electronics
8 4 (0.71%) Marketing
8 4 (0.71%) Military
9 3 (0.53%) German Language
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 233 (41.39%) Network Engineer
2 112 (19.89%) Architect
3 61 (10.83%) Cisco Engineer
4 54 (9.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 52 (9.24%) Network Architect
6 40 (7.10%) Analyst
7 34 (6.04%) Senior Network Engineer
8 31 (5.51%) Network Analyst
9 29 (5.15%) Network Security Architect
9 29 (5.15%) Project Manager
9 29 (5.15%) Security Architect
10 28 (4.97%) Cisco Architect
11 27 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
12 26 (4.62%) Firewall Engineer
13 24 (4.26%) Security Engineer
14 23 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (4.09%) Network Security Engineer
15 22 (3.91%) Cisco Network Architect
16 19 (3.37%) Consultant
17 18 (3.20%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (9.24%) 802.1X
2 8 (1.42%) SOAP
2 8 (1.42%) Web Services
3 5 (0.89%) Middleware
3 5 (0.89%) XMPP
4 4 (0.71%) J2EE
5 3 (0.53%) COM
5 3 (0.53%) JSON
6 2 (0.36%) .NET
6 2 (0.36%) CGI
6 2 (0.36%) REST
6 2 (0.36%) RESTful
6 2 (0.36%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.36%) RFC 2547
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.18%) Core Data
7 1 (0.18%) Kafka
7 1 (0.18%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.18%) Managed Extensibility Framework
7 1 (0.18%) OpenDaylight
Miscellaneous
1 159 (28.24%) Data Centre
2 47 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 21 (3.73%) Driving Licence
5 14 (2.49%) Clustering
5 14 (2.49%) PKI
6 13 (2.31%) CMDB
7 12 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 12 (2.13%) IVR
8 10 (1.78%) Replication
8 10 (1.78%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.42%) e-Health
9 8 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 7 (1.24%) Mainframe
11 6 (1.07%) FlexPod
12 5 (0.89%) iSeries
13 4 (0.71%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 95 (16.87%) Windows
2 67 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 41 (7.28%) Unix
4 31 (5.51%) Linux
5 29 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (4.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.71%) Android
8 4 (0.71%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.53%) Solaris
9 3 (0.53%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.36%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.36%) MVS
10 2 (0.36%) VMS
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (17.23%) ITIL
2 65 (11.55%) Network Design
3 64 (11.37%) Migration
4 48 (8.53%) Network Management
4 48 (8.53%) Project Management
5 47 (8.35%) Load Balancing
6 35 (6.22%) PRINCE2
7 32 (5.68%) Change Management
8 28 (4.97%) Service Management
9 27 (4.80%) Network Monitoring
10 23 (4.09%) Capacity Management
10 23 (4.09%) High Availability
11 22 (3.91%) Incident Management
12 20 (3.55%) Presales
13 19 (3.37%) Information Security
13 19 (3.37%) ITIL V3
13 19 (3.37%) Problem Management
14 18 (3.20%) Service Delivery
14 18 (3.20%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (3.02%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 14 (2.49%) SQL
2 8 (1.42%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.24%) Perl
3 7 (1.24%) Python
4 3 (0.53%) C
4 3 (0.53%) Java
5 2 (0.36%) JCL
5 2 (0.36%) Lisp
5 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.18%) C#
6 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 291 (51.69%) Cisco Certification
2 175 (31.08%) CCNP
3 132 (23.45%) CCNA
4 97 (17.23%) CCIE
5 52 (9.24%) Security Cleared
6 40 (7.10%) SC Cleared
7 33 (5.86%) MCSE
7 33 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (4.26%) CCDP
9 20 (3.55%) JNCIA
10 16 (2.84%) CCSP
11 15 (2.66%) Degree
12 13 (2.31%) CISSP
13 10 (1.78%) CCIP
14 7 (1.24%) CCDA
14 7 (1.24%) GCIH
14 7 (1.24%) JNCIE
14 7 (1.24%) JNCIP
14 7 (1.24%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.68%) SLA
2 25 (4.44%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.71%) PMO
6 2 (0.36%) COBIT
6 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.36%) QA
6 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) PMBOK
System Software
1 65 (11.55%) Active Directory
2 54 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.13%) vCloud
6 11 (1.95%) vSphere
7 9 (1.60%) Terminal Services
8 5 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.89%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.89%) XenApp
9 4 (0.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.53%) KVM
10 3 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.53%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.36%) Docker
11 2 (0.36%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 34 (6.04%) FortiGate
2 28 (4.97%) Cisco Prime
3 14 (2.49%) Puppet
4 9 (1.60%) SCCM
5 8 (1.42%) Nagios
5 8 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.07%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (1.07%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (0.71%) Ansible
7 4 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.71%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (0.71%) OpenView
7 4 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.71%) vRealize
7 4 (0.71%) WSUS
7 4 (0.71%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.53%) Nessus
8 3 (0.53%) Pingdom
8 3 (0.53%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 408 (72.47%) Cisco
2 128 (22.74%) F5
3 123 (21.85%) Juniper
4 115 (20.43%) CheckPoint
5 111 (19.72%) VMware
6 52 (9.24%) Microsoft
7 51 (9.06%) Citrix
8 39 (6.93%) Palo Alto
9 38 (6.75%) HP
10 36 (6.39%) Fortinet
11 32 (5.68%) SolarWinds
12 27 (4.80%) Blue Coat
13 26 (4.62%) Avaya
14 19 (3.37%) Riverbed
15 16 (2.84%) CA
15 16 (2.84%) Huawei
16 15 (2.66%) Meraki
17 14 (2.49%) BT
18 12 (2.13%) Aruba
19 11 (1.95%) Arista
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