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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 270 308 267
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -41
Contract jobs citing MPLS 376 286 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.59% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.78% 4.35% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 156 138
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£375 £389 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.53% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £16.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.80 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £28.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.46% +5.66%
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
7863 6570 7874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.80% 13.66% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3670 3807
Average daily rate £370 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 410 592
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.38 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +34 153 £388 -3.12% 45
South East +14 92 £350 -6.66% 32
South West +5 43 £375 -21.05% 7
West Midlands -27 24 £330 -3.29% 9
North West +3 21 £320 +7.56% 6
Yorkshire +3 17 £325 -17.46% 10
East of England -31 16 £350 -14.63% 7
East Midlands +2 2 £245 -38.75% 3
North East - 2 £256 -
Midlands - - - -
MPLS
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 467 (73.54%) Cisco
2 332 (52.28%) Firewall
3 330 (51.97%) WAN
4 286 (45.04%) Cisco Certification
5 276 (43.46%) BGP
6 268 (42.20%) LAN
7 231 (36.38%) OSPF
8 207 (32.60%) VPN
9 180 (28.35%) CCNP
10 152 (23.94%) Juniper
11 150 (23.62%) Telecoms
12 141 (22.20%) CheckPoint
13 134 (21.10%) Windows
14 128 (20.16%) ITIL
15 110 (17.32%) Microsoft
16 109 (17.17%) Active Directory
17 106 (16.69%) CCNA
17 106 (16.69%) CCIE
18 97 (15.28%) Ethernet
19 93 (14.65%) Network Design
20 91 (14.33%) F5
21 90 (14.17%) VoIP
22 89 (14.02%) IPsec
22 89 (14.02%) Cisco Nexus
23 86 (13.54%) DNS
23 86 (13.54%) VMware
24 83 (13.07%) Finance
25 81 (12.76%) TCP/IP
26 79 (12.44%) Migration
26 79 (12.44%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 60 (9.45%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 22 (3.46%) SharePoint
3 22 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (2.20%) IIS
5 12 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (1.42%) Lync
7 6 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
8 3 (0.47%) Apache
9 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 44 (6.93%) MS Office
1 44 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.57%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.79%) MS Project
5 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.31%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Summit
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Minerva
3 1 (0.16%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (1.73%) Office 365
2 8 (1.26%) IaaS
3 6 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.94%) PaaS
4 4 (0.63%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (0.47%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 332 (52.28%) Firewall
2 330 (51.97%) WAN
3 276 (43.46%) BGP
4 268 (42.20%) LAN
5 231 (36.38%) OSPF
6 207 (32.60%) VPN
7 97 (15.28%) Ethernet
8 90 (14.17%) VoIP
9 89 (14.02%) IPsec
9 89 (14.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 86 (13.54%) DNS
11 81 (12.76%) TCP/IP
12 79 (12.44%) EIGRP
13 76 (11.97%) Cisco ASA
14 67 (10.55%) VLAN
14 67 (10.55%) Wireless
15 64 (10.08%) Internet
15 64 (10.08%) Network Security
16 62 (9.76%) SAN
17 60 (9.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.63%) Big Data
3 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.31%) MarkLogic
4 2 (0.31%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 7 (1.10%) GDB
2 2 (0.31%) Toad
3 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
General
1 150 (23.62%) Telecoms
2 83 (13.07%) Finance
3 26 (4.09%) Banking
4 15 (2.36%) Retail
5 13 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.26%) Law
7 8 (1.26%) Marketing
8 6 (0.94%) Electronics
8 6 (0.94%) Billing
9 5 (0.79%) Local Government
10 3 (0.47%) French Language
11 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.31%) Legal
11 2 (0.31%) Advertising
11 2 (0.31%) Publishing
11 2 (0.31%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
Job Titles
1 171 (26.93%) Network Engineer
2 77 (12.13%) Architect
3 72 (11.34%) Analyst
4 51 (8.03%) IP Engineer
5 47 (7.40%) Consultant
6 44 (6.93%) Design Engineer
7 36 (5.67%) Project Manager
8 35 (5.51%) Network Support
9 30 (4.72%) Cisco Engineer
10 29 (4.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (4.25%) Network Analyst
11 27 (4.25%) Network Consultant
12 25 (3.94%) Senior Network Engineer
12 25 (3.94%) Network Specialist
13 21 (3.31%) Solutions Architect
14 20 (3.15%) Network Architect
15 17 (2.68%) Operations Analyst
15 17 (2.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 16 (2.52%) Implementation Engineer
17 15 (2.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.26%) XMPP
2 6 (0.94%) Web Services
3 5 (0.79%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.47%) CSS
5 2 (0.31%) SOAP
5 2 (0.31%) XML
5 2 (0.31%) JMS
5 2 (0.31%) WSDL
5 2 (0.31%) JAXB
6 1 (0.16%) Middleware
6 1 (0.16%) HTML
6 1 (0.16%) .NET
6 1 (0.16%) J2EE
6 1 (0.16%) jQuery
6 1 (0.16%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.25%) Blackberry
2 23 (3.62%) Thin Client
2 23 (3.62%) Fat Client
2 23 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.15%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.68%) PKI
5 12 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.26%) e-Health
6 8 (1.26%) Replication
7 7 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.94%) Clustering
8 6 (0.94%) DTV
9 5 (0.79%) Streaming Media
9 5 (0.79%) Open Source
10 4 (0.63%) IVR
11 3 (0.47%) SecurID
11 3 (0.47%) EPoS
11 3 (0.47%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.47%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 134 (21.10%) Windows
2 64 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (5.83%) Linux
5 34 (5.35%) Windows 7
6 25 (3.94%) UNIX
7 19 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (1.42%) Windows XP
9 8 (1.26%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.63%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.16%) VMS
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (20.16%) ITIL
2 93 (14.65%) Network Design
3 79 (12.44%) Migration
4 77 (12.13%) Network Management
5 74 (11.65%) Load Balancing
6 56 (8.82%) Project Management
7 49 (7.72%) Network Architecture
8 41 (6.46%) Network Monitoring
9 37 (5.83%) Performance Management
10 36 (5.67%) Service Management
11 33 (5.20%) Change Management
12 30 (4.72%) Service Delivery
13 29 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
14 27 (4.25%) Problem Management
15 25 (3.94%) Capacity Planning
16 22 (3.46%) High Availability
16 22 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (3.46%) PRINCE2
17 20 (3.15%) ITSM
18 19 (2.99%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.83%) SQL
2 9 (1.42%) C
3 6 (0.94%) Embedded C
3 6 (0.94%) Python
4 4 (0.63%) Java
4 4 (0.63%) Perl
5 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.31%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (0.16%) Tcl
6 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.16%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.16%) VB
6 1 (0.16%) VBA
6 1 (0.16%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.16%) C#
Qualifications
1 286 (45.04%) Cisco Certification
2 180 (28.35%) CCNP
3 106 (16.69%) CCNA
3 106 (16.69%) CCIE
4 76 (11.97%) Security Cleared
5 70 (11.02%) SC Cleared
6 27 (4.25%) CCDP
7 24 (3.78%) CISSP
8 21 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (3.31%) Degree
9 16 (2.52%) MCSE
10 15 (2.36%) CCSP
11 13 (2.05%) CCIP
11 13 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (2.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (1.57%) JNCIE
12 10 (1.57%) Check Point Certification
13 9 (1.42%) JNCIP
14 8 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.10%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.62%) SLA
2 12 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.94%) QA
5 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 109 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 53 (8.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.14%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.57%) XenApp
5 28 (4.41%) vSphere
6 25 (3.94%) NLBS
7 24 (3.78%) Xen
8 15 (2.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 11 (1.73%) ProxySG
10 10 (1.57%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.94%) XenServer
13 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.63%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
15 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.31%) vCloud
15 2 (0.31%) NFS
16 1 (0.16%) Firmware
16 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (4.09%) WSUS
2 24 (3.78%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (2.20%) CA Spectrum
4 13 (2.05%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (1.42%) OPNET
6 8 (1.26%) FortiGate
7 6 (0.94%) MOM
8 5 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (0.63%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.63%) Netcool
9 4 (0.63%) SCCM
9 4 (0.63%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.47%) Foglight
10 3 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.47%) OpenView
10 3 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.31%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 467 (73.54%) Cisco
2 152 (23.94%) Juniper
3 141 (22.20%) CheckPoint
4 110 (17.32%) Microsoft
5 91 (14.33%) F5
6 86 (13.54%) VMware
7 66 (10.39%) Citrix
8 53 (8.35%) HP
9 38 (5.98%) Nokia
10 35 (5.51%) SolarWinds
11 32 (5.04%) Blue Coat
12 30 (4.72%) Riverbed
13 27 (4.25%) Avaya
14 26 (4.09%) BT
15 20 (3.15%) Redback
15 20 (3.15%) Huawei
15 20 (3.15%) Radware
16 19 (2.99%) Nortel
17 14 (2.20%) IBM
17 14 (2.20%) Symantec
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