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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 288 268 340
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +72
Contract jobs citing MPLS 348 380 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.81% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.08% 5.38% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 241 135
Average daily rate £400 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £368
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.00 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -90.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -85.27%
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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the England region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
South East +23 131 £375 +7.91% 37
London -32 117 £475 +35.71% 45
South West +18 34 £363 +11.53% 8
Yorkshire -35 18 £311 +3.75% 8
East of England +8 17 £363 -7.05% 19
North West -26 13 £600 +123.25% 4
West Midlands -13 9 £450 +125.00% 10
North East - 2 - -
East Midlands -15 1 £115 -73.33% 2
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 501 (75.34%) Cisco
2 333 (50.08%) WAN
3 321 (48.27%) Cisco Certification
4 306 (46.02%) Firewall
5 282 (42.41%) LAN
6 280 (42.11%) BGP
7 268 (40.30%) VPN
8 245 (36.84%) OSPF
9 231 (34.74%) CCNP
10 221 (33.23%) Juniper
11 195 (29.32%) Data Centre
12 151 (22.71%) CheckPoint
13 149 (22.41%) DNS
14 146 (21.95%) Telecoms
15 131 (19.70%) Cisco ASA
16 130 (19.55%) IPsec
17 120 (18.05%) ITIL
18 117 (17.59%) TCP/IP
19 115 (17.29%) F5
20 113 (16.99%) Network Security
21 112 (16.84%) EIGRP
22 111 (16.69%) Cisco Nexus
23 109 (16.39%) CCIE
23 109 (16.39%) VLAN
24 106 (15.94%) Finance
25 98 (14.74%) Wireless
26 97 (14.59%) CCNA
27 93 (13.98%) Internet
28 92 (13.83%) VMware
29 91 (13.68%) VoIP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 17 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.41%) Skype for Business
3 10 (1.50%) IIS
4 9 (1.35%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.05%) CMS
6 6 (0.90%) Apache
6 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.60%) JBoss
8 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.15%) Smallworld
Applications
1 15 (2.26%) MS Visio
2 14 (2.11%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.20%) MS Office
3 8 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.60%) Relativity
3 3 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.41%) SaaS
2 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.05%) IaaS
5 4 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.60%) Office 365
5 4 (0.60%) PaaS
6 3 (0.45%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.30%) Yammer
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 333 (50.08%) WAN
2 306 (46.02%) Firewall
3 282 (42.41%) LAN
4 280 (42.11%) BGP
5 268 (40.30%) VPN
6 245 (36.84%) OSPF
7 149 (22.41%) DNS
8 131 (19.70%) Cisco ASA
9 130 (19.55%) IPsec
10 117 (17.59%) TCP/IP
11 113 (16.99%) Network Security
12 112 (16.84%) EIGRP
13 111 (16.69%) Cisco Nexus
14 109 (16.39%) VLAN
15 98 (14.74%) Wireless
16 93 (13.98%) Internet
17 91 (13.68%) VoIP
18 90 (13.53%) DHCP
19 87 (13.08%) Ethernet
20 83 (12.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.90%) Big Data
3 4 (0.60%) MySQL
4 3 (0.45%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.30%) Informix
5 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.30%) Redis
5 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.15%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 7 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.45%) JIRA
2 3 (0.45%) Subversion
3 2 (0.30%) Hudson
3 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.15%) Ant
4 1 (0.15%) Maven
General
1 146 (21.95%) Telecoms
2 106 (15.94%) Finance
3 28 (4.21%) Retail
4 21 (3.16%) Banking
5 15 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.11%) Marketing
7 13 (1.95%) Back Office
8 10 (1.50%) Electronics
9 8 (1.20%) Games
9 8 (1.20%) Multimedia
10 7 (1.05%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.90%) Billing
12 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.60%) Legal
12 4 (0.60%) Publishing
13 3 (0.45%) Advertising
13 3 (0.45%) Automotive
13 3 (0.45%) German Language
13 3 (0.45%) Military
14 2 (0.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 247 (37.14%) Network Engineer
2 125 (18.80%) Architect
3 94 (14.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 79 (11.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 64 (9.62%) Network Architect
6 61 (9.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 51 (7.67%) Designer
8 43 (6.47%) Network Designer
9 35 (5.26%) Support Engineer
10 32 (4.81%) Consultant
11 31 (4.66%) Security Engineer
12 29 (4.36%) Network Security Engineer
12 29 (4.36%) Network Support
13 26 (3.91%) Design Engineer
14 24 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
15 23 (3.46%) Analyst
15 23 (3.46%) Cisco Support
16 22 (3.31%) Network Support Engineer
17 21 (3.16%) Project Manager
18 20 (3.01%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (4.96%) 802.1X
2 12 (1.80%) CSS
3 10 (1.50%) Web Services
4 6 (0.90%) XMPP
5 5 (0.75%) RSS
6 4 (0.60%) Middleware
6 4 (0.60%) Silverlight
7 2 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.30%) WAP
8 1 (0.15%) boto
8 1 (0.15%) J2EE
8 1 (0.15%) LAMP
8 1 (0.15%) RFC 2544
8 1 (0.15%) RFC 2547
8 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 195 (29.32%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 24 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (2.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (2.71%) Driving Licence
6 17 (2.56%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.11%) PKI
7 14 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (1.95%) Cryptography
9 11 (1.65%) iSeries
10 10 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.20%) e-Health
12 7 (1.05%) Clustering
12 7 (1.05%) Statistics
13 6 (0.90%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.90%) IPTV
13 6 (0.90%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.75%) Smart Meter
14 5 (0.75%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 77 (11.58%) Windows
2 64 (9.62%) Linux
3 29 (4.36%) Windows Server
4 28 (4.21%) Unix
5 24 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.50%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.90%) Android
11 5 (0.75%) CatOS
11 5 (0.75%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.30%) Solaris
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.15%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Debian
13 1 (0.15%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (18.05%) ITIL
2 87 (13.08%) Network Design
3 77 (11.58%) Migration
4 74 (11.13%) Project Management
5 68 (10.23%) Load Balancing
6 44 (6.62%) Network Management
7 42 (6.32%) Change Management
8 38 (5.71%) High Availability
9 33 (4.96%) Service Management
10 30 (4.51%) PRINCE2
11 28 (4.21%) Incident Management
11 28 (4.21%) Network Architecture
12 24 (3.61%) Information Security
12 24 (3.61%) Service Delivery
13 23 (3.46%) Validation
14 21 (3.16%) Problem Management
15 20 (3.01%) Presales
16 18 (2.71%) Network Monitoring
17 17 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (2.56%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.41%) Perl
2 14 (2.11%) SQL
3 12 (1.80%) Python
4 10 (1.50%) Lisp
5 6 (0.90%) C
6 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.15%) Java
8 1 (0.15%) PHP
8 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 321 (48.27%) Cisco Certification
2 231 (34.74%) CCNP
3 109 (16.39%) CCIE
4 97 (14.59%) CCNA
5 76 (11.43%) Security Cleared
6 65 (9.77%) SC Cleared
7 49 (7.37%) Degree
8 30 (4.51%) JNCIP
9 28 (4.21%) JNCIS
10 25 (3.76%) DV Cleared
11 21 (3.16%) JNCIA
12 17 (2.56%) JNCIE
13 14 (2.11%) CCDP
14 13 (1.95%) CISSP
14 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (1.35%) CCSA
15 9 (1.35%) CCSE
16 8 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (1.20%) MCSE
16 8 (1.20%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.36%) SLA
2 19 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) BS7799
6 2 (0.30%) PMBOK
6 2 (0.30%) QA
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 61 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (6.92%) Active Directory
3 26 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.01%) vSphere
5 14 (2.11%) XenServer
6 9 (1.35%) vCloud
7 7 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 7 (1.05%) XenApp
8 5 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.60%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.45%) Firmware
11 2 (0.30%) NFS
11 2 (0.30%) NLBS
11 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.30%) Xen
12 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.15%) Squid
12 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (3.16%) CiscoWorks
2 14 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
3 13 (1.95%) FortiGate
4 12 (1.80%) OpenView
5 11 (1.65%) Cisco UCCX
6 9 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (1.05%) Cacti
8 6 (0.90%) Cisco UCCE
9 5 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (0.75%) Puppet
9 5 (0.75%) SCCM
10 4 (0.60%) WSUS
11 3 (0.45%) Graphite
11 3 (0.45%) Nagios
11 3 (0.45%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.45%) Netcool
11 3 (0.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 3 (0.45%) OPNET
11 3 (0.45%) Opsview
11 3 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 501 (75.34%) Cisco
2 221 (33.23%) Juniper
3 151 (22.71%) CheckPoint
4 115 (17.29%) F5
5 92 (13.83%) VMware
6 56 (8.42%) Citrix
7 48 (7.22%) Palo Alto
8 47 (7.07%) HP
8 47 (7.07%) Microsoft
9 36 (5.41%) BT
9 36 (5.41%) SolarWinds
10 35 (5.26%) Fortinet
11 28 (4.21%) NetApp
12 26 (3.91%) Riverbed
13 25 (3.76%) Avaya
13 25 (3.76%) Blue Coat
13 25 (3.76%) IBM
14 22 (3.31%) Brocade
15 17 (2.56%) Huawei
15 17 (2.56%) Intel Security
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The Resourcing Hub
Rate: From £550 to £580 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
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Rate: Market rates - flexible
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £370.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
DCL Search & Selection
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £150.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxford
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £39000 per annum + 9mth FTC
Posted: 23 days ago
East London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
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