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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK / England
Rank 303 336 268
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -68
Contract jobs citing MPLS 290 275 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.59% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 4.10% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 168 221
Median daily rate £384 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
Median hourly rate £29.61 £44.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.70% +144.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +64.04%

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
6184 6713 6900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.16% 14.42% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3953 3958
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 345 390
Median hourly rate £26.58 £26.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.28% +17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.90 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +31 119 £388 -20.51% 26
South East +4 92 £420 -7.89% 15
West Midlands +15 18 £360 - 3
East of England +1 18 £450 +20.00% 3
North West +32 15 £400 -33.33% 12
South West +9 12 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +9 6 £388 +31.24% 6
East Midlands - 6 £253 - 2
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 386 (70.70%) Cisco
2 276 (50.55%) Firewall
3 259 (47.44%) Cisco Certification
4 250 (45.79%) WAN
5 198 (36.26%) LAN
6 174 (31.87%) BGP
7 155 (28.39%) Data Centre
8 153 (28.02%) OSPF
9 145 (26.56%) CCNP
10 137 (25.09%) VPN
11 122 (22.34%) CCNA
12 110 (20.15%) Juniper
13 108 (19.78%) Cisco Nexus
14 105 (19.23%) VMware
15 104 (19.05%) Windows
15 104 (19.05%) F5
16 103 (18.86%) TCP/IP
17 98 (17.95%) DNS
18 97 (17.77%) CCIE
19 96 (17.58%) CheckPoint
20 93 (17.03%) ITIL
21 88 (16.12%) Network Security
22 86 (15.75%) VoIP
23 83 (15.20%) Internet
24 80 (14.65%) Cisco ASA
25 78 (14.29%) Telecoms
25 78 (14.29%) Active Directory
26 76 (13.92%) VLAN
27 74 (13.55%) Finance
28 73 (13.37%) Ethernet

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 25 (4.58%) MS Exchange
2 17 (3.11%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (1.65%) Apache
5 9 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.47%) IIS
6 8 (1.47%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.55%) JBoss
11 2 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.37%) SAS
11 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.18%) Site Server
Applications
1 13 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.28%) MS Office
2 7 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (4.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.40%) Office 365
3 22 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.38%) IaaS
4 13 (2.38%) SaaS
5 9 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.92%) PaaS
7 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.37%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.18%) G Suite
8 1 (0.18%) GitHub
8 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 276 (50.55%) Firewall
2 250 (45.79%) WAN
3 198 (36.26%) LAN
4 174 (31.87%) BGP
5 153 (28.02%) OSPF
6 137 (25.09%) VPN
7 108 (19.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 103 (18.86%) TCP/IP
9 98 (17.95%) DNS
10 88 (16.12%) Network Security
11 86 (15.75%) VoIP
12 83 (15.20%) Internet
13 80 (14.65%) Cisco ASA
14 76 (13.92%) VLAN
15 73 (13.37%) Ethernet
16 63 (11.54%) Wireless
17 59 (10.81%) IPsec
18 56 (10.26%) DHCP
19 44 (8.06%) EIGRP
19 44 (8.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.37%) DB2
3 2 (0.37%) MySQL
4 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.18%) GIS
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (1.10%) JIRA
1 6 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.18%) Ant
3 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.18%) Maven
3 1 (0.18%) Selenium
3 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) WebDriver
General
1 78 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 74 (13.55%) Finance
3 32 (5.86%) Banking
4 27 (4.95%) Retail
5 9 (1.65%) Billing
6 7 (1.28%) Legal
7 6 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.92%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.92%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.92%) Marketing
9 4 (0.73%) Advertising
9 4 (0.73%) Electronics
10 3 (0.55%) German Language
10 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) International Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Local Government
11 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 201 (36.81%) Network Engineer
2 121 (22.16%) Architect
3 59 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 50 (9.16%) Network Architect
5 48 (8.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 35 (6.41%) Analyst
6 35 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 35 (6.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 34 (6.23%) Security Architect
8 32 (5.86%) Network Security Architect
9 29 (5.31%) Project Manager
10 28 (5.13%) Cisco Architect
11 27 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (4.58%) Firewall Engineer
13 22 (4.03%) Cisco Network Architect
14 21 (3.85%) Network Analyst
14 21 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Architect
15 20 (3.66%) Consultant
15 20 (3.66%) Network Security Engineer
15 20 (3.66%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.78%) 802.1X
2 9 (1.65%) Web Services
3 7 (1.28%) SOAP
4 5 (0.92%) J2EE
4 5 (0.92%) Middleware
4 5 (0.92%) XMPP
5 3 (0.55%) COM
5 3 (0.55%) REST
6 2 (0.37%) HTML
6 2 (0.37%) JSON
6 2 (0.37%) RESTful
6 2 (0.37%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.18%) .NET
7 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.18%) jQuery
7 1 (0.18%) JTAPI
7 1 (0.18%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.18%) XML
7 1 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 155 (28.39%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.58%) Driving Licence
4 24 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.11%) CMDB
6 15 (2.75%) Cryptography
7 14 (2.56%) Clustering
8 13 (2.38%) PKI
9 12 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.83%) Replication
10 10 (1.83%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.28%) e-Health
12 7 (1.28%) IVR
12 7 (1.28%) Mainframe
12 7 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (1.10%) FlexPod
14 5 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.73%) Computer Science
15 4 (0.73%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 104 (19.05%) Windows
2 71 (13.00%) Windows Server
3 37 (6.78%) Unix
4 33 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (4.95%) Linux
7 22 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.92%) Solaris
9 3 (0.55%) AIX
9 3 (0.55%) Android
9 3 (0.55%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.55%) MVS
9 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.37%) FreeBSD
10 2 (0.37%) VMS
10 2 (0.37%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.18%) Mandriva Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (17.03%) ITIL
2 63 (11.54%) Network Design
3 60 (10.99%) Migration
4 44 (8.06%) Project Management
5 41 (7.51%) Load Balancing
6 38 (6.96%) Network Management
7 33 (6.04%) PRINCE2
8 31 (5.68%) Change Management
9 27 (4.95%) Service Management
10 26 (4.76%) Information Security
11 25 (4.58%) Incident Management
12 24 (4.40%) High Availability
13 22 (4.03%) Capacity Management
13 22 (4.03%) ITIL V3
14 21 (3.85%) Presales
15 20 (3.66%) Stakeholder Management
16 19 (3.48%) Problem Management
17 18 (3.30%) Network Monitoring
18 17 (3.11%) Network Architecture
19 16 (2.93%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 23 (4.21%) SQL
2 8 (1.47%) Python
3 7 (1.28%) Perl
3 7 (1.28%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.55%) C
4 3 (0.55%) JCL
4 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.37%) Java
5 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.37%) PHP
6 1 (0.18%) C#
6 1 (0.18%) Lisp
6 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 259 (47.44%) Cisco Certification
2 145 (26.56%) CCNP
3 122 (22.34%) CCNA
4 97 (17.77%) CCIE
5 47 (8.61%) Security Cleared
6 40 (7.33%) SC Cleared
7 38 (6.96%) MCSE
7 38 (6.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (3.85%) CCDP
9 18 (3.30%) CISSP
9 18 (3.30%) JNCIA
10 15 (2.75%) CCSP
11 14 (2.56%) Degree
12 9 (1.65%) CCDA
13 8 (1.47%) CCIP
13 8 (1.47%) MCITP
14 7 (1.28%) GCIH
14 7 (1.28%) JNCIE
14 7 (1.28%) JNCIS
14 7 (1.28%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.68%) PCI DSS
2 29 (5.31%) SLA
3 9 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.37%) COBIT
5 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.37%) QA
5 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 50 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.48%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.11%) vSphere
5 14 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (2.01%) vCloud
7 9 (1.65%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.47%) VMware ESX
9 6 (1.10%) XenApp
10 5 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 3 (0.55%) Firmware
11 3 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.37%) KVM
12 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.37%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.18%) etcd
Systems Management
1 25 (4.58%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.56%) Puppet
3 12 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
3 12 (2.20%) SCCM
4 7 (1.28%) WhatsUp Gold
5 6 (1.10%) Nagios
5 6 (1.10%) WSUS
6 5 (0.92%) CA Spectrum
6 5 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (0.73%) OpenView
8 3 (0.55%) Ansible
8 3 (0.55%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.55%) Nessus
8 3 (0.55%) Pingdom
8 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 386 (70.70%) Cisco
2 110 (20.15%) Juniper
3 105 (19.23%) VMware
4 104 (19.05%) F5
5 96 (17.58%) CheckPoint
6 63 (11.54%) Microsoft
7 52 (9.52%) Citrix
8 39 (7.14%) Palo Alto
9 36 (6.59%) HP
10 28 (5.13%) Fortinet
11 27 (4.95%) Avaya
12 26 (4.76%) Blue Coat
13 16 (2.93%) Meraki
14 14 (2.56%) CA
14 14 (2.56%) Riverbed
14 14 (2.56%) SolarWinds
15 13 (2.38%) Huawei
16 12 (2.20%) BT
17 11 (2.01%) ServiceNow
18 10 (1.83%) Remedy
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