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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 274 304 264
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -40
Contract jobs citing MPLS 377 277 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.59% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 4.30% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 151 137
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£370 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +12.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 15
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.42 £16.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £22.80 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +52.38%
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
7832 6446 7645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.68% 13.68% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 3618 3723
Average daily rate £370 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 413 580
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +4.81%
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 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +34 158 £375 -4.45% 41
South East +8 91 £350 -8.19% 21
South West +2 43 £375 -21.05% 7
West Midlands -32 22 £330 -3.64% 8
North West 0 19 £330 +10.92% 7
East of England -29 17 £350 -17.64% 6
Yorkshire -4 16 £325 -18.75% 12
East Midlands -1 4 £245 -38.75% 3
North East - 1 £240 - 1
Midlands - - - -
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 476 (73.57%) Cisco
2 341 (52.70%) Firewall
3 337 (52.09%) WAN
4 287 (44.36%) Cisco Certification
5 281 (43.43%) BGP
6 273 (42.19%) LAN
7 234 (36.17%) OSPF
8 212 (32.77%) VPN
9 181 (27.98%) CCNP
10 155 (23.96%) Juniper
11 152 (23.49%) Telecoms
12 146 (22.57%) CheckPoint
13 141 (21.79%) Windows
14 132 (20.40%) ITIL
15 115 (17.77%) Microsoft
16 112 (17.31%) Active Directory
17 108 (16.69%) CCIE
18 107 (16.54%) CCNA
19 100 (15.46%) Ethernet
20 94 (14.53%) F5
21 93 (14.37%) VoIP
22 92 (14.22%) Cisco Nexus
23 91 (14.06%) Network Design
24 90 (13.91%) VMware
25 88 (13.60%) IPsec
26 87 (13.45%) DNS
27 85 (13.14%) Finance
28 84 (12.98%) Migration
29 82 (12.67%) TCP/IP
30 81 (12.52%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 61 (9.43%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 25 (3.86%) SharePoint
4 23 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (2.32%) IIS
6 12 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.39%) Lync
8 6 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.46%) Apache
10 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.15%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 48 (7.42%) MS Office
2 46 (7.11%) MS Excel
3 32 (4.95%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.93%) MS Project
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.31%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.31%) Summit
2 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Minerva
3 1 (0.15%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (1.70%) Office 365
2 8 (1.24%) IaaS
3 6 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.93%) PaaS
4 4 (0.62%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (0.46%) SaaS
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 341 (52.70%) Firewall
2 337 (52.09%) WAN
3 281 (43.43%) BGP
4 273 (42.19%) LAN
5 234 (36.17%) OSPF
6 212 (32.77%) VPN
7 100 (15.46%) Ethernet
8 93 (14.37%) VoIP
9 92 (14.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 88 (13.60%) IPsec
11 87 (13.45%) DNS
12 82 (12.67%) TCP/IP
13 81 (12.52%) EIGRP
14 79 (12.21%) Cisco ASA
15 68 (10.51%) Wireless
16 67 (10.36%) VLAN
16 67 (10.36%) Internet
17 64 (9.89%) Network Security
18 63 (9.74%) SAN
19 62 (9.58%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.62%) Big Data
3 3 (0.46%) 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
4 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.15%) MS Access
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 8 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (1.08%) GDB
3 2 (0.31%) Toad
4 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
General
1 152 (23.49%) Telecoms
2 85 (13.14%) Finance
3 26 (4.02%) Banking
4 15 (2.32%) Retail
5 13 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.39%) Law
8 8 (1.24%) Marketing
9 6 (0.93%) Electronics
9 6 (0.93%) Billing
10 5 (0.77%) Local Government
11 3 (0.46%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.31%) Legal
12 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Publishing
12 2 (0.31%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Military
13 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 169 (26.12%) Network Engineer
2 78 (12.06%) Architect
3 74 (11.44%) Analyst
4 51 (7.88%) IP Engineer
5 46 (7.11%) Consultant
6 44 (6.80%) Design Engineer
7 38 (5.87%) Project Manager
8 35 (5.41%) Network Support
9 32 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 31 (4.79%) Cisco Engineer
11 28 (4.33%) Network Analyst
12 26 (4.02%) Network Consultant
13 25 (3.86%) Network Specialist
14 24 (3.71%) Senior Network Engineer
15 22 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
16 20 (3.09%) Network Architect
17 18 (2.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 17 (2.63%) Support Engineer
18 17 (2.63%) Operations Analyst
19 16 (2.47%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.24%) XMPP
2 6 (0.93%) Web Services
3 5 (0.77%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.46%) 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 (0.15%) Middleware
6 1 (0.15%) HTML
6 1 (0.15%) .NET
6 1 (0.15%) J2EE
6 1 (0.15%) jQuery
6 1 (0.15%) TAPI
6 1 (0.15%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 24 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.55%) Thin Client
3 23 (3.55%) Fat Client
4 21 (3.25%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.63%) PKI
6 13 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.55%) Replication
8 8 (1.24%) e-Health
9 7 (1.08%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.93%) Clustering
10 6 (0.93%) DTV
11 5 (0.77%) Streaming Media
11 5 (0.77%) Open Source
12 4 (0.62%) IVR
12 4 (0.62%) SecurID
13 3 (0.46%) EPoS
13 3 (0.46%) EqualLogic
13 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.46%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 141 (21.79%) Windows
2 71 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 39 (6.03%) Linux
5 36 (5.56%) Windows 7
6 25 (3.86%) UNIX
7 22 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.70%) Windows XP
9 9 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.24%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.62%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.15%) VMS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (20.40%) ITIL
2 91 (14.06%) Network Design
3 84 (12.98%) Migration
4 76 (11.75%) Network Management
5 75 (11.59%) Load Balancing
6 61 (9.43%) Project Management
7 48 (7.42%) Network Architecture
8 41 (6.34%) Network Monitoring
9 37 (5.72%) Performance Management
10 36 (5.56%) Service Management
11 34 (5.26%) Change Management
12 32 (4.95%) Service Delivery
13 29 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
14 27 (4.17%) Problem Management
15 26 (4.02%) PRINCE2
16 24 (3.71%) Capacity Planning
17 22 (3.40%) High Availability
17 22 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 21 (3.25%) Mentoring
19 20 (3.09%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 20 (3.09%) SQL
2 9 (1.39%) C
3 6 (0.93%) Embedded C
3 6 (0.93%) Python
4 4 (0.62%) Java
4 4 (0.62%) Perl
5 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.31%) Progress 4GL
6 1 (0.15%) Tcl
6 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.15%) VB
6 1 (0.15%) VBA
6 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.15%) C#
Qualifications
1 287 (44.36%) Cisco Certification
2 181 (27.98%) CCNP
3 108 (16.69%) CCIE
4 107 (16.54%) CCNA
5 76 (11.75%) Security Cleared
6 70 (10.82%) SC Cleared
7 28 (4.33%) CCDP
8 24 (3.71%) CISSP
9 22 (3.40%) Degree
10 21 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (2.47%) MCSE
12 15 (2.32%) CCSP
13 14 (2.16%) CCIP
13 14 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (1.55%) JNCIE
15 10 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
16 9 (1.39%) JNCIP
17 8 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
18 7 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.55%) SLA
2 12 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.93%) QA
5 4 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 112 (17.31%) Active Directory
2 56 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.03%) Hyper-V
4 30 (4.64%) XenApp
5 29 (4.48%) vSphere
6 25 (3.86%) NLBS
7 24 (3.71%) Xen
8 15 (2.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 11 (1.70%) ProxySG
10 10 (1.55%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.93%) XenServer
13 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.62%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.31%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.31%) vCloud
14 2 (0.31%) NFS
14 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.31%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (4.02%) WSUS
2 25 (3.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (2.32%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (2.16%) CA Spectrum
5 10 (1.55%) FortiGate
6 9 (1.39%) OPNET
7 7 (1.08%) MOM
8 5 (0.77%) CiscoWorks
8 5 (0.77%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (0.62%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.62%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.62%) Netcool
9 4 (0.62%) SCCM
10 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.46%) Foglight
10 3 (0.46%) OpenView
11 2 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 476 (73.57%) Cisco
2 155 (23.96%) Juniper
3 146 (22.57%) CheckPoint
4 115 (17.77%) Microsoft
5 94 (14.53%) F5
6 90 (13.91%) VMware
7 68 (10.51%) Citrix
8 55 (8.50%) HP
9 37 (5.72%) Nokia
9 37 (5.72%) SolarWinds
10 32 (4.95%) Blue Coat
11 30 (4.64%) Riverbed
12 28 (4.33%) Avaya
13 27 (4.17%) BT
14 20 (3.09%) Radware
14 20 (3.09%) Redback
14 20 (3.09%) Huawei
14 20 (3.09%) Nortel
15 15 (2.32%) Symantec
16 14 (2.16%) CA
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