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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 271 308 279
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -29
Contract jobs citing MPLS 357 275 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.58% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.99% 4.46% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 146 160
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £214 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £112.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +246.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £43.00 £15.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £180.00 £39.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +453.84%
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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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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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
London +35 134 £350 -8.19% 46
South East -38 97 £355 +9.23% 42
North West +5 36 £469 -21.87% 7
Yorkshire +11 35 £293 -10.00% 5
East of England +11 16 £390 -10.85% 4
South West +4 14 £325 -32.29% 15
West Midlands -13 14 £325 -9.72% 8
East Midlands -1 8 £300 - 6
North East +1 1 £288 -
Midlands - - - -
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 595 (79.55%) Cisco
2 398 (53.21%) Firewall
3 390 (52.14%) Cisco Certification
4 371 (49.60%) WAN
5 360 (48.13%) BGP
6 317 (42.38%) OSPF
7 311 (41.58%) VPN
8 307 (41.04%) LAN
9 287 (38.37%) CCNP
10 230 (30.75%) Juniper
11 174 (23.26%) CheckPoint
12 168 (22.46%) Cisco ASA
12 168 (22.46%) F5
13 167 (22.33%) Wireless
13 167 (22.33%) Telecoms
14 165 (22.06%) CCNA
15 157 (20.99%) Windows
16 142 (18.98%) Cisco Nexus
17 138 (18.45%) CCIE
18 134 (17.91%) EIGRP
19 131 (17.51%) Ethernet
20 118 (15.78%) TCP/IP
21 114 (15.24%) Internet
22 112 (14.97%) Migration
23 111 (14.84%) VoIP
24 109 (14.57%) Finance
25 102 (13.64%) Network Security
25 102 (13.64%) Microsoft
26 99 (13.24%) Load Balancing
27 97 (12.97%) VMware

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 37 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 28 (3.74%) SharePoint
3 21 (2.81%) IIS
4 20 (2.67%) Lync
5 18 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
9 7 (0.94%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.53%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.40%) WorkSite
13 2 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.13%) JBoss
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (4.68%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.41%) MS Visio
3 27 (3.61%) MS Office
4 5 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.53%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.94%) Office 365
3 6 (0.80%) IaaS
4 5 (0.67%) SaaS
4 5 (0.67%) PaaS
5 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 398 (53.21%) Firewall
2 371 (49.60%) WAN
3 360 (48.13%) BGP
4 317 (42.38%) OSPF
5 311 (41.58%) VPN
6 307 (41.04%) LAN
7 168 (22.46%) Cisco ASA
8 167 (22.33%) Wireless
9 142 (18.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 134 (17.91%) EIGRP
11 131 (17.51%) Ethernet
12 118 (15.78%) TCP/IP
13 114 (15.24%) Internet
14 111 (14.84%) VoIP
15 102 (13.64%) Network Security
16 95 (12.70%) IPsec
17 92 (12.30%) VLAN
18 80 (10.70%) DNS
19 78 (10.43%) HSRP
20 77 (10.29%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.87%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.53%) Big Data
5 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.27%) DB2
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 5 (0.67%) Toad
2 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.13%) Valgrind
2 1 (0.13%) GCC
2 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 167 (22.33%) Telecoms
2 109 (14.57%) Finance
3 50 (6.68%) Banking
4 30 (4.01%) Investment Banking
5 14 (1.87%) Retail
5 14 (1.87%) Games
6 13 (1.74%) Back Office
7 11 (1.47%) Law
8 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.20%) Multimedia
9 7 (0.94%) Marketing
10 5 (0.67%) Publishing
11 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.40%) Local Government
12 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 292 (39.04%) Network Engineer
2 95 (12.70%) Architect
3 65 (8.69%) IP Engineer
4 63 (8.42%) Analyst
5 52 (6.95%) Consultant
6 39 (5.21%) Network Analyst
7 37 (4.95%) Network Architect
8 33 (4.41%) Network Support
8 33 (4.41%) Project Manager
9 30 (4.01%) Senior Network Engineer
9 30 (4.01%) Implementation Engineer
10 29 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
10 29 (3.88%) Operations Engineer
11 26 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
12 25 (3.34%) IP Network Engineer
13 24 (3.21%) Design Engineer
14 23 (3.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (3.07%) Network Consultant
15 21 (2.81%) Support Engineer
16 20 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (1.07%) Web Services
2 5 (0.67%) XML
2 5 (0.67%) JMS
2 5 (0.67%) WSDL
2 5 (0.67%) JAXB
2 5 (0.67%) SOAP
3 4 (0.53%) XMPP
3 4 (0.53%) CSS
4 2 (0.27%) VXML
5 1 (0.13%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.13%) ISPF
5 1 (0.13%) TAPI
5 1 (0.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.13%) STL
5 1 (0.13%) .NET
5 1 (0.13%) J2EE
5 1 (0.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 41 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
3 27 (3.61%) PKI
4 18 (2.41%) Replication
4 18 (2.41%) Clustering
5 17 (2.27%) Blackberry
6 14 (1.87%) Online Games
7 10 (1.34%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.34%) e-Health
8 9 (1.20%) Smart Meter
9 8 (1.07%) Celerra
9 8 (1.07%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.07%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.07%) Thin Client
10 7 (0.94%) IVR
10 7 (0.94%) Streaming Media
11 6 (0.80%) SecurID
11 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.67%) Life Science
12 5 (0.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 157 (20.99%) Windows
2 82 (10.96%) Linux
3 46 (6.15%) UNIX
3 46 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 36 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (4.68%) Windows 7
7 16 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.87%) Windows XP
9 11 (1.47%) Solaris
10 5 (0.67%) CentOS
11 3 (0.40%) SUSE
11 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.40%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.13%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (14.97%) Migration
2 99 (13.24%) Load Balancing
3 97 (12.97%) ITIL
4 69 (9.22%) Network Design
5 62 (8.29%) Project Management
6 59 (7.89%) Service Delivery
7 47 (6.28%) Network Management
8 43 (5.75%) E-Commerce
9 37 (4.95%) Service Management
9 37 (4.95%) Network Monitoring
10 36 (4.81%) PRINCE2
11 31 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
11 31 (4.14%) Mentoring
12 27 (3.61%) Low Latency
12 27 (3.61%) Incident Management
13 26 (3.48%) Change Management
13 26 (3.48%) Change Control
14 23 (3.07%) Validation
15 21 (2.81%) Business Continuity
15 21 (2.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (2.94%) C
2 18 (2.41%) SQL
3 17 (2.27%) Python
4 12 (1.60%) Perl
5 9 (1.20%) Java
6 5 (0.67%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.53%) Lisp
8 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.13%) R
9 1 (0.13%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.13%) VBScript
9 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 390 (52.14%) Cisco Certification
2 287 (38.37%) CCNP
3 165 (22.06%) CCNA
4 138 (18.45%) CCIE
5 63 (8.42%) Security Cleared
6 62 (8.29%) CCIP
7 52 (6.95%) SC Cleared
8 39 (5.21%) Degree
9 37 (4.95%) JNCIP
10 36 (4.81%) CCDP
11 22 (2.94%) JNCIA
12 18 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (2.27%) MCSE
14 12 (1.60%) BC Cleared
15 11 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (1.34%) DV Cleared
16 10 (1.34%) CISSP
16 10 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 8 (1.07%) JNCIS
17 8 (1.07%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.08%) SLA
2 11 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 89 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 51 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (4.68%) Hyper-V
4 31 (4.14%) vSphere
5 27 (3.61%) XenApp
6 14 (1.87%) vCloud
7 13 (1.74%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.34%) VMware ESX
8 10 (1.34%) Xen
9 8 (1.07%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 7 (0.94%) NLBS
11 5 (0.67%) XenDesktop
12 4 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.53%) XenServer
12 4 (0.53%) Firmware
12 4 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.27%) Snort
13 2 (0.27%) Squid
13 2 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (3.21%) FortiGate
2 22 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 14 (1.87%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (1.74%) RANCID
5 11 (1.47%) CiscoWorks
6 10 (1.34%) CA Spectrum
7 9 (1.20%) SCCM
8 8 (1.07%) Netcool
8 8 (1.07%) WSUS
9 7 (0.94%) OPNET
10 5 (0.67%) MOM
11 4 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
12 3 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.40%) Foglight
12 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.27%) SCOM
13 2 (0.27%) NetCrunch
13 2 (0.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 595 (79.55%) Cisco
2 230 (30.75%) Juniper
3 174 (23.26%) CheckPoint
4 168 (22.46%) F5
5 102 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 97 (12.97%) VMware
7 82 (10.96%) SolarWinds
8 66 (8.82%) HP
9 65 (8.69%) Citrix
10 57 (7.62%) BT
11 48 (6.42%) Avaya
12 47 (6.28%) Blue Coat
13 36 (4.81%) Nortel
14 32 (4.28%) Fortinet
15 31 (4.14%) Riverbed
16 27 (3.61%) Oracle
17 23 (3.07%) IBM
17 23 (3.07%) Infoblox
18 22 (2.94%) CA
19 20 (2.67%) Nokia
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