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 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 284 313 288
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -25
Contract jobs citing MPLS 363 300 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 4.49% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 162 142
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Average hourly rate £42.50 £180.00 £22.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.38% +694.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £45.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £180.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +718.18%
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
7531 6675 6624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.87% 13.02% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4185 3572 3393
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 384 531
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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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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 +36 139 £340 -5.55% 30
South East -35 92 £370 +18.40% 25
North West +1 37 £469 -21.87% 5
Yorkshire +4 29 £300 -17.24% 17
West Midlands 0 29 £325 -13.33% 7
East of England +29 13 £375 -6.25% 6
South West +13 12 £313 -34.89% 14
East Midlands +5 9 £300 - 3
North East +2 1 £288 -
Midlands - - - -
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 585 (79.92%) Cisco
2 391 (53.42%) Cisco Certification
3 381 (52.05%) Firewall
4 350 (47.81%) BGP
5 348 (47.54%) WAN
6 312 (42.62%) OSPF
7 305 (41.67%) VPN
8 302 (41.26%) LAN
9 292 (39.89%) CCNP
10 250 (34.15%) Juniper
11 187 (25.55%) CheckPoint
12 175 (23.91%) Wireless
13 173 (23.63%) Cisco ASA
14 172 (23.50%) F5
15 155 (21.17%) Telecoms
15 155 (21.17%) CCNA
16 154 (21.04%) Windows
17 135 (18.44%) Cisco Nexus
18 133 (18.17%) EIGRP
19 132 (18.03%) CCIE
20 123 (16.80%) Ethernet
21 120 (16.39%) Network Security
22 109 (14.89%) TCP/IP
22 109 (14.89%) Finance
23 108 (14.75%) ITIL
24 106 (14.48%) VoIP
25 104 (14.21%) Internet
25 104 (14.21%) VMware
26 98 (13.39%) Load Balancing
27 97 (13.25%) Migration

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 36 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 24 (3.28%) IIS
4 18 (2.46%) Lync
4 18 (2.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 17 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.50%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.82%) IBM Notes
7 6 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.55%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
10 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.27%) CMS
11 1 (0.14%) JBoss
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (3.83%) MS Visio
2 27 (3.69%) MS Excel
3 26 (3.55%) MS Office
4 9 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.55%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.27%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (0.96%) SaaS
3 6 (0.82%) PaaS
4 5 (0.68%) Office 365
5 4 (0.55%) IaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 381 (52.05%) Firewall
2 350 (47.81%) BGP
3 348 (47.54%) WAN
4 312 (42.62%) OSPF
5 305 (41.67%) VPN
6 302 (41.26%) LAN
7 175 (23.91%) Wireless
8 173 (23.63%) Cisco ASA
9 135 (18.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 133 (18.17%) EIGRP
11 123 (16.80%) Ethernet
12 120 (16.39%) Network Security
13 109 (14.89%) TCP/IP
14 106 (14.48%) VoIP
15 104 (14.21%) Internet
16 92 (12.57%) IPsec
17 90 (12.30%) VLAN
18 81 (11.07%) DNS
19 79 (10.79%) HSRP
20 70 (9.56%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.91%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.23%) Big Data
4 5 (0.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) DB2
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (0.68%) Toad
2 4 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.14%) Valgrind
3 1 (0.14%) GCC
3 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
General
1 155 (21.17%) Telecoms
2 109 (14.89%) Finance
3 46 (6.28%) Banking
4 30 (4.10%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.19%) Games
6 13 (1.78%) Retail
6 13 (1.78%) Back Office
7 11 (1.50%) Multimedia
8 9 (1.23%) Law
8 9 (1.23%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.96%) Marketing
10 5 (0.68%) Publishing
11 3 (0.41%) Local Government
11 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
12 2 (0.27%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 304 (41.53%) Network Engineer
2 98 (13.39%) Architect
3 65 (8.88%) IP Engineer
4 62 (8.47%) Analyst
5 50 (6.83%) Consultant
6 41 (5.60%) Network Architect
7 35 (4.78%) Network Analyst
8 31 (4.23%) Project Manager
8 31 (4.23%) Implementation Engineer
9 30 (4.10%) Security Engineer
9 30 (4.10%) Operations Engineer
10 29 (3.96%) Senior Network Engineer
11 28 (3.83%) Network Support
12 26 (3.55%) Cisco Engineer
13 25 (3.42%) Design Engineer
14 24 (3.28%) IP Network Engineer
14 24 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
15 22 (3.01%) Support Engineer
16 21 (2.87%) Solutions Architect
17 20 (2.73%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.64%) Web Services
2 5 (0.68%) JAXB
2 5 (0.68%) WSDL
2 5 (0.68%) XML
2 5 (0.68%) CSS
2 5 (0.68%) SOAP
2 5 (0.68%) JMS
3 4 (0.55%) XMPP
4 3 (0.41%) VXML
5 2 (0.27%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.14%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.14%) ISPF
6 1 (0.14%) Middleware
6 1 (0.14%) .NET
6 1 (0.14%) J2EE
6 1 (0.14%) STL
6 1 (0.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (0.14%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (3.55%) PKI
3 21 (2.87%) Video Conferencing
4 20 (2.73%) Blackberry
5 17 (2.32%) Clustering
5 17 (2.32%) Replication
6 14 (1.91%) Online Games
7 11 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 8 (1.09%) Smart Meter
8 8 (1.09%) Celerra
9 7 (0.96%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.96%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.96%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
10 6 (0.82%) SecurID
11 5 (0.68%) CMDB
11 5 (0.68%) Fat Client
11 5 (0.68%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.55%) Eurex
12 4 (0.55%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 154 (21.04%) Windows
2 70 (9.56%) Linux
3 47 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (5.60%) UNIX
6 40 (5.46%) Windows 7
7 33 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (1.91%) Windows XP
9 11 (1.50%) Solaris
10 5 (0.68%) CentOS
11 3 (0.41%) SUSE
11 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.41%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.27%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (14.75%) ITIL
2 98 (13.39%) Load Balancing
3 97 (13.25%) Migration
4 69 (9.43%) Network Design
5 61 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 57 (7.79%) Project Management
7 47 (6.42%) Network Management
8 45 (6.15%) E-Commerce
9 44 (6.01%) Service Management
10 39 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
11 35 (4.78%) PRINCE2
12 31 (4.23%) Mentoring
13 30 (4.10%) Network Monitoring
14 28 (3.83%) Low Latency
15 27 (3.69%) Incident Management
16 24 (3.28%) Business Continuity
16 24 (3.28%) Validation
17 22 (3.01%) Change Control
18 21 (2.87%) Change Management
19 20 (2.73%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.28%) SQL
2 22 (3.01%) C
3 16 (2.19%) Python
4 12 (1.64%) Perl
5 9 (1.23%) Java
6 5 (0.68%) Lisp
6 5 (0.68%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.14%) C++
8 1 (0.14%) VBScript
8 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.14%) R
Qualifications
1 391 (53.42%) Cisco Certification
2 292 (39.89%) CCNP
3 155 (21.17%) CCNA
4 132 (18.03%) CCIE
5 67 (9.15%) Security Cleared
6 59 (8.06%) CCIP
7 54 (7.38%) SC Cleared
8 39 (5.33%) Degree
9 37 (5.05%) JNCIP
10 36 (4.92%) CCDP
11 25 (3.42%) JNCIA
12 19 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (2.19%) MCSE
14 12 (1.64%) BC Cleared
15 10 (1.37%) CISSP
15 10 (1.37%) DV Cleared
16 9 (1.23%) JNCIS
16 9 (1.23%) JNCIE
16 9 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 6 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.92%) SLA
2 15 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 88 (12.02%) Active Directory
2 58 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.19%) Hyper-V
4 36 (4.92%) vSphere
5 23 (3.14%) XenApp
6 18 (2.46%) vCloud
7 13 (1.78%) Terminal Services
8 10 (1.37%) NLBS
9 9 (1.23%) VMware ESX
10 8 (1.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 7 (0.96%) Xen
11 7 (0.96%) XenServer
12 4 (0.55%) Firmware
13 3 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
14 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.27%) Squid
14 2 (0.27%) Snort
15 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (3.01%) Cisco CUCM
1 22 (3.01%) CiscoWorks
2 21 (2.87%) FortiGate
3 17 (2.32%) RANCID
4 10 (1.37%) OpenView
4 10 (1.37%) WSUS
5 8 (1.09%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.09%) OPNET
5 8 (1.09%) SCCM
6 6 (0.82%) Netcool
7 5 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.41%) MOM
10 2 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.27%) NetCrunch
10 2 (0.27%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.27%) SCOM
11 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 585 (79.92%) Cisco
2 250 (34.15%) Juniper
3 187 (25.55%) CheckPoint
4 172 (23.50%) F5
5 104 (14.21%) VMware
6 95 (12.98%) Microsoft
7 90 (12.30%) SolarWinds
8 74 (10.11%) HP
9 69 (9.43%) Citrix
10 51 (6.97%) BT
11 40 (5.46%) Blue Coat
12 38 (5.19%) Riverbed
13 35 (4.78%) Avaya
14 33 (4.51%) Fortinet
15 29 (3.96%) Infoblox
16 26 (3.55%) IBM
16 26 (3.55%) Aruba
17 25 (3.42%) Oracle
18 24 (3.28%) Nortel
19 21 (2.87%) NetApp
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