The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 320 284 288
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 254 287 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.53% 0.63% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.89% 4.49% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 136 138
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.47 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.20 £36.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -0.95%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6525 6394 8056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.69% 14.03% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3542 3335 3628
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 486 623
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -1.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £13.75 £12.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
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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 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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
South East -11 95 £350 +7.69% 24
London -26 95 £380 +1.33% 37
East of England -12 15 £313 +62.33% 13
West Midlands -14 14 £341 +113.28% 10
South West -29 12 £313 -28.57% 3
North West -3 6 £288 - 3
Yorkshire -9 5 £204 -39.62% 5
East Midlands -3 2 £348 +29.90% 1
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 395 (71.43%) Cisco
2 255 (46.11%) Firewall
3 246 (44.48%) WAN
4 239 (43.22%) Cisco Certification
5 210 (37.97%) BGP
6 197 (35.62%) LAN
7 193 (34.90%) VPN
8 182 (32.91%) OSPF
9 161 (29.11%) CCNP
10 158 (28.57%) Telecoms
11 146 (26.40%) Juniper
12 128 (23.15%) VoIP
13 119 (21.52%) Ethernet
14 117 (21.16%) CheckPoint
15 103 (18.63%) DNS
15 103 (18.63%) ITIL
16 102 (18.44%) CCNA
17 92 (16.64%) IPsec
18 90 (16.27%) TCP/IP
19 86 (15.55%) CCIE
20 84 (15.19%) VMware
21 82 (14.83%) Windows
22 81 (14.65%) Cisco ASA
23 79 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
24 78 (14.10%) Finance
25 77 (13.92%) Wireless
25 77 (13.92%) Network Security
26 76 (13.74%) Network Design
27 74 (13.38%) Active Directory
28 64 (11.57%) Project Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 52 (9.40%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.80%) Lync
2 21 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (3.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 15 (2.71%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (1.45%) Apache
7 6 (1.08%) IIS
8 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
8 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 36 (6.51%) MS Office
2 28 (5.06%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.45%) MS Project
4 7 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.72%) Office 365
4 3 (0.54%) IaaS
4 3 (0.54%) PaaS
5 2 (0.36%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 255 (46.11%) Firewall
2 246 (44.48%) WAN
3 210 (37.97%) BGP
4 197 (35.62%) LAN
5 193 (34.90%) VPN
6 182 (32.91%) OSPF
7 128 (23.15%) VoIP
8 119 (21.52%) Ethernet
9 103 (18.63%) DNS
10 92 (16.64%) IPsec
11 90 (16.27%) TCP/IP
12 81 (14.65%) Cisco ASA
13 79 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 77 (13.92%) Network Security
14 77 (13.92%) Wireless
15 62 (11.21%) EIGRP
16 58 (10.49%) Internet
17 51 (9.22%) SNMP
18 50 (9.04%) VLAN
19 49 (8.86%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.45%) MySQL
3 7 (1.27%) MS Access
4 4 (0.72%) Big Data
5 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.36%) MarkLogic
6 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.18%) QlikView
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 5 (0.90%) GDB
2 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 158 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 78 (14.10%) Finance
3 31 (5.61%) Banking
4 13 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.63%) Retail
6 8 (1.45%) French Language
6 8 (1.45%) Legal
6 8 (1.45%) Front Office
7 5 (0.90%) Electronics
7 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.90%) Marketing
8 3 (0.54%) Billing
8 3 (0.54%) Advertising
8 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.54%) Back Office
8 3 (0.54%) German Language
9 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.36%) Publishing
9 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 190 (34.36%) Network Engineer
2 54 (9.76%) Architect
3 46 (8.32%) Consultant
4 43 (7.78%) Design Engineer
4 43 (7.78%) IP Engineer
5 42 (7.59%) Analyst
6 41 (7.41%) Project Manager
7 32 (5.79%) Network Support
8 24 (4.34%) Network Architect
8 24 (4.34%) Support Engineer
8 24 (4.34%) Cisco Engineer
9 23 (4.16%) Security Engineer
10 22 (3.98%) Senior Network Engineer
11 21 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (3.80%) NOC Engineer
12 20 (3.62%) Network Consultant
13 19 (3.44%) Network Design Engineer
14 18 (3.25%) Network Support Engineer
15 17 (3.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 17 (3.07%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.16%) XMPP
2 11 (1.99%) CSS
3 5 (0.90%) Web Services
4 3 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.36%) Middleware
6 1 (0.18%) OCX
6 1 (0.18%) WAP
6 1 (0.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.80%) Blackberry
2 20 (3.62%) Fat Client
2 20 (3.62%) Thin Client
3 14 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (1.81%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.81%) Replication
5 7 (1.27%) Open Source
6 5 (0.90%) Hedge funds
6 5 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.72%) Clustering
8 3 (0.54%) DTV
8 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (0.54%) EqualLogic
8 3 (0.54%) FMCG
9 2 (0.36%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.36%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.36%) PMI
9 2 (0.36%) NHS
9 2 (0.36%) IVR
9 2 (0.36%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 82 (14.83%) Windows
2 47 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (5.24%) Windows 7
5 17 (3.07%) UNIX
6 15 (2.71%) Linux
7 7 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.54%) VMS
8 3 (0.54%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.18%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (18.63%) ITIL
2 76 (13.74%) Network Design
3 64 (11.57%) Project Management
4 55 (9.95%) Load Balancing
5 50 (9.04%) Network Management
6 46 (8.32%) Migration
7 43 (7.78%) Change Management
8 41 (7.41%) Network Architecture
9 33 (5.97%) PRINCE2
10 31 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (4.52%) Service Management
11 25 (4.52%) Capacity Planning
11 25 (4.52%) Problem Management
12 24 (4.34%) Performance Management
12 24 (4.34%) Service Delivery
13 18 (3.25%) WAN Optimisation
14 17 (3.07%) Network Monitoring
15 16 (2.89%) Configuration Management
15 16 (2.89%) Fault Management
16 14 (2.53%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.98%) SQL
2 19 (3.44%) C
3 16 (2.89%) Perl
4 7 (1.27%) VB
5 6 (1.08%) PHP
6 4 (0.72%) Python
6 4 (0.72%) Embedded C
6 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
7 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.36%) Progress 4GL
8 2 (0.36%) Java
9 1 (0.18%) JCL
9 1 (0.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 239 (43.22%) Cisco Certification
2 161 (29.11%) CCNP
3 102 (18.44%) CCNA
4 86 (15.55%) CCIE
5 55 (9.95%) Security Cleared
6 41 (7.41%) SC Cleared
7 35 (6.33%) CCDP
8 27 (4.88%) Degree
9 21 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (3.44%) MCSE
11 18 (3.25%) CCSP
12 16 (2.89%) CISSP
13 12 (2.17%) Check Point Certification
13 12 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (1.81%) CCIP
15 9 (1.63%) JNCIP
15 9 (1.63%) JNCIE
15 9 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (1.27%) JNCIS
17 6 (1.08%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.99%) SLA
3 9 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (1.27%) QA
5 3 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 74 (13.38%) Active Directory
2 45 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.33%) Hyper-V
4 26 (4.70%) vSphere
5 25 (4.52%) Xen
6 18 (3.25%) NLBS
7 17 (3.07%) XenApp
8 12 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.08%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.90%) DFS Replication
12 5 (0.90%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.36%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.36%) UAG
14 2 (0.36%) vCloud
15 1 (0.18%) NFS
15 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (4.52%) OPNET
2 24 (4.34%) Cisco CUCM
3 18 (3.25%) WSUS
4 11 (1.99%) FortiGate
5 8 (1.45%) WhatsUp Gold
6 7 (1.27%) SCCM
7 5 (0.90%) SCOM
7 5 (0.90%) CiscoWorks
8 4 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.72%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.54%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.36%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.36%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.36%) OpenView
10 2 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.18%) NSN NetAct
11 1 (0.18%) Cacti
Vendors
1 395 (71.43%) Cisco
2 146 (26.40%) Juniper
3 117 (21.16%) CheckPoint
4 84 (15.19%) VMware
5 64 (11.57%) F5
6 62 (11.21%) Microsoft
7 56 (10.13%) HP
8 51 (9.22%) Citrix
9 47 (8.50%) Huawei
10 27 (4.88%) Riverbed
10 27 (4.88%) SolarWinds
11 26 (4.70%) Avaya
11 26 (4.70%) Nokia
12 24 (4.34%) Blue Coat
13 22 (3.98%) BT
13 22 (3.98%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 19 (3.44%) Fortinet
15 18 (3.25%) Redback
16 17 (3.07%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
17 16 (2.89%) Ericsson
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London
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Cambridge
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Cambridge
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Bradford
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