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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 287 301 302
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing MPLS 378 320 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 4.28% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 190 168
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 11
Average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.92% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.93 £21.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £55.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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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
7469 7473 6574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.05% 14.85% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4319 4117 3641
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 409 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +60 170 £413 +3.12% 31
South East -28 86 £400 +12.67% 22
Yorkshire -12 33 £313 +36.61% 8
South West -1 28 £420 +60.00% 13
West Midlands +4 24 £323 -2.27% 15
North West -30 15 £464 - 4
East of England -12 7 £370 +12.12% 5
North East -21 7 £413 +71.87% 1
Midlands - 7 £320 -
East Midlands -6 2 £403 +16.66% 1
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 568 (74.64%) Cisco
2 456 (59.92%) Firewall
3 447 (58.74%) WAN
4 395 (51.91%) LAN
5 380 (49.93%) Cisco Certification
6 378 (49.67%) BGP
7 339 (44.55%) VPN
8 315 (41.39%) OSPF
9 290 (38.11%) CCNP
10 250 (32.85%) Juniper
11 239 (31.41%) CheckPoint
12 199 (26.15%) Cisco ASA
13 187 (24.57%) Data Centre
14 173 (22.73%) F5
14 173 (22.73%) Windows
15 164 (21.55%) Wireless
16 161 (21.16%) TCP/IP
17 156 (20.50%) EIGRP
18 153 (20.11%) Network Security
19 149 (19.58%) VLAN
20 144 (18.92%) DNS
21 143 (18.79%) IPsec
22 136 (17.87%) ITIL
23 130 (17.08%) VoIP
24 128 (16.82%) Cisco Nexus
25 127 (16.69%) Finance
26 126 (16.56%) Telecoms
26 126 (16.56%) CCNA
27 125 (16.43%) VMware
28 115 (15.11%) Ethernet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 63 (8.28%) MS Exchange
2 33 (4.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 27 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (2.89%) Lync
5 19 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.37%) IIS
7 15 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.05%) IBM Notes
9 8 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.66%) Apache
10 5 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.53%) WorkSite
12 3 (0.39%) CMS
12 3 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 49 (6.44%) MS Office
2 41 (5.39%) MS Excel
3 39 (5.12%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.53%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.26%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.89%) SaaS
2 17 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.97%) PaaS
4 14 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.84%) Office 365
5 7 (0.92%) IaaS
6 4 (0.53%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.39%) Yammer
7 3 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.26%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 456 (59.92%) Firewall
2 447 (58.74%) WAN
3 395 (51.91%) LAN
4 378 (49.67%) BGP
5 339 (44.55%) VPN
6 315 (41.39%) OSPF
7 199 (26.15%) Cisco ASA
8 164 (21.55%) Wireless
9 161 (21.16%) TCP/IP
10 156 (20.50%) EIGRP
11 153 (20.11%) Network Security
12 149 (19.58%) VLAN
13 144 (18.92%) DNS
14 143 (18.79%) IPsec
15 130 (17.08%) VoIP
16 128 (16.82%) Cisco Nexus
17 115 (15.11%) Ethernet
18 107 (14.06%) DHCP
19 99 (13.01%) HSRP
20 86 (11.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.37%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.58%) Big Data
3 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.39%) MySQL
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (1.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.13%) Subversion
2 1 (0.13%) Maven
2 1 (0.13%) JIRA
2 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.13%) GCC
2 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.13%) Ant
General
1 127 (16.69%) Finance
2 126 (16.56%) Telecoms
3 35 (4.60%) Banking
4 23 (3.02%) Multimedia
5 13 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.45%) Billing
7 10 (1.31%) Retail
8 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.05%) Back Office
9 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.66%) Electronics
10 5 (0.66%) Law
10 5 (0.66%) Legal
10 5 (0.66%) Games
11 4 (0.53%) Advertising
11 4 (0.53%) Marketing
12 2 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 342 (44.94%) Network Engineer
2 116 (15.24%) Architect
3 57 (7.49%) Senior Network Engineer
4 51 (6.70%) Analyst
5 46 (6.04%) Network Architect
6 41 (5.39%) Consultant
7 37 (4.86%) Infrastructure Architect
8 33 (4.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 32 (4.20%) Project Manager
10 31 (4.07%) Design Engineer
11 26 (3.42%) Cisco Engineer
11 26 (3.42%) Network Consultant
11 26 (3.42%) 3rd Line Support
12 24 (3.15%) IP Engineer
13 23 (3.02%) Security Engineer
14 22 (2.89%) Network Support
15 21 (2.76%) Network Analyst
15 21 (2.76%) Support Engineer
15 21 (2.76%) Network Security Engineer
15 21 (2.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (10.64%) 802.1X
2 24 (3.15%) CSS
3 16 (2.10%) Web Services
3 16 (2.10%) XMPP
4 4 (0.53%) .NET
5 3 (0.39%) Middleware
5 3 (0.39%) boto
6 2 (0.26%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.13%) VXML
7 1 (0.13%) LAMP
7 1 (0.13%) COM
7 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 187 (24.57%) Data Centre
2 47 (6.18%) PKI
3 34 (4.47%) Blackberry
4 26 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
5 25 (3.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 19 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.23%) Computer Science
8 16 (2.10%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.84%) Thin Client
10 14 (1.84%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.18%) Smart Meter
11 9 (1.18%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.05%) User Experience
12 8 (1.05%) Eurex
12 8 (1.05%) Cryptography
12 8 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.92%) IVR
13 7 (0.92%) Replication
13 7 (0.92%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 173 (22.73%) Windows
2 68 (8.94%) Linux
3 65 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (8.41%) Windows 7
5 60 (7.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (4.73%) UNIX
7 30 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (1.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.39%) Android
10 3 (0.39%) CentOS
11 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.26%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.26%) HPUX
11 2 (0.26%) Solaris
11 2 (0.26%) VMS
11 2 (0.26%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.26%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (17.87%) ITIL
2 102 (13.40%) Load Balancing
3 84 (11.04%) Network Design
4 83 (10.91%) Project Management
5 74 (9.72%) Migration
6 71 (9.33%) Network Management
7 59 (7.75%) Service Management
8 46 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 42 (5.52%) Service Delivery
9 42 (5.52%) Performance Management
10 36 (4.73%) PRINCE2
11 35 (4.60%) BCP
12 34 (4.47%) Problem Management
13 33 (4.34%) Business Continuity
14 32 (4.20%) WAN Optimisation
15 31 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
15 31 (4.07%) Network Monitoring
16 26 (3.42%) ITSM
17 25 (3.29%) Business Continuity Planning
18 24 (3.15%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 34 (4.47%) SQL
2 11 (1.45%) VB
3 10 (1.31%) PowerShell
4 7 (0.92%) C
5 6 (0.79%) Perl
5 6 (0.79%) Lisp
5 6 (0.79%) Ruby
6 5 (0.66%) Python
7 4 (0.53%) C#
7 4 (0.53%) Java
8 3 (0.39%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.39%) C++
8 3 (0.39%) PHP
8 3 (0.39%) VBScript
9 2 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 380 (49.93%) Cisco Certification
2 290 (38.11%) CCNP
3 126 (16.56%) CCNA
4 103 (13.53%) CCIE
5 85 (11.17%) Security Cleared
6 68 (8.94%) SC Cleared
7 56 (7.36%) Degree
8 32 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (3.94%) CCDP
10 24 (3.15%) CCIP
11 23 (3.02%) JNCIP
12 19 (2.50%) MCSE
12 19 (2.50%) DV Cleared
13 18 (2.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (2.10%) JNCIE
16 12 (1.58%) JNCIA
17 11 (1.45%) JNCIS
17 11 (1.45%) CISSP
18 10 (1.31%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.42%) SLA
2 12 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.39%) QA
4 3 (0.39%) BS25999
5 2 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 112 (14.72%) Active Directory
2 87 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (6.31%) vSphere
4 43 (5.65%) Hyper-V
5 31 (4.07%) XenApp
6 28 (3.68%) NLBS
7 15 (1.97%) XenServer
8 14 (1.84%) Xen
9 11 (1.45%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.45%) vCloud
10 7 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.53%) NFS
11 4 (0.53%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.53%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.26%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.26%) Squid
13 1 (0.13%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.13%) Firmware
13 1 (0.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (5.39%) Cisco CUCM
2 33 (4.34%) CiscoWorks
3 29 (3.81%) WSUS
4 23 (3.02%) FortiGate
5 20 (2.63%) RANCID
6 17 (2.23%) OpenView
7 15 (1.97%) SCCM
8 11 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
8 11 (1.45%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
9 8 (1.05%) Cacti
9 8 (1.05%) OPNET
10 7 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (0.79%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.79%) NetCrunch
12 5 (0.66%) Foglight
13 4 (0.53%) Cisco IPCC
13 4 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
13 4 (0.53%) Puppet
13 4 (0.53%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 568 (74.64%) Cisco
2 250 (32.85%) Juniper
3 239 (31.41%) CheckPoint
4 173 (22.73%) F5
5 125 (16.43%) VMware
6 111 (14.59%) SolarWinds
7 105 (13.80%) Microsoft
8 91 (11.96%) Citrix
9 68 (8.94%) HP
10 48 (6.31%) Riverbed
11 46 (6.04%) Blue Coat
12 42 (5.52%) Aruba
13 40 (5.26%) Infoblox
14 36 (4.73%) Avaya
15 33 (4.34%) Fortinet
16 31 (4.07%) McAfee
16 31 (4.07%) IBM
17 30 (3.94%) BT
18 27 (3.55%) Brocade
18 27 (3.55%) NetApp
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