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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 282 321 301
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -20
Contract jobs citing MPLS 372 252 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.53% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.07% 3.85% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 137 119
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £27.50 £18.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £96.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £95.00 £33.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+181.48% +27.35%
MPLS
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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
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +74 186 £363 -4.60% 30
South East -30 77 £398 +13.57% 30
West Midlands +10 29 £320 -19.49% 9
Yorkshire 0 26 £293 +43.55% 11
North West 0 21 £456 +58.69% 10
East Midlands +1 10 £431 +24.10% 2
South West -10 10 £413 +32.00% 13
East of England 0 9 £315 +3.70% 3
Midlands - 5 £320 - 1
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UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 563 (76.39%) Cisco
2 414 (56.17%) WAN
3 399 (54.14%) Firewall
4 373 (50.61%) Cisco Certification
5 354 (48.03%) LAN
6 342 (46.40%) BGP
7 321 (43.55%) VPN
8 285 (38.67%) OSPF
9 284 (38.53%) CCNP
10 244 (33.11%) Juniper
11 200 (27.14%) CheckPoint
12 181 (24.56%) Cisco ASA
13 177 (24.02%) Wireless
13 177 (24.02%) Windows
14 169 (22.93%) Data Centre
15 140 (19.00%) F5
15 140 (19.00%) EIGRP
16 136 (18.45%) TCP/IP
16 136 (18.45%) Network Security
17 134 (18.18%) CCNA
18 131 (17.77%) Telecoms
19 125 (16.96%) Ethernet
20 122 (16.55%) Finance
21 120 (16.28%) DNS
22 119 (16.15%) VMware
23 117 (15.88%) Active Directory
24 116 (15.74%) Microsoft
25 113 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
26 111 (15.06%) CCIE
26 111 (15.06%) ITIL

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 50 (6.78%) MS Exchange
2 25 (3.39%) IIS
3 23 (3.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 22 (2.99%) Lync
4 22 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.22%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.09%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
9 4 (0.54%) WorkSite
10 2 (0.27%) Apache
10 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.27%) CMS
11 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.14%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.14%) JBoss
11 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (6.38%) MS Visio
2 44 (5.97%) MS Excel
3 42 (5.70%) MS Office
4 17 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.68%) MS Project
6 4 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.27%) CODA-Financials
2 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.58%) SaaS
2 11 (1.49%) Office 365
3 10 (1.36%) PaaS
4 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.81%) IaaS
6 4 (0.54%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.41%) Yammer
8 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 414 (56.17%) WAN
2 399 (54.14%) Firewall
3 354 (48.03%) LAN
4 342 (46.40%) BGP
5 321 (43.55%) VPN
6 285 (38.67%) OSPF
7 181 (24.56%) Cisco ASA
8 177 (24.02%) Wireless
9 140 (19.00%) EIGRP
10 136 (18.45%) TCP/IP
10 136 (18.45%) Network Security
11 125 (16.96%) Ethernet
12 120 (16.28%) DNS
13 113 (15.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 111 (15.06%) VLAN
15 108 (14.65%) IPsec
15 108 (14.65%) VoIP
16 86 (11.67%) Internet
17 77 (10.45%) HSRP
18 74 (10.04%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.63%) Big Data
3 9 (1.22%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.27%) DB2
5 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.27%) GCC
3 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) Valgrind
General
1 131 (17.77%) Telecoms
2 122 (16.55%) Finance
3 33 (4.48%) Banking
4 23 (3.12%) Multimedia
5 14 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.36%) Back Office
7 9 (1.22%) Billing
7 9 (1.22%) Retail
8 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.95%) Games
10 6 (0.81%) Marketing
11 5 (0.68%) Law
11 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.41%) Publishing
12 3 (0.41%) Electronics
12 3 (0.41%) German Language
13 2 (0.27%) Advertising
13 2 (0.27%) Legal
13 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 326 (44.23%) Network Engineer
2 104 (14.11%) Architect
3 57 (7.73%) Analyst
4 50 (6.78%) IP Engineer
5 49 (6.65%) Consultant
6 41 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
6 41 (5.56%) Network Architect
7 39 (5.29%) Senior Network Engineer
8 29 (3.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 29 (3.93%) Network Support
9 27 (3.66%) Network Analyst
10 26 (3.53%) Design Engineer
10 26 (3.53%) Project Manager
11 25 (3.39%) Cisco Engineer
11 25 (3.39%) Implementation Engineer
12 24 (3.26%) IP Network Engineer
13 23 (3.12%) Network Consultant
14 22 (2.99%) Technical Architect
14 22 (2.99%) Security Engineer
15 21 (2.85%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.17%) CSS
2 13 (1.76%) XMPP
3 9 (1.22%) Web Services
4 5 (0.68%) .NET
5 3 (0.41%) Middleware
5 3 (0.41%) VXML
6 2 (0.27%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.27%) boto
7 1 (0.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.14%) J2EE
7 1 (0.14%) COM
7 1 (0.14%) STL
7 1 (0.14%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.14%) ISPF
7 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 169 (22.93%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.43%) PKI
3 26 (3.53%) Blackberry
4 22 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (2.85%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.44%) Replication
6 18 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 14 (1.90%) Clustering
7 14 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 14 (1.90%) EMC VNX
8 10 (1.36%) Management Information System
9 9 (1.22%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.22%) IVR
9 9 (1.22%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.22%) Fat Client
9 9 (1.22%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.22%) Eurex
9 9 (1.22%) Public Cloud
10 8 (1.09%) User Experience
10 8 (1.09%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 177 (24.02%) Windows
2 65 (8.82%) Windows 7
3 57 (7.73%) Linux
4 53 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 53 (7.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (5.83%) UNIX
6 29 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.36%) Solaris
7 10 (1.36%) Windows XP
8 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.41%) Android
10 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.27%) VMS
10 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.27%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.14%) AIX
11 1 (0.14%) HPUX
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (15.06%) ITIL
2 83 (11.26%) Load Balancing
3 78 (10.58%) Network Design
4 74 (10.04%) Migration
5 66 (8.96%) Network Management
6 59 (8.01%) Project Management
7 54 (7.33%) Service Management
8 51 (6.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 49 (6.65%) Service Delivery
10 41 (5.56%) Business Continuity
11 37 (5.02%) Performance Management
12 36 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
13 30 (4.07%) Change Control
14 28 (3.80%) BCP
15 26 (3.53%) Configuration Management
16 25 (3.39%) Problem Management
17 24 (3.26%) WAN Optimisation
18 22 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
19 21 (2.85%) DDoS Mitigation
19 21 (2.85%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 30 (4.07%) SQL
2 22 (2.99%) C
3 9 (1.22%) Python
4 8 (1.09%) PowerShell
5 7 (0.95%) Lisp
6 6 (0.81%) Ruby
7 5 (0.68%) VB
7 5 (0.68%) Java
7 5 (0.68%) Perl
8 4 (0.54%) C#
8 4 (0.54%) C++
9 3 (0.41%) PHP
10 2 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.14%) R
11 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.14%) VBScript
11 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 373 (50.61%) Cisco Certification
2 284 (38.53%) CCNP
3 134 (18.18%) CCNA
4 111 (15.06%) CCIE
5 74 (10.04%) Security Cleared
6 60 (8.14%) SC Cleared
7 44 (5.97%) CCIP
8 39 (5.29%) Degree
9 34 (4.61%) CCDP
10 28 (3.80%) JNCIP
11 27 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (2.71%) JNCIA
13 14 (1.90%) JNCIE
13 14 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 14 (1.90%) MCSE
14 13 (1.76%) DV Cleared
15 10 (1.36%) MCITP
16 9 (1.22%) JNCIS
16 9 (1.22%) BC Cleared
17 8 (1.09%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.26%) SLA
2 13 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.36%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.54%) QA
5 3 (0.41%) BS25999
6 2 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 117 (15.88%) Active Directory
2 78 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (6.38%) Hyper-V
4 46 (6.24%) vSphere
5 32 (4.34%) XenApp
6 21 (2.85%) NLBS
7 20 (2.71%) vCloud
8 14 (1.90%) XenServer
9 12 (1.63%) Terminal Services
9 12 (1.63%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.49%) Xen
11 8 (1.09%) XenDesktop
11 8 (1.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 5 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.41%) NFS
14 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.14%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.14%) Firmware
14 1 (0.14%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (4.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 29 (3.93%) CiscoWorks
3 21 (2.85%) WSUS
4 17 (2.31%) RANCID
5 15 (2.04%) FortiGate
6 14 (1.90%) SCCM
7 12 (1.63%) OpenView
8 9 (1.22%) AirWatch
9 8 (1.09%) OPNET
10 7 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.95%) NetCrunch
11 6 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
12 5 (0.68%) Netcool
13 4 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
14 3 (0.41%) Puppet
14 3 (0.41%) Cisco Prime
14 3 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
14 3 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
15 2 (0.27%) Ansible
Vendors
1 563 (76.39%) Cisco
2 244 (33.11%) Juniper
3 200 (27.14%) CheckPoint
4 140 (19.00%) F5
5 119 (16.15%) VMware
6 116 (15.74%) Microsoft
7 107 (14.52%) SolarWinds
8 83 (11.26%) Citrix
9 66 (8.96%) HP
10 41 (5.56%) Riverbed
11 39 (5.29%) Blue Coat
12 38 (5.16%) IBM
13 37 (5.02%) Infoblox
14 36 (4.88%) Avaya
15 34 (4.61%) BT
15 34 (4.61%) Aruba
16 28 (3.80%) Fortinet
17 25 (3.39%) Brocade
17 25 (3.39%) Nortel
17 25 (3.39%) NetApp
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