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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 243 308 304
Rank change year-on-year
+65 -4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 387 248 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.77% 4.16% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 132 117
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£345 £361 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £498 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £180.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.00% +445.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £27.20 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-87.63% +445.45%
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
6708 5959 6485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.36% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3807 3218 3168
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 360 604
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.38 £22.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.48% -17.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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
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 January 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 +97 176 £350 -6.66% 62
South East +21 112 £350 -10.25% 35
Yorkshire +13 31 £288 -11.53% 9
South West -6 23 £325 -10.34% 12
North West -2 22 £250 -39.39% 9
East of England +3 14 £355 +17.84% 9
West Midlands -14 10 £183 -41.12% 7
East Midlands +18 2 £431 +64.28% 3
North East - - - -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 576 (77.01%) Cisco
2 407 (54.41%) Firewall
3 379 (50.67%) Cisco Certification
4 355 (47.46%) WAN
5 351 (46.93%) BGP
6 308 (41.18%) LAN
7 298 (39.84%) OSPF
8 278 (37.17%) VPN
9 274 (36.63%) CCNP
10 211 (28.21%) Juniper
11 180 (24.06%) Telecoms
12 170 (22.73%) CheckPoint
13 159 (21.26%) F5
14 153 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
15 147 (19.65%) CCNA
15 147 (19.65%) Windows
16 135 (18.05%) CCIE
17 129 (17.25%) Ethernet
17 129 (17.25%) Cisco ASA
18 122 (16.31%) EIGRP
19 120 (16.04%) ITIL
20 114 (15.24%) TCP/IP
21 112 (14.97%) Wireless
22 109 (14.57%) Finance
23 108 (14.44%) Microsoft
24 107 (14.30%) Migration
25 99 (13.24%) VoIP
26 95 (12.70%) Internet
27 91 (12.17%) VMware
27 91 (12.17%) Load Balancing

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 43 (5.75%) MS Exchange
2 31 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (2.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (2.41%) IIS
6 12 (1.60%) Lync
7 10 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 7 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) WorkSite
11 2 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.13%) JBoss
12 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.13%) Apache
12 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (5.61%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.14%) MS Office
3 30 (4.01%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.27%) Summit
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.07%) Office 365
3 6 (0.80%) IaaS
4 5 (0.67%) SaaS
4 5 (0.67%) PaaS
5 3 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.40%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 407 (54.41%) Firewall
2 355 (47.46%) WAN
3 351 (46.93%) BGP
4 308 (41.18%) LAN
5 298 (39.84%) OSPF
6 278 (37.17%) VPN
7 153 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
8 129 (17.25%) Ethernet
8 129 (17.25%) Cisco ASA
9 122 (16.31%) EIGRP
10 114 (15.24%) TCP/IP
11 112 (14.97%) Wireless
12 99 (13.24%) VoIP
13 95 (12.70%) Internet
14 89 (11.90%) Network Security
15 81 (10.83%) IPsec
16 79 (10.56%) VLAN
17 77 (10.29%) VPLS
18 73 (9.76%) DNS
19 71 (9.49%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.07%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.53%) Big Data
6 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.13%) DB2
8 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.13%) MS Access
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.13%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 10 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 7 (0.94%) Toad
3 2 (0.27%) GDB
4 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.13%) Valgrind
4 1 (0.13%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.13%) GCC
4 1 (0.13%) Jenkins
General
1 180 (24.06%) Telecoms
2 109 (14.57%) Finance
3 51 (6.82%) Banking
4 30 (4.01%) Investment Banking
5 18 (2.41%) Retail
6 15 (2.01%) Law
7 13 (1.74%) Games
8 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.20%) Back Office
9 5 (0.67%) Billing
9 5 (0.67%) Marketing
10 4 (0.53%) Local Government
10 4 (0.53%) Publishing
11 2 (0.27%) Electronics
11 2 (0.27%) Legal
11 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 266 (35.56%) Network Engineer
2 86 (11.50%) Architect
3 68 (9.09%) Analyst
4 54 (7.22%) IP Engineer
5 51 (6.82%) Consultant
6 42 (5.61%) Network Support
7 40 (5.35%) Project Manager
8 39 (5.21%) Design Engineer
9 37 (4.95%) Network Analyst
10 34 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
11 33 (4.41%) Implementation Engineer
12 31 (4.14%) Solutions Architect
13 27 (3.61%) Support Engineer
13 27 (3.61%) Network Consultant
14 26 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 25 (3.34%) Cisco Engineer
16 23 (3.07%) Network Specialist
16 23 (3.07%) Network Architect
17 22 (2.94%) Operations Engineer
18 20 (2.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.34%) Web Services
2 7 (0.94%) JMS
2 7 (0.94%) XML
2 7 (0.94%) SOAP
2 7 (0.94%) WSDL
2 7 (0.94%) JAXB
3 2 (0.27%) Middleware
4 1 (0.13%) HTML
4 1 (0.13%) .NET
4 1 (0.13%) J2EE
4 1 (0.13%) STL
4 1 (0.13%) CSS
4 1 (0.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.13%) jQuery
4 1 (0.13%) XMPP
4 1 (0.13%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.13%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.35%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.07%) Video Conferencing
3 21 (2.81%) Blackberry
4 19 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.14%) PKI
6 13 (1.74%) Online Games
7 12 (1.60%) Replication
8 10 (1.34%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.34%) Fat Client
8 10 (1.34%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.20%) Clustering
9 9 (1.20%) Smart Meter
10 8 (1.07%) e-Health
11 7 (0.94%) Streaming Media
11 7 (0.94%) SecurID
12 6 (0.80%) IVR
13 5 (0.67%) Handset
14 4 (0.53%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 147 (19.65%) Windows
2 80 (10.70%) Linux
3 61 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (6.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (5.35%) UNIX
6 38 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (3.07%) Windows 7
8 19 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (2.01%) Windows XP
10 6 (0.80%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.80%) CentOS
11 4 (0.53%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.27%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.27%) SUSE
12 2 (0.27%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.27%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.27%) Solaris
13 1 (0.13%) AIX
13 1 (0.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (16.04%) ITIL
2 107 (14.30%) Migration
3 91 (12.17%) Load Balancing
4 88 (11.76%) Network Design
5 63 (8.42%) Network Management
6 58 (7.75%) Project Management
7 55 (7.35%) Service Delivery
8 39 (5.21%) Mentoring
9 38 (5.08%) PRINCE2
9 38 (5.08%) Service Management
10 37 (4.95%) E-Commerce
11 32 (4.28%) Network Monitoring
12 30 (4.01%) Network Architecture
13 27 (3.61%) Change Management
14 26 (3.48%) Incident Management
15 25 (3.34%) Performance Management
15 25 (3.34%) Low Latency
16 24 (3.21%) Disaster Recovery
17 23 (3.07%) Validation
18 20 (2.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.07%) SQL
2 20 (2.67%) Python
3 14 (1.87%) Perl
4 13 (1.74%) C
5 12 (1.60%) Java
6 7 (0.94%) PL/SQL
7 3 (0.40%) Lisp
8 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.27%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.27%) Embedded C
8 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.13%) C#
9 1 (0.13%) C++
9 1 (0.13%) VB
9 1 (0.13%) VBA
9 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.13%) Ruby
9 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 379 (50.67%) Cisco Certification
2 274 (36.63%) CCNP
3 147 (19.65%) CCNA
4 135 (18.05%) CCIE
5 75 (10.03%) Security Cleared
6 71 (9.49%) SC Cleared
7 48 (6.42%) CCIP
8 30 (4.01%) CCDP
8 30 (4.01%) Degree
9 27 (3.61%) JNCIP
10 25 (3.34%) CISSP
11 15 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (2.01%) JNCIA
12 13 (1.74%) MCSE
13 12 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 10 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 9 (1.20%) JNCIS
15 9 (1.20%) BC Cleared
16 8 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.08%) SLA
2 14 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.13%) QA
System Software
1 81 (10.83%) Active Directory
2 48 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.41%) vSphere
4 27 (3.61%) Hyper-V
5 22 (2.94%) XenApp
6 14 (1.87%) vCloud
7 11 (1.47%) NLBS
7 11 (1.47%) Xen
8 9 (1.20%) ProxySG
9 8 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (0.80%) XenServer
10 6 (0.80%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.67%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.53%) Firmware
13 3 (0.40%) VMware ESX
14 2 (0.27%) Snort
14 2 (0.27%) Squid
15 1 (0.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (3.07%) FortiGate
2 17 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
3 15 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
4 14 (1.87%) CA Spectrum
5 13 (1.74%) WSUS
6 9 (1.20%) MOM
7 7 (0.94%) CiscoWorks
7 7 (0.94%) SCCM
8 5 (0.67%) Netcool
8 5 (0.67%) Backup Exec
9 4 (0.53%) OPNET
10 3 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.40%) Foglight
10 3 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.40%) SCOM
10 3 (0.40%) RANCID
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
11 2 (0.27%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.27%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 576 (77.01%) Cisco
2 211 (28.21%) Juniper
3 170 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 159 (21.26%) F5
5 108 (14.44%) Microsoft
6 91 (12.17%) VMware
7 61 (8.16%) HP
8 56 (7.49%) Citrix
9 52 (6.95%) BT
10 46 (6.15%) SolarWinds
11 43 (5.75%) Avaya
11 43 (5.75%) Blue Coat
12 34 (4.55%) Riverbed
13 30 (4.01%) Fortinet
14 26 (3.48%) Nokia
15 24 (3.21%) CA
16 22 (2.94%) Nortel
17 21 (2.81%) Oracle
18 18 (2.41%) IBM
18 18 (2.41%) Cramer
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