The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 339 291 337
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +46
Contract jobs citing MPLS 311 377 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.73% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.86% 5.13% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 246 148
Median daily rate £395 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £292 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £477 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.02% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Median hourly rate £47.92 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £16.40 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £150.00 £57.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.92 £95.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-49.56% +137.50%
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
8066 7349 6699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 16.16% 14.25% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4979 4266 3610
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 451 400
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.94 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.74% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the England region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -72 111 £425 +13.33% 29
South East -9 88 £365 -8.46% 28
South West +17 35 £363 +3.57% 6
North West -3 21 £465 +32.85% 6
West Midlands -25 19 £400 +25.00% 7
Yorkshire +2 16 £329 +10.50% 3
East of England +26 14 £495 +57.14% 3
East Midlands -4 3 £325 -29.34% 1
North East - 2 - -
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 511 (76.96%) Cisco
2 355 (53.46%) Cisco Certification
3 320 (48.19%) WAN
4 297 (44.73%) BGP
5 284 (42.77%) Firewall
6 253 (38.10%) LAN
7 252 (37.95%) CCNP
8 245 (36.90%) VPN
9 220 (33.13%) OSPF
10 186 (28.01%) Juniper
11 168 (25.30%) Data Centre
12 158 (23.80%) CCNA
13 157 (23.64%) DNS
14 140 (21.08%) TCP/IP
15 134 (20.18%) IPsec
16 131 (19.73%) VoIP
17 129 (19.43%) CheckPoint
18 128 (19.28%) Security Cleared
19 123 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
19 123 (18.52%) Telecoms
20 117 (17.62%) Cisco ASA
21 116 (17.47%) SC Cleared
22 114 (17.17%) ITIL
23 111 (16.72%) CCIE
24 110 (16.57%) Wireless
25 109 (16.42%) EIGRP
26 102 (15.36%) DHCP
27 99 (14.91%) Windows
28 98 (14.76%) Finance
29 97 (14.61%) F5

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.11%) SharePoint
3 13 (1.96%) Skype for Business
4 9 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.20%) SAS
6 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (0.90%) Apache
7 6 (0.90%) CMS
8 5 (0.75%) IIS
8 5 (0.75%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.60%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.45%) JBoss
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 34 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.71%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.90%) MS Office
4 4 (0.60%) MS Project
5 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Eikon
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.56%) Office 365
2 16 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.26%) SaaS
4 12 (1.81%) IaaS
4 12 (1.81%) PaaS
5 8 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.30%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 320 (48.19%) WAN
2 297 (44.73%) BGP
3 284 (42.77%) Firewall
4 253 (38.10%) LAN
5 245 (36.90%) VPN
6 220 (33.13%) OSPF
7 157 (23.64%) DNS
8 140 (21.08%) TCP/IP
9 134 (20.18%) IPsec
10 131 (19.73%) VoIP
11 123 (18.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 117 (17.62%) Cisco ASA
13 110 (16.57%) Wireless
14 109 (16.42%) EIGRP
15 102 (15.36%) DHCP
16 85 (12.80%) VLAN
17 77 (11.60%) Internet
18 75 (11.30%) Network Security
19 72 (10.84%) Ethernet
20 47 (7.08%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.30%) Informix
4 2 (0.30%) MySQL
4 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.30%) JIRA
2 2 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.30%) Subversion
3 1 (0.15%) Ant
3 1 (0.15%) Hudson
3 1 (0.15%) Maven
3 1 (0.15%) SoapUI
General
1 123 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 98 (14.76%) Finance
3 30 (4.52%) Banking
4 23 (3.46%) Retail
5 16 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.96%) Marketing
7 12 (1.81%) Electronics
8 10 (1.51%) Back Office
9 7 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.05%) Legal
10 6 (0.90%) Military
11 5 (0.75%) French Language
11 5 (0.75%) Publishing
12 4 (0.60%) Billing
12 4 (0.60%) Games
13 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.45%) German Language
13 3 (0.45%) Law
13 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 238 (35.84%) Network Engineer
2 80 (12.05%) Architect
3 74 (11.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 69 (10.39%) Designer
5 63 (9.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 56 (8.43%) Network Designer
7 41 (6.17%) Senior Network Engineer
8 37 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 34 (5.12%) Analyst
10 32 (4.82%) Consultant
10 32 (4.82%) Network Architect
11 30 (4.52%) Project Manager
12 25 (3.77%) Support Engineer
13 23 (3.46%) VoIP Engineer
14 21 (3.16%) IP Designer
14 21 (3.16%) Network Consultant
14 21 (3.16%) Voice Engineer
15 19 (2.86%) Security Engineer
16 18 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
17 17 (2.56%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.12%) 802.1X
2 6 (0.90%) Middleware
3 3 (0.45%) Web Services
4 2 (0.30%) RESTful
4 2 (0.30%) Silverlight
4 2 (0.30%) XMPP
5 1 (0.15%) .NET
5 1 (0.15%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.15%) boto
5 1 (0.15%) COM
5 1 (0.15%) CSS
5 1 (0.15%) JMS
5 1 (0.15%) LAMP
5 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.15%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 168 (25.30%) Data Centre
2 55 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.71%) Replication
5 17 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 16 (2.41%) PKI
7 15 (2.26%) Driving Licence
8 14 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.66%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.51%) Cryptography
11 9 (1.36%) Clustering
11 9 (1.36%) MPEG
12 8 (1.20%) Blackberry
13 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Licensing
13 7 (1.05%) Streaming Media
14 6 (0.90%) iSeries
15 5 (0.75%) BYOD
15 5 (0.75%) Mathematics
15 5 (0.75%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 99 (14.91%) Windows
2 75 (11.30%) Windows Server
3 68 (10.24%) Linux
4 41 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (4.82%) Unix
6 31 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.20%) VMS
9 5 (0.75%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.60%) Android
10 4 (0.60%) Solaris
11 3 (0.45%) CentOS
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.30%) AIX
12 2 (0.30%) CatOS
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (17.17%) ITIL
2 72 (10.84%) Migration
2 72 (10.84%) Project Management
3 60 (9.04%) Network Design
4 59 (8.89%) Load Balancing
5 58 (8.73%) Change Management
6 42 (6.33%) Network Management
7 38 (5.72%) PRINCE2
8 29 (4.37%) High Availability
9 28 (4.22%) Problem Management
10 27 (4.07%) Incident Management
11 25 (3.77%) Configuration Management
11 25 (3.77%) Presales
12 24 (3.61%) SIEM
13 21 (3.16%) Information Security
13 21 (3.16%) Network Architecture
14 19 (2.86%) Service Delivery
15 17 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
15 17 (2.56%) Service Management
16 16 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (3.77%) SQL
2 21 (3.16%) Python
3 18 (2.71%) Perl
3 18 (2.71%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.66%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.20%) C
6 7 (1.05%) Java
7 5 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 5 (0.75%) PHP
8 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.60%) Tcl
9 3 (0.45%) Ruby
10 2 (0.30%) Lisp
11 1 (0.15%) C#
11 1 (0.15%) C++
11 1 (0.15%) Korn
11 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 355 (53.46%) Cisco Certification
2 252 (37.95%) CCNP
3 158 (23.80%) CCNA
4 128 (19.28%) Security Cleared
5 116 (17.47%) SC Cleared
6 111 (16.72%) CCIE
7 38 (5.72%) DV Cleared
8 34 (5.12%) CCDP
9 32 (4.82%) JNCIP
10 30 (4.52%) Degree
11 25 (3.77%) JNCIS
12 15 (2.26%) JNCIA
13 13 (1.96%) CCSE
14 12 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.66%) CCDA
16 10 (1.51%) JNCIE
17 9 (1.36%) CISSP
18 8 (1.20%) MCSE
18 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
19 5 (0.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.52%) SLA
2 10 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.60%) PMBOK
4 4 (0.60%) QA
5 2 (0.30%) GLP
5 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) BS25999
6 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (10.24%) Active Directory
2 66 (9.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.31%) vSphere
4 17 (2.56%) XenApp
5 16 (2.41%) Hyper-V
6 12 (1.81%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.20%) vCloud
8 7 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.45%) ProxySG
10 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.30%) KVM
11 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.30%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.15%) Snort
12 1 (0.15%) SRDF
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 46 (6.93%) Cisco Prime
2 21 (3.16%) SCCM
3 19 (2.86%) FortiGate
4 15 (2.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 15 (2.26%) Puppet
5 14 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 13 (1.96%) SCOM
7 10 (1.51%) NetBackup
7 10 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.36%) SolarWinds Orion
9 8 (1.20%) Tivoli
9 8 (1.20%) vMotion
10 7 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
11 6 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (0.90%) OpenView
12 5 (0.75%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
13 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (0.45%) WSUS
14 2 (0.30%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 511 (76.96%) Cisco
2 186 (28.01%) Juniper
3 129 (19.43%) CheckPoint
4 97 (14.61%) F5
5 94 (14.16%) VMware
6 63 (9.49%) Microsoft
7 53 (7.98%) Citrix
8 43 (6.48%) Palo Alto
9 41 (6.17%) HP
10 34 (5.12%) SolarWinds
11 31 (4.67%) NICE Systems
11 31 (4.67%) Remedy
12 25 (3.77%) Avaya
12 25 (3.77%) BT
13 24 (3.61%) Blue Coat
13 24 (3.61%) Fortinet
14 21 (3.16%) Huawei
15 16 (2.41%) EMC
16 15 (2.26%) Nortel
17 14 (2.11%) Nokia
Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sevenoaks, Kent
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £30,000 DOE
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Harris Global
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stanford Associates
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago