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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 287 296 291
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 302 274 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.59% 0.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.38% 4.29% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 139 137
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% +3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.60 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.60 £37.00 £36.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6901 6383 8288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.98% 13.70% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3751 3411 3764
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 422 653
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +2.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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
London +21 123 £388 +3.33% 56
South East +7 93 £350 +2.94% 25
West Midlands -13 16 £375 +134.37% 8
East of England -22 16 £325 +5.69% 9
South West -33 15 £313 -28.57% 7
North West -1 12 - - 4
Yorkshire -7 10 £188 -42.30% 11
East Midlands -3 2 £348 +26.36% 1
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 404 (70.51%) Cisco
2 271 (47.29%) WAN
3 257 (44.85%) Firewall
4 242 (42.23%) Cisco Certification
5 218 (38.05%) LAN
6 214 (37.35%) BGP
7 204 (35.60%) VPN
8 181 (31.59%) OSPF
9 153 (26.70%) CCNP
10 151 (26.35%) Telecoms
11 137 (23.91%) Juniper
12 125 (21.82%) VoIP
13 116 (20.24%) ITIL
14 111 (19.37%) CheckPoint
15 109 (19.02%) Ethernet
16 104 (18.15%) Windows
17 103 (17.98%) DNS
18 100 (17.45%) CCNA
18 100 (17.45%) IPsec
19 93 (16.23%) Active Directory
20 92 (16.06%) VMware
21 90 (15.71%) CCIE
22 86 (15.01%) TCP/IP
23 76 (13.26%) Microsoft
24 75 (13.09%) Cisco ASA
25 73 (12.74%) Network Design
25 73 (12.74%) Finance
26 72 (12.57%) Wireless
26 72 (12.57%) Network Security
27 69 (12.04%) Cisco Nexus

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 54 (9.42%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.66%) Lync
3 20 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (3.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (3.14%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.75%) IIS
6 10 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.40%) Apache
8 5 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2000
8 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 39 (6.81%) MS Office
2 34 (5.93%) MS Excel
3 14 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (1.57%) MS Project
5 2 (0.35%) EPLAN
5 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.87%) Office 365
3 5 (0.87%) IaaS
4 4 (0.70%) PaaS
4 4 (0.70%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 271 (47.29%) WAN
2 257 (44.85%) Firewall
3 218 (38.05%) LAN
4 214 (37.35%) BGP
5 204 (35.60%) VPN
6 181 (31.59%) OSPF
7 125 (21.82%) VoIP
8 109 (19.02%) Ethernet
9 103 (17.98%) DNS
10 100 (17.45%) IPsec
11 86 (15.01%) TCP/IP
12 75 (13.09%) Cisco ASA
13 72 (12.57%) Wireless
13 72 (12.57%) Network Security
14 69 (12.04%) Cisco Nexus
15 64 (11.17%) Internet
16 61 (10.65%) EIGRP
17 60 (10.47%) VLAN
18 55 (9.60%) DHCP
19 49 (8.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.40%) MySQL
3 4 (0.70%) Big Data
3 4 (0.70%) MS Access
4 3 (0.52%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.35%) MarkLogic
5 2 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.17%) QlikView
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 6 (1.05%) GDB
2 1 (0.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 151 (26.35%) Telecoms
2 73 (12.74%) Finance
3 28 (4.89%) Banking
4 12 (2.09%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.57%) Retail
6 8 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.40%) Front Office
7 7 (1.22%) French Language
7 7 (1.22%) Marketing
8 6 (1.05%) Electronics
8 6 (1.05%) Billing
9 5 (0.87%) Local Government
10 4 (0.70%) Legal
11 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.52%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
12 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 169 (29.49%) Network Engineer
2 66 (11.52%) Architect
3 51 (8.90%) Analyst
4 50 (8.73%) Consultant
5 44 (7.68%) IP Engineer
6 41 (7.16%) Design Engineer
7 40 (6.98%) Project Manager
8 29 (5.06%) Network Support
9 27 (4.71%) Cisco Engineer
10 25 (4.36%) Network Architect
11 23 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (3.84%) Network Consultant
13 19 (3.32%) Security Engineer
13 19 (3.32%) Support Engineer
14 18 (3.14%) Senior Network Engineer
15 17 (2.97%) Network Specialist
15 17 (2.97%) Administrator
16 16 (2.79%) Network Design Engineer
16 16 (2.79%) Network Analyst
17 15 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.01%) XMPP
2 10 (1.75%) CSS
3 7 (1.22%) Web Services
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.35%) Middleware
5 2 (0.35%) .NET
6 1 (0.17%) J2EE
6 1 (0.17%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.66%) Blackberry
2 20 (3.49%) Thin Client
2 20 (3.49%) Fat Client
3 14 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 13 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.92%) Replication
6 9 (1.57%) Open Source
7 6 (1.05%) PKI
7 6 (1.05%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.87%) Clustering
9 4 (0.70%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.70%) DTV
10 3 (0.52%) FMCG
10 3 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.52%) EqualLogic
11 2 (0.35%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.35%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.35%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.35%) PMI
11 2 (0.35%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 104 (18.15%) Windows
2 49 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (5.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (5.41%) Windows 7
5 23 (4.01%) Linux
6 18 (3.14%) UNIX
7 9 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.52%) Windows XP
8 3 (0.52%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.35%) VMS
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.17%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (20.24%) ITIL
2 73 (12.74%) Network Design
3 66 (11.52%) Project Management
4 63 (10.99%) Load Balancing
5 54 (9.42%) Migration
6 52 (9.08%) Network Management
7 46 (8.03%) Network Architecture
8 40 (6.98%) Change Management
9 36 (6.28%) Disaster Recovery
10 33 (5.76%) PRINCE2
11 29 (5.06%) Service Delivery
12 26 (4.54%) Service Management
13 25 (4.36%) Problem Management
14 24 (4.19%) Capacity Planning
15 21 (3.66%) Network Monitoring
16 19 (3.32%) Performance Management
16 19 (3.32%) WAN Optimisation
17 17 (2.97%) Business Continuity
18 16 (2.79%) Incident Management
19 15 (2.62%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.84%) SQL
2 18 (3.14%) C
3 10 (1.75%) Perl
4 6 (1.05%) PHP
5 5 (0.87%) Python
5 5 (0.87%) Embedded C
6 4 (0.70%) VB
6 4 (0.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (0.35%) Progress 4GL
7 2 (0.35%) Java
8 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.17%) JCL
8 1 (0.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 242 (42.23%) Cisco Certification
2 153 (26.70%) CCNP
3 100 (17.45%) CCNA
4 90 (15.71%) CCIE
5 57 (9.95%) Security Cleared
6 45 (7.85%) SC Cleared
7 34 (5.93%) CCDP
8 31 (5.41%) Degree
9 23 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (3.32%) MCSE
10 19 (3.32%) CCSP
11 18 (3.14%) CISSP
12 14 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
12 14 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (2.09%) CCIP
14 11 (1.92%) JNCIE
15 9 (1.57%) JNCIP
15 9 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 6 (1.05%) CCA
16 6 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.62%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.09%) SLA
3 9 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.05%) QA
5 5 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 93 (16.23%) Active Directory
2 47 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.16%) Hyper-V
4 31 (5.41%) vSphere
5 25 (4.36%) Xen
6 18 (3.14%) NLBS
7 17 (2.97%) XenApp
8 15 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (1.05%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.05%) XenDesktop
12 5 (0.87%) DFS Replication
13 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.52%) ProxySG
15 2 (0.35%) UAG
15 2 (0.35%) vCloud
15 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.35%) XenServer
16 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 30 (5.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (3.84%) OPNET
3 19 (3.32%) WSUS
4 11 (1.92%) FortiGate
5 7 (1.22%) WhatsUp Gold
6 6 (1.05%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (1.05%) SCCM
7 5 (0.87%) SCOM
8 3 (0.52%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.52%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.35%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.35%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.35%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.35%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.35%) OpenView
10 1 (0.17%) Cacti
Vendors
1 404 (70.51%) Cisco
2 137 (23.91%) Juniper
3 111 (19.37%) CheckPoint
4 92 (16.06%) VMware
5 76 (13.26%) Microsoft
6 68 (11.87%) F5
7 57 (9.95%) HP
8 54 (9.42%) Citrix
9 33 (5.76%) Huawei
10 29 (5.06%) Riverbed
11 28 (4.89%) SolarWinds
11 28 (4.89%) Nokia
12 27 (4.71%) Blue Coat
13 26 (4.54%) Avaya
14 22 (3.84%) BT
15 21 (3.66%) Alcatel-Lucent
16 20 (3.49%) Redback
16 20 (3.49%) Fortinet
17 16 (2.79%) Radware
17 16 (2.79%) NetApp
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