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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 348 355 291
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -64
Contract jobs citing MPLS 276 295 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.60% 0.59% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.06% 4.10% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 177 227
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £278 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £580 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 10
Median hourly rate £29.61 £33.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% +55.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £16.06 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.27 £47.55 £36.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
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
6802 7203 7525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.84% 14.32% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4121 4268 4380
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 428 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 11 December 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
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 11 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the England region over the 3 months to 11 December 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
South East +16 105 £425 -5.55% 20
London +16 91 £394 -7.35% 30
East of England 0 22 £450 +27.65% 3
South West +9 14 £350 -6.66% 5
West Midlands -20 14 £360 -20.00% 4
North West +4 11 £400 +6.66% 9
Yorkshire +16 10 £420 +31.76% 5
East Midlands +4 6 £225 +28.57% 3
North East -31 1 £325 -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 352 (66.92%) Cisco
2 250 (47.53%) Cisco Certification
3 249 (47.34%) Firewall
4 229 (43.54%) WAN
5 186 (35.36%) LAN
6 174 (33.08%) BGP
7 155 (29.47%) Data Centre
8 147 (27.95%) OSPF
9 145 (27.57%) VPN
10 137 (26.05%) CCNP
11 119 (22.62%) VMware
12 116 (22.05%) CCNA
13 113 (21.48%) Windows
14 110 (20.91%) DNS
15 104 (19.77%) Cisco Nexus
16 102 (19.39%) F5
16 102 (19.39%) TCP/IP
17 98 (18.63%) CCIE
17 98 (18.63%) Juniper
18 92 (17.49%) CheckPoint
19 90 (17.11%) Cisco ASA
20 86 (16.35%) Active Directory
21 85 (16.16%) ITIL
22 82 (15.59%) VoIP
22 82 (15.59%) Network Security
23 80 (15.21%) VLAN
23 80 (15.21%) Finance
24 77 (14.64%) Microsoft
25 75 (14.26%) Windows Server
26 72 (13.69%) Internet

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 34 (6.46%) MS Exchange
2 15 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (2.85%) Skype for Business
3 14 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (1.90%) Apache
5 9 (1.71%) SAS
5 9 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (1.33%) OpenStack
8 6 (1.14%) IIS
9 5 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.38%) CMS
10 2 (0.38%) JBoss
10 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.19%) Site Server
Applications
1 24 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.76%) MS Office
4 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (4.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (5.13%) Office 365
3 25 (4.75%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.28%) IaaS
5 11 (2.09%) SaaS
6 6 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.14%) PaaS
7 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.57%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.57%) IBM PureFlex
9 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.19%) G Suite
10 1 (0.19%) GitHub
10 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 249 (47.34%) Firewall
2 229 (43.54%) WAN
3 186 (35.36%) LAN
4 174 (33.08%) BGP
5 147 (27.95%) OSPF
6 145 (27.57%) VPN
7 110 (20.91%) DNS
8 104 (19.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 102 (19.39%) TCP/IP
10 90 (17.11%) Cisco ASA
11 82 (15.59%) Network Security
11 82 (15.59%) VoIP
12 80 (15.21%) VLAN
13 72 (13.69%) Internet
14 69 (13.12%) IPsec
15 67 (12.74%) DHCP
15 67 (12.74%) Ethernet
16 60 (11.41%) Wireless
17 56 (10.65%) SAN
18 44 (8.37%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.38%) DB2
3 2 (0.38%) MySQL
4 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.19%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 6 (1.14%) JIRA
3 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.38%) Ant
4 2 (0.38%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.38%) Maven
4 2 (0.38%) Subversion
5 1 (0.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 80 (15.21%) Finance
2 70 (13.31%) Telecoms
3 30 (5.70%) Retail
4 27 (5.13%) Banking
5 9 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.52%) Legal
6 8 (1.52%) Marketing
7 6 (1.14%) Electronics
8 5 (0.95%) Billing
8 5 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.76%) Advertising
9 4 (0.76%) Back Office
9 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.57%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.38%) Games
11 2 (0.38%) German Language
11 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 172 (32.70%) Network Engineer
2 125 (23.76%) Architect
3 60 (11.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 54 (10.27%) Network Architect
5 50 (9.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 38 (7.22%) Infrastructure Architect
7 36 (6.84%) Security Architect
8 33 (6.27%) Network Security Architect
9 31 (5.89%) Analyst
10 30 (5.70%) Cisco Architect
10 30 (5.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
12 25 (4.75%) Project Manager
13 24 (4.56%) Consultant
14 23 (4.37%) Cisco Network Architect
15 22 (4.18%) Network Infrastructure Architect
16 20 (3.80%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
17 18 (3.42%) Solutions Architect
18 16 (3.04%) Network Analyst
18 16 (3.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (7.03%) 802.1X
2 10 (1.90%) Middleware
3 5 (0.95%) J2EE
4 4 (0.76%) RESTful
5 3 (0.57%) COM
5 3 (0.57%) REST
5 3 (0.57%) Web Services
5 3 (0.57%) XMPP
6 2 (0.38%) boto
6 2 (0.38%) HTML
6 2 (0.38%) JSON
6 2 (0.38%) RFC 2544
6 2 (0.38%) Silverlight
7 1 (0.19%) .NET
7 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.19%) Kafka
7 1 (0.19%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (0.19%) OpenDaylight
7 1 (0.19%) XML
7 1 (0.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 155 (29.47%) Data Centre
2 34 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 23 (4.37%) Driving Licence
5 14 (2.66%) Cryptography
5 14 (2.66%) PKI
6 12 (2.28%) Clustering
6 12 (2.28%) Replication
7 10 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.71%) CMDB
9 8 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 7 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.33%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.33%) Microsoft Licensing
11 6 (1.14%) e-Health
11 6 (1.14%) IVR
12 5 (0.95%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.95%) Digital Media
12 5 (0.95%) IPTV
12 5 (0.95%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 113 (21.48%) Windows
2 75 (14.26%) Windows Server
3 46 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (7.03%) Unix
5 34 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (5.89%) Linux
7 21 (3.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.52%) Solaris
9 5 (0.95%) Android
10 3 (0.57%) AIX
10 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.57%) MVS
10 3 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.57%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.38%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.38%) VMS
11 2 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.38%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (16.16%) ITIL
2 66 (12.55%) Network Design
3 59 (11.22%) Migration
4 42 (7.98%) Project Management
5 41 (7.79%) Network Management
6 40 (7.60%) Load Balancing
7 30 (5.70%) Information Security
7 30 (5.70%) PRINCE2
8 29 (5.51%) Presales
9 28 (5.32%) Change Management
9 28 (5.32%) Incident Management
9 28 (5.32%) Problem Management
10 25 (4.75%) Capacity Management
11 23 (4.37%) Stakeholder Management
12 22 (4.18%) Network Monitoring
13 21 (3.99%) Configuration Management
13 21 (3.99%) Network Architecture
13 21 (3.99%) Service Management
14 18 (3.42%) SIEM
15 17 (3.23%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 31 (5.89%) SQL
2 11 (2.09%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.71%) Python
4 7 (1.33%) Perl
5 4 (0.76%) C
5 4 (0.76%) Java
5 4 (0.76%) JavaScript
5 4 (0.76%) PHP
5 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.57%) JCL
7 2 (0.38%) Ruby
8 1 (0.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 250 (47.53%) Cisco Certification
2 137 (26.05%) CCNP
3 116 (22.05%) CCNA
4 98 (18.63%) CCIE
5 58 (11.03%) Security Cleared
6 50 (9.51%) SC Cleared
7 38 (7.22%) MCSE
7 38 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (3.42%) CISSP
9 17 (3.23%) JNCIA
10 13 (2.47%) Degree
11 11 (2.09%) CCDA
11 11 (2.09%) CCDP
12 8 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.52%) JNCIE
13 7 (1.33%) CCIP
14 6 (1.14%) CCSP
14 6 (1.14%) CLAS
14 6 (1.14%) MCITP
14 6 (1.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (6.27%) PCI DSS
2 20 (3.80%) SLA
3 7 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.38%) COBIT
6 2 (0.38%) QA
7 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 86 (16.35%) Active Directory
2 68 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.89%) vSphere
4 23 (4.37%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.85%) XenApp
7 12 (2.28%) VMware ESX
8 11 (2.09%) vCloud
9 5 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.76%) KVM
10 4 (0.76%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.57%) Firmware
11 3 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.57%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.57%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.38%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.19%) Docker
13 1 (0.19%) OpenSIPS
Systems Management
1 19 (3.61%) FortiGate
2 14 (2.66%) Cisco Prime
2 14 (2.66%) Puppet
3 13 (2.47%) SCCM
4 8 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (1.33%) Backup Exec
5 7 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.33%) SCOM
5 7 (1.33%) vMotion
6 6 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.14%) Nagios
6 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.14%) WSUS
7 5 (0.95%) OpenView
7 5 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.76%) Ansible
8 4 (0.76%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (0.76%) WhatsUp Gold
9 3 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 352 (66.92%) Cisco
2 119 (22.62%) VMware
3 102 (19.39%) F5
4 98 (18.63%) Juniper
5 92 (17.49%) CheckPoint
6 77 (14.64%) Microsoft
7 49 (9.32%) Citrix
7 49 (9.32%) Palo Alto
8 43 (8.17%) HP
9 28 (5.32%) Blue Coat
10 21 (3.99%) Avaya
11 19 (3.61%) EMC
11 19 (3.61%) Fortinet
12 15 (2.85%) Symantec
13 14 (2.66%) Meraki
14 13 (2.47%) CA
14 13 (2.47%) Riverbed
15 12 (2.28%) BT
15 12 (2.28%) SolarWinds
16 11 (2.09%) NETGEAR
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