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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 333 292 335
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +43
Contract jobs citing MPLS 331 366 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.72% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 4.83% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 226 149
Average daily rate £375 £340 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.53% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 5
Average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.54% -76.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -76.38%
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
7686 7571 6628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.01% 14.98% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 4180 3553
Average daily rate £393 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 407 375
Average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -19 118 £412 +17.57% 40
South East +15 111 £363 -2.02% 19
South West +32 32 £363 +0.69% 10
West Midlands -19 19 £450 +35.33% 13
Yorkshire -19 15 £350 +18.14% 8
North West -31 14 £575 +22.66% 11
East of England +3 13 £483 +28.66% 2
East Midlands 0 4 £275 -8.33%
North East -30 2 £275 -4.34% 1
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

1 510 (80.44%) Cisco
2 332 (52.37%) Cisco Certification
3 308 (48.58%) WAN
4 281 (44.32%) BGP
5 254 (40.06%) Firewall
6 250 (39.43%) LAN
7 238 (37.54%) CCNP
8 232 (36.59%) VPN
9 214 (33.75%) OSPF
10 168 (26.50%) Juniper
10 168 (26.50%) Data Centre
11 153 (24.13%) DNS
12 133 (20.98%) CCNA
13 131 (20.66%) Telecoms
14 117 (18.45%) Cisco Nexus
15 116 (18.30%) ITIL
15 116 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
16 113 (17.82%) CheckPoint
17 110 (17.35%) VoIP
18 108 (17.03%) TCP/IP
18 108 (17.03%) EIGRP
19 107 (16.88%) CCIE
20 105 (16.56%) IPsec
20 105 (16.56%) Finance
21 103 (16.25%) Wireless
22 89 (14.04%) Security Cleared
23 87 (13.72%) F5
24 86 (13.56%) Internet
25 83 (13.09%) SC Cleared
25 83 (13.09%) Network Security

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 11 (1.74%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.42%) Skype for Business
3 7 (1.10%) SharePoint
4 6 (0.95%) CMS
4 6 (0.95%) IIS
5 5 (0.79%) Apache
5 5 (0.79%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.63%) JBoss
7 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) Smallworld
9 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (2.52%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.26%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.26%) MS Office
3 3 (0.47%) MS Project
4 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.74%) IaaS
2 10 (1.58%) SaaS
3 9 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (0.79%) PaaS
6 3 (0.47%) Office 365
7 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.32%) SoftLayer
7 2 (0.32%) Yammer
8 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 308 (48.58%) WAN
2 281 (44.32%) BGP
3 254 (40.06%) Firewall
4 250 (39.43%) LAN
5 232 (36.59%) VPN
6 214 (33.75%) OSPF
7 153 (24.13%) DNS
8 117 (18.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 116 (18.30%) Cisco ASA
10 110 (17.35%) VoIP
11 108 (17.03%) EIGRP
11 108 (17.03%) TCP/IP
12 105 (16.56%) IPsec
13 103 (16.25%) Wireless
14 86 (13.56%) Internet
15 83 (13.09%) Network Security
16 73 (11.51%) VLAN
17 71 (11.20%) DHCP
18 63 (9.94%) Ethernet
19 56 (8.83%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (0.47%) Informix
2 3 (0.47%) MongoDB
2 3 (0.47%) MySQL
2 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
2 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.32%) Redis
4 1 (0.16%) Big Data
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.16%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.32%) Hudson
2 2 (0.32%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.32%) JIRA
2 2 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (0.32%) Subversion
3 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
General
1 131 (20.66%) Telecoms
2 105 (16.56%) Finance
3 31 (4.89%) Retail
4 23 (3.63%) Banking
5 16 (2.52%) Marketing
6 12 (1.89%) Electronics
7 11 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.58%) Back Office
9 6 (0.95%) Billing
9 6 (0.95%) Games
9 6 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.79%) Military
11 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.63%) French Language
11 4 (0.63%) German Language
11 4 (0.63%) Law
11 4 (0.63%) Publishing
12 3 (0.47%) Legal
12 3 (0.47%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 241 (38.01%) Network Engineer
2 91 (14.35%) Architect
3 89 (14.04%) Cisco Engineer
4 73 (11.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 52 (8.20%) Designer
6 51 (8.04%) Network Architect
7 47 (7.41%) Network Designer
7 47 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 38 (5.99%) Support Engineer
9 31 (4.89%) Network Support
10 28 (4.42%) Consultant
10 28 (4.42%) Project Manager
11 27 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
11 27 (4.26%) Voice Engineer
12 26 (4.10%) Analyst
13 25 (3.94%) Security Engineer
14 24 (3.79%) Network Security Engineer
15 22 (3.47%) VoIP Engineer
16 20 (3.15%) Cisco Support
16 20 (3.15%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.94%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.79%) XMPP
3 3 (0.47%) CSS
3 3 (0.47%) Web Services
4 2 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (0.32%) Middleware
4 2 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.32%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.16%) J2EE
5 1 (0.16%) JMS
5 1 (0.16%) LAMP
5 1 (0.16%) RFC 2547
5 1 (0.16%) RSS
5 1 (0.16%) SOAP
5 1 (0.16%) WAP
5 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 168 (26.50%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.37%) Driving Licence
6 14 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.89%) Cryptography
7 12 (1.89%) iSeries
7 12 (1.89%) PKI
8 10 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.42%) MPEG
10 8 (1.26%) e-Health
11 7 (1.10%) Clustering
11 7 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.10%) Replication
11 7 (1.10%) Statistics
11 7 (1.10%) Streaming Media
12 5 (0.79%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.63%) BYOD
13 4 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 67 (10.57%) Linux
2 64 (10.09%) Windows
3 32 (5.05%) Windows Server
4 31 (4.89%) Unix
5 17 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (2.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (1.10%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.95%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.79%) CatOS
11 5 (0.79%) VMS
12 3 (0.47%) Android
13 2 (0.32%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.32%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.16%) CentOS
14 1 (0.16%) Debian
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (18.30%) ITIL
2 67 (10.57%) Migration
2 67 (10.57%) Project Management
3 60 (9.46%) Network Design
4 58 (9.15%) Change Management
5 50 (7.89%) Load Balancing
6 38 (5.99%) Network Management
7 32 (5.05%) High Availability
7 32 (5.05%) Service Management
8 31 (4.89%) Incident Management
8 31 (4.89%) PRINCE2
9 24 (3.79%) Network Architecture
10 22 (3.47%) Problem Management
11 20 (3.15%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (3.15%) Server Virtualisation
12 19 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (2.84%) Network Monitoring
14 17 (2.68%) Service Delivery
15 16 (2.52%) Configuration Management
15 16 (2.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.79%) Python
2 22 (3.47%) Perl
3 15 (2.37%) SQL
4 12 (1.89%) Bash Shell
5 10 (1.58%) Lisp
6 8 (1.26%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.63%) Tcl
9 3 (0.47%) C
9 3 (0.47%) Java
10 2 (0.32%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.16%) Korn
11 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 332 (52.37%) Cisco Certification
2 238 (37.54%) CCNP
3 133 (20.98%) CCNA
4 107 (16.88%) CCIE
5 89 (14.04%) Security Cleared
6 83 (13.09%) SC Cleared
7 36 (5.68%) Degree
8 33 (5.21%) CCDP
8 33 (5.21%) DV Cleared
9 27 (4.26%) JNCIS
10 23 (3.63%) JNCIP
11 17 (2.68%) JNCIA
12 9 (1.42%) CISSP
13 8 (1.26%) PMI Certification
14 7 (1.10%) CCNP Voice
14 7 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (0.95%) JNCIE
15 6 (0.95%) MCSE
15 6 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.79%) SLA
2 16 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.79%) QA
4 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.47%) PMBOK
4 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.32%) BS7799
5 2 (0.32%) GLP
6 1 (0.16%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 46 (7.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (3.94%) Active Directory
3 12 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.58%) VMware ESX
5 9 (1.42%) vSphere
6 6 (0.95%) vCloud
7 5 (0.79%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.63%) XenApp
9 2 (0.32%) NFS
9 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.32%) XenServer
10 1 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.16%) Snort
10 1 (0.16%) SRDF
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (3.31%) CiscoWorks
2 17 (2.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (1.74%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (1.58%) Cisco UCCX
5 9 (1.42%) OpenView
5 9 (1.42%) Puppet
6 7 (1.10%) FortiGate
6 7 (1.10%) SCOM
6 7 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (0.95%) SCCM
7 6 (0.95%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.79%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.63%) Cisco UCCE
9 4 (0.63%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.47%) Amdocs OSS
10 3 (0.47%) Cacti
10 3 (0.47%) NSN NetAct
10 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (0.32%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 510 (80.44%) Cisco
2 168 (26.50%) Juniper
3 113 (17.82%) CheckPoint
4 87 (13.72%) F5
5 76 (11.99%) VMware
6 48 (7.57%) Palo Alto
7 39 (6.15%) Microsoft
8 33 (5.21%) Citrix
8 33 (5.21%) Remedy
9 30 (4.73%) BT
10 29 (4.57%) SolarWinds
11 28 (4.42%) Avaya
11 28 (4.42%) HP
12 26 (4.10%) NICE Systems
13 24 (3.79%) NetApp
14 23 (3.63%) Riverbed
15 21 (3.31%) Fortinet
16 20 (3.15%) Huawei
16 20 (3.15%) IBM
17 16 (2.52%) Blue Coat
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 12 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hillingdon
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Competitive market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rate £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Thame
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Langley James Limited
Posted: 27 days ago