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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 330 298 382
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +84
Contract jobs citing MPLS 316 380 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.75% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.08% 5.08% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 241 130
Median daily rate £395 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £285 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £336
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Median hourly rate £47.83 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% +63.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +81.81%
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
7747 7475 6613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.92% 14.70% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4802 4286 3573
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 440 377
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -62 115 £425 +19.71% 22
South East +30 103 £370 -6.91% 19
South West +27 31 £363 +11.53% 6
North West -8 21 £400 -12.32% 7
West Midlands -37 16 £400 +25.00% 11
East of England +17 11 £495 +48.72% 2
Yorkshire -12 10 £400 +35.10% 6
East Midlands -2 4 £275 -31.67%
North East - 3 £275 -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 536 (79.53%) Cisco
2 374 (55.49%) Cisco Certification
3 333 (49.41%) WAN
4 323 (47.92%) BGP
5 298 (44.21%) Firewall
6 271 (40.21%) LAN
7 265 (39.32%) CCNP
8 256 (37.98%) VPN
9 236 (35.01%) OSPF
10 204 (30.27%) Juniper
11 175 (25.96%) Data Centre
12 163 (24.18%) CCNA
13 161 (23.89%) DNS
14 141 (20.92%) TCP/IP
15 137 (20.33%) CheckPoint
16 136 (20.18%) IPsec
16 136 (20.18%) Telecoms
17 132 (19.58%) Cisco Nexus
18 125 (18.55%) Security Cleared
19 124 (18.40%) VoIP
20 119 (17.66%) ITIL
21 116 (17.21%) CCIE
21 116 (17.21%) Wireless
22 115 (17.06%) SC Cleared
22 115 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
23 112 (16.62%) EIGRP
24 100 (14.84%) DHCP
24 100 (14.84%) F5
25 97 (14.39%) Finance
26 85 (12.61%) VLAN

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 17 (2.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (1.78%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.34%) Skype for Business
4 7 (1.04%) CMS
5 6 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (0.89%) IIS
6 5 (0.74%) Apache
6 5 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.45%) JBoss
8 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.89%) MS Office
4 4 (0.59%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Eikon
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.23%) SaaS
2 14 (2.08%) IaaS
3 13 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.78%) PaaS
5 8 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (1.04%) Office 365
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 333 (49.41%) WAN
2 323 (47.92%) BGP
3 298 (44.21%) Firewall
4 271 (40.21%) LAN
5 256 (37.98%) VPN
6 236 (35.01%) OSPF
7 161 (23.89%) DNS
8 141 (20.92%) TCP/IP
9 136 (20.18%) IPsec
10 132 (19.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 124 (18.40%) VoIP
12 116 (17.21%) Wireless
13 115 (17.06%) Cisco ASA
14 112 (16.62%) EIGRP
15 100 (14.84%) DHCP
16 85 (12.61%) VLAN
17 80 (11.87%) Ethernet
17 80 (11.87%) Network Security
18 76 (11.28%) Internet
19 50 (7.42%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (0.74%) 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 (1.19%) 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
1 136 (20.18%) Telecoms
2 97 (14.39%) Finance
3 27 (4.01%) Retail
4 26 (3.86%) Banking
5 15 (2.23%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.23%) Marketing
6 11 (1.63%) Back Office
6 11 (1.63%) Electronics
7 8 (1.19%) Billing
8 7 (1.04%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.04%) Military
9 6 (0.89%) Games
9 6 (0.89%) Legal
10 5 (0.74%) French Language
10 5 (0.74%) Publishing
11 4 (0.59%) Law
12 3 (0.45%) German Language
12 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 256 (37.98%) Network Engineer
2 82 (12.17%) Cisco Engineer
3 78 (11.57%) Architect
4 70 (10.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 70 (10.39%) Designer
5 59 (8.75%) Network Designer
6 44 (6.53%) Senior Network Engineer
7 40 (5.93%) Network Architect
8 36 (5.34%) Analyst
9 32 (4.75%) Consultant
10 31 (4.60%) Support Engineer
11 29 (4.30%) Project Manager
12 28 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 23 (3.41%) VoIP Engineer
14 22 (3.26%) Network Consultant
14 22 (3.26%) Security Engineer
15 21 (3.12%) IP Designer
15 21 (3.12%) Voice Engineer
16 20 (2.97%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
17 19 (2.82%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.75%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.45%) Silverlight
2 3 (0.45%) Web Services
3 2 (0.30%) XMPP
4 1 (0.15%) .NET
4 1 (0.15%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.15%) boto
4 1 (0.15%) COM
4 1 (0.15%) CSS
4 1 (0.15%) JMS
4 1 (0.15%) LAMP
4 1 (0.15%) Middleware
4 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.15%) RFC 2544
4 1 (0.15%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 175 (25.96%) Data Centre
2 49 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 18 (2.67%) Driving Licence
6 16 (2.37%) PKI
7 15 (2.23%) Replication
8 13 (1.93%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.78%) iSeries
9 12 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.63%) Cryptography
10 11 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.48%) MPEG
12 7 (1.04%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.04%) Streaming Media
13 6 (0.89%) Clustering
13 6 (0.89%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.89%) Streaming Video
14 5 (0.74%) BYOD
15 4 (0.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 83 (12.31%) Windows
2 71 (10.53%) Linux
3 58 (8.61%) Windows Server
4 34 (5.04%) Unix
5 26 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (3.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.19%) VMS
9 6 (0.89%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.59%) CatOS
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.30%) AIX
12 2 (0.30%) Android
12 2 (0.30%) CentOS
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.15%) Solaris
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (17.66%) ITIL
2 76 (11.28%) Migration
3 74 (10.98%) Project Management
4 71 (10.53%) Network Design
5 62 (9.20%) Change Management
5 62 (9.20%) Load Balancing
6 37 (5.49%) Network Management
6 37 (5.49%) PRINCE2
7 28 (4.15%) Incident Management
7 28 (4.15%) Network Architecture
8 26 (3.86%) High Availability
9 25 (3.71%) Configuration Management
10 23 (3.41%) Problem Management
11 22 (3.26%) SIEM
12 20 (2.97%) Information Security
13 19 (2.82%) Presales
14 17 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (2.52%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (2.52%) Service Delivery
14 17 (2.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (3.26%) Python
1 22 (3.26%) SQL
2 17 (2.52%) Perl
3 14 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 11 (1.63%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.19%) Lisp
6 5 (0.74%) C
7 4 (0.59%) Java
7 4 (0.59%) Tcl
8 3 (0.45%) Ruby
8 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.15%) C#
10 1 (0.15%) C++
10 1 (0.15%) Korn
10 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 374 (55.49%) Cisco Certification
2 265 (39.32%) CCNP
3 163 (24.18%) CCNA
4 125 (18.55%) Security Cleared
5 116 (17.21%) CCIE
6 115 (17.06%) SC Cleared
7 38 (5.64%) DV Cleared
8 34 (5.04%) CCDP
9 32 (4.75%) JNCIP
10 31 (4.60%) Degree
11 27 (4.01%) JNCIS
12 17 (2.52%) JNCIA
13 13 (1.93%) CCSE
14 10 (1.48%) JNCIE
15 8 (1.19%) CCDA
15 8 (1.19%) CISSP
15 8 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.74%) CCSA
16 5 (0.74%) CCVP
16 5 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.04%) SLA
2 14 (2.08%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.59%) PMBOK
4 4 (0.59%) QA
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.30%) BS7799
6 2 (0.30%) GLP
6 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) BS25999
7 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
System Software
1 54 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (7.72%) Active Directory
3 14 (2.08%) vSphere
4 13 (1.93%) XenApp
5 9 (1.34%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.19%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.89%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.74%) vCloud
8 5 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.45%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.15%) NFS
11 1 (0.15%) Snort
11 1 (0.15%) SRDF
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.15%) Xen
Systems Management
1 51 (7.57%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (2.67%) SCCM
3 16 (2.37%) FortiGate
4 15 (2.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 14 (2.08%) Puppet
6 12 (1.78%) SolarWinds Orion
7 10 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (1.48%) SCOM
8 9 (1.34%) OpenView
8 9 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.19%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.19%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.74%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.45%) NSN NetAct
11 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.45%) WSUS
12 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.30%) Nagios
12 2 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 536 (79.53%) Cisco
2 204 (30.27%) Juniper
3 137 (20.33%) CheckPoint
4 100 (14.84%) F5
5 79 (11.72%) VMware
6 45 (6.68%) Citrix
6 45 (6.68%) Microsoft
7 44 (6.53%) SolarWinds
8 43 (6.38%) Palo Alto
9 32 (4.75%) HP
9 32 (4.75%) Remedy
10 29 (4.30%) NICE Systems
11 27 (4.01%) Avaya
12 26 (3.86%) BT
13 23 (3.41%) Fortinet
14 22 (3.26%) Blue Coat
14 22 (3.26%) Huawei
15 19 (2.82%) IBM
16 16 (2.37%) Nortel
17 15 (2.23%) Nokia
London
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Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £351.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Tech
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £320 - £370 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Development and Infrastructure
Rate: £600 - 650 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 10 days ago