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 22 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 279 289 280
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 360 294 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.61% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 4.49% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 159 129
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£375 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £249 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 14
Average hourly rate £28.50 £21.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.11% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £20.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.30 £28.10 £30.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
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
7743 6552 8354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 13.58% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4340 3663 3876
Average daily rate £375 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 372 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +3 131 £388 +3.33% 53
South East +11 93 £360 -4.00% 37
South West +5 44 £375 -21.05% 12
West Midlands -9 24 £330 -3.64% 6
East of England -37 23 £345 +24.88% 7
Yorkshire +6 17 £250 -35.48% 6
North West +3 14 - - 3
East Midlands -6 2 £345 +2.22% 1
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 436 (73.15%) Cisco
2 306 (51.34%) Firewall
3 294 (49.33%) WAN
4 275 (46.14%) Cisco Certification
5 248 (41.61%) LAN
6 235 (39.43%) BGP
7 208 (34.90%) VPN
8 201 (33.72%) OSPF
9 181 (30.37%) CCNP
10 154 (25.84%) Juniper
11 142 (23.83%) Telecoms
12 133 (22.32%) CheckPoint
13 129 (21.64%) ITIL
14 110 (18.46%) Windows
15 109 (18.29%) Ethernet
16 107 (17.95%) VoIP
17 100 (16.78%) CCIE
18 98 (16.44%) CCNA
18 98 (16.44%) IPsec
19 94 (15.77%) Active Directory
19 94 (15.77%) DNS
20 92 (15.44%) Microsoft
21 90 (15.10%) Network Design
22 85 (14.26%) Network Management
23 84 (14.09%) F5
24 83 (13.93%) Cisco Nexus
25 82 (13.76%) VMware
26 80 (13.42%) Security Cleared
26 80 (13.42%) TCP/IP
27 76 (12.75%) Cisco ASA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 56 (9.40%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 21 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (3.36%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.35%) Lync
6 13 (2.18%) IIS
7 9 (1.51%) Apache
8 6 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.84%) Office Communications Server
9 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 37 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 36 (6.04%) MS Office
3 22 (3.69%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.84%) MS Project
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.34%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.34%) Summit
3 1 (0.17%) Minerva
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.34%) Office 365
2 7 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.84%) IaaS
4 4 (0.67%) IBM SmartCloud
4 4 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.67%) PaaS
5 2 (0.34%) SaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 306 (51.34%) Firewall
2 294 (49.33%) WAN
3 248 (41.61%) LAN
4 235 (39.43%) BGP
5 208 (34.90%) VPN
6 201 (33.72%) OSPF
7 109 (18.29%) Ethernet
8 107 (17.95%) VoIP
9 98 (16.44%) IPsec
10 94 (15.77%) DNS
11 83 (13.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 80 (13.42%) TCP/IP
13 76 (12.75%) Cisco ASA
14 71 (11.91%) Network Security
15 68 (11.41%) SNMP
16 66 (11.07%) EIGRP
17 63 (10.57%) VLAN
18 62 (10.40%) Wireless
19 61 (10.23%) DHCP
20 58 (9.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.67%) Big Data
2 4 (0.67%) MySQL
3 2 (0.34%) MarkLogic
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.34%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.17%) MS Access
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 7 (1.17%) GDB
2 4 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.34%) Toad
4 1 (0.17%) Eclipse
General
1 142 (23.83%) Telecoms
2 73 (12.25%) Finance
3 25 (4.19%) Banking
4 14 (2.35%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.85%) Retail
5 11 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.51%) Marketing
7 8 (1.34%) French Language
8 6 (1.01%) Electronics
8 6 (1.01%) Billing
8 6 (1.01%) Law
9 4 (0.67%) Local Government
10 3 (0.50%) Legal
11 2 (0.34%) Advertising
11 2 (0.34%) Publishing
11 2 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.17%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 180 (30.20%) Network Engineer
2 67 (11.24%) Analyst
3 66 (11.07%) Architect
4 56 (9.40%) IP Engineer
5 50 (8.39%) Design Engineer
6 40 (6.71%) Consultant
7 33 (5.54%) Network Support
8 30 (5.03%) Cisco Engineer
9 29 (4.87%) Project Manager
10 27 (4.53%) Network Specialist
11 26 (4.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (4.19%) Network Analyst
13 22 (3.69%) Senior Network Engineer
14 21 (3.52%) Network Architect
15 20 (3.36%) Network Consultant
16 19 (3.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 19 (3.19%) Security Engineer
17 16 (2.68%) Implementation Engineer
18 15 (2.52%) Support Engineer
19 14 (2.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.68%) XMPP
2 7 (1.17%) CSS
3 6 (1.01%) Web Services
4 3 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (0.34%) XML
5 2 (0.34%) JMS
5 2 (0.34%) WSDL
5 2 (0.34%) JAXB
5 2 (0.34%) SOAP
6 1 (0.17%) HTML
6 1 (0.17%) .NET
6 1 (0.17%) J2EE
6 1 (0.17%) Middleware
6 1 (0.17%) OCX
6 1 (0.17%) jQuery
6 1 (0.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.86%) Blackberry
2 20 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.85%) Fat Client
4 17 (2.85%) Thin Client
5 12 (2.01%) Replication
6 10 (1.68%) PKI
7 7 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.01%) DTV
9 5 (0.84%) Clustering
9 5 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.84%) Open Source
10 3 (0.50%) EqualLogic
10 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.50%) FMCG
10 3 (0.50%) SecurID
10 3 (0.50%) e-Health
10 3 (0.50%) EPoS
11 2 (0.34%) PMI
11 2 (0.34%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 110 (18.46%) Windows
2 55 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (5.87%) Windows 7
3 35 (5.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (4.36%) Linux
5 24 (4.03%) UNIX
6 12 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.01%) Windows XP
8 5 (0.84%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.17%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (21.64%) ITIL
2 90 (15.10%) Network Design
3 85 (14.26%) Network Management
4 68 (11.41%) Load Balancing
5 62 (10.40%) Migration
6 55 (9.23%) Project Management
7 43 (7.21%) Network Architecture
8 32 (5.37%) Service Delivery
9 31 (5.20%) Service Management
9 31 (5.20%) Performance Management
10 27 (4.53%) Capacity Planning
10 27 (4.53%) Change Management
10 27 (4.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 27 (4.53%) Network Monitoring
11 25 (4.19%) Mentoring
12 23 (3.86%) Problem Management
13 22 (3.69%) PRINCE2
13 22 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (3.02%) Validation
15 17 (2.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (3.02%) SQL
2 16 (2.68%) C
3 9 (1.51%) Perl
4 6 (1.01%) PHP
4 6 (1.01%) Embedded C
5 4 (0.67%) Python
6 3 (0.50%) Java
7 2 (0.34%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.34%) Progress 4GL
7 2 (0.34%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.17%) Tcl
8 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.17%) VB
8 1 (0.17%) VBA
8 1 (0.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 275 (46.14%) Cisco Certification
2 181 (30.37%) CCNP
3 100 (16.78%) CCIE
4 98 (16.44%) CCNA
5 80 (13.42%) Security Cleared
6 71 (11.91%) SC Cleared
7 32 (5.37%) CISSP
8 31 (5.20%) CCDP
9 23 (3.86%) Degree
10 21 (3.52%) CCSP
11 18 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (2.68%) Check Point Certification
13 15 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (2.18%) MCSE
15 11 (1.85%) CCIP
15 11 (1.85%) JNCIE
16 9 (1.51%) JNCIP
17 8 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 8 (1.34%) JNCIA
18 6 (1.01%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.02%) PCI DSS
2 17 (2.85%) SLA
3 7 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.01%) QA
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 94 (15.77%) Active Directory
2 45 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.54%) Hyper-V
4 28 (4.70%) vSphere
5 22 (3.69%) Xen
6 21 (3.52%) NLBS
7 19 (3.19%) XenApp
8 12 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (1.68%) ProxySG
11 7 (1.17%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (1.01%) XenServer
13 4 (0.67%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.34%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.34%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.34%) vCloud
15 1 (0.17%) UAG
15 1 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 29 (4.87%) Cisco CUCM
2 22 (3.69%) WSUS
3 14 (2.35%) OPNET
4 12 (2.01%) FortiGate
5 9 (1.51%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (1.01%) WhatsUp Gold
7 5 (0.84%) CiscoWorks
7 5 (0.84%) SCOM
7 5 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (0.67%) SCCM
8 4 (0.67%) MOM
9 3 (0.50%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.34%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.34%) OpenView
10 2 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.34%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.34%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.34%) Nagios
Vendors
1 436 (73.15%) Cisco
2 154 (25.84%) Juniper
3 133 (22.32%) CheckPoint
4 92 (15.44%) Microsoft
5 84 (14.09%) F5
6 82 (13.76%) VMware
7 55 (9.23%) Citrix
8 53 (8.89%) HP
9 36 (6.04%) Nokia
10 31 (5.20%) Riverbed
11 30 (5.03%) SolarWinds
12 26 (4.36%) Blue Coat
13 22 (3.69%) Huawei
14 21 (3.52%) BT
15 20 (3.36%) Redback
15 20 (3.36%) Radware
16 19 (3.19%) Ericsson
16 19 (3.19%) Avaya
17 17 (2.85%) Fortinet
18 16 (2.68%) Brocade
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Rate: From £175 to £175 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ITF Solutions
Rate: £160 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Kelly Services-Uk
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £380 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: Excellent Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 6 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 20 days ago