The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Gloucestershire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - 39 73
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 2.07% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 10.14% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate - £450 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +190.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £289 £338
% change year-on-year
+16.01% -14.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+453.84% -
Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
97 69 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 24.49% 20.41% 22.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 44 106
Average daily rate £425 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +34.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
MPLS
South West

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Gloucestershire region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

MPLS
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) CCSP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) X.21
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) Broadband
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) HSRP
3 1 (25.00%) Multicast

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) HSRP
3 1 (25.00%) Multicast
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) Broadband
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) X.21
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCSP
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint