The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 40 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 13 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.86% 0.40% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 1.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 0
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£288 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +52.38%
MPLS
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
91 51 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.00% 20.48% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 20 22
Average daily rate £275 £435 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.78% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 £14.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.32% -16.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £102.50 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 24 October 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
Cheltenham - 7 £263 -
Gloucester - - - -
MPLS
South West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 18 (90.00%) Cisco
1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) BGP
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (60.00%) CCNP
4 11 (55.00%) Juniper
4 11 (55.00%) LAN
4 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
5 10 (50.00%) WAN
5 10 (50.00%) VPN
5 10 (50.00%) EIGRP
6 9 (45.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
7 8 (40.00%) ITIL
8 7 (35.00%) SSL
8 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (35.00%) VLAN
8 7 (35.00%) Problem Management
9 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
9 6 (30.00%) ProxySG
9 6 (30.00%) BIG-IP
9 6 (30.00%) F5
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (25.00%) CCNA
10 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
11 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 4 (20.00%) CCSP
11 4 (20.00%) Windows

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) BGP
3 11 (55.00%) LAN
4 10 (50.00%) WAN
4 10 (50.00%) VPN
4 10 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 10 (50.00%) Cisco PIX
5 7 (35.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (35.00%) VLAN
5 7 (35.00%) SSL
6 6 (30.00%) BIG-IP
7 2 (10.00%) tcpdump
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (10.00%) Network Security
7 2 (10.00%) Internet
7 2 (10.00%) SONET
7 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.00%) ATM
7 2 (10.00%) ISDN
7 2 (10.00%) Ethereal
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Team Leader
1 7 (35.00%) Network Team Leader
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Network Supervisor
3 3 (15.00%) Operations Team Leader
3 3 (15.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 8 (40.00%) Mentoring
2 8 (40.00%) ITIL
3 7 (35.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) CCNA
5 4 (20.00%) CCSP
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Juniper
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (30.00%) F5
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) NetQoS
5 2 (10.00%) Nokia