The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 113 94 113
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.19% 0.82% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.82% 4.97% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
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£195 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -23.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +3.63%
MPLS
South East

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

Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
487 302 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 23.63% 16.44% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 165 133
Average daily rate £338 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 48
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -27.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £15.50 £21.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Southampton -12 2 £195 -45.07%
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
Fareham - 1 £450 -
Gosport - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 1
Hook - - - -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 11 (68.75%) Ethernet
3 9 (56.25%) Juniper
4 8 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (50.00%) Brocade
5 7 (43.75%) Internet
5 7 (43.75%) IPv6
5 7 (43.75%) UNIX
6 6 (37.50%) C
6 6 (37.50%) Perl
6 6 (37.50%) PHP
6 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 5 (31.25%) Degree
7 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
8 4 (25.00%) CCNP
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (18.75%) CCIE
9 3 (18.75%) OSPF
9 3 (18.75%) WAN
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL
9 3 (18.75%) LAN
9 3 (18.75%) Network Design
9 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
9 3 (18.75%) BGP
9 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
9 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (12.50%) Multicast
10 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
10 2 (12.50%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Ethernet
2 7 (43.75%) IPv6
2 7 (43.75%) Internet
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) OSPF
4 3 (18.75%) BGP
4 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) ISDN
5 2 (12.50%) DHCP
5 2 (12.50%) RIP
5 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 2 (12.50%) 802.11
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) Multicast
5 2 (12.50%) H.323
5 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.25%) xDSL
6 1 (6.25%) WAAS
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Design Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IP Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) AVVID
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Network Design
1 3 (18.75%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.25%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) C
1 6 (37.50%) Perl
1 6 (37.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Degree
3 4 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Juniper
3 8 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 8 (50.00%) Brocade
4 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
5 2 (12.50%) BT
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) BMC
6 1 (6.25%) Nokia
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Remedy
6 1 (6.25%) McAfee