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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 111 99 86
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 15 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.74% 0.35% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 1.65% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
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£283 £388 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.09% +31.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £310 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £430 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-85.27% +445.45%
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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
412 364 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 20.24% 21.25% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 178 130
Average daily rate £350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 26 44
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £15.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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
Fareham - 6 £267 - 2
Portsmouth - 1 £280 - 4
Southampton - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 2
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Eastleigh - - - -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 18 (81.82%) WAN
2 18 (81.82%) LAN
3 10 (45.45%) Avaya
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (36.36%) Wireless
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (27.27%) WLAN
7 6 (27.27%) BGP
7 6 (27.27%) Broadband
8 5 (22.73%) OSPF
9 4 (18.18%) Firewall
9 4 (18.18%) F5
10 3 (13.64%) VLAN
10 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
10 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
10 3 (13.64%) CCIE
10 3 (13.64%) CCNP
10 3 (13.64%) CCNA
10 3 (13.64%) EIGRP
10 3 (13.64%) Internet
10 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
10 3 (13.64%) VPN
11 2 (9.09%) Juniper
11 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
11 2 (9.09%) ISDN
11 2 (9.09%) VoIP
11 2 (9.09%) ITIL
11 2 (9.09%) Linux

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) WAN
1 18 (81.82%) LAN
2 9 (40.91%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (36.36%) Wireless
4 6 (27.27%) WLAN
4 6 (27.27%) BGP
4 6 (27.27%) Broadband
5 5 (22.73%) OSPF
6 4 (18.18%) Firewall
7 3 (13.64%) VLAN
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
7 3 (13.64%) EIGRP
7 3 (13.64%) Internet
7 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
7 3 (13.64%) VPN
8 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
8 2 (9.09%) ISDN
8 2 (9.09%) VoIP
8 2 (9.09%) ATM
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) French Language
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Data Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Voice Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Network Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Network Support
5 2 (9.09%) Network Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (4.55%) CentOS
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL
1 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
1 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
1 2 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (4.55%) Low Latency
2 1 (4.55%) Protective Monitoring
2 1 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CCIE
2 3 (13.64%) CCNP
2 3 (13.64%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Squid
1 2 (9.09%) Snort
2 1 (4.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) Avaya
3 4 (18.18%) F5
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 2 (9.09%) BT
5 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Mercator