The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 Hampshire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 110 87 91
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 18 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.34% 1.06% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.59% 5.79% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 1
Average daily rate
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£218 £325 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.07% -36.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -0.95%
Communications & Networking Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
440 311 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 21.56% 18.24% 18.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 148 108
Average daily rate £335 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.45% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 51
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -15.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
MPLS
South East

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 11 July 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 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Basingstoke +13 4 £240 -24.70%
Southampton -1 2 £195 -44.28%
Fareham - 1 £450 -
Gosport - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 3
Hook - - - -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Juniper
2 11 (52.38%) Ethernet
3 9 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 8 (38.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 8 (38.10%) Brocade
5 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) IPv6
5 7 (33.33%) UNIX
5 7 (33.33%) Internet
6 6 (28.57%) C
6 6 (28.57%) Perl
6 6 (28.57%) PHP
6 6 (28.57%) CCNP
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
7 5 (23.81%) WAN
7 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 5 (23.81%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) Degree
8 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (19.05%) BGP
8 4 (19.05%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) Wireless
9 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
9 3 (14.29%) OSPF
9 3 (14.29%) VoIP
9 3 (14.29%) DHCP
9 3 (14.29%) DNS
9 3 (14.29%) CCIE

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Ethernet
2 7 (33.33%) IPv6
2 7 (33.33%) Internet
3 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
3 5 (23.81%) WAN
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) BGP
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall
5 3 (14.29%) Wireless
5 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
5 3 (14.29%) OSPF
5 3 (14.29%) xDSL
5 3 (14.29%) Multicast
5 3 (14.29%) VoIP
5 3 (14.29%) DHCP
5 3 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (9.52%) VPN
6 2 (9.52%) 802.11
6 2 (9.52%) RIP
6 2 (9.52%) Wireshark
General
1 9 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Network Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) IP Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Business Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Voice Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Voice Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) AVVID
1 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Network Design
2 3 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) C
1 6 (28.57%) Perl
1 6 (28.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) CCNP
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (23.81%) Degree
4 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) CCIE
6 1 (4.76%) CCNA
6 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) Juniper
3 8 (38.10%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 8 (38.10%) Brocade
4 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) McAfee
6 1 (4.76%) BT
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) Nokia
6 1 (4.76%) Polycom
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya