The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 55 64 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.35% 0.52% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.20% 3.39% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +453.84%
MPLS
East of England

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

Communications & Networking Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
125 118 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 18.74% 15.36% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 37 25
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £234 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 5
Average hourly rate £14.85 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.80% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £16.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £30.00 £36.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £390 -
Watford +11 2 £215 -
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 11 (64.71%) VPN
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
2 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Firewall
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
5 6 (35.29%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) JDA
5 6 (35.29%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (35.29%) Project Management
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (35.29%) Retail
5 6 (35.29%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (29.41%) F5
6 5 (29.41%) ITIL
6 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 4 (23.53%) CCNA
7 4 (23.53%) HP
7 4 (23.53%) Migration
7 4 (23.53%) Degree
7 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
8 3 (17.65%) WorkSite
8 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
8 3 (17.65%) XenServer
8 3 (17.65%) vSphere
8 3 (17.65%) Change Control
8 3 (17.65%) Big Data

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
1 3 (17.65%) WorkSite
Business Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) VPN
2 9 (52.94%) WAN
3 8 (47.06%) Firewall
4 6 (35.29%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (29.41%) LAN
6 3 (17.65%) OSPF
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (11.76%) SSL
7 2 (11.76%) Wireless
7 2 (11.76%) IPsec
7 2 (11.76%) BGP
7 2 (11.76%) TACACS
8 1 (5.88%) Telnet
8 1 (5.88%) VRRP
8 1 (5.88%) NetScreen
8 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
8 1 (5.88%) ICMP
8 1 (5.88%) VoIP
8 1 (5.88%) DNS
8 1 (5.88%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Big Data
General
1 6 (35.29%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) IT Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Programme Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Programme Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Junior IT Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.76%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Junior
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Data Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 5 (29.41%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
4 3 (17.65%) Change Control
4 3 (17.65%) Data Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Analytics
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
4 3 (17.65%) Process Management
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Kanban
5 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Degree
2 4 (23.53%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (17.65%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) CCIE
4 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
1 3 (17.65%) XenServer
1 3 (17.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) OpenView
1 1 (5.88%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (5.88%) RANCID
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 6 (35.29%) JDA
3 5 (29.41%) F5
4 4 (23.53%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.76%) Juniper
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) Sun
7 1 (5.88%) Citrix
7 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
7 1 (5.88%) Aruba
7 1 (5.88%) ArcSight