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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 67 68 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.37% 0.51% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.75% 3.20% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £335 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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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
171 125 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 21.09% 15.82% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 56 16
Average daily rate £403 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.36% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £185 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 8
Average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
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 28 August 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
Watford -3 2 - -
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 6 (75.00%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
3 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 5 (62.50%) Degree
4 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (50.00%) WorkSite
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
4 4 (50.00%) Process Management
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (50.00%) XenServer
4 4 (50.00%) vSphere
4 4 (50.00%) Analytics
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Change Control
4 4 (50.00%) Big Data

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (50.00%) WorkSite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 6 (75.00%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) WAN
4 3 (37.50%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) BGP
5 2 (25.00%) TACACS
5 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) DWDM
6 1 (12.50%) ATM
6 1 (12.50%) IPsec
6 1 (12.50%) VLAN
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (12.50%) Network Security
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (12.50%) HSRP
6 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) Big Data
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Project Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Technical Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 5 (62.50%) Project Management
3 4 (50.00%) Quality Management
3 4 (50.00%) Process Management
3 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 4 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (50.00%) Change Control
3 4 (50.00%) Data Analytics
3 4 (50.00%) Analytics
3 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Kanban
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) JNCIP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (50.00%) XenServer
1 4 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) RANCID
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix