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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank - 45 77
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 1.93% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 9.62% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £425 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +37.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +12.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +52.38%
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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
139 104 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.45% 20.12% 23.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 34 70
Average daily rate £340 £280 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -25.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 6
Average hourly rate £15.29 £40.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.77% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £40.00 £20.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 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
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
MPLS
East of England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) IPsec
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Xen
4 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (25.00%) FMCG
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (25.00%) Aruba
4 1 (25.00%) Lync
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (25.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) Lync
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) PPP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) TACACS
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Exadata
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Xen
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (25.00%) Aruba
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) EMC