The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 37 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.47% - 2.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.43% - 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
Average daily rate £200 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £368
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -85.27%
MPLS
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 Kent region.

Communications & Networking Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.04% 17.95% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 31 12
Average daily rate £240 £450 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +52.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £467 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £11.46 £10.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Kent

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Kent region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £200 -
Canterbury - 1 £201 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
3 9 (69.23%) Broadband
3 9 (69.23%) Avaya
4 8 (61.54%) Juniper
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (46.15%) PSTN
6 6 (46.15%) VoIP
7 5 (38.46%) CCNA
7 5 (38.46%) Firewall
7 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
8 4 (30.77%) Verint
9 3 (23.08%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (23.08%) Avaya Certification
9 3 (23.08%) Nortel
9 3 (23.08%) BGP
9 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
9 3 (23.08%) WLAN
9 3 (23.08%) CMS
9 3 (23.08%) CCNP
9 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (15.38%) WAN
10 2 (15.38%) LAN
10 2 (15.38%) PBX
10 2 (15.38%) OSPF
10 2 (15.38%) Workforce Management Optimization
10 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
10 2 (15.38%) Software Licensing
11 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
11 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 (23.08%) CMS
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Broadband
2 6 (46.15%) PSTN
2 6 (46.15%) VoIP
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) BGP
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) WLAN
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) OSPF
5 2 (15.38%) PBX
5 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (7.69%) IPv6
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Support Technician
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Support
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Support
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Citrix Support
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Server Support
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Software Licensing
1 2 (15.38%) Workforce Management Optimization
2 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) CCNA
3 3 (23.08%) Avaya Certification
3 3 (23.08%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
1 1 (7.69%) XenApp
1 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (7.69%) Foglight
2 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Avaya
3 8 (61.54%) Juniper
4 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
5 4 (30.77%) Verint
6 3 (23.08%) Nortel
7 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
8 1 (7.69%) Citrix
8 1 (7.69%) F5
8 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
8 1 (7.69%) SAP
8 1 (7.69%) VMware