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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 42 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.98% - 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.95% - 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +3.63%
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
76 44 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 24.84% 15.44% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 15
Average daily rate £375 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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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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 - 3 £350 -
Maidstone - - - -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) OSPF
1 4 (100.00%) BGP
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) CCNP
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) XenApp
1 4 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 4 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Citrix
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) VMware