The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 27 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.32% - 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% - 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £494 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -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 Middlesex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
13 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.61% 9.24% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 15
Average daily rate £438 £355 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £228 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £16.50
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 Middlesex

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) FMCG
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Ciena
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Presales
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Support
1 1 (33.33%) NOC Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) FMCG
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (33.33%) Presales
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Ciena
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft