The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 63 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 10 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.13% 0.57% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.55% 3.96% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
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£316 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +12.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +52.38%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
117 101 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.27% 14.33% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 36 24
Average daily rate £325 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -28.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £41.98 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) VoIP
3 7 (70.00%) WAN
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (60.00%) CCNA
4 6 (60.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) ADSL
6 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
6 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (40.00%) Avaya
6 4 (40.00%) CA
6 4 (40.00%) Remedy
6 4 (40.00%) Workflow
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
6 4 (40.00%) IVR
6 4 (40.00%) e-Health
6 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (40.00%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (40.00%) F5
7 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (30.00%) Internet
8 2 (20.00%) BGP
8 2 (20.00%) Juniper
8 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (20.00%) VPN
8 2 (20.00%) WLAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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.

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (40.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) VoIP
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) ADSL
5 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (30.00%) Internet
7 2 (20.00%) BGP
7 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (20.00%) VPN
7 2 (20.00%) WLAN
8 1 (10.00%) DHCP
8 1 (10.00%) DNS
8 1 (10.00%) SAN
8 1 (10.00%) DMZ
8 1 (10.00%) DSL
8 1 (10.00%) OSPF
8 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Operations Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Voice Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (40.00%) IVR
2 4 (40.00%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Workflow
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (60.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Avaya
3 4 (40.00%) CA
3 4 (40.00%) Remedy
3 4 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Altiris
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) HP