The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 47 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.89% - 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.52% - 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate
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£425 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £288
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +14.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +98.54%
MPLS
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 9.35% 5.88% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 8 14
Average daily rate £425 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £95
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £552 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £16.08 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +10.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
Northampton - 4 £425 - 1
MPLS
East Midlands

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) HSRP
2 3 (75.00%) Multicast
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (75.00%) PKI
2 3 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) Validation
2 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) VRRP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) SSL
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) HSRP
2 3 (75.00%) Multicast
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (75.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 3 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (75.00%) VRRP
2 3 (75.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (75.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Validation
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) CCIP
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) CCDP
2 2 (50.00%) CCIE
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft