The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 44 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.60% 1.38% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.06% 7.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£250 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -35.71%
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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 Somerset region.

Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
33 39 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 9.88% 17.89% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 7
Average daily rate £250 £275 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £399 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.30 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.35% -51.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (100.00%) ADSL
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) RIP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) VRRP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) JNCIP
1 2 (100.00%) Brocade
1 2 (100.00%) VPLS
1 2 (100.00%) WatchGuard
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Siemens
2 1 (50.00%) IronPort
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Trustwave
2 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIS

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Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) ADSL
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) RIP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) VRRP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VPLS
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) JNCIP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) McAfee
1 2 (100.00%) Brocade
1 2 (100.00%) WatchGuard
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Siemens
2 1 (50.00%) IronPort
2 1 (50.00%) Trustwave