The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Somerset region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 53 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.24% 0.49% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 3.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £480 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.55% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £9.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £22.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+718.18% -32.30%
Communications & Networking Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
52 27 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 12.24% 13.17% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 11 4
Average daily rate £250 £188 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £411 £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.85 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
MPLS
South West

MPLS
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

MPLS
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

MPLS
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

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 1 £480 -
MPLS
South West

MPLS
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) IPv4
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) ICMP
2 3 (75.00%) JNCIS
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) Junos
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) SAP
4 1 (25.00%) CCNP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) IPv4
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) ICMP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (75.00%) Junos
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Security Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
1 3 (75.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Juniper
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (25.00%) SAP