The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 167 142 126
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs citing MPLS 89 109 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 1.18% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.45% 6.48% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 47 54
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£398 £313 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.20% +17.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £184 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £273
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +22.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +92.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +104.54%
MPLS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2000 1681 1580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.19% 18.25% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 726 658
Average daily rate £361 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 107 165
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 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
Berkshire -6 64 £398 +38.26% 9
Buckinghamshire 0 10 £335 +34.00% 6
Surrey -1 6 £394 -23.17% 5
Hampshire -19 3 £431 +72.50% 7
East Sussex -9 2 £370 - 2
Oxfordshire -20 2 £348 +50.27% 1
Kent - 2 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 152 (72.38%) Cisco
2 99 (47.14%) WAN
3 93 (44.29%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (43.33%) Firewall
5 87 (41.43%) Telecoms
5 87 (41.43%) VPN
6 84 (40.00%) LAN
7 82 (39.05%) BGP
8 76 (36.19%) OSPF
9 62 (29.52%) CCNP
10 55 (26.19%) CheckPoint
10 55 (26.19%) Wireless
11 44 (20.95%) Ethernet
11 44 (20.95%) F5
12 43 (20.48%) CCNA
13 41 (19.52%) Cisco ASA
14 40 (19.05%) Windows
15 36 (17.14%) Internet
16 35 (16.67%) Juniper
16 35 (16.67%) Security Cleared
17 34 (16.19%) CCIE
18 32 (15.24%) Migration
19 31 (14.76%) ITIL
19 31 (14.76%) SC Cleared
19 31 (14.76%) Cisco Nexus
20 29 (13.81%) Active Directory
20 29 (13.81%) EIGRP
21 27 (12.86%) TCP/IP
21 27 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
22 26 (12.38%) VMware

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.90%) Lync
5 3 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.95%) IIS
6 2 (0.95%) CMS
7 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.48%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (7.62%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.95%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.43%) PaaS
2 3 (1.43%) Office 365
2 3 (1.43%) IaaS
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 99 (47.14%) WAN
2 91 (43.33%) Firewall
3 87 (41.43%) VPN
4 84 (40.00%) LAN
5 82 (39.05%) BGP
6 76 (36.19%) OSPF
7 55 (26.19%) Wireless
8 44 (20.95%) Ethernet
9 41 (19.52%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (17.14%) Internet
11 31 (14.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 29 (13.81%) EIGRP
13 27 (12.86%) Wi-Fi
13 27 (12.86%) TCP/IP
14 26 (12.38%) WLAN
14 26 (12.38%) SDH
15 25 (11.90%) ADSL
15 25 (11.90%) DNS
16 24 (11.43%) DSL
16 24 (11.43%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.90%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Toad
2 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.48%) Valgrind
2 1 (0.48%) GCC
2 1 (0.48%) Jenkins
General
1 87 (41.43%) Telecoms
2 12 (5.71%) Finance
2 12 (5.71%) Back Office
3 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.90%) Marketing
4 3 (1.43%) Retail
4 3 (1.43%) Billing
4 3 (1.43%) Games
5 1 (0.48%) Banking
5 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (25.24%) Network Engineer
2 34 (16.19%) Architect
3 33 (15.71%) IP Engineer
4 20 (9.52%) Analyst
5 18 (8.57%) Network Architect
6 17 (8.10%) Design Engineer
6 17 (8.10%) IP Network Engineer
7 15 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (5.71%) Security Engineer
8 12 (5.71%) Project Manager
8 12 (5.71%) Consultant
9 11 (5.24%) Network Specialist
10 10 (4.76%) Network Support
11 8 (3.81%) Support Analyst
11 8 (3.81%) Network Analyst
11 8 (3.81%) Back Office Engineer
12 7 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
13 6 (2.86%) Technical Analyst
13 6 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
13 6 (2.86%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.90%) Web Services
2 3 (1.43%) XML
2 3 (1.43%) JMS
2 3 (1.43%) WSDL
2 3 (1.43%) JAXB
2 3 (1.43%) SOAP
3 2 (0.95%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (0.48%) boto
4 1 (0.48%) STL
4 1 (0.48%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.29%) PKI
3 7 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.86%) Replication
5 5 (2.38%) CMDB
5 5 (2.38%) SecurID
6 4 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.90%) Smart Meter
7 3 (1.43%) GIS
7 3 (1.43%) e-Health
7 3 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.95%) Streaming Video
8 2 (0.95%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.95%) MPEG
8 2 (0.95%) DTV
8 2 (0.95%) STB
8 2 (0.95%) IPTV
8 2 (0.95%) Statistics
9 1 (0.48%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.48%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 40 (19.05%) Windows
2 25 (11.90%) Windows 7
3 17 (8.10%) Linux
4 9 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.38%) UNIX
7 3 (1.43%) CentOS
7 3 (1.43%) SUSE
7 3 (1.43%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.95%) VMS
8 2 (0.95%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.95%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.95%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.24%) Migration
2 31 (14.76%) ITIL
3 26 (12.38%) Network Design
3 26 (12.38%) Load Balancing
4 22 (10.48%) Project Management
5 21 (10.00%) Validation
6 18 (8.57%) Network Planning
7 14 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
8 11 (5.24%) PRINCE2
9 10 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (4.29%) Incident Management
11 8 (3.81%) Test Strategy
11 8 (3.81%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (3.33%) TOGAF
12 7 (3.33%) Configuration Management
13 6 (2.86%) Change Management
13 6 (2.86%) Network Management
13 6 (2.86%) Capacity Management
13 6 (2.86%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (6.67%) C
2 6 (2.86%) SQL
3 4 (1.90%) Java
4 3 (1.43%) PL/SQL
5 2 (0.95%) Python
5 2 (0.95%) Ruby
6 1 (0.48%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.48%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.48%) C#
6 1 (0.48%) C++
Qualifications
1 93 (44.29%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (29.52%) CCNP
3 43 (20.48%) CCNA
4 35 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 34 (16.19%) CCIE
6 31 (14.76%) SC Cleared
7 15 (7.14%) Degree
8 14 (6.67%) CCIP
9 11 (5.24%) CCDP
10 9 (4.29%) DV Cleared
11 7 (3.33%) BC Cleared
11 7 (3.33%) CISSP
12 4 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (1.90%) HNC
12 4 (1.90%) HND
12 4 (1.90%) MCITP
13 3 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.43%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.48%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.29%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (13.81%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.24%) vSphere
3 9 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.43%) Firmware
6 2 (0.95%) Snort
6 2 (0.95%) Squid
6 2 (0.95%) XenApp
6 2 (0.95%) XenServer
6 2 (0.95%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (5.71%) FortiGate
2 8 (3.81%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.43%) SCOM
3 3 (1.43%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.95%) Puppet
4 2 (0.95%) SCCM
4 2 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.48%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.48%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 152 (72.38%) Cisco
2 55 (26.19%) CheckPoint
3 44 (20.95%) F5
4 35 (16.67%) Juniper
5 26 (12.38%) VMware
6 19 (9.05%) Microsoft
7 18 (8.57%) Ericsson
8 16 (7.62%) Huawei
9 10 (4.76%) HP
10 9 (4.29%) CA
10 9 (4.29%) Fortinet
11 8 (3.81%) BT
12 7 (3.33%) Citrix
13 6 (2.86%) Avaya
13 6 (2.86%) Red Hat
14 5 (2.38%) Cramer
14 5 (2.38%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.38%) Tufin
14 5 (2.38%) AlgoSec
15 4 (1.90%) Oracle
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