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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 183 178 163
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 86 94 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.98% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 5.19% 5.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 38
Median daily rate £365 £399 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £286 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £495 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.70% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £47.92 £21.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.86% -47.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £21.50 £40.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £21.50 £41.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.92 £95.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-49.56% +137.50%
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
1678 1812 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.91% 18.94% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 950 942 736
Median daily rate £375 £363 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 121 101
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% +30.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +3 45 £350 -6.66% 7
Hampshire -3 18 £338 -23.51% 9
Buckinghamshire +15 9 £350 -26.31% 2
Surrey -1 9 £385 -2.22% 8
West Sussex -3 4 £365 -20.00%
East Sussex +10 1 £413 +26.92%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 149 (72.68%) Cisco
2 104 (50.73%) WAN
3 96 (46.83%) BGP
4 95 (46.34%) Cisco Certification
5 89 (43.41%) LAN
6 83 (40.49%) Firewall
7 75 (36.59%) VPN
8 74 (36.10%) Data Centre
9 69 (33.66%) DNS
10 67 (32.68%) Telecoms
11 66 (32.20%) OSPF
12 59 (28.78%) Juniper
13 57 (27.80%) IPsec
14 56 (27.32%) CCNA
15 53 (25.85%) CCNP
16 48 (23.41%) DHCP
17 41 (20.00%) ITIL
18 40 (19.51%) Security Cleared
19 39 (19.02%) Cisco Nexus
19 39 (19.02%) TCP/IP
20 36 (17.56%) Windows
21 35 (17.07%) VLAN
22 33 (16.10%) SC Cleared
22 33 (16.10%) VoIP
23 32 (15.61%) Ethernet
24 30 (14.63%) Internet
24 30 (14.63%) Network Security
24 30 (14.63%) Windows Server
25 29 (14.15%) EIGRP
25 29 (14.15%) VMware

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.93%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.44%) CMS
2 5 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.95%) Apache
3 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (1.95%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.46%) JBoss
5 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (8.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.34%) SaaS
2 9 (4.39%) PaaS
3 8 (3.90%) IaaS
4 6 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.98%) Office 365
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 104 (50.73%) WAN
2 96 (46.83%) BGP
3 89 (43.41%) LAN
4 83 (40.49%) Firewall
5 75 (36.59%) VPN
6 69 (33.66%) DNS
7 66 (32.20%) OSPF
8 57 (27.80%) IPsec
9 48 (23.41%) DHCP
10 39 (19.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 39 (19.02%) TCP/IP
11 35 (17.07%) VLAN
12 33 (16.10%) VoIP
13 32 (15.61%) Ethernet
14 30 (14.63%) Internet
14 30 (14.63%) Network Security
15 29 (14.15%) EIGRP
16 27 (13.17%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (13.17%) SSL
17 23 (11.22%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.49%) Ant
2 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Maven
2 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.49%) Subversion
General
1 67 (32.68%) Telecoms
2 17 (8.29%) Finance
3 6 (2.93%) Back Office
4 5 (2.44%) Military
5 3 (1.46%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.46%) Retail
6 2 (0.98%) Billing
6 2 (0.98%) Electronics
6 2 (0.98%) Games
6 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.98%) Marketing
7 1 (0.49%) Automotive
7 1 (0.49%) German Language
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (36.10%) Network Engineer
2 29 (14.15%) Architect
3 20 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 19 (9.27%) Senior Network Engineer
5 18 (8.78%) Project Manager
6 16 (7.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (6.83%) Analyst
8 13 (6.34%) Security Engineer
9 10 (4.88%) Business Analyst
9 10 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.88%) Network Architect
9 10 (4.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 9 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (3.90%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (3.90%) Designer
11 8 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
11 8 (3.90%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.41%) Network Designer
13 6 (2.93%) Infrastructure Manager
13 6 (2.93%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.90%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.98%) Silverlight
2 2 (0.98%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) boto
3 1 (0.49%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 74 (36.10%) Data Centre
2 19 (9.27%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.85%) Driving Licence
5 9 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.39%) Cryptography
5 9 (4.39%) PKI
5 9 (4.39%) Replication
6 6 (2.93%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.44%) iSeries
7 5 (2.44%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.44%) Streaming Video
8 4 (1.95%) BYOD
8 4 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.95%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.46%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.98%) FMCG
10 2 (0.98%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.56%) Windows
2 30 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 21 (10.24%) Linux
4 12 (5.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (4.39%) Unix
7 5 (2.44%) VMS
8 4 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.46%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.98%) AIX
10 2 (0.98%) CentOS
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.00%) ITIL
2 25 (12.20%) Network Design
2 25 (12.20%) Project Management
3 22 (10.73%) Load Balancing
4 18 (8.78%) Change Management
5 16 (7.80%) Configuration Management
6 15 (7.32%) Network Architecture
7 14 (6.83%) Migration
8 12 (5.85%) Service Management
9 11 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (5.37%) Capacity Management
9 11 (5.37%) PRINCE2
9 11 (5.37%) Problem Management
9 11 (5.37%) Project Planning
10 10 (4.88%) Open Source
10 10 (4.88%) Server Virtualisation
11 9 (4.39%) Incident Management
11 9 (4.39%) Information Security
11 9 (4.39%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.90%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.37%) SQL
2 9 (4.39%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.90%) Python
4 7 (3.41%) Perl
5 4 (1.95%) C
6 2 (0.98%) Tcl
7 1 (0.49%) Java
7 1 (0.49%) Lisp
7 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 95 (46.34%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (27.32%) CCNA
3 53 (25.85%) CCNP
4 40 (19.51%) Security Cleared
5 33 (16.10%) SC Cleared
6 22 (10.73%) CCIE
7 17 (8.29%) Degree
8 7 (3.41%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.93%) JNCIA
10 5 (2.44%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.95%) CISSP
11 4 (1.95%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.95%) GCIH
11 4 (1.95%) GIAC
12 3 (1.46%) Avaya Certification
12 3 (1.46%) CCA
12 3 (1.46%) CCDP
12 3 (1.46%) CCIP
12 3 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.46%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.27%) SLA
2 7 (3.41%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.95%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.98%) GLP
5 2 (0.98%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (10.73%) Active Directory
1 22 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.37%) XenApp
3 6 (2.93%) vSphere
4 4 (1.95%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.95%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (5.37%) Puppet
2 9 (4.39%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (3.90%) SolarWinds Orion
4 7 (3.41%) SCOM
5 6 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.93%) SCCM
6 5 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (2.44%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.95%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (1.95%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.98%) Amdocs OSS
9 2 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.49%) Ansible
10 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCE
10 1 (0.49%) Nagios
10 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 149 (72.68%) Cisco
2 59 (28.78%) Juniper
3 29 (14.15%) VMware
4 26 (12.68%) CheckPoint
5 18 (8.78%) F5
6 17 (8.29%) Palo Alto
7 15 (7.32%) Citrix
7 15 (7.32%) Huawei
8 14 (6.83%) Microsoft
9 13 (6.34%) Avaya
10 12 (5.85%) SolarWinds
11 10 (4.88%) Barracuda Networks
12 7 (3.41%) EMC
13 6 (2.93%) NetApp
14 5 (2.44%) Extreme Networks
14 5 (2.44%) Red Hat
14 5 (2.44%) Remedy
14 5 (2.44%) Sophos
14 5 (2.44%) Verint
15 4 (1.95%) Symantec
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