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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / South East
Rank 144 155 150
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 94 101 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.29% 1.23% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.09% 6.19% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 59 52
Median daily rate £420 £431 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% +33.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +37.73%

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
1544 1632 1880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.20% 19.89% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 883 904
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £524 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 97 111
Median hourly rate £38.00 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +4 39 £320 -18.98% 1
Hampshire +7 23 £550 +10.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 11 £230 - 3
West Sussex - 8 £383 -
Surrey +4 5 £500 +72.41% 2
Middlesex +5 2 £343 -37.72% 2
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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.

1 137 (74.05%) Cisco
2 94 (50.81%) Cisco Certification
3 84 (45.41%) Firewall
4 75 (40.54%) WAN
5 66 (35.68%) LAN
5 66 (35.68%) Data Centre
6 51 (27.57%) ITIL
7 50 (27.03%) BGP
8 48 (25.95%) CCNA
9 47 (25.41%) CCNP
9 47 (25.41%) VMware
10 44 (23.78%) Windows
11 42 (22.70%) DNS
11 42 (22.70%) F5
12 38 (20.54%) Cisco Nexus
12 38 (20.54%) OSPF
13 37 (20.00%) VoIP
13 37 (20.00%) Telecoms
14 35 (18.92%) CCIE
15 33 (17.84%) TCP/IP
15 33 (17.84%) Network Design
16 31 (16.76%) Ethernet
16 31 (16.76%) Juniper
17 29 (15.68%) VPN
17 29 (15.68%) Network Security
18 28 (15.14%) SAN
18 28 (15.14%) Internet
19 27 (14.59%) Windows Server
20 26 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
20 26 (14.05%) MCSE

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 9 (4.86%) Apache
1 9 (4.86%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.70%) IIS
2 5 (2.70%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.16%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.62%) JBoss
5 1 (0.54%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (12.97%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.95%) SaaS
2 10 (5.41%) IaaS
2 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.62%) PaaS
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.54%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 84 (45.41%) Firewall
2 75 (40.54%) WAN
3 66 (35.68%) LAN
4 50 (27.03%) BGP
5 42 (22.70%) DNS
6 38 (20.54%) Cisco Nexus
6 38 (20.54%) OSPF
7 37 (20.00%) VoIP
8 33 (17.84%) TCP/IP
9 31 (16.76%) Ethernet
10 29 (15.68%) Network Security
10 29 (15.68%) VPN
11 28 (15.14%) Internet
11 28 (15.14%) SAN
12 23 (12.43%) SNMP
13 20 (10.81%) ADSL
13 20 (10.81%) DHCP
14 16 (8.65%) IPsec
15 15 (8.11%) Broadband
15 15 (8.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Ant
1 1 (0.54%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.54%) JIRA
1 1 (0.54%) Maven
1 1 (0.54%) Subversion
General
1 37 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 17 (9.19%) Retail
3 10 (5.41%) Finance
4 4 (2.16%) Marketing
5 3 (1.62%) Banking
5 3 (1.62%) Billing
5 3 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.08%) Electronics
6 2 (1.08%) Legal
7 1 (0.54%) Back Office
7 1 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 51 (27.57%) Architect
2 45 (24.32%) Network Engineer
3 29 (15.68%) Infrastructure Architect
4 22 (11.89%) Network Architect
5 21 (11.35%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 21 (11.35%) Network Security Architect
5 21 (11.35%) Security Architect
6 20 (10.81%) Cisco Architect
7 19 (10.27%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
8 16 (8.65%) Cisco Engineer
9 14 (7.57%) Cisco Network Architect
9 14 (7.57%) Consultant
10 12 (6.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (5.41%) Analyst
11 10 (5.41%) Support Engineer
12 9 (4.86%) Cisco Security Architect
12 9 (4.86%) IP Engineer
12 9 (4.86%) IP Network Engineer
12 9 (4.86%) Network Analyst
13 8 (4.32%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.24%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.70%) J2EE
2 5 (2.70%) Middleware
3 2 (1.08%) Web Services
4 1 (0.54%) boto
4 1 (0.54%) JTAPI
4 1 (0.54%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (35.68%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.19%) Management Information System
3 16 (8.65%) Driving Licence
4 14 (7.57%) Cryptography
5 10 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.32%) CMDB
6 8 (4.32%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.32%) PKI
7 6 (3.24%) Clustering
7 6 (3.24%) e-Health
7 6 (3.24%) FlexPod
7 6 (3.24%) IVR
8 4 (2.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (1.62%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.62%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.62%) IPTV
9 3 (1.62%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (1.62%) STB
9 3 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.62%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 44 (23.78%) Windows
2 27 (14.59%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.11%) Linux
4 10 (5.41%) Unix
5 9 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.62%) Android
7 3 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.08%) AIX
9 1 (0.54%) VMS
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (27.57%) ITIL
2 33 (17.84%) Network Design
3 20 (10.81%) Change Management
4 17 (9.19%) Migration
4 17 (9.19%) Project Management
5 16 (8.65%) Capacity Management
5 16 (8.65%) Load Balancing
6 15 (8.11%) Incident Management
6 15 (8.11%) Information Security
7 14 (7.57%) Problem Management
8 13 (7.03%) Computer Security
8 13 (7.03%) Security Patching
8 13 (7.03%) Service Management
9 12 (6.49%) Network Management
9 12 (6.49%) PRINCE2
10 10 (5.41%) ITIL V3
11 9 (4.86%) CRM
12 8 (4.32%) High Availability
12 8 (4.32%) Presales
12 8 (4.32%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.32%) SQL
2 4 (2.16%) Python
3 3 (1.62%) Perl
4 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 94 (50.81%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (25.95%) CCNA
3 47 (25.41%) CCNP
4 35 (18.92%) CCIE
5 26 (14.05%) MCSE
5 26 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (7.03%) Security Cleared
7 10 (5.41%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.78%) CCIP
8 7 (3.78%) GCIH
8 7 (3.78%) GIAC
9 6 (3.24%) CISSP
10 5 (2.70%) Degree
10 5 (2.70%) JNCIA
10 5 (2.70%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.16%) PMP
12 3 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.62%) RHCSA
13 2 (1.08%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.08%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.65%) PCI DSS
1 16 (8.65%) SLA
2 9 (4.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 21 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (10.27%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.70%) vCloud
4 5 (2.70%) vSphere
5 4 (2.16%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.62%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.54%) Firmware
7 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (5.41%) Puppet
2 5 (2.70%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.70%) WSUS
3 4 (2.16%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.62%) Nagios
4 3 (1.62%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (1.62%) vRealize
5 2 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.08%) SCCM
5 2 (1.08%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.54%) Ansible
6 1 (0.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.54%) OpenView
6 1 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.54%) SCOM
6 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 137 (74.05%) Cisco
2 47 (25.41%) VMware
3 42 (22.70%) F5
4 31 (16.76%) Juniper
5 23 (12.43%) CheckPoint
6 16 (8.65%) Palo Alto
7 13 (7.03%) Microsoft
8 12 (6.49%) HP
9 11 (5.95%) Avaya
10 10 (5.41%) Huawei
11 5 (2.70%) Altiris
11 5 (2.70%) CA
11 5 (2.70%) Cyberoam
11 5 (2.70%) Remedy
12 4 (2.16%) Aruba
12 4 (2.16%) EMC
12 4 (2.16%) Genesys
13 3 (1.62%) Blue Coat
13 3 (1.62%) Nortel
13 3 (1.62%) Red Hat
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