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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 142 163 139
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -24
Contract jobs citing MPLS 112 74 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.22% 0.88% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.14% 5.12% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 31 23
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£350 £390 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +17.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £210 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £463 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +278.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-87.63% +445.45%
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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
1825 1444 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.90% 17.14% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 880 611 620
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £212 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 119 162
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +11 55 £350 -12.50% 12
Surrey +15 18 £306 -23.43% 5
Hampshire -11 15 £283 -27.09% 10
Buckinghamshire -7 10 £463 -1.33%
Oxfordshire - 6 £390 - 3
West Sussex -12 5 £295 -
East Sussex -9 4 £383 +15.47% 1
Kent - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 142 (69.27%) Cisco
2 95 (46.34%) Firewall
3 89 (43.41%) Telecoms
3 89 (43.41%) BGP
4 87 (42.44%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (39.02%) WAN
6 73 (35.61%) OSPF
7 68 (33.17%) LAN
8 60 (29.27%) Ethernet
9 58 (28.29%) F5
10 57 (27.80%) VPN
11 52 (25.37%) CCNP
12 48 (23.41%) Cisco ASA
13 45 (21.95%) CheckPoint
14 41 (20.00%) ITIL
15 39 (19.02%) Migration
16 38 (18.54%) Cisco Nexus
17 37 (18.05%) Internet
18 36 (17.56%) VoIP
19 35 (17.07%) CCNA
20 31 (15.12%) CCIE
20 31 (15.12%) Wireless
21 28 (13.66%) IPsec
21 28 (13.66%) Juniper
21 28 (13.66%) EIGRP
22 26 (12.68%) Project Management
22 26 (12.68%) ADSL
22 26 (12.68%) HSRP
23 24 (11.71%) Load Balancing
23 24 (11.71%) WLAN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (4.39%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.41%) WebLogic
2 7 (3.41%) WebSphere
3 6 (2.93%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (5.37%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.44%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) assyst
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.98%) IaaS
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
2 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (46.34%) Firewall
2 89 (43.41%) BGP
3 80 (39.02%) WAN
4 73 (35.61%) OSPF
5 68 (33.17%) LAN
6 60 (29.27%) Ethernet
7 57 (27.80%) VPN
8 48 (23.41%) Cisco ASA
9 38 (18.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 37 (18.05%) Internet
11 36 (17.56%) VoIP
12 31 (15.12%) Wireless
13 28 (13.66%) IPsec
13 28 (13.66%) EIGRP
14 26 (12.68%) ADSL
14 26 (12.68%) HSRP
15 24 (11.71%) WLAN
16 22 (10.73%) TCP/IP
17 19 (9.27%) Network Security
18 17 (8.29%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.90%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (3.41%) Toad
2 2 (0.98%) GDB
3 1 (0.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.49%) GCC
3 1 (0.49%) Valgrind
3 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
General
1 89 (43.41%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.32%) Finance
3 9 (4.39%) Back Office
4 5 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.46%) Banking
6 2 (0.98%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Retail
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Publishing
7 1 (0.49%) Legal
7 1 (0.49%) Billing
7 1 (0.49%) French Language
Job Titles
1 47 (22.93%) Network Engineer
2 32 (15.61%) IP Engineer
3 22 (10.73%) Design Engineer
3 22 (10.73%) Architect
4 20 (9.76%) Analyst
5 18 (8.78%) Project Manager
6 16 (7.80%) Consultant
7 13 (6.34%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (5.85%) Security Engineer
9 11 (5.37%) IP Network Engineer
10 10 (4.88%) Network Consultant
11 9 (4.39%) Network Analyst
11 9 (4.39%) Environment Manager
11 9 (4.39%) Network Architect
11 9 (4.39%) Network Support
12 8 (3.90%) Back Office Engineer
12 8 (3.90%) Cisco Engineer
12 8 (3.90%) Network Specialist
12 8 (3.90%) Test Manager
13 7 (3.41%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.90%) Web Services
2 7 (3.41%) XML
2 7 (3.41%) SOAP
2 7 (3.41%) JMS
2 7 (3.41%) WSDL
2 7 (3.41%) JAXB
3 1 (0.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.49%) STL
3 1 (0.49%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.49%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.39%) Smart Meter
3 6 (2.93%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.44%) IVR
4 5 (2.44%) SecurID
4 5 (2.44%) e-Health
5 4 (1.95%) Replication
6 3 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.46%) CMDB
6 3 (1.46%) PKI
6 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.98%) GIS
7 2 (0.98%) PMI
8 1 (0.49%) DTV
8 1 (0.49%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.49%) Tandem
8 1 (0.49%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (10.73%) Linux
2 20 (9.76%) Windows
3 15 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.95%) CentOS
5 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.46%) UNIX
6 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.98%) SUSE
8 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.00%) ITIL
2 39 (19.02%) Migration
3 26 (12.68%) Project Management
4 24 (11.71%) Load Balancing
5 23 (11.22%) Validation
6 21 (10.24%) Network Design
7 19 (9.27%) PRINCE2
8 13 (6.34%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.37%) Software Engineering
9 11 (5.37%) Test Strategy
9 11 (5.37%) Network Management
9 11 (5.37%) Mentoring
10 10 (4.88%) Network Architecture
10 10 (4.88%) Supplier Management
11 9 (4.39%) Risk Management
11 9 (4.39%) TOGAF
11 9 (4.39%) Incident Management
12 8 (3.90%) Performance Analysis
12 8 (3.90%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.90%) Java
2 7 (3.41%) PL/SQL
2 7 (3.41%) SQL
2 7 (3.41%) C
3 2 (0.98%) Embedded C
3 2 (0.98%) Python
4 1 (0.49%) C#
4 1 (0.49%) C++
4 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.49%) Perl
4 1 (0.49%) Ruby
4 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 87 (42.44%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (25.37%) CCNP
3 35 (17.07%) CCNA
4 31 (15.12%) CCIE
5 20 (9.76%) Security Cleared
6 19 (9.27%) SC Cleared
7 13 (6.34%) Degree
8 10 (4.88%) CCIP
8 10 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (3.41%) CISSP
9 7 (3.41%) CCDP
10 6 (2.93%) BC Cleared
11 4 (1.95%) HNC
11 4 (1.95%) HND
12 3 (1.46%) PMP
12 3 (1.46%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.46%) Check Point Certification
12 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.46%) MCSE
12 3 (1.46%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.88%) PCI DSS
1 10 (4.88%) SLA
2 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (6.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.90%) vSphere
3 5 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.46%) Firmware
5 2 (0.98%) XenApp
5 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.98%) Squid
5 2 (0.98%) Snort
6 1 (0.49%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.49%) LXC
6 1 (0.49%) Docker
6 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (8.78%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
2 5 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.98%) SCCM
4 2 (0.98%) SCOM
4 2 (0.98%) Foglight
4 2 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.49%) OpenView
5 1 (0.49%) Netcool
5 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.49%) WSUS
5 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 142 (69.27%) Cisco
2 58 (28.29%) F5
3 45 (21.95%) CheckPoint
4 28 (13.66%) Juniper
5 21 (10.24%) VMware
6 20 (9.76%) Microsoft
7 16 (7.80%) Avaya
7 16 (7.80%) Huawei
8 14 (6.83%) Ericsson
9 12 (5.85%) BT
9 12 (5.85%) Red Hat
10 10 (4.88%) Cramer
10 10 (4.88%) CA
11 9 (4.39%) HP
11 9 (4.39%) Nokia
12 8 (3.90%) Fortinet
12 8 (3.90%) Oracle
12 8 (3.90%) Citrix
13 7 (3.41%) BEA
13 7 (3.41%) Radware
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