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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 124 147 168
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +21
Contract jobs citing MPLS 131 121 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.53% 1.27% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 6.08% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 68 36
Average daily rate £375 £348 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.91% -12.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £454 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £368
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -76.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -85.27%
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
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

MPLS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 50 £413 +27.90% 10
Hampshire +29 41 £538 +88.59% 11
Surrey -8 18 £350 +14.28% 14
Kent - 11 £200 - 1
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Oxfordshire +3 3 £238 -39.10% 4
Middlesex - 2 £494 -
West Sussex +3 1 £475 +61.01% 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 167 (75.57%) Cisco
2 98 (44.34%) Cisco Certification
3 92 (41.63%) Firewall
4 90 (40.72%) LAN
5 87 (39.37%) BGP
6 83 (37.56%) WAN
7 77 (34.84%) DNS
8 75 (33.94%) Telecoms
8 75 (33.94%) Data Centre
9 74 (33.48%) OSPF
10 66 (29.86%) VPN
11 57 (25.79%) Juniper
12 56 (25.34%) CCNP
13 52 (23.53%) ITIL
14 48 (21.72%) TCP/IP
15 44 (19.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 44 (19.91%) VLAN
15 44 (19.91%) Cisco ASA
16 42 (19.00%) IPsec
17 40 (18.10%) DHCP
18 39 (17.65%) Ethernet
19 38 (17.19%) CCNA
20 35 (15.84%) Internet
21 34 (15.38%) SSL
22 33 (14.93%) F5
23 30 (13.57%) CCIE
23 30 (13.57%) SNMP
24 28 (12.67%) Project Management
24 28 (12.67%) Migration
24 28 (12.67%) HSRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (3.17%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.71%) CMS
2 6 (2.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.81%) Apache
3 4 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.81%) IIS
3 4 (1.81%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.36%) JBoss
4 3 (1.36%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.45%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.45%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.88%) SaaS
2 6 (2.71%) IaaS
3 3 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.90%) PaaS
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 92 (41.63%) Firewall
2 90 (40.72%) LAN
3 87 (39.37%) BGP
4 83 (37.56%) WAN
5 77 (34.84%) DNS
6 74 (33.48%) OSPF
7 66 (29.86%) VPN
8 48 (21.72%) TCP/IP
9 44 (19.91%) Cisco ASA
9 44 (19.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 44 (19.91%) VLAN
10 42 (19.00%) IPsec
11 40 (18.10%) DHCP
12 39 (17.65%) Ethernet
13 35 (15.84%) Internet
14 34 (15.38%) SSL
15 30 (13.57%) SNMP
16 28 (12.67%) HSRP
17 26 (11.76%) Network Security
17 26 (11.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.45%) Ant
2 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.45%) JIRA
2 1 (0.45%) Maven
2 1 (0.45%) Subversion
General
1 75 (33.94%) Telecoms
2 27 (12.22%) Finance
3 6 (2.71%) Back Office
4 5 (2.26%) Billing
5 4 (1.81%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.36%) Games
6 3 (1.36%) Retail
7 2 (0.90%) Electronics
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Military
7 2 (0.90%) Publishing
8 1 (0.45%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (32.58%) Network Engineer
2 42 (19.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 41 (18.55%) Architect
4 33 (14.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 24 (10.86%) Senior Network Engineer
6 20 (9.05%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.88%) Cisco Support
8 12 (5.43%) Network Support
8 12 (5.43%) Network Support Engineer
8 12 (5.43%) Security Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) Cisco Support Engineer
9 11 (4.98%) IP Engineer
10 10 (4.52%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
10 10 (4.52%) Designer
10 10 (4.52%) Network Architect
10 10 (4.52%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (4.52%) Senior Architect
11 9 (4.07%) Design Engineer
11 9 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.69%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.17%) CSS
3 5 (2.26%) RSS
4 3 (1.36%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.45%) boto
5 1 (0.45%) Middleware
5 1 (0.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 75 (33.94%) Data Centre
2 26 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 13 (5.88%) Cryptography
3 13 (5.88%) Driving Licence
4 10 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (1.81%) PKI
8 3 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.36%) DTV
8 3 (1.36%) e-Health
8 3 (1.36%) IPTV
8 3 (1.36%) MPEG
8 3 (1.36%) Streaming Video
8 3 (1.36%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.90%) BYOD
9 2 (0.90%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (10.86%) Windows
2 17 (7.69%) Linux
3 16 (7.24%) Unix
4 9 (4.07%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.36%) CatOS
7 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.45%) HPUX
8 1 (0.45%) Solaris
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (23.53%) ITIL
2 28 (12.67%) Migration
2 28 (12.67%) Project Management
3 25 (11.31%) Load Balancing
4 23 (10.41%) Change Management
5 22 (9.95%) Service Management
6 20 (9.05%) Network Design
7 17 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
7 17 (7.69%) Network Management
8 16 (7.24%) Incident Management
9 15 (6.79%) Information Security
10 13 (5.88%) Capacity Management
10 13 (5.88%) Problem Management
11 12 (5.43%) Computer Security
11 12 (5.43%) PRINCE2
11 12 (5.43%) Security Patching
12 9 (4.07%) High Availability
12 9 (4.07%) Validation
13 8 (3.62%) Network Monitoring
14 7 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.07%) Perl
2 6 (2.71%) Python
3 3 (1.36%) SQL
4 2 (0.90%) C
5 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.45%) Ruby
5 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (44.34%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (25.34%) CCNP
3 38 (17.19%) CCNA
4 30 (13.57%) CCIE
5 23 (10.41%) Degree
5 23 (10.41%) Security Cleared
6 20 (9.05%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.81%) APMP
8 4 (1.81%) CCDE
8 4 (1.81%) CISSP
8 4 (1.81%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.81%) GCIH
8 4 (1.81%) GIAC
8 4 (1.81%) JNCIP
8 4 (1.81%) MCSE
8 4 (1.81%) PMI Certification
8 4 (1.81%) PMP
8 4 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.79%) PCI DSS
2 10 (4.52%) SLA
3 4 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.90%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 14 (6.33%) Active Directory
1 14 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.36%) XenApp
2 3 (1.36%) XenDesktop
3 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.45%) iptables
3 1 (0.45%) NFS
3 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (3.17%) CiscoWorks
2 5 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.26%) Cisco UCCE
2 5 (2.26%) OpenView
2 5 (2.26%) Puppet
2 5 (2.26%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (1.36%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (1.36%) Netcool
3 3 (1.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 3 (1.36%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (1.36%) SCCM
4 2 (0.90%) Cacti
4 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.45%) Ansible
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.45%) Foglight
5 1 (0.45%) OPNET
5 1 (0.45%) SCOM
5 1 (0.45%) Simpana
5 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 167 (75.57%) Cisco
2 57 (25.79%) Juniper
3 33 (14.93%) F5
4 27 (12.22%) CheckPoint
5 21 (9.50%) VMware
6 17 (7.69%) NetApp
7 16 (7.24%) Palo Alto
8 14 (6.33%) Huawei
9 13 (5.88%) SolarWinds
10 12 (5.43%) HP
11 10 (4.52%) Avaya
11 10 (4.52%) Cyberoam
12 8 (3.62%) BT
12 8 (3.62%) Microsoft
12 8 (3.62%) Polycom
12 8 (3.62%) Verint
13 7 (3.17%) Aruba
13 7 (3.17%) Citrix
13 7 (3.17%) Ericsson
14 5 (2.26%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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