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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 156 172 112
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -60
Contract jobs citing MPLS 93 73 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.83% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.12% 4.56% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 30
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£360 £355 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £248 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £489 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £50.50 £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.57% +10.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
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
1816 1600 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.85% 18.25% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 870 732 614
Average daily rate £348 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 94 163
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.63 £39.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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 +20 47 £350 -9.96% 12
Surrey +17 23 £371 -23.84% 2
Oxfordshire 0 6 £475 -
East Sussex -7 5 £325 - 4
Hampshire -17 4 £220 -29.60% 7
West Sussex - 4 £285 - 3
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £394 -4.54% 3
Middlesex -1 1 - - 1
Kent - - - - 2
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 135 (73.37%) Cisco
2 102 (55.43%) Cisco Certification
3 86 (46.74%) Firewall
4 84 (45.65%) BGP
5 74 (40.22%) Telecoms
6 73 (39.67%) OSPF
7 70 (38.04%) VPN
8 62 (33.70%) Juniper
9 57 (30.98%) WAN
10 55 (29.89%) CCNP
11 54 (29.35%) IPsec
12 53 (28.80%) Ethernet
13 49 (26.63%) CCIE
14 48 (26.09%) CheckPoint
15 47 (25.54%) Cisco ASA
16 46 (25.00%) VoIP
16 46 (25.00%) LAN
17 41 (22.28%) Load Balancing
18 36 (19.57%) Network Management
19 35 (19.02%) DNS
20 33 (17.93%) SNMP
21 32 (17.39%) Cisco PIX
22 29 (15.76%) LTE
22 29 (15.76%) FWSM
22 29 (15.76%) Active Directory
23 28 (15.22%) CCNA
23 28 (15.22%) Nokia
23 28 (15.22%) ITIL
24 27 (14.67%) F5
24 27 (14.67%) Network Architecture

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 11 (5.98%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.35%) Apache
3 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 7 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.26%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project
3 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (46.74%) Firewall
2 84 (45.65%) BGP
3 73 (39.67%) OSPF
4 70 (38.04%) VPN
5 57 (30.98%) WAN
6 54 (29.35%) IPsec
7 53 (28.80%) Ethernet
8 47 (25.54%) Cisco ASA
9 46 (25.00%) VoIP
9 46 (25.00%) LAN
10 35 (19.02%) DNS
11 33 (17.93%) SNMP
12 32 (17.39%) Cisco PIX
13 29 (15.76%) LTE
13 29 (15.76%) FWSM
14 21 (11.41%) Wireless
15 20 (10.87%) TCP/IP
16 19 (10.33%) Internet
17 18 (9.78%) Cisco Nexus
18 17 (9.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (3.80%) GDB
2 2 (1.09%) Toad
General
1 74 (40.22%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.07%) Finance
3 7 (3.80%) Marketing
4 5 (2.72%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.72%) Electronics
5 2 (1.09%) Retail
5 2 (1.09%) Billing
6 1 (0.54%) French Language
6 1 (0.54%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.54%) Front Office
6 1 (0.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 50 (27.17%) Network Engineer
2 36 (19.57%) IP Engineer
2 36 (19.57%) Design Engineer
3 21 (11.41%) Architect
4 13 (7.07%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.98%) Analyst
5 11 (5.98%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (5.43%) Consultant
7 9 (4.89%) Network Architect
8 8 (4.35%) Security Engineer
9 7 (3.80%) Transmission Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Test Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Technical Manager
10 6 (3.26%) IP Network Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Network Analyst
10 6 (3.26%) Technical Project Manager
11 5 (2.72%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 5 (2.72%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.63%) Web Services
2 2 (1.09%) XML
2 2 (1.09%) CSS
2 2 (1.09%) SOAP
2 2 (1.09%) JMS
2 2 (1.09%) JAXB
2 2 (1.09%) WSDL
3 1 (0.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (2.72%) DTV
2 4 (2.17%) Blackberry
2 4 (2.17%) Thin Client
2 4 (2.17%) Fat Client
3 3 (1.63%) EqualLogic
3 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.09%) PMI
4 2 (1.09%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.09%) Wiki
4 2 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.54%) Replication
5 1 (0.54%) AVVID
5 1 (0.54%) SecurID
5 1 (0.54%) e-Health
5 1 (0.54%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 21 (11.41%) Windows
2 11 (5.98%) UNIX
3 10 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.63%) Linux
7 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.28%) Load Balancing
2 36 (19.57%) Network Management
3 28 (15.22%) ITIL
4 27 (14.67%) Network Architecture
5 26 (14.13%) Project Management
6 23 (12.50%) Network Design
7 15 (8.15%) Migration
8 14 (7.61%) Validation
9 13 (7.07%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (7.07%) Risk Assessment
10 12 (6.52%) Mentoring
11 9 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (4.89%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.35%) ITSM
12 8 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
13 7 (3.80%) TOGAF
14 6 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (2.72%) Digital Marketing
15 5 (2.72%) Network Monitoring
15 5 (2.72%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.07%) C
2 8 (4.35%) Perl
3 6 (3.26%) PHP
3 6 (3.26%) Embedded C
4 4 (2.17%) SQL
5 2 (1.09%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.09%) Java
6 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.54%) Python
Qualifications
1 102 (55.43%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (29.89%) CCNP
3 49 (26.63%) CCIE
4 28 (15.22%) CCNA
5 17 (9.24%) CCDP
5 17 (9.24%) CCSP
6 16 (8.70%) Check Point Certification
6 16 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 14 (7.61%) CISSP
8 13 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (6.52%) SC Cleared
10 11 (5.98%) MCSE
11 9 (4.89%) Degree
12 5 (2.72%) CCIP
13 4 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.63%) CCA
15 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (1.09%) Avaya Certification
15 2 (1.09%) PMP
15 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.61%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.72%) SLA
3 4 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (15.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.80%) XenApp
3 6 (3.26%) vSphere
3 6 (3.26%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.17%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.17%) Xen
4 4 (2.17%) NLBS
5 2 (1.09%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.54%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.54%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.72%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (2.17%) WSUS
4 3 (1.63%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.54%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.54%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 135 (73.37%) Cisco
2 62 (33.70%) Juniper
3 48 (26.09%) CheckPoint
4 28 (15.22%) Nokia
5 27 (14.67%) F5
6 22 (11.96%) Microsoft
7 21 (11.41%) Redback
7 21 (11.41%) Huawei
7 21 (11.41%) Radware
8 20 (10.87%) Ericsson
9 18 (9.78%) VMware
10 14 (7.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 14 (7.61%) Citrix
11 9 (4.89%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 8 (4.35%) Brocade
12 8 (4.35%) HP
13 7 (3.80%) Avaya
13 7 (3.80%) Symantec
13 7 (3.80%) BT
14 6 (3.26%) Fortinet
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Unspecified Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 16 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 22 days ago