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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 143 158 172
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +14
Contract jobs citing MPLS 105 109 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 1.16% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.70% 6.14% 5.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 64 50
Median daily rate £425 £450 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +29.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £600 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £335
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +22.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +200.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
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
1568 1776 1879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.26% 18.84% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 959 880
Median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 115 112
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +7 36 £400 +6.66% 2
Hampshire -3 23 £423 -12.16% 10
Surrey +23 18 £425 +41.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +29 13 £350 - 3
East Sussex - 6 £263 -
West Sussex +13 5 £416 -12.36%
Middlesex -2 3 £369 -35.16%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 119 (70.41%) Cisco
2 91 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 77 (45.56%) Firewall
4 71 (42.01%) WAN
5 67 (39.64%) LAN
6 63 (37.28%) Data Centre
7 48 (28.40%) Windows
7 48 (28.40%) VMware
8 47 (27.81%) BGP
9 45 (26.63%) CCNP
10 44 (26.04%) CCNA
11 41 (24.26%) ITIL
12 40 (23.67%) F5
13 39 (23.08%) CCIE
14 38 (22.49%) DNS
15 37 (21.89%) Cisco Nexus
16 33 (19.53%) Windows Server
16 33 (19.53%) OSPF
17 32 (18.93%) Ethernet
17 32 (18.93%) Telecoms
17 32 (18.93%) Network Design
18 31 (18.34%) VPN
19 30 (17.75%) VoIP
19 30 (17.75%) SAN
20 29 (17.16%) TCP/IP
20 29 (17.16%) Network Security
21 26 (15.38%) MCSE
21 26 (15.38%) Internet
21 26 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
22 25 (14.79%) Juniper

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 (5.33%) Apache
1 9 (5.33%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.96%) Skype for Business
3 5 (2.96%) WebLogic
4 4 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.37%) IIS
4 4 (2.37%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.18%) CMS
5 2 (1.18%) JBoss
5 2 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (14.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.33%) IaaS
1 9 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (5.33%) SaaS
2 6 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.37%) PaaS
4 2 (1.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 77 (45.56%) Firewall
2 71 (42.01%) WAN
3 67 (39.64%) LAN
4 47 (27.81%) BGP
5 38 (22.49%) DNS
6 37 (21.89%) Cisco Nexus
7 33 (19.53%) OSPF
8 32 (18.93%) Ethernet
9 31 (18.34%) VPN
10 30 (17.75%) SAN
10 30 (17.75%) VoIP
11 29 (17.16%) Network Security
11 29 (17.16%) TCP/IP
12 26 (15.38%) Internet
13 22 (13.02%) DHCP
14 21 (12.43%) IPsec
15 18 (10.65%) ADSL
15 18 (10.65%) SNMP
15 18 (10.65%) VLAN
16 15 (8.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Ant
1 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.18%) JIRA
1 2 (1.18%) Maven
1 2 (1.18%) Subversion
General
1 32 (18.93%) Telecoms
2 16 (9.47%) Retail
3 9 (5.33%) Finance
4 5 (2.96%) Marketing
5 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.78%) Banking
6 3 (1.78%) Billing
6 3 (1.78%) Electronics
7 2 (1.18%) Back Office
7 2 (1.18%) Games
7 2 (1.18%) Legal
8 1 (0.59%) French Language
Job Titles
1 49 (28.99%) Architect
2 40 (23.67%) Network Engineer
3 29 (17.16%) Infrastructure Architect
4 21 (12.43%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 21 (12.43%) Network Security Architect
4 21 (12.43%) Security Architect
5 20 (11.83%) Network Architect
6 19 (11.24%) Cisco Architect
6 19 (11.24%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (8.28%) Cisco Engineer
7 14 (8.28%) Consultant
8 13 (7.69%) Cisco Network Architect
9 11 (6.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (5.33%) Cisco Security Architect
10 9 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (5.33%) Support Engineer
11 8 (4.73%) Analyst
11 8 (4.73%) Network Consultant
11 8 (4.73%) Project Manager
12 7 (4.14%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.55%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.96%) J2EE
2 5 (2.96%) Middleware
3 2 (1.18%) boto
3 2 (1.18%) Silverlight
3 2 (1.18%) Web Services
4 1 (0.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (37.28%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.88%) Management Information System
3 14 (8.28%) Driving Licence
4 12 (7.10%) Cryptography
5 11 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.73%) PKI
7 7 (4.14%) Clustering
8 6 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (2.96%) e-Health
9 5 (2.96%) IPTV
9 5 (2.96%) Replication
9 5 (2.96%) Video on Demand
10 4 (2.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (2.37%) IVR
10 4 (2.37%) STB
11 3 (1.78%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.78%) FlexPod
11 3 (1.78%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (28.40%) Windows
2 33 (19.53%) Windows Server
3 15 (8.88%) Linux
4 13 (7.69%) Unix
5 12 (7.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.78%) Android
9 2 (1.18%) AIX
9 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.59%) VMS
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.26%) ITIL
2 32 (18.93%) Network Design
3 18 (10.65%) Change Management
4 17 (10.06%) Migration
5 16 (9.47%) Capacity Management
5 16 (9.47%) Load Balancing
5 16 (9.47%) Project Management
6 14 (8.28%) Incident Management
6 14 (8.28%) Problem Management
7 13 (7.69%) Information Security
7 13 (7.69%) Network Management
7 13 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 11 (6.51%) Computer Security
8 11 (6.51%) Security Patching
9 8 (4.73%) Presales
10 7 (4.14%) Service Management
10 7 (4.14%) TOGAF
10 7 (4.14%) Validation
11 6 (3.55%) Data Protection
11 6 (3.55%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.51%) SQL
2 5 (2.96%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.96%) Python
3 3 (1.78%) Perl
4 2 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 91 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (26.63%) CCNP
3 44 (26.04%) CCNA
4 39 (23.08%) CCIE
5 26 (15.38%) MCSE
5 26 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (10.65%) Security Cleared
7 13 (7.69%) SC Cleared
8 6 (3.55%) CCIP
9 5 (2.96%) Degree
9 5 (2.96%) GCIH
9 5 (2.96%) GIAC
9 5 (2.96%) JNCIA
9 5 (2.96%) PMI Certification
10 4 (2.37%) CISSP
10 4 (2.37%) PMP
11 3 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.18%) CCDP
12 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.28%) PCI DSS
2 9 (5.33%) SLA
3 7 (4.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.18%) QA
5 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (13.02%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.33%) vSphere
4 8 (4.73%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.37%) vCloud
5 4 (2.37%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.37%) XenApp
6 3 (1.78%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.59%) Firmware
8 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (5.33%) Puppet
2 5 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.37%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (2.37%) NetBackup
3 4 (2.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.37%) SCCM
3 4 (2.37%) WSUS
4 3 (1.78%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.78%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.78%) Nagios
4 3 (1.78%) SCOM
5 2 (1.18%) Ansible
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.18%) vRealize
6 1 (0.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.59%) OpenView
6 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 119 (70.41%) Cisco
2 48 (28.40%) VMware
3 40 (23.67%) F5
4 25 (14.79%) Juniper
5 23 (13.61%) CheckPoint
6 18 (10.65%) Palo Alto
7 16 (9.47%) Microsoft
8 9 (5.33%) HP
9 7 (4.14%) Avaya
9 7 (4.14%) Citrix
9 7 (4.14%) EMC
10 5 (2.96%) Altiris
10 5 (2.96%) Cyberoam
10 5 (2.96%) Huawei
10 5 (2.96%) Sophos
11 4 (2.37%) Aruba
11 4 (2.37%) CA
11 4 (2.37%) Symantec
12 3 (1.78%) Nortel
12 3 (1.78%) SAP
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