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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 142 144 133
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 127 94 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 1.06% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.30% 5.96% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 41 37
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £205 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £435 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Average hourly rate £47.50 £180.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.61% +453.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +449.61%
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
2015 1576 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.56% 17.80% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 651 613
Average daily rate £350 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £192 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 133 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +10 81 £310 -13.28% 15
Surrey +12 16 £300 -10.44% 11
Hampshire -8 14 £283 -28.25% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 8 £463 - 3
West Sussex -14 4 £275 +10.10% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £420 - 2
East Sussex 0 2 £248 -17.50%
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 156 (69.96%) Cisco
2 99 (44.39%) Firewall
2 99 (44.39%) Telecoms
3 96 (43.05%) WAN
4 88 (39.46%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (39.46%) BGP
5 81 (36.32%) LAN
6 72 (32.29%) VPN
7 71 (31.84%) OSPF
8 61 (27.35%) Ethernet
9 54 (24.22%) F5
10 53 (23.77%) CheckPoint
11 52 (23.32%) CCNP
12 44 (19.73%) Wireless
13 43 (19.28%) Cisco ASA
14 42 (18.83%) Internet
15 41 (18.39%) CCNA
16 39 (17.49%) ITIL
16 39 (17.49%) Migration
17 34 (15.25%) VoIP
17 34 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
18 33 (14.80%) CCIE
19 32 (14.35%) Windows
20 31 (13.90%) ADSL
20 31 (13.90%) Juniper
21 29 (13.00%) Project Management
21 29 (13.00%) SDH
22 28 (12.56%) Wi-Fi
23 27 (12.11%) DSL
23 27 (12.11%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.04%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.14%) WebSphere
2 7 (3.14%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.90%) Lync
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (6.73%) MS Visio
2 10 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) assyst
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.90%) IaaS
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 99 (44.39%) Firewall
2 96 (43.05%) WAN
3 88 (39.46%) BGP
4 81 (36.32%) LAN
5 72 (32.29%) VPN
6 71 (31.84%) OSPF
7 61 (27.35%) Ethernet
8 44 (19.73%) Wireless
9 43 (19.28%) Cisco ASA
10 42 (18.83%) Internet
11 34 (15.25%) VoIP
11 34 (15.25%) Cisco Nexus
12 31 (13.90%) ADSL
13 29 (13.00%) SDH
14 28 (12.56%) Wi-Fi
15 27 (12.11%) DSL
15 27 (12.11%) EIGRP
16 26 (11.66%) IPsec
17 24 (10.76%) HSRP
18 23 (10.31%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.59%) Oracle Database
2 7 (3.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Toad
2 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.45%) Valgrind
2 1 (0.45%) GCC
2 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
General
1 99 (44.39%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.73%) Finance
3 10 (4.48%) Back Office
4 4 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.79%) Banking
5 3 (1.35%) Marketing
6 2 (0.90%) Retail
7 1 (0.45%) Billing
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
7 1 (0.45%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (21.97%) Network Engineer
2 33 (14.80%) IP Engineer
3 25 (11.21%) Architect
4 21 (9.42%) Analyst
5 20 (8.97%) Project Manager
6 19 (8.52%) Design Engineer
7 16 (7.17%) Consultant
8 15 (6.73%) IP Network Engineer
9 14 (6.28%) Network Architect
10 12 (5.38%) Security Engineer
11 11 (4.93%) Network Support
12 10 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (4.48%) Network Analyst
13 9 (4.04%) Network Consultant
13 9 (4.04%) Environment Manager
13 9 (4.04%) Cisco Engineer
14 8 (3.59%) Network Specialist
14 8 (3.59%) Test Manager
14 8 (3.59%) Back Office Engineer
15 6 (2.69%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.59%) Web Services
2 7 (3.14%) XML
2 7 (3.14%) JMS
2 7 (3.14%) WSDL
2 7 (3.14%) JAXB
2 7 (3.14%) SOAP
3 1 (0.45%) STL
3 1 (0.45%) Middleware
3 1 (0.45%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.04%) Smart Meter
3 7 (3.14%) e-Health
4 5 (2.24%) SecurID
4 5 (2.24%) IVR
4 5 (2.24%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.24%) CMDB
5 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (1.35%) Replication
5 3 (1.35%) GIS
5 3 (1.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.35%) PKI
6 2 (0.90%) Statistics
6 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.45%) User Experience
7 1 (0.45%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.45%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.45%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 32 (14.35%) Windows
2 23 (10.31%) Linux
3 15 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (6.73%) Windows 7
4 6 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.79%) CentOS
6 3 (1.35%) SUSE
6 3 (1.35%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.35%) UNIX
7 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.49%) ITIL
1 39 (17.49%) Migration
2 29 (13.00%) Project Management
3 21 (9.42%) Validation
4 20 (8.97%) Network Design
4 20 (8.97%) Load Balancing
5 18 (8.07%) PRINCE2
6 15 (6.73%) Network Planning
7 14 (6.28%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.93%) Network Management
8 11 (4.93%) Test Strategy
8 11 (4.93%) Performance Analysis
9 10 (4.48%) Change Management
9 10 (4.48%) Supplier Management
9 10 (4.48%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.04%) Risk Management
10 9 (4.04%) Software Engineering
11 8 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (3.59%) Network Monitoring
11 8 (3.59%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (5.83%) C
2 8 (3.59%) Java
3 7 (3.14%) PL/SQL
3 7 (3.14%) SQL
4 2 (0.90%) Python
5 1 (0.45%) Ruby
5 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.45%) Perl
5 1 (0.45%) C#
5 1 (0.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 88 (39.46%) Cisco Certification
2 52 (23.32%) CCNP
3 41 (18.39%) CCNA
4 33 (14.80%) CCIE
5 24 (10.76%) Security Cleared
6 23 (10.31%) SC Cleared
7 16 (7.17%) Degree
8 10 (4.48%) CCIP
9 9 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (3.59%) CCDP
10 8 (3.59%) BC Cleared
11 7 (3.14%) CISSP
12 5 (2.24%) VCP4
13 4 (1.79%) HNC
13 4 (1.79%) HND
14 3 (1.35%) MCSE
14 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
14 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.90%) CCSP
15 2 (0.90%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.48%) SLA
1 10 (4.48%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (10.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.04%) vSphere
3 5 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.35%) Firmware
5 2 (0.90%) XenApp
5 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.90%) Snort
5 2 (0.90%) Squid
6 1 (0.45%) Xen
6 1 (0.45%) Docker
6 1 (0.45%) LXC
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (8.07%) FortiGate
2 7 (3.14%) CA Spectrum
3 6 (2.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.90%) Foglight
5 2 (0.90%) SCCM
5 2 (0.90%) SCOM
5 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.45%) Puppet
6 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.45%) WSUS
6 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.45%) Netcool
6 1 (0.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 156 (69.96%) Cisco
2 54 (24.22%) F5
3 53 (23.77%) CheckPoint
4 31 (13.90%) Juniper
5 23 (10.31%) VMware
6 21 (9.42%) Ericsson
6 21 (9.42%) Microsoft
7 18 (8.07%) Huawei
8 15 (6.73%) Avaya
9 12 (5.38%) Red Hat
9 12 (5.38%) CA
10 11 (4.93%) BT
11 10 (4.48%) Cramer
12 9 (4.04%) Citrix
12 9 (4.04%) HP
13 8 (3.59%) Oracle
13 8 (3.59%) Fortinet
14 7 (3.14%) MetaSolv
14 7 (3.14%) Remedy
14 7 (3.14%) BEA
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