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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 177 156 144
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -12
Contract jobs citing MPLS 89 95 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.93% 1.03% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.07% 5.51% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 41 31
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £198 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.04% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Average hourly rate £47.83 £41.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.65% +60.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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
1755 1725 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.38% 18.75% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 758 687
Average daily rate £355 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 95 132
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 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 -5 38 £375 +9.09% 9
Hampshire +19 25 £433 +121.79% 7
Buckinghamshire +5 10 £475 +58.33% 9
Kent -3 5 - - 1
Oxfordshire -26 3 £375 -18.91% 1
Surrey -14 2 £400 -5.88% 8
West Sussex -17 2 £456 +35.18%
East Sussex -8 1 £325 +13.04%
Middlesex - 1 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 123 (67.21%) Cisco
2 96 (52.46%) WAN
3 88 (48.09%) Cisco Certification
4 87 (47.54%) LAN
5 83 (45.36%) Firewall
6 81 (44.26%) BGP
7 80 (43.72%) VPN
8 74 (40.44%) OSPF
9 69 (37.70%) Telecoms
10 56 (30.60%) Windows
11 55 (30.05%) CheckPoint
12 54 (29.51%) CCNP
13 52 (28.42%) DNS
14 50 (27.32%) CCNA
15 46 (25.14%) Data Centre
16 43 (23.50%) Active Directory
17 39 (21.31%) Wireless
18 38 (20.77%) Ethernet
19 34 (18.58%) Juniper
20 32 (17.49%) VMware
20 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
21 30 (16.39%) TCP/IP
22 28 (15.30%) Windows 7
23 27 (14.75%) F5
24 26 (14.21%) DHCP
24 26 (14.21%) ADSL
24 26 (14.21%) Internet
24 26 (14.21%) EIGRP
25 25 (13.66%) SDH
25 25 (13.66%) Finance

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.73%) Lync
6 3 (1.64%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.09%) Apache
7 2 (1.09%) IIS
7 2 (1.09%) CMS
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (12.02%) MS Visio
2 16 (8.74%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.64%) MS Office
3 3 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.10%) SaaS
2 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.19%) PaaS
3 4 (2.19%) IaaS
4 3 (1.64%) Office 365
4 3 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 96 (52.46%) WAN
2 87 (47.54%) LAN
3 83 (45.36%) Firewall
4 81 (44.26%) BGP
5 80 (43.72%) VPN
6 74 (40.44%) OSPF
7 52 (28.42%) DNS
8 39 (21.31%) Wireless
9 38 (20.77%) Ethernet
10 30 (16.39%) TCP/IP
11 26 (14.21%) Internet
11 26 (14.21%) ADSL
11 26 (14.21%) DHCP
11 26 (14.21%) EIGRP
12 25 (13.66%) SDH
12 25 (13.66%) Cisco ASA
13 23 (12.57%) DSL
14 22 (12.02%) SMTP
14 22 (12.02%) HSRP
15 21 (11.48%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
General
1 69 (37.70%) Telecoms
2 25 (13.66%) Finance
3 8 (4.37%) Banking
4 6 (3.28%) Back Office
5 5 (2.73%) Billing
6 3 (1.64%) Marketing
6 3 (1.64%) Retail
6 3 (1.64%) Games
7 2 (1.09%) Electronics
8 1 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (27.87%) Architect
2 45 (24.59%) Network Engineer
3 25 (13.66%) Network Architect
4 18 (9.84%) Infrastructure Architect
5 17 (9.29%) IP Engineer
6 16 (8.74%) Analyst
7 12 (6.56%) Support Analyst
8 11 (6.01%) Infrastructure Manager
8 11 (6.01%) IP Network Engineer
9 10 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.46%) Design Engineer
10 9 (4.92%) Network Analyst
11 8 (4.37%) Network Support
11 8 (4.37%) Senior Network Engineer
11 8 (4.37%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.83%) Network Support Analyst
13 6 (3.28%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 6 (3.28%) Consultant
13 6 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
14 4 (2.19%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.92%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.64%) CSS
3 2 (1.09%) Silverlight
3 2 (1.09%) boto
4 1 (0.55%) Middleware
4 1 (0.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 46 (25.14%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.92%) PKI
4 8 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.73%) e-Health
5 5 (2.73%) CMDB
5 5 (2.73%) Replication
6 4 (2.19%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.09%) BYOD
8 2 (1.09%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.09%) iSeries
8 2 (1.09%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.09%) IPTV
8 2 (1.09%) Statistics
8 2 (1.09%) STB
8 2 (1.09%) MPEG
8 2 (1.09%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 56 (30.60%) Windows
2 28 (15.30%) Windows 7
3 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (6.56%) Linux
4 11 (6.01%) UNIX
5 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.09%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.09%) VMS
7 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.09%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.55%) SUSE
8 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.55%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.02%) ITIL
1 22 (12.02%) Migration
1 22 (12.02%) Network Design
2 21 (11.48%) Load Balancing
3 19 (10.38%) Project Management
4 15 (8.20%) Network Planning
4 15 (8.20%) Network Monitoring
5 10 (5.46%) Configuration Management
5 10 (5.46%) Validation
6 9 (4.92%) Network Management
7 8 (4.37%) Project Planning
8 6 (3.28%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.28%) Change Management
8 6 (3.28%) Capacity Management
8 6 (3.28%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (2.73%) Software Deployment
9 5 (2.73%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.19%) Identity Management
10 4 (2.19%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (7.10%) C
2 5 (2.73%) SQL
3 3 (1.64%) Python
4 2 (1.09%) Ruby
5 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.55%) C#
5 1 (0.55%) Java
5 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 88 (48.09%) Cisco Certification
2 54 (29.51%) CCNP
3 50 (27.32%) CCNA
4 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
5 25 (13.66%) SC Cleared
6 24 (13.11%) CCIE
7 12 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (6.56%) Degree
8 11 (6.01%) DV Cleared
9 10 (5.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (4.92%) CCIP
11 8 (4.37%) CCDP
12 7 (3.83%) MCITP
13 6 (3.28%) MCSE
14 5 (2.73%) BC Cleared
15 4 (2.19%) CCDE
16 2 (1.09%) CCVP
17 1 (0.55%) MCSA
17 1 (0.55%) CCSP
17 1 (0.55%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.64%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) PMBOK
System Software
1 43 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.10%) vSphere
4 10 (5.46%) XenApp
5 9 (4.92%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.73%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.09%) XenServer
8 1 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (3.83%) SolarWinds Orion
1 7 (3.83%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (2.73%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (2.19%) Foglight
4 3 (1.64%) SCCM
4 3 (1.64%) OpenView
4 3 (1.64%) FortiGate
4 3 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.64%) Puppet
4 3 (1.64%) Cacti
5 2 (1.09%) Ansible
5 2 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (1.09%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.55%) SCOM
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 123 (67.21%) Cisco
2 55 (30.05%) CheckPoint
3 34 (18.58%) Juniper
4 32 (17.49%) VMware
5 27 (14.75%) F5
6 18 (9.84%) Microsoft
7 15 (8.20%) Citrix
8 13 (7.10%) Ericsson
9 12 (6.56%) Huawei
10 10 (5.46%) HP
11 9 (4.92%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.28%) EMC
12 6 (3.28%) Avaya
12 6 (3.28%) CA
13 3 (1.64%) Remedy
13 3 (1.64%) ProCurve
13 3 (1.64%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.64%) Actix
13 3 (1.64%) Fortinet
13 3 (1.64%) Oracle
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