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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 164 194 162
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -32
Contract jobs citing MPLS 103 77 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.17% 0.82% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.04% 4.24% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 43
Median daily rate £370 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £286 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £336
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.83 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +81.81%
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
1705 1818 1749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.35% 19.25% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 886 737
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 124 103
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +84.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.29 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +5 48 £350 -11.94% 4
Hampshire +13 25 £336 -29.31% 6
Surrey -5 11 £388 -3.12% 4
Buckinghamshire +17 10 £300 - 5
West Sussex -15 6 £365 -20.00%
Oxfordshire +8 2 £325 -23.52%
East Sussex +10 1 £413 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 179 (76.17%) Cisco
2 119 (50.64%) WAN
3 113 (48.09%) BGP
4 111 (47.23%) Cisco Certification
5 101 (42.98%) LAN
6 100 (42.55%) Firewall
7 90 (38.30%) VPN
8 83 (35.32%) DNS
9 82 (34.89%) Data Centre
10 80 (34.04%) OSPF
10 80 (34.04%) Telecoms
11 71 (30.21%) Juniper
12 62 (26.38%) IPsec
13 61 (25.96%) CCNA
14 58 (24.68%) DHCP
15 57 (24.26%) CCNP
16 55 (23.40%) ITIL
17 52 (22.13%) Cisco Nexus
18 49 (20.85%) TCP/IP
19 43 (18.30%) VLAN
20 42 (17.87%) Security Cleared
21 37 (15.74%) SSL
21 37 (15.74%) Ethernet
21 37 (15.74%) Windows
22 35 (14.89%) Internet
22 35 (14.89%) SC Cleared
23 34 (14.47%) Network Security
24 33 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
24 33 (14.04%) VoIP
25 32 (13.62%) CheckPoint

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 6 (2.55%) CMS
2 5 (2.13%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.70%) Apache
3 4 (1.70%) IIS
3 4 (1.70%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.70%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.28%) JBoss
4 3 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (6.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.53%) SaaS
2 10 (4.26%) IaaS
3 9 (3.83%) PaaS
4 6 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.85%) Office 365
7 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 119 (50.64%) WAN
2 113 (48.09%) BGP
3 101 (42.98%) LAN
4 100 (42.55%) Firewall
5 90 (38.30%) VPN
6 83 (35.32%) DNS
7 80 (34.04%) OSPF
8 62 (26.38%) IPsec
9 58 (24.68%) DHCP
10 52 (22.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 49 (20.85%) TCP/IP
12 43 (18.30%) VLAN
13 37 (15.74%) Ethernet
13 37 (15.74%) SSL
14 35 (14.89%) Internet
15 34 (14.47%) Network Security
16 33 (14.04%) Cisco ASA
16 33 (14.04%) VoIP
17 31 (13.19%) EIGRP
18 25 (10.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (2.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.43%) Ant
2 1 (0.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.43%) Maven
2 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 80 (34.04%) Telecoms
2 22 (9.36%) Finance
3 6 (2.55%) Back Office
4 5 (2.13%) Billing
4 5 (2.13%) Military
4 5 (2.13%) Retail
5 3 (1.28%) Games
5 3 (1.28%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.85%) Electronics
6 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) German Language
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 91 (38.72%) Network Engineer
2 30 (12.77%) Architect
2 30 (12.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (10.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 22 (9.36%) Senior Network Engineer
5 17 (7.23%) Project Manager
6 16 (6.81%) Analyst
7 15 (6.38%) Security Engineer
8 13 (5.53%) Network Architect
9 11 (4.68%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) Business Analyst
10 10 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (3.83%) Designer
11 9 (3.83%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.83%) Technical Architect
12 8 (3.40%) Cloud Architect
12 8 (3.40%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (3.40%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.26%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.28%) Silverlight
3 2 (0.85%) Web Services
4 1 (0.43%) boto
4 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 82 (34.89%) Data Centre
2 27 (11.49%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.96%) Driving Licence
4 12 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.68%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.68%) Cryptography
6 10 (4.26%) PKI
7 8 (3.40%) Replication
8 7 (2.98%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (2.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 6 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.55%) Mathematics
9 6 (2.55%) Streaming Video
10 5 (2.13%) iSeries
11 4 (1.70%) BYOD
11 4 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.70%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.28%) DTV
12 3 (1.28%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 37 (15.74%) Windows
2 29 (12.34%) Windows Server
3 24 (10.21%) Linux
4 13 (5.53%) Unix
5 10 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.13%) VMS
8 4 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.28%) CatOS
10 2 (0.85%) AIX
10 2 (0.85%) CentOS
10 2 (0.85%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.40%) ITIL
2 29 (12.34%) Load Balancing
3 28 (11.91%) Network Design
4 27 (11.49%) Project Management
5 24 (10.21%) Change Management
6 21 (8.94%) Migration
7 19 (8.09%) Configuration Management
8 15 (6.38%) Network Architecture
9 13 (5.53%) Service Management
10 12 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (5.11%) Capacity Management
10 12 (5.11%) Incident Management
10 12 (5.11%) Information Management
10 12 (5.11%) Problem Management
10 12 (5.11%) Project Planning
11 11 (4.68%) Information Security
11 11 (4.68%) PRINCE2
11 11 (4.68%) Server Virtualisation
12 10 (4.26%) Change Control
12 10 (4.26%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.26%) SQL
2 9 (3.83%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.40%) Python
4 7 (2.98%) Perl
5 4 (1.70%) C
6 2 (0.85%) Tcl
7 1 (0.43%) Java
7 1 (0.43%) Lisp
7 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 111 (47.23%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (25.96%) CCNA
3 57 (24.26%) CCNP
4 42 (17.87%) Security Cleared
5 35 (14.89%) SC Cleared
6 26 (11.06%) CCIE
7 19 (8.09%) Degree
8 8 (3.40%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.55%) JNCIA
9 6 (2.55%) JNCIP
10 5 (2.13%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.70%) CISSP
11 4 (1.70%) GCIH
11 4 (1.70%) GIAC
12 3 (1.28%) Avaya Certification
12 3 (1.28%) CCA
12 3 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.28%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.85%) CCIP
13 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.79%) SLA
2 12 (5.11%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.70%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.85%) GLP
5 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (10.21%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.26%) XenApp
4 5 (2.13%) vSphere
5 4 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (1.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.43%) NFS
6 1 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (5.53%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (4.68%) Puppet
2 11 (4.68%) SolarWinds Orion
3 6 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.55%) SCOM
4 5 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (2.13%) SCCM
4 5 (2.13%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.70%) Cisco UCCX
6 3 (1.28%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (0.85%) Amdocs OSS
7 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.43%) Ansible
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.43%) Simpana
8 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 179 (76.17%) Cisco
2 71 (30.21%) Juniper
3 32 (13.62%) CheckPoint
4 30 (12.77%) VMware
5 25 (10.64%) F5
6 21 (8.94%) SolarWinds
7 20 (8.51%) Palo Alto
8 16 (6.81%) Citrix
8 16 (6.81%) Huawei
9 13 (5.53%) Avaya
10 12 (5.11%) Barracuda Networks
10 12 (5.11%) Microsoft
11 7 (2.98%) NetApp
12 6 (2.55%) EMC
12 6 (2.55%) Remedy
13 5 (2.13%) Cyberoam
13 5 (2.13%) Intel Security
13 5 (2.13%) Nortel
13 5 (2.13%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.13%) Verint
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