The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 144 144 139
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 94 87 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 1.03% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.53% 5.60% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 31 24
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £273 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Average hourly rate £41.00 £25.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.78% -43.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1699 1553 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.52% 18.34% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 670 573
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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
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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 -3 48 £338 -4.25% 7
Surrey +8 13 £425 -12.82% 3
West Sussex - 9 £338 - 1
East Sussex 0 6 £288 +4.54%
Hampshire -29 5 £195 -37.60% 6
Oxfordshire - 5 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £300 - 1
Kent - 4 £350 - 1
Middlesex - - - -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 145 (69.05%) Cisco
2 100 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
3 99 (47.14%) Telecoms
4 91 (43.33%) BGP
5 87 (41.43%) Firewall
6 80 (38.10%) VPN
7 78 (37.14%) OSPF
8 70 (33.33%) Ethernet
9 69 (32.86%) Juniper
10 63 (30.00%) WAN
11 59 (28.10%) CCNP
12 52 (24.76%) IPsec
13 49 (23.33%) LAN
13 49 (23.33%) CheckPoint
14 47 (22.38%) DNS
15 43 (20.48%) Cisco ASA
16 42 (20.00%) VoIP
17 41 (19.52%) CCIE
18 34 (16.19%) Huawei
18 34 (16.19%) Active Directory
19 33 (15.71%) LTE
19 33 (15.71%) Load Balancing
20 32 (15.24%) CCNA
21 30 (14.29%) ITIL
21 30 (14.29%) Network Design
21 30 (14.29%) Security Cleared
21 30 (14.29%) Network Architecture
22 29 (13.81%) Network Management
22 29 (13.81%) Project Management
23 27 (12.86%) Windows

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.81%) Apache
4 5 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.43%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.48%) IIS
7 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (5.71%) MS Office
2 10 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.95%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (43.33%) BGP
2 87 (41.43%) Firewall
3 80 (38.10%) VPN
4 78 (37.14%) OSPF
5 70 (33.33%) Ethernet
6 63 (30.00%) WAN
7 52 (24.76%) IPsec
8 49 (23.33%) LAN
9 47 (22.38%) DNS
10 43 (20.48%) Cisco ASA
11 42 (20.00%) VoIP
12 33 (15.71%) LTE
13 27 (12.86%) SDH
13 27 (12.86%) SNMP
14 26 (12.38%) Cisco PIX
14 26 (12.38%) Cisco Nexus
15 25 (11.90%) TCP/IP
15 25 (11.90%) Internet
16 23 (10.95%) FWSM
17 21 (10.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.86%) MS Access
2 3 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.38%) GDB
General
1 99 (47.14%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.19%) Finance
3 6 (2.86%) Front Office
4 5 (2.38%) Electronics
4 5 (2.38%) Marketing
5 4 (1.90%) Legal
6 3 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.95%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
8 1 (0.48%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.48%) Back Office
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 56 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 36 (17.14%) Design Engineer
3 32 (15.24%) IP Engineer
4 18 (8.57%) Architect
5 17 (8.10%) Consultant
6 16 (7.62%) NOC Engineer
7 15 (7.14%) Project Manager
8 14 (6.67%) Test Engineer
9 13 (6.19%) Network Design Engineer
10 12 (5.71%) Security Engineer
11 11 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (3.81%) Network Consultant
13 8 (3.81%) Analyst
14 7 (3.33%) RAN Engineer
15 6 (2.86%) Support Engineer
15 6 (2.86%) Network Architect
16 5 (2.38%) Technical Manager
16 5 (2.38%) Designer
17 4 (1.90%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.95%) CSS
3 1 (0.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.38%) Blackberry
2 4 (1.90%) Fat Client
2 4 (1.90%) Thin Client
3 3 (1.43%) EqualLogic
3 3 (1.43%) DTV
3 3 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.48%) AVVID
5 1 (0.48%) IVR
5 1 (0.48%) e-Health
5 1 (0.48%) SecurID
5 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.86%) Windows
2 14 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (5.24%) UNIX
4 10 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (2.38%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.71%) Load Balancing
2 30 (14.29%) Network Design
2 30 (14.29%) ITIL
2 30 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 29 (13.81%) Network Management
3 29 (13.81%) Project Management
4 21 (10.00%) Change Management
5 17 (8.10%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (6.67%) PRINCE2
7 13 (6.19%) Migration
8 12 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
8 12 (5.71%) Fault Management
9 11 (5.24%) Configuration Management
10 10 (4.76%) Problem Management
10 10 (4.76%) Capacity Management
11 9 (4.29%) Validation
12 7 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (3.33%) Project Planning
12 7 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.24%) C
2 10 (4.76%) SQL
3 8 (3.81%) Perl
4 6 (2.86%) PHP
4 6 (2.86%) VB
5 4 (1.90%) Embedded C
6 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.48%) Python
Qualifications
1 100 (47.62%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (28.10%) CCNP
3 41 (19.52%) CCIE
4 32 (15.24%) CCNA
5 30 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 22 (10.48%) SC Cleared
7 16 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (7.14%) CCDP
8 15 (7.14%) CCSP
9 14 (6.67%) MCSE
10 13 (6.19%) Check Point Certification
10 13 (6.19%) CISSP
11 12 (5.71%) Degree
12 6 (2.86%) CCIP
13 4 (1.90%) MCSA
13 4 (1.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.43%) BC Cleared
14 3 (1.43%) CCA
15 2 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
15 2 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.19%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.90%) SLA
3 2 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.48%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (16.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.33%) XenApp
2 7 (3.33%) vSphere
3 6 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.90%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.90%) DFS Replication
4 4 (1.90%) Xen
4 4 (1.90%) NLBS
5 3 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.95%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (3.81%) FortiGate
2 6 (2.86%) OPNET
3 5 (2.38%) WSUS
3 5 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (1.90%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.95%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.48%) SCCM
7 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 145 (69.05%) Cisco
2 69 (32.86%) Juniper
3 49 (23.33%) CheckPoint
4 34 (16.19%) Huawei
5 27 (12.86%) F5
6 24 (11.43%) VMware
7 22 (10.48%) Nokia
8 21 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 19 (9.05%) Microsoft
10 15 (7.14%) Ericsson
10 15 (7.14%) Radware
10 15 (7.14%) Redback
11 14 (6.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 13 (6.19%) Citrix
13 12 (5.71%) BT
14 10 (4.76%) HP
15 8 (3.81%) Symantec
15 8 (3.81%) Blue Coat
15 8 (3.81%) Brocade
16 7 (3.33%) Nortel
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