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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 185 157 161
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 86 94 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 1.03% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.73% 5.18% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 30
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £229 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £493 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £47.83 £42.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +37.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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
1817 1815 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 19.84% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -23 32 £310 -14.48% 11
Hampshire +8 20 £431 +121.02% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 12 £480 +20.00% 3
Surrey -11 10 £345 -23.33% 3
Kent +9 6 £425 +21.42%
Oxfordshire -28 2 £425 -10.52% 1
East Sussex -8 1 £325 +13.04%
West Sussex -17 1 £475 +66.66%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 110 (65.87%) Cisco
2 90 (53.89%) Cisco Certification
3 87 (52.10%) BGP
3 87 (52.10%) LAN
3 87 (52.10%) WAN
4 81 (48.50%) OSPF
5 79 (47.31%) Firewall
6 69 (41.32%) VPN
7 63 (37.72%) Telecoms
8 56 (33.53%) CCNP
9 55 (32.93%) DNS
10 51 (30.54%) CheckPoint
11 50 (29.94%) CCNA
11 50 (29.94%) Windows
12 49 (29.34%) Data Centre
13 41 (24.55%) Ethernet
14 36 (21.56%) DHCP
15 35 (20.96%) TCP/IP
15 35 (20.96%) Active Directory
15 35 (20.96%) VMware
16 34 (20.36%) Juniper
17 31 (18.56%) F5
18 28 (16.77%) Security Cleared
19 26 (15.57%) Cisco ASA
19 26 (15.57%) Internet
19 26 (15.57%) Finance
20 25 (14.97%) HSRP
21 24 (14.37%) Wireless
21 24 (14.37%) ITIL
22 23 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.40%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.80%) Apache
6 3 (1.80%) Lync
7 2 (1.20%) IIS
7 2 (1.20%) CMS
8 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.60%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (8.98%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.78%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.38%) SaaS
2 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.59%) PaaS
3 6 (3.59%) IaaS
4 4 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.80%) Office 365
5 3 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 87 (52.10%) LAN
1 87 (52.10%) WAN
1 87 (52.10%) BGP
2 81 (48.50%) OSPF
3 79 (47.31%) Firewall
4 69 (41.32%) VPN
5 55 (32.93%) DNS
6 41 (24.55%) Ethernet
7 36 (21.56%) DHCP
8 35 (20.96%) TCP/IP
9 26 (15.57%) Internet
9 26 (15.57%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (14.97%) HSRP
11 24 (14.37%) Wireless
12 22 (13.17%) IPsec
12 22 (13.17%) EIGRP
12 22 (13.17%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (13.17%) Unified Communications
13 21 (12.57%) VLAN
14 20 (11.98%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Ant
1 1 (0.60%) Subversion
1 1 (0.60%) Maven
1 1 (0.60%) JIRA
1 1 (0.60%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
General
1 63 (37.72%) Telecoms
2 26 (15.57%) Finance
3 7 (4.19%) Banking
4 6 (3.59%) Billing
5 5 (2.99%) Back Office
6 3 (1.80%) Retail
6 3 (1.80%) Games
7 2 (1.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.60%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) German Language
Job Titles
1 52 (31.14%) Architect
2 41 (24.55%) Network Engineer
3 23 (13.77%) Network Architect
4 14 (8.38%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (7.78%) Analyst
6 11 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) Design Engineer
6 11 (6.59%) IP Engineer
7 10 (5.99%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.19%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Network Analyst
8 7 (4.19%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (4.19%) Network Support
9 6 (3.59%) IP Network Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Network Specialist
10 5 (2.99%) Network Support Analyst
11 4 (2.40%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (2.40%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.99%) 802.1X
2 7 (4.19%) CSS
3 3 (1.80%) boto
4 2 (1.20%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.60%) .NET
5 1 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (29.34%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.39%) PKI
3 8 (4.79%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.99%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.99%) Replication
5 3 (1.80%) CMDB
5 3 (1.80%) e-Health
5 3 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.20%) Video on Demand
6 2 (1.20%) BYOD
6 2 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.20%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.20%) IPTV
6 2 (1.20%) iSeries
6 2 (1.20%) STB
6 2 (1.20%) MPEG
6 2 (1.20%) DTV
6 2 (1.20%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 50 (29.94%) Windows
2 17 (10.18%) Linux
3 16 (9.58%) Windows 7
4 14 (8.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (8.38%) UNIX
5 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.20%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.20%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.20%) HPUX
8 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.20%) VMS
8 2 (1.20%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.20%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.60%) Solaris
9 1 (0.60%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.37%) ITIL
2 21 (12.57%) Network Design
2 21 (12.57%) Load Balancing
3 20 (11.98%) Migration
4 13 (7.78%) Project Management
4 13 (7.78%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (6.59%) Validation
6 10 (5.99%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.79%) Project Planning
7 8 (4.79%) Network Management
8 7 (4.19%) Capacity Management
8 7 (4.19%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (4.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (3.59%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (3.59%) Software Deployment
10 5 (2.99%) Change Management
10 5 (2.99%) Network Planning
11 4 (2.40%) TOGAF
11 4 (2.40%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.59%) SQL
2 5 (2.99%) C
3 4 (2.40%) Python
3 4 (2.40%) Perl
4 3 (1.80%) Ruby
5 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.60%) C#
5 1 (0.60%) Java
Qualifications
1 90 (53.89%) Cisco Certification
2 56 (33.53%) CCNP
3 50 (29.94%) CCNA
4 28 (16.77%) Security Cleared
5 21 (12.57%) SC Cleared
6 17 (10.18%) CCIE
7 13 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (6.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (6.59%) DV Cleared
9 10 (5.99%) Degree
10 7 (4.19%) MCITP
10 7 (4.19%) MCSE
10 7 (4.19%) CCIP
11 6 (3.59%) CCDP
12 4 (2.40%) CCDE
13 2 (1.20%) BC Cleared
13 2 (1.20%) CCVP
14 1 (0.60%) CISSP
14 1 (0.60%) CCDA
14 1 (0.60%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.20%) SLA
1 2 (1.20%) PMBOK
2 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (20.96%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.78%) vSphere
4 11 (6.59%) XenApp
5 10 (5.99%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.99%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.20%) XenServer
8 1 (0.60%) Firmware
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.79%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (3.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (3.59%) OpenView
2 6 (3.59%) Cacti
3 5 (2.99%) Foglight
4 4 (2.40%) FortiGate
4 4 (2.40%) Puppet
5 3 (1.80%) Ansible
5 3 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.80%) CA Spectrum
5 3 (1.80%) SCCM
5 3 (1.80%) CiscoWorks
5 3 (1.80%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.20%) Netcool
6 2 (1.20%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) OPNET
7 1 (0.60%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 110 (65.87%) Cisco
2 51 (30.54%) CheckPoint
3 35 (20.96%) VMware
4 34 (20.36%) Juniper
5 31 (18.56%) F5
6 15 (8.98%) HP
6 15 (8.98%) Citrix
7 14 (8.38%) Microsoft
8 11 (6.59%) SolarWinds
9 10 (5.99%) Avaya
9 10 (5.99%) Huawei
10 6 (3.59%) EMC
10 6 (3.59%) Ericsson
11 4 (2.40%) Oracle
11 4 (2.40%) CA
12 3 (1.80%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.80%) Red Hat
12 3 (1.80%) NEC
12 3 (1.80%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.80%) ProCurve
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