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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 181 180 154
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Contract jobs citing MPLS 80 92 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.93% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.47% 5.42% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 45 44
Median daily rate £400 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £499
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £47.83 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.77% +13.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-60.29% +36.00%
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
1463 1696 1851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.80% 17.18% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 928 870
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 108 97
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +63.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Surrey +27 29 £425 +36.00% 3
Berkshire 0 24 £400 +29.03% 5
Hampshire -7 8 £351 -18.56% 9
Buckinghamshire +18 6 £413 -14.06% 3
East Sussex +6 6 £263 -19.23%
Kent +6 3 £185 -56.47% 3
West Sussex - 3 £275 - 2
Middlesex -3 1 £400 -31.91%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 117 (66.48%) Cisco
2 92 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
3 88 (50.00%) WAN
4 79 (44.89%) LAN
5 75 (42.61%) Firewall
6 61 (34.66%) BGP
7 58 (32.95%) Windows
8 56 (31.82%) Data Centre
9 54 (30.68%) VPN
10 52 (29.55%) Telecoms
11 48 (27.27%) DNS
11 48 (27.27%) Windows Server
12 47 (26.70%) CCNA
13 45 (25.57%) OSPF
14 44 (25.00%) IPsec
15 43 (24.43%) Network Design
16 41 (23.30%) VMware
17 40 (22.73%) CCIE
18 39 (22.16%) CCNP
19 36 (20.45%) DHCP
19 36 (20.45%) ITIL
20 32 (18.18%) Ethernet
21 31 (17.61%) Cisco Nexus
21 31 (17.61%) Network Security
22 29 (16.48%) Juniper
23 28 (15.91%) Active Directory
24 27 (15.34%) VLAN
25 26 (14.77%) SAN
26 24 (13.64%) VoIP
26 24 (13.64%) TCP/IP

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 7 (3.98%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.84%) Apache
2 5 (2.84%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.84%) Tomcat
3 4 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (1.70%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.14%) CMS
5 2 (1.14%) IIS
5 2 (1.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 20 (11.36%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.82%) SaaS
2 8 (4.55%) PaaS
3 7 (3.98%) IaaS
4 4 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.14%) Office 365
6 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 88 (50.00%) WAN
2 79 (44.89%) LAN
3 75 (42.61%) Firewall
4 61 (34.66%) BGP
5 54 (30.68%) VPN
6 48 (27.27%) DNS
7 45 (25.57%) OSPF
8 44 (25.00%) IPsec
9 36 (20.45%) DHCP
10 32 (18.18%) Ethernet
11 31 (17.61%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (17.61%) Network Security
12 27 (15.34%) VLAN
13 26 (14.77%) SAN
14 24 (13.64%) TCP/IP
14 24 (13.64%) VoIP
15 23 (13.07%) Internet
16 17 (9.66%) Cisco ASA
17 16 (9.09%) SSL
18 13 (7.39%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Ant
1 2 (1.14%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.14%) JIRA
1 2 (1.14%) Maven
1 2 (1.14%) Subversion
2 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 52 (29.55%) Telecoms
2 14 (7.95%) Retail
3 12 (6.82%) Finance
4 4 (2.27%) Marketing
5 3 (1.70%) Back Office
5 3 (1.70%) Billing
6 2 (1.14%) Games
6 2 (1.14%) Legal
6 2 (1.14%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.57%) Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) French Language
7 1 (0.57%) German Language
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.57%) Military
Job Titles
1 56 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 46 (26.14%) Architect
3 27 (15.34%) Infrastructure Architect
4 19 (10.80%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 18 (10.23%) Cisco Architect
5 18 (10.23%) Network Architect
6 17 (9.66%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
7 16 (9.09%) Security Architect
7 16 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
8 15 (8.52%) Cisco Network Architect
8 15 (8.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 15 (8.52%) Senior Network Engineer
9 12 (6.82%) Project Manager
10 10 (5.68%) Analyst
10 10 (5.68%) Consultant
10 10 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (5.11%) Cisco Security Architect
11 9 (5.11%) Security Engineer
12 8 (4.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.98%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.27%) Web Services
3 3 (1.70%) J2EE
4 2 (1.14%) boto
4 2 (1.14%) Middleware
4 2 (1.14%) Silverlight
5 1 (0.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.52%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.25%) Driving Licence
4 10 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.68%) PKI
5 9 (5.11%) Cryptography
6 8 (4.55%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.41%) Replication
8 5 (2.84%) Clustering
8 5 (2.84%) Streaming Video
8 5 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (2.27%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.27%) Virtual Team
10 3 (1.70%) BBC
11 2 (1.14%) CMDB
11 2 (1.14%) Digital TV
11 2 (1.14%) FMCG
11 2 (1.14%) MPEG
11 2 (1.14%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 58 (32.95%) Windows
2 48 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 18 (10.23%) Linux
4 12 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.55%) Unix
7 7 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.27%) AIX
9 3 (1.70%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.70%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.14%) VMS
10 2 (1.14%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.57%) CentOS
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.43%) Network Design
2 36 (20.45%) ITIL
3 19 (10.80%) Load Balancing
3 19 (10.80%) Project Management
4 15 (8.52%) Change Management
5 13 (7.39%) Migration
5 13 (7.39%) PRINCE2
6 12 (6.82%) Capacity Management
6 12 (6.82%) Configuration Management
7 11 (6.25%) Network Architecture
8 9 (5.11%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (5.11%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.55%) Information Security
9 8 (4.55%) Open Source
9 8 (4.55%) Project Planning
9 8 (4.55%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.55%) Service Management
10 7 (3.98%) Data Protection
10 7 (3.98%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.98%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.68%) SQL
2 6 (3.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.70%) Python
4 2 (1.14%) Ruby
5 1 (0.57%) C
5 1 (0.57%) Lisp
5 1 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 92 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (26.70%) CCNA
3 40 (22.73%) CCIE
4 39 (22.16%) CCNP
5 22 (12.50%) MCSE
5 22 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 20 (11.36%) Security Cleared
7 15 (8.52%) SC Cleared
8 11 (6.25%) Degree
9 4 (2.27%) PMI Certification
9 4 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.70%) CCA
10 3 (1.70%) CCDP
10 3 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (1.70%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.70%) PMP
11 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.14%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.14%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.09%) SLA
2 8 (4.55%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.57%) PMBOK
System Software
1 28 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.11%) vSphere
4 8 (4.55%) XenApp
5 7 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.27%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.14%) vCloud
8 1 (0.57%) Firmware
8 1 (0.57%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (3.98%) Puppet
2 7 (3.98%) SolarWinds Orion
3 5 (2.84%) SCCM
3 5 (2.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.27%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.27%) SCOM
5 3 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.14%) Ansible
6 2 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.14%) WSUS
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.57%) Nagios
7 1 (0.57%) OpenView
Vendors
1 117 (66.48%) Cisco
2 41 (23.30%) VMware
3 29 (16.48%) Juniper
4 24 (13.64%) F5
5 18 (10.23%) CheckPoint
6 17 (9.66%) Microsoft
7 14 (7.95%) Palo Alto
8 12 (6.82%) Citrix
9 10 (5.68%) Huawei
10 8 (4.55%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.41%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (2.84%) Avaya
12 5 (2.84%) EMC
12 5 (2.84%) HP
12 5 (2.84%) Sophos
13 4 (2.27%) Cyberoam
13 4 (2.27%) Extreme Networks
13 4 (2.27%) Symantec
14 3 (1.70%) Altiris
14 3 (1.70%) Intel Security
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