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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / South East
Rank 152 136 147
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 90 128 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.17% 1.46% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.78% 7.13% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 91 68
Median daily rate £413 £375 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £200 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £43.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.76% -4.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%

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
1556 1796 2013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.22% 20.47% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 997 962
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 115
Median hourly rate £21.50 £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £17.24 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.95 £53.18 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +2 33 £374 -13.13%
Hampshire -8 21 £550 +31.42% 4
West Sussex +3 10 £413 -13.15%
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £381 -15.27% 2
Middlesex +11 5 £335 -23.42%
Surrey +1 4 £500 +56.25% 3
Oxfordshire -1 4 £400 +68.42% 2
East Sussex - 1 £275 - 3
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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.

1 149 (78.42%) Cisco
2 105 (55.26%) Cisco Certification
3 89 (46.84%) Firewall
4 75 (39.47%) WAN
5 68 (35.79%) Data Centre
6 64 (33.68%) LAN
6 64 (33.68%) CCNP
7 56 (29.47%) BGP
7 56 (29.47%) CCNA
8 53 (27.89%) ITIL
9 48 (25.26%) OSPF
10 46 (24.21%) F5
11 45 (23.68%) Cisco Nexus
12 42 (22.11%) VMware
13 40 (21.05%) Telecoms
13 40 (21.05%) DNS
14 35 (18.42%) TCP/IP
14 35 (18.42%) CCIE
14 35 (18.42%) Windows
15 34 (17.89%) VPN
15 34 (17.89%) Ethernet
16 33 (17.37%) Internet
16 33 (17.37%) Juniper
17 32 (16.84%) VoIP
17 32 (16.84%) Network Design
18 25 (13.16%) ADSL
18 25 (13.16%) Network Security
19 24 (12.63%) Windows Server
19 24 (12.63%) SNMP
19 24 (12.63%) SAN

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 8 (4.21%) Apache
1 8 (4.21%) Tomcat
2 5 (2.63%) WebLogic
3 4 (2.11%) IIS
4 3 (1.58%) JBoss
5 2 (1.05%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (2.11%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (11.05%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.21%) SaaS
3 7 (3.68%) IaaS
4 4 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.05%) PaaS
6 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 89 (46.84%) Firewall
2 75 (39.47%) WAN
3 64 (33.68%) LAN
4 56 (29.47%) BGP
5 48 (25.26%) OSPF
6 45 (23.68%) Cisco Nexus
7 40 (21.05%) DNS
8 35 (18.42%) TCP/IP
9 34 (17.89%) Ethernet
9 34 (17.89%) VPN
10 33 (17.37%) Internet
11 32 (16.84%) VoIP
12 25 (13.16%) ADSL
12 25 (13.16%) Network Security
13 24 (12.63%) SAN
13 24 (12.63%) SNMP
14 20 (10.53%) VLAN
15 18 (9.47%) DHCP
16 17 (8.95%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (8.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.21%) SQL Server
General
1 40 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.42%) Retail
3 11 (5.79%) Finance
4 5 (2.63%) Banking
5 4 (2.11%) Marketing
6 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.05%) Back Office
7 2 (1.05%) Billing
7 2 (1.05%) Electronics
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 59 (31.05%) Network Engineer
2 42 (22.11%) Architect
3 22 (11.58%) Infrastructure Architect
4 21 (11.05%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (9.47%) Cisco Architect
5 18 (9.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (9.47%) Network Architect
5 18 (9.47%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
6 17 (8.95%) Network Security Architect
6 17 (8.95%) Security Architect
7 16 (8.42%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (6.84%) Consultant
9 12 (6.32%) Cisco Network Architect
9 12 (6.32%) IP Engineer
10 11 (5.79%) IP Network Engineer
11 10 (5.26%) Analyst
11 10 (5.26%) Network Analyst
11 10 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
12 8 (4.21%) IT Manager
12 8 (4.21%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.16%) 802.1X
2 5 (2.63%) J2EE
3 4 (2.11%) Middleware
4 2 (1.05%) RFC 2547
5 1 (0.53%) JTAPI
5 1 (0.53%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (35.79%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.42%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.37%) Driving Licence
4 13 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.21%) CMDB
6 7 (3.68%) e-Health
6 7 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (3.68%) IVR
6 7 (3.68%) PKI
7 6 (3.16%) Clustering
7 6 (3.16%) FlexPod
8 5 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 4 (2.11%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (2.11%) EMC VNX
9 4 (2.11%) IPTV
9 4 (2.11%) Over-the-Top Content
9 4 (2.11%) STB
9 4 (2.11%) Video on Demand
10 3 (1.58%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 35 (18.42%) Windows
2 24 (12.63%) Windows Server
3 14 (7.37%) Linux
4 10 (5.26%) Unix
5 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.58%) Android
7 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (27.89%) ITIL
2 32 (16.84%) Network Design
3 23 (12.11%) Migration
4 20 (10.53%) Change Management
5 18 (9.47%) Load Balancing
6 16 (8.42%) Project Management
7 15 (7.89%) Capacity Management
7 15 (7.89%) Service Management
8 14 (7.37%) Incident Management
8 14 (7.37%) Information Security
9 13 (6.84%) Network Management
9 13 (6.84%) PRINCE2
9 13 (6.84%) Problem Management
10 12 (6.32%) Computer Security
10 12 (6.32%) Cryptography
10 12 (6.32%) Security Patching
11 10 (5.26%) ITIL V3
12 9 (4.74%) CRM
13 8 (4.21%) Presales
13 8 (4.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.63%) SQL
2 3 (1.58%) Perl
2 3 (1.58%) Python
3 1 (0.53%) C
3 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 105 (55.26%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (33.68%) CCNP
3 56 (29.47%) CCNA
4 35 (18.42%) CCIE
5 22 (11.58%) MCSE
5 22 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (6.32%) Security Cleared
7 9 (4.74%) CCIP
7 9 (4.74%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.68%) GCIH
8 7 (3.68%) GIAC
9 6 (3.16%) CISSP
9 6 (3.16%) JNCIA
10 5 (2.63%) CCDP
10 5 (2.63%) Degree
10 5 (2.63%) PMI Certification
11 4 (2.11%) PMP
12 3 (1.58%) HP ASE
12 3 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.58%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.00%) SLA
2 13 (6.84%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.21%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.05%) QA
5 1 (0.53%) PMBOK
System Software
1 17 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (7.37%) Active Directory
3 8 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (2.63%) vCloud
5 4 (2.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.05%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.05%) vSphere
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.53%) XenApp
8 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.21%) Puppet
2 6 (3.16%) CA Spectrum
2 6 (3.16%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.11%) vRealize
4 4 (2.11%) WSUS
5 3 (1.58%) Nagios
5 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.53%) OpenView
7 1 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.53%) SCCM
7 1 (0.53%) SCOM
7 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 149 (78.42%) Cisco
2 46 (24.21%) F5
3 42 (22.11%) VMware
4 33 (17.37%) Juniper
5 24 (12.63%) CheckPoint
6 16 (8.42%) Palo Alto
7 12 (6.32%) Huawei
8 11 (5.79%) Microsoft
9 10 (5.26%) Avaya
9 10 (5.26%) HP
10 6 (3.16%) CA
10 6 (3.16%) Remedy
10 6 (3.16%) Riverbed
11 5 (2.63%) Altiris
11 5 (2.63%) Cyberoam
11 5 (2.63%) EMC
11 5 (2.63%) Genesys
12 4 (2.11%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.11%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.58%) Meraki
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
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