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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 132 126 119
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 120 114 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.24% 1.36% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.00% 7.03% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 56 47
Average daily rate £313 £265 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.92% -18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £388 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.55% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £180.00 £23.33 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+671.53% -28.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £22.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+718.18% -32.30%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
MPLS
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +19 75 £288 -4.16% 15
Surrey 0 14 £481 -
Hampshire -13 14 £263 -0.47% 4
Buckinghamshire -12 8 £250 - 5
West Sussex -4 3 £335 +11.66% 2
Oxfordshire -3 2 £231 -27.73% 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 122 (63.21%) Cisco
2 97 (50.26%) Telecoms
3 88 (45.60%) Ethernet
4 85 (44.04%) VPN
5 69 (35.75%) BGP
6 61 (31.61%) Firewall
7 57 (29.53%) WAN
8 56 (29.02%) OSPF
9 55 (28.50%) Cisco Certification
9 55 (28.50%) Juniper
10 50 (25.91%) DNS
11 49 (25.39%) LAN
12 41 (21.24%) Huawei
13 39 (20.21%) CCNP
14 38 (19.69%) Internet
15 37 (19.17%) CheckPoint
15 37 (19.17%) SDH
16 36 (18.65%) Active Directory
17 35 (18.13%) 3G
18 34 (17.62%) Windows
19 33 (17.10%) ATM
19 33 (17.10%) 2G
19 33 (17.10%) LTE
20 31 (16.06%) VMware
21 30 (15.54%) TCP/IP
21 30 (15.54%) Radio Access Network
21 30 (15.54%) Cisco Nexus
22 29 (15.03%) Network Design
23 28 (14.51%) IPsec
23 28 (14.51%) Security Cleared

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (7.25%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.11%) Apache
4 4 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (1.04%) Lync
6 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.52%) IIS
Applications
1 20 (10.36%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.77%) MS Office
3 5 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (45.60%) Ethernet
2 85 (44.04%) VPN
3 69 (35.75%) BGP
4 61 (31.61%) Firewall
5 57 (29.53%) WAN
6 56 (29.02%) OSPF
7 50 (25.91%) DNS
8 49 (25.39%) LAN
9 38 (19.69%) Internet
10 37 (19.17%) SDH
11 35 (18.13%) 3G
12 33 (17.10%) ATM
12 33 (17.10%) 2G
12 33 (17.10%) LTE
13 30 (15.54%) TCP/IP
13 30 (15.54%) Radio Access Network
13 30 (15.54%) Cisco Nexus
14 28 (14.51%) IPsec
14 28 (14.51%) Cisco ASA
15 26 (13.47%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.70%) MS Access
2 5 (2.59%) MySQL
3 2 (1.04%) SQL Server
General
1 97 (50.26%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.66%) Finance
3 7 (3.63%) Legal
4 6 (3.11%) Front Office
5 4 (2.07%) French Language
5 4 (2.07%) German Language
5 4 (2.07%) Italian Language
5 4 (2.07%) Japanese Language
6 3 (1.55%) Back Office
7 2 (1.04%) Electronics
7 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.04%) Retail
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Local Government
8 1 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 59 (30.57%) Network Engineer
2 29 (15.03%) Design Engineer
3 19 (9.84%) Test Engineer
4 18 (9.33%) NOC Engineer
4 18 (9.33%) Consultant
5 17 (8.81%) Network Design Engineer
5 17 (8.81%) RAN Engineer
5 17 (8.81%) IP Engineer
6 15 (7.77%) Architect
7 11 (5.70%) Team Leader
8 10 (5.18%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 10 (5.18%) Network Consultant
9 9 (4.66%) Project Manager
9 9 (4.66%) Security Engineer
10 8 (4.15%) Operations Team Leader
10 8 (4.15%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.63%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
12 6 (3.11%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 6 (3.11%) Cisco Consultant
12 6 (3.11%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.52%) .NET
2 1 (0.52%) WAP
2 1 (0.52%) Middleware
2 1 (0.52%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
2 1 (0.52%) e-Health
2 1 (0.52%) Economics
2 1 (0.52%) Computer Science
2 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.52%) IVR
2 1 (0.52%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 34 (17.62%) Windows
2 22 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (8.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (7.77%) Windows 7
5 8 (4.15%) UNIX
5 8 (4.15%) Linux
6 6 (3.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.59%) SUSE
8 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.52%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.03%) Network Design
2 22 (11.40%) Project Management
2 22 (11.40%) Change Management
3 21 (10.88%) ITIL
4 19 (9.84%) Configuration Management
5 18 (9.33%) Network Architecture
5 18 (9.33%) Capacity Management
6 16 (8.29%) Fault Management
7 15 (7.77%) Problem Management
8 14 (7.25%) Network Management
9 13 (6.74%) Migration
10 12 (6.22%) Capacity Planning
11 10 (5.18%) PRINCE2
12 8 (4.15%) Project Planning
13 7 (3.63%) Load Balancing
13 7 (3.63%) Service Delivery
14 5 (2.59%) Validation
14 5 (2.59%) Performance Monitoring
14 5 (2.59%) Continuous Improvement
15 4 (2.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.22%) SQL
2 11 (5.70%) VB
3 7 (3.63%) Perl
4 6 (3.11%) PHP
4 6 (3.11%) C
5 1 (0.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 55 (28.50%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (20.21%) CCNP
3 28 (14.51%) Security Cleared
4 24 (12.44%) CCNA
5 19 (9.84%) SC Cleared
6 17 (8.81%) CCIE
7 10 (5.18%) Degree
8 8 (4.15%) CCDP
9 7 (3.63%) CCSP
10 6 (3.11%) BC Cleared
10 6 (3.11%) Check Point Certification
10 6 (3.11%) CISSP
11 5 (2.59%) CCIP
12 3 (1.55%) MCSE
12 3 (1.55%) MCSA
12 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.52%) HNC
14 1 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.07%) SLA
3 1 (0.52%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 36 (18.65%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.84%) vSphere
3 17 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.07%) XenApp
5 3 (1.55%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.55%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.52%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (8.29%) SCCM
2 13 (6.74%) Norton AntiVirus
2 13 (6.74%) WSUS
2 13 (6.74%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.11%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.59%) Puppet
5 3 (1.55%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.52%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 122 (63.21%) Cisco
2 55 (28.50%) Juniper
3 41 (21.24%) Huawei
4 37 (19.17%) CheckPoint
5 31 (16.06%) VMware
6 25 (12.95%) HP
7 22 (11.40%) F5
8 21 (10.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 19 (9.84%) Microsoft
10 15 (7.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 14 (7.25%) Blue Coat
11 14 (7.25%) Brocade
12 13 (6.74%) Symantec
12 13 (6.74%) BT
13 11 (5.70%) Ericsson
14 9 (4.66%) Nortel
15 7 (3.63%) Business Objects
15 7 (3.63%) OPNET
16 6 (3.11%) Citrix
17 5 (2.59%) Mercator
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