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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 159 188 159
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -29
Contract jobs citing MPLS 112 84 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 0.88% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.95% 4.51% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 35 43
Median daily rate £381 £398 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.08% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.83 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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
1882 1864 1660
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.66% 19.51% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 903 719
Median daily rate £375 £366 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 106 104
Median hourly rate £35.25 £34.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% +80.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Berkshire -12 44 £400 +0.62% 8
Hampshire +22 29 £338 -32.50% 5
Surrey +4 17 £385 -2.22% 6
Buckinghamshire +15 14 £400 +19.40% 6
West Sussex -18 7 £365 -16.57% 3
Oxfordshire +8 2 £325 -10.03%
East Sussex +4 1 £413 - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 189 (81.47%) Cisco
2 116 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 113 (48.71%) WAN
4 108 (46.55%) BGP
4 108 (46.55%) Firewall
5 106 (45.69%) LAN
6 88 (37.93%) Data Centre
7 85 (36.64%) VPN
8 84 (36.21%) DNS
9 76 (32.76%) OSPF
10 74 (31.90%) Telecoms
11 68 (29.31%) Juniper
12 64 (27.59%) CCNA
13 61 (26.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 59 (25.43%) IPsec
15 58 (25.00%) DHCP
16 57 (24.57%) CCNP
16 57 (24.57%) ITIL
17 45 (19.40%) TCP/IP
17 45 (19.40%) VLAN
18 40 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
19 39 (16.81%) Security Cleared
19 39 (16.81%) SSL
20 38 (16.38%) Internet
21 36 (15.52%) Network Security
22 34 (14.66%) Ethernet
23 33 (14.22%) Windows
23 33 (14.22%) SC Cleared
24 32 (13.79%) EIGRP
25 31 (13.36%) Management Information System

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 4 (1.72%) CMS
1 4 (1.72%) IIS
2 3 (1.29%) Apache
2 3 (1.29%) JBoss
2 3 (1.29%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.29%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.86%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.43%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.17%) SaaS
2 9 (3.88%) IaaS
3 8 (3.45%) PaaS
4 5 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 113 (48.71%) WAN
2 108 (46.55%) BGP
2 108 (46.55%) Firewall
3 106 (45.69%) LAN
4 85 (36.64%) VPN
5 84 (36.21%) DNS
6 76 (32.76%) OSPF
7 61 (26.29%) Cisco Nexus
8 59 (25.43%) IPsec
9 58 (25.00%) DHCP
10 45 (19.40%) TCP/IP
10 45 (19.40%) VLAN
11 40 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (16.81%) SSL
13 38 (16.38%) Internet
14 36 (15.52%) Network Security
15 34 (14.66%) Ethernet
16 32 (13.79%) EIGRP
17 30 (12.93%) VoIP
18 29 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (2.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 74 (31.90%) Telecoms
2 27 (11.64%) Finance
3 5 (2.16%) Back Office
3 5 (2.16%) Billing
3 5 (2.16%) Military
4 4 (1.72%) Retail
5 3 (1.29%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.86%) Electronics
6 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.86%) Marketing
7 1 (0.43%) Automotive
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) German Language
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 91 (39.22%) Network Engineer
2 35 (15.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 30 (12.93%) Architect
4 29 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (8.19%) Security Engineer
6 17 (7.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 15 (6.47%) Support Engineer
8 14 (6.03%) Analyst
9 13 (5.60%) Network Architect
9 13 (5.60%) Network Security Engineer
9 13 (5.60%) Network Support
9 13 (5.60%) Network Support Engineer
9 13 (5.60%) Project Manager
10 11 (4.74%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 10 (4.31%) Cisco Support
11 10 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (4.31%) Technical Architect
12 9 (3.88%) Designer
12 9 (3.88%) IP Engineer
13 8 (3.45%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.60%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.86%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (37.93%) Data Centre
2 31 (13.36%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.33%) Driving Licence
4 14 (6.03%) Cryptography
5 11 (4.74%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.31%) PKI
7 9 (3.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 8 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.59%) Mathematics
10 5 (2.16%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (2.16%) iSeries
10 5 (2.16%) Replication
10 5 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.72%) BYOD
11 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.72%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
12 3 (1.29%) e-Health
12 3 (1.29%) Streaming Video
13 2 (0.86%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 33 (14.22%) Windows
2 24 (10.34%) Linux
3 23 (9.91%) Windows Server
4 11 (4.74%) Unix
5 8 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.16%) VMS
8 4 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.29%) CatOS
9 3 (1.29%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.86%) AIX
10 2 (0.86%) CentOS
10 2 (0.86%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (24.57%) ITIL
2 30 (12.93%) Load Balancing
3 29 (12.50%) Network Design
4 28 (12.07%) Project Management
5 27 (11.64%) Change Management
6 19 (8.19%) Migration
7 18 (7.76%) Configuration Management
8 17 (7.33%) Service Management
9 15 (6.47%) Network Management
10 14 (6.03%) Incident Management
10 14 (6.03%) Information Security
10 14 (6.03%) Problem Management
10 14 (6.03%) Server Virtualisation
11 13 (5.60%) Capacity Management
11 13 (5.60%) Cybersecurity
12 12 (5.17%) Computer Security
12 12 (5.17%) Information Management
12 12 (5.17%) Network Architecture
12 12 (5.17%) Security Patching
13 10 (4.31%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.45%) SQL
2 7 (3.02%) Perl
2 7 (3.02%) Python
3 6 (2.59%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.72%) C
5 2 (0.86%) Tcl
6 1 (0.43%) Java
6 1 (0.43%) Lisp
6 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (27.59%) CCNA
3 57 (24.57%) CCNP
4 39 (16.81%) Security Cleared
5 33 (14.22%) SC Cleared
6 26 (11.21%) CCIE
7 23 (9.91%) Degree
8 8 (3.45%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.59%) JNCIA
9 6 (2.59%) JNCIP
10 5 (2.16%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.72%) CISSP
11 4 (1.72%) GCIH
11 4 (1.72%) GIAC
12 3 (1.29%) Avaya Certification
12 3 (1.29%) CCA
12 3 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.29%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.86%) CCDA
13 2 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.05%) SLA
2 15 (6.47%) PCI DSS
3 6 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.72%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.86%) GLP
5 2 (0.86%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (8.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.02%) XenApp
4 4 (1.72%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.86%) vSphere
6 1 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.43%) NFS
6 1 (0.43%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (6.47%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (4.74%) SolarWinds Orion
3 10 (4.31%) Puppet
4 6 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.16%) SCOM
5 5 (2.16%) Tivoli
6 4 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.72%) SCCM
7 3 (1.29%) OpenView
7 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (0.86%) Amdocs OSS
8 2 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCE
9 1 (0.43%) Nagios
9 1 (0.43%) Simpana
9 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 189 (81.47%) Cisco
2 68 (29.31%) Juniper
3 31 (13.36%) F5
4 30 (12.93%) CheckPoint
5 25 (10.78%) VMware
6 23 (9.91%) Palo Alto
7 21 (9.05%) SolarWinds
8 19 (8.19%) Huawei
9 13 (5.60%) Avaya
10 12 (5.17%) Barracuda Networks
10 12 (5.17%) Citrix
11 11 (4.74%) NetApp
12 9 (3.88%) Microsoft
13 8 (3.45%) Cyberoam
14 6 (2.59%) Remedy
15 5 (2.16%) HP
15 5 (2.16%) Intel Security
15 5 (2.16%) Nortel
15 5 (2.16%) Red Hat
15 5 (2.16%) Verint
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