The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 112 128 118
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 34 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.13% 0.68% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.11% 5.02% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 3
Average daily rate £363 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £194 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £390 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -85.27%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
419 438 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.93% 13.54% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 224 159
Average daily rate £350 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £12.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the South West region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the South West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the South West region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Wiltshire +4 19 £363 +90.78% 3
Bristol +7 12 £375 +7.14% 5
Gloucestershire +10 1 £315 - 1
Dorset - 1 £375 - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 39 (81.25%) Cisco
2 34 (70.83%) VPN
3 31 (64.58%) OSPF
3 31 (64.58%) BGP
4 28 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (58.33%) Juniper
4 28 (58.33%) WAN
5 24 (50.00%) Firewall
6 23 (47.92%) IPsec
6 23 (47.92%) CCNP
7 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
8 19 (39.58%) SC Cleared
9 16 (33.33%) DV Cleared
9 16 (33.33%) LAN
10 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
12 13 (27.08%) JNCIS
12 13 (27.08%) Linux
13 12 (25.00%) BT
14 10 (20.83%) CheckPoint
14 10 (20.83%) Wireless
15 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
15 9 (18.75%) IronPort
15 9 (18.75%) Network Management
15 9 (18.75%) High Availability
16 8 (16.67%) Network Security
16 8 (16.67%) Intel Security
16 8 (16.67%) ITIL
17 7 (14.58%) DHCP
17 7 (14.58%) Nokia

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (70.83%) VPN
2 31 (64.58%) BGP
2 31 (64.58%) OSPF
3 28 (58.33%) WAN
4 24 (50.00%) Firewall
5 23 (47.92%) IPsec
6 16 (33.33%) LAN
7 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (20.83%) Wireless
9 9 (18.75%) EIGRP
10 8 (16.67%) Network Security
11 7 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (14.58%) DHCP
11 7 (14.58%) Spanning Tree
12 6 (12.50%) FWSM
12 6 (12.50%) HSRP
12 6 (12.50%) IP Telephony
12 6 (12.50%) Unified Communications
12 6 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (10.42%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 6 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Designer
2 16 (33.33%) Network Designer
3 10 (20.83%) Network Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 6 (12.50%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) IP Designer
6 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Principal Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Designer
7 2 (4.17%) Service Assurance Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Service Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Telephony Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.08%) J2EE
2 1 (2.08%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.17%) Handset
5 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.08%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
5 1 (2.08%) PMI
5 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Linux
2 4 (8.33%) Android
3 2 (4.17%) Windows
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) CatOS
4 1 (2.08%) Unix
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) High Availability
1 9 (18.75%) Network Management
2 8 (16.67%) ITIL
3 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.42%) Time Management
5 4 (8.33%) Change Management
5 4 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (8.33%) SIEM
6 3 (6.25%) Information Security
6 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.25%) Project Management
6 3 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.17%) Network Design
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.17%) Service Management
7 2 (4.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (47.92%) CCNP
3 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
4 19 (39.58%) SC Cleared
5 16 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 13 (27.08%) JNCIS
7 7 (14.58%) CCIE
7 7 (14.58%) Degree
8 4 (8.33%) CCNA
8 4 (8.33%) JNCIP
8 4 (8.33%) MCSE
8 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (6.25%) CISSP
9 3 (6.25%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.08%) APMG
10 1 (2.08%) CCSA
10 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (2.08%) MCP
10 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
10 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
3 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (81.25%) Cisco
2 28 (58.33%) Juniper
3 12 (25.00%) BT
4 10 (20.83%) CheckPoint
5 9 (18.75%) IronPort
6 8 (16.67%) Intel Security
7 7 (14.58%) Nokia
8 6 (12.50%) Blue Coat
9 5 (10.42%) CA
9 5 (10.42%) HP
9 5 (10.42%) IBM
9 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
9 5 (10.42%) SolarWinds
9 5 (10.42%) Sourcefire
10 4 (8.33%) F5
10 4 (8.33%) Intel
11 3 (6.25%) Avaya
11 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
11 3 (6.25%) Remedy
12 2 (4.17%) VMware
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