The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 West 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 128 94 108
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +14
Contract jobs citing MPLS 12 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.75% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.80% 5.59% 4.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
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£313 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £271 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £120.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
429 286 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.04% 13.42% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 148 189
Average daily rate £375 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £41.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
MPLS
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 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
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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
Gloucestershire -9 7 £325 - 5
Dorset - 2 £313 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 8 (61.54%) WAN
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) Juniper
3 6 (46.15%) CCNP
3 6 (46.15%) LAN
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
5 4 (30.77%) VPN
5 4 (30.77%) F5
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (23.08%) ADSL
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) BGP
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) NETGEAR
7 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
7 2 (15.38%) ProxySG
7 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
7 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 2 (15.38%) VLAN
7 2 (15.38%) Ethereal
7 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) Frame Relay
7 2 (15.38%) DSL
7 2 (15.38%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) Firewall
1 8 (61.54%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) VPN
4 3 (23.08%) ADSL
4 3 (23.08%) BGP
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco PIX
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) tcpdump
5 2 (15.38%) DSL
5 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
5 2 (15.38%) Wireless
5 2 (15.38%) Frame Relay
5 2 (15.38%) BIG-IP
5 2 (15.38%) VLAN
5 2 (15.38%) Ethereal
5 2 (15.38%) ATM
5 2 (15.38%) ISDN
5 2 (15.38%) SSL
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
General
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Network Supervisor
2 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) CCNP
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) MCT
4 1 (7.69%) CCSE
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) ProxySG
2 1 (7.69%) NFS
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) NETGEAR
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) McAfee
5 1 (7.69%) Siemens
5 1 (7.69%) Brocade
5 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard
5 1 (7.69%) IronPort
5 1 (7.69%) Trustwave
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