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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 125 141 106
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -35
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.067% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 0.53% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
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£360 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +93.54%
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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
344 378 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.53% 12.62% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 224 162
Average daily rate £360 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £13.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Wiltshire - 6 £375 - 4
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 28 (96.55%) Cisco
2 24 (82.76%) Firewall
3 22 (75.86%) VPN
4 21 (72.41%) WAN
5 20 (68.97%) Wireless
6 19 (65.52%) LAN
6 19 (65.52%) IP Telephony
7 18 (62.07%) Juniper
8 14 (48.28%) OSPF
8 14 (48.28%) BGP
9 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (41.38%) Video Conferencing
11 11 (37.93%) CheckPoint
12 10 (34.48%) Avaya
12 10 (34.48%) HP
13 9 (31.03%) SolarWinds
14 8 (27.59%) Network Management
14 8 (27.59%) Unified Communications
14 8 (27.59%) Network Security
14 8 (27.59%) Polycom
14 8 (27.59%) CCNP
14 8 (27.59%) CCNA
14 8 (27.59%) IBM
14 8 (27.59%) VoIP
14 8 (27.59%) WLAN
14 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
14 8 (27.59%) McAfee
14 8 (27.59%) Spanning Tree
15 7 (24.14%) CA
15 7 (24.14%) Nokia

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (17.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) Firewall
2 22 (75.86%) VPN
3 21 (72.41%) WAN
4 20 (68.97%) Wireless
5 19 (65.52%) LAN
5 19 (65.52%) IP Telephony
6 14 (48.28%) OSPF
6 14 (48.28%) BGP
7 8 (27.59%) Unified Communications
7 8 (27.59%) Network Security
7 8 (27.59%) VoIP
7 8 (27.59%) WLAN
7 8 (27.59%) Spanning Tree
8 7 (24.14%) DHCP
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (24.14%) FWSM
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (24.14%) VLAN
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco IPT
9 6 (20.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
General
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Network Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) Network Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Senior Network Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Designer
4 4 (13.79%) Network Support
5 3 (10.34%) Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Designer
5 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Server Support
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Analyst
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (41.38%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (24.14%) Blackberry
3 4 (13.79%) Cryptography
4 3 (10.34%) Handset
4 3 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) AIX
3 1 (3.45%) Solaris
3 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Network Management
1 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
2 7 (24.14%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (10.34%) Risk Management
4 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
4 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.90%) Network Design
5 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.45%) Time Management
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) C
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (27.59%) CCNP
2 8 (27.59%) CCNA
3 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (17.24%) MCSE
4 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
5 4 (13.79%) JNCIS
6 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) CCIE
7 1 (3.45%) CCDP
7 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.45%) XenApp
1 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
1 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (10.34%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) Juniper
3 11 (37.93%) CheckPoint
4 10 (34.48%) Avaya
4 10 (34.48%) HP
5 9 (31.03%) SolarWinds
6 8 (27.59%) Polycom
6 8 (27.59%) IBM
6 8 (27.59%) McAfee
7 7 (24.14%) CA
7 7 (24.14%) Nokia
7 7 (24.14%) IronPort
7 7 (24.14%) Blue Coat
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.24%) SonicWALL
10 4 (13.79%) Tandberg
11 2 (6.90%) VMware
11 2 (6.90%) Brocade
12 1 (3.45%) Ruckus Wireless
12 1 (3.45%) Oracle
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