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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 124 122 99
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -23
Contract jobs citing MPLS 20 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.46% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.10% 3.18% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
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£350 £300 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £120 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £333 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.52% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £120.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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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
392 440 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.25% 14.34% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 258 146
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.30% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Vacancies
Wiltshire - 16 £463 - 5
Gloucestershire -5 4 £319 +4.08% 1
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 23 (88.46%) LAN
3 21 (80.77%) WAN
4 20 (76.92%) VPN
4 20 (76.92%) BGP
5 18 (69.23%) OSPF
6 17 (65.38%) Firewall
7 15 (57.69%) Juniper
8 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (53.85%) CCNP
9 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
9 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
10 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
11 11 (42.31%) Network Security
12 10 (38.46%) VLAN
13 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (34.62%) Wireless
14 8 (30.77%) IPsec
14 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
15 7 (26.92%) F5
15 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (26.92%) Cisco PIX
15 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
15 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
15 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
15 7 (26.92%) ITIL
16 6 (23.08%) CCNA
16 6 (23.08%) IPv4
16 6 (23.08%) IPv6
16 6 (23.08%) VRRP

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) LAN
2 21 (80.77%) WAN
3 20 (76.92%) VPN
3 20 (76.92%) BGP
4 18 (69.23%) OSPF
5 17 (65.38%) Firewall
6 11 (42.31%) Network Security
7 10 (38.46%) VLAN
8 9 (34.62%) Wireless
8 9 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (30.77%) IPsec
10 7 (26.92%) Cisco PIX
10 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
10 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
10 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (23.08%) HSRP
11 6 (23.08%) IPv4
11 6 (23.08%) IPv6
11 6 (23.08%) VRRP
11 6 (23.08%) H.323
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
1 4 (15.38%) Billing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Designer
3 4 (15.38%) Lead Designer
3 4 (15.38%) Design Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Network Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Network Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Server Support
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Support
5 1 (3.85%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) Cryptography
2 6 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
1 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
2 5 (19.23%) Network Design
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (15.38%) Risk Management
3 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
3 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.54%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (11.54%) Open Source
4 3 (11.54%) Network Management
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.85%) Network Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Time Management
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) CCNP
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) JNCIS
3 6 (23.08%) CCNA
4 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) MCSE
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (7.69%) CCIE
7 1 (3.85%) CCDP
7 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) ProxySG
1 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (57.69%) Juniper
3 12 (46.15%) CheckPoint
4 7 (26.92%) F5
5 6 (23.08%) Tandberg
6 5 (19.23%) Radware
7 4 (15.38%) Blue Coat
7 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
8 3 (11.54%) NetQoS
9 2 (7.69%) IronPort
9 2 (7.69%) Websense
9 2 (7.69%) CA
9 2 (7.69%) Nokia
9 2 (7.69%) IBM
9 2 (7.69%) HP
10 1 (3.85%) VMware
10 1 (3.85%) Brocade
10 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
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