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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 131 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.43% 0.34% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 2.56% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£325 £278 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.11% +7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £236 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £316 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -35.71%
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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
477 313 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.49% 13.25% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 156 190
Average daily rate £338 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 34 38
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Wiltshire - 7 - -
Bristol -12 2 £400 +44.14% 3
Gloucestershire -20 2 £140 -56.92% 2
Devon - 1 £325 - 1
Dorset - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (95.00%) Cisco
2 54 (90.00%) Firewall
3 49 (81.67%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (75.00%) LAN
4 45 (75.00%) WAN
5 41 (68.33%) CCNP
6 38 (63.33%) Security Cleared
7 37 (61.67%) SC Cleared
8 33 (55.00%) OSPF
9 31 (51.67%) BGP
10 29 (48.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 22 (36.67%) Telecoms
12 21 (35.00%) VPN
13 20 (33.33%) TCP/IP
13 20 (33.33%) ITIL
13 20 (33.33%) Juniper
14 19 (31.67%) Network Management
15 18 (30.00%) SNMP
15 18 (30.00%) Network Design
16 16 (26.67%) FTP
16 16 (26.67%) Telnet
17 15 (25.00%) CCIE
17 15 (25.00%) CISSP
18 13 (21.67%) CCNA
18 13 (21.67%) Network Security
19 12 (20.00%) VLAN
20 11 (18.33%) High Availability
21 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
22 9 (15.00%) Wireless
22 9 (15.00%) Service Delivery

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (90.00%) Firewall
2 45 (75.00%) LAN
2 45 (75.00%) WAN
3 33 (55.00%) OSPF
4 31 (51.67%) BGP
5 29 (48.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (35.00%) VPN
7 20 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 18 (30.00%) SNMP
9 16 (26.67%) FTP
9 16 (26.67%) Telnet
10 13 (21.67%) Network Security
11 12 (20.00%) VLAN
12 9 (15.00%) Wireless
12 9 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (15.00%) EIGRP
13 7 (11.67%) Cisco PIX
13 7 (11.67%) IP Telephony
14 6 (10.00%) WLAN
14 6 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (36.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Network Support
3 9 (15.00%) Network Specialist
4 7 (11.67%) Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Network Team Leader
5 6 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 5 (8.33%) Network Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Senior Network Specialist
7 4 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Network Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Network Design Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Designer
8 3 (5.00%) Operations Team Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.00%) Handset
4 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.67%) Windows
2 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.67%) Linux
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) ITIL
2 19 (31.67%) Network Management
3 18 (30.00%) Network Design
4 11 (18.33%) High Availability
5 10 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.00%) Service Delivery
6 9 (15.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (15.00%) Performance Management
6 9 (15.00%) Network Performance Management
7 7 (11.67%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.00%) Problem Management
8 6 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (8.33%) Workflow
10 3 (5.00%) Incident Management
11 2 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (3.33%) Change Management
12 1 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 1 (1.67%) Network Monitoring
12 1 (1.67%) Kalman Filter
12 1 (1.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 49 (81.67%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (68.33%) CCNP
3 38 (63.33%) Security Cleared
4 37 (61.67%) SC Cleared
5 15 (25.00%) CCIE
5 15 (25.00%) CISSP
6 13 (21.67%) CCNA
7 4 (6.67%) MCSE
7 4 (6.67%) CCSP
7 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (5.00%) JNCIS
8 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.33%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (3.33%) Nagios
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 57 (95.00%) Cisco
2 20 (33.33%) Juniper
3 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (11.67%) McAfee
5 6 (10.00%) Blue Coat
5 6 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.33%) VMware
6 5 (8.33%) Avaya
6 5 (8.33%) Polycom
7 4 (6.67%) SonicWALL
7 4 (6.67%) Nokia
7 4 (6.67%) F5
8 3 (5.00%) HP
8 3 (5.00%) IronPort
9 2 (3.33%) Tandberg
9 2 (3.33%) Brocade
9 2 (3.33%) WatchGuard
9 2 (3.33%) IBM
9 2 (3.33%) CA
9 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
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