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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 116 110 116
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 23 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.49% 3.58% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £363 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +119.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-87.63% +445.45%
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
419 307 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.33% 12.33% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 150 176
Average daily rate £356 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 19 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £31.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 28 January 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
(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 12 £190 -57.77% 1
Bristol - 6 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire -17 2 - - 3
Devon - 1 £325 -
Dorset - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 63 (96.92%) Cisco
2 61 (93.85%) Firewall
3 51 (78.46%) WAN
4 50 (76.92%) LAN
4 50 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (63.08%) CCNP
6 39 (60.00%) Security Cleared
7 37 (56.92%) SC Cleared
8 36 (55.38%) OSPF
9 33 (50.77%) BGP
10 32 (49.23%) Cisco Nexus
11 29 (44.62%) VPN
12 24 (36.92%) Juniper
13 22 (33.85%) TCP/IP
13 22 (33.85%) Network Management
14 19 (29.23%) Telecoms
14 19 (29.23%) Network Design
15 18 (27.69%) SNMP
16 17 (26.15%) ITIL
17 16 (24.62%) FTP
17 16 (24.62%) IP Telephony
17 16 (24.62%) Wireless
17 16 (24.62%) Telnet
18 15 (23.08%) CISSP
18 15 (23.08%) CCNA
18 15 (23.08%) CCIE
19 14 (21.54%) Network Security
20 13 (20.00%) VLAN
20 13 (20.00%) Service Delivery
21 11 (16.92%) Microsoft

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.54%) JBoss
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.54%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (93.85%) Firewall
2 51 (78.46%) WAN
3 50 (76.92%) LAN
4 36 (55.38%) OSPF
5 33 (50.77%) BGP
6 32 (49.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 29 (44.62%) VPN
8 22 (33.85%) TCP/IP
9 18 (27.69%) SNMP
10 16 (24.62%) FTP
10 16 (24.62%) IP Telephony
10 16 (24.62%) Wireless
10 16 (24.62%) Telnet
11 14 (21.54%) Network Security
12 13 (20.00%) VLAN
13 11 (16.92%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (13.85%) EIGRP
14 9 (13.85%) VoIP
14 9 (13.85%) WLAN
15 7 (10.77%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (29.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (36.92%) Network Engineer
2 14 (21.54%) Network Support
3 9 (13.85%) Network Specialist
4 8 (12.31%) Network Analyst
4 8 (12.31%) Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Team Leader
5 6 (9.23%) Network Team Leader
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Network Specialist
6 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Network Consultant
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Senior Network Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.62%) Network Design Consultant
8 3 (4.62%) Designer
8 3 (4.62%) Operations Team Leader
8 3 (4.62%) Network Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (10.77%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.15%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.62%) Handset
5 2 (3.08%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.62%) UNIX
5 2 (3.08%) Linux
6 1 (1.54%) AIX
6 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) Network Management
2 19 (29.23%) Network Design
3 17 (26.15%) ITIL
4 13 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 11 (16.92%) High Availability
6 10 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (13.85%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (13.85%) Network Performance Management
7 9 (13.85%) Performance Management
8 6 (9.23%) Problem Management
8 6 (9.23%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (7.69%) Workflow
9 5 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.15%) Network Load Balancing
11 2 (3.08%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (3.08%) Change Management
12 1 (1.54%) Asset Management
12 1 (1.54%) Supplier Management
12 1 (1.54%) Incident Management
12 1 (1.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.54%) C
1 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (63.08%) CCNP
3 39 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 37 (56.92%) SC Cleared
5 15 (23.08%) CISSP
5 15 (23.08%) CCNA
5 15 (23.08%) CCIE
6 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.69%) MCSE
7 3 (4.62%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.62%) CCSP
7 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.08%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) ProxySG
2 2 (3.08%) vSphere
2 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.54%) NFS
3 1 (1.54%) XenApp
3 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (4.62%) SCCM
3 2 (3.08%) Nagios
4 1 (1.54%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 63 (96.92%) Cisco
2 24 (36.92%) Juniper
3 11 (16.92%) Microsoft
4 10 (15.38%) McAfee
4 10 (15.38%) Avaya
4 10 (15.38%) CheckPoint
5 9 (13.85%) Blue Coat
6 8 (12.31%) Polycom
6 8 (12.31%) HP
7 7 (10.77%) Nokia
8 6 (9.23%) IronPort
8 6 (9.23%) IBM
9 5 (7.69%) CA
9 5 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 5 (7.69%) SonicWALL
10 4 (6.15%) F5
11 3 (4.62%) Brocade
11 3 (4.62%) VMware
12 2 (3.08%) Tandberg
12 2 (3.08%) WatchGuard
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday