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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 130 119 110
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.18% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.53% 1.29% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £416 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £496 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +449.61%
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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
397 389 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.48% 13.80% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 199 191
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 30
Average hourly rate £24.00 £14.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.51% -32.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £9.50 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.18 £29.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +3 8 £190 -57.77% 1
Bristol - 4 £325 - 4
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 4
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 54 (96.43%) Cisco
2 52 (92.86%) Firewall
3 46 (82.14%) WAN
4 44 (78.57%) LAN
5 43 (76.79%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (62.50%) CCNP
6 35 (62.50%) OSPF
7 32 (57.14%) Security Cleared
8 31 (55.36%) Cisco Nexus
9 30 (53.57%) SC Cleared
10 24 (42.86%) BGP
11 22 (39.29%) TCP/IP
11 22 (39.29%) Network Management
12 21 (37.50%) VPN
13 19 (33.93%) Network Design
14 18 (32.14%) Telecoms
15 17 (30.36%) SNMP
15 17 (30.36%) Juniper
16 16 (28.57%) Telnet
16 16 (28.57%) FTP
16 16 (28.57%) Wireless
16 16 (28.57%) IP Telephony
17 15 (26.79%) CISSP
17 15 (26.79%) CCIE
18 13 (23.21%) Service Delivery
18 13 (23.21%) CCNA
18 13 (23.21%) Network Security
19 12 (21.43%) ITIL
20 11 (19.64%) High Availability
21 10 (17.86%) Video Conferencing

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (8.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.79%) Lync
2 1 (1.79%) JBoss
2 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (92.86%) Firewall
2 46 (82.14%) WAN
3 44 (78.57%) LAN
4 35 (62.50%) OSPF
5 31 (55.36%) Cisco Nexus
6 24 (42.86%) BGP
7 22 (39.29%) TCP/IP
8 21 (37.50%) VPN
9 17 (30.36%) SNMP
10 16 (28.57%) FTP
10 16 (28.57%) Wireless
10 16 (28.57%) Telnet
10 16 (28.57%) IP Telephony
11 13 (23.21%) Network Security
12 9 (16.07%) VoIP
12 9 (16.07%) WLAN
13 8 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (14.29%) VLAN
14 6 (10.71%) DHCP
14 6 (10.71%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Network Engineer
2 14 (25.00%) Network Support
3 9 (16.07%) Network Specialist
4 7 (12.50%) Analyst
4 7 (12.50%) Network Analyst
5 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Senior Network Specialist
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Network Consultant
6 4 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Designer
7 3 (5.36%) Network Design Consultant
8 2 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Network Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.57%) Senior Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.36%) Handset
5 2 (3.57%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.71%) Windows
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.57%) UNIX
4 1 (1.79%) AIX
4 1 (1.79%) Solaris
4 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) Network Management
2 19 (33.93%) Network Design
3 13 (23.21%) Service Delivery
4 12 (21.43%) ITIL
5 11 (19.64%) High Availability
6 10 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (16.07%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (16.07%) Network Performance Management
7 9 (16.07%) Performance Management
8 5 (8.93%) Workflow
9 4 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
11 1 (1.79%) Supplier Management
11 1 (1.79%) Problem Management
11 1 (1.79%) Migration
11 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
11 1 (1.79%) ERP
11 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
11 1 (1.79%) Risk Management
11 1 (1.79%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (76.79%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (62.50%) CCNP
3 32 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 30 (53.57%) SC Cleared
5 15 (26.79%) CISSP
5 15 (26.79%) CCIE
6 13 (23.21%) CCNA
7 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (8.93%) MCSE
8 3 (5.36%) JNCIS
9 2 (3.57%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.79%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.79%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) NFS
1 1 (1.79%) XenApp
1 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
1 1 (1.79%) vSphere
1 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (5.36%) SCCM
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 54 (96.43%) Cisco
2 17 (30.36%) Juniper
3 10 (17.86%) McAfee
3 10 (17.86%) Avaya
4 8 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.29%) HP
4 8 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 8 (14.29%) Polycom
5 6 (10.71%) IronPort
5 6 (10.71%) Nokia
5 6 (10.71%) IBM
6 5 (8.93%) CA
6 5 (8.93%) SonicWALL
6 5 (8.93%) Blue Coat
6 5 (8.93%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.36%) Brocade
8 2 (3.57%) WatchGuard
8 2 (3.57%) Tandberg
8 2 (3.57%) VMware
9 1 (1.79%) AppSense
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