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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 122 121 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs citing MPLS 28 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.60% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.26% 3.86% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 5
Average daily rate
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£420 £263 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £120 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £313 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £120.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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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
447 492 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.36% 15.56% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 297 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 August 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 +21 23 £475 - 5
Gloucestershire -13 4 £319 +21.42% 2
Bristol - 1 £415 - 2
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (91.67%) Cisco
2 29 (80.56%) BGP
3 28 (77.78%) VPN
3 28 (77.78%) LAN
4 27 (75.00%) OSPF
5 26 (72.22%) Firewall
6 22 (61.11%) Juniper
7 21 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (58.33%) WAN
8 17 (47.22%) CCNP
8 17 (47.22%) Network Security
9 15 (41.67%) IPsec
10 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
10 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
10 14 (38.89%) CheckPoint
11 13 (36.11%) VLAN
11 13 (36.11%) Wireless
11 13 (36.11%) Data Centre
12 11 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (30.56%) F5
12 11 (30.56%) HSRP
12 11 (30.56%) Blue Coat
12 11 (30.56%) Ethernet
13 10 (27.78%) VRRP
13 10 (27.78%) Spanning Tree
14 9 (25.00%) ITIL
14 9 (25.00%) IronPort
14 9 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
15 8 (22.22%) Load Balancing
15 8 (22.22%) RIP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 4 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 29 (80.56%) BGP
2 28 (77.78%) LAN
2 28 (77.78%) VPN
3 27 (75.00%) OSPF
4 26 (72.22%) Firewall
5 21 (58.33%) WAN
6 17 (47.22%) Network Security
7 15 (41.67%) IPsec
8 13 (36.11%) Wireless
8 13 (36.11%) VLAN
9 11 (30.56%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (30.56%) HSRP
9 11 (30.56%) Ethernet
10 10 (27.78%) VRRP
10 10 (27.78%) Spanning Tree
11 9 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
12 8 (22.22%) DHCP
12 8 (22.22%) RIP
13 7 (19.44%) SSL
13 7 (19.44%) H.323
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Billing
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Designer
3 6 (16.67%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Design Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Lead Designer
4 4 (11.11%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Security Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 1 (2.78%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (36.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 6 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (13.89%) Computer Science
4 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
4 6 (16.67%) Network Design
4 6 (16.67%) Network Management
4 6 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (13.89%) Time Management
6 4 (11.11%) Network Planning
6 4 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 4 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.11%) Information Security
6 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 4 (11.11%) Capacity Management
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (8.33%) Open Source
8 2 (5.56%) ISMS
8 2 (5.56%) Validation
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (47.22%) CCNP
3 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 7 (19.44%) Degree
4 7 (19.44%) CCNA
5 6 (16.67%) JNCIS
6 5 (13.89%) CCIE
7 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
8 3 (8.33%) CISSP
8 3 (8.33%) JNCIE
8 3 (8.33%) MCSE
8 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (5.56%) JNCIP
9 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (2.78%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.78%) ProxySG
1 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 33 (91.67%) Cisco
2 22 (61.11%) Juniper
3 14 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 11 (30.56%) Blue Coat
4 11 (30.56%) F5
5 9 (25.00%) IronPort
6 6 (16.67%) Tandberg
6 6 (16.67%) McAfee
6 6 (16.67%) Intel
7 5 (13.89%) Radware
8 4 (11.11%) Remedy
8 4 (11.11%) SolarWinds
9 3 (8.33%) Nokia
9 3 (8.33%) NetQoS
10 2 (5.56%) CA
10 2 (5.56%) IBM
10 2 (5.56%) HP
10 2 (5.56%) Websense
10 2 (5.56%) Sourcefire
11 1 (2.78%) Brocade