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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 124 98 111
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 18 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 0.58% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.74% 4.53% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
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£263 £450 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +35.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £277 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £120.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +3.63%
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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
481 287 438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.47% 12.86% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 154 189
Average daily rate £365 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £181 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 25 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.37 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Gloucestershire - 13 £263 - 1
Dorset - 2 £313 -
Wiltshire - - - -
Bristol - - - - 5
Devon - - - - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) WAN
4 12 (60.00%) CCNP
4 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (60.00%) Juniper
5 11 (55.00%) BGP
5 11 (55.00%) LAN
6 10 (50.00%) VPN
7 9 (45.00%) ITIL
8 8 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
8 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
8 8 (40.00%) F5
8 8 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (35.00%) SSL
9 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
10 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
10 6 (30.00%) VLAN
10 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
10 6 (30.00%) ProxySG
10 6 (30.00%) BIG-IP
11 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
12 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 4 (20.00%) Windows
13 3 (15.00%) ADSL
13 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
13 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
13 3 (15.00%) CCSP
13 3 (15.00%) Incident Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 13 (65.00%) WAN
3 11 (55.00%) BGP
3 11 (55.00%) LAN
4 10 (50.00%) VPN
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
6 7 (35.00%) SSL
6 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
7 6 (30.00%) VLAN
7 6 (30.00%) BIG-IP
8 3 (15.00%) ADSL
8 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.00%) Network Security
8 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (10.00%) tcpdump
9 2 (10.00%) Ethereal
9 2 (10.00%) Wireless
9 2 (10.00%) Frame Relay
9 2 (10.00%) Internet
9 2 (10.00%) SONET
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Network Team Leader
1 6 (30.00%) Team Leader
2 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
3 3 (15.00%) Network Supervisor
3 3 (15.00%) Operations Team Leader
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) CCNP
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) CCSP
4 2 (10.00%) CCIE
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) MCT
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (5.00%) CCSE
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 12 (60.00%) Juniper
3 8 (40.00%) F5
4 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (10.00%) NETGEAR
7 2 (10.00%) NetQoS
7 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 2 (10.00%) HP
8 1 (5.00%) Siemens
8 1 (5.00%) IBM
8 1 (5.00%) McAfee
8 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard
8 1 (5.00%) IronPort
8 1 (5.00%) Brocade
8 1 (5.00%) Trustwave
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