The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Surrey region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 83 83 93
Rank change year-on-year
0 +10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.94% 0.39% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.96% 2.31% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 5
Average daily rate £481 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.55% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £22.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+718.18% -32.30%
Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
235 216 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 15.74% 16.84% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 98 119
Average daily rate £360 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.46% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £154 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £466 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 32
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -41.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Surrey region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Surrey region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Guildford +2 5 £335 -
Leatherhead - 1 £450 -
Woking - 1 - -
Reigate - - - -
Staines - - - -
Addlestone - - - -
Dorking - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Esher - - - -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 11 (57.89%) OSPF
3 10 (52.63%) BGP
3 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (42.11%) LTE
5 8 (42.11%) Ethernet
6 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (36.84%) Project Management
7 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
7 6 (31.58%) Network Architecture
7 6 (31.58%) Huawei
8 5 (26.32%) F5
8 5 (26.32%) HSRP
8 5 (26.32%) 3G
8 5 (26.32%) 2G
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
9 4 (21.05%) CCNP
9 4 (21.05%) Juniper
9 4 (21.05%) Ericsson
9 4 (21.05%) RSVP
9 4 (21.05%) VRRP
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (15.79%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
10 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 3 (15.79%) NetScreen
10 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
10 3 (15.79%) Network Design

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) OSPF
2 10 (52.63%) BGP
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (42.11%) LTE
4 8 (42.11%) Ethernet
5 5 (26.32%) HSRP
5 5 (26.32%) 3G
5 5 (26.32%) 2G
5 5 (26.32%) VPN
6 4 (21.05%) RSVP
6 4 (21.05%) VRRP
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (15.79%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (15.79%) NetScreen
7 3 (15.79%) Wireless
7 3 (15.79%) IPsec
7 3 (15.79%) SNMP
7 3 (15.79%) WAN
7 3 (15.79%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MS Access
General
1 10 (52.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) RAN Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Transmission Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Transmission Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IP Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Junior
5 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Project Management
2 6 (31.58%) Network Architecture
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 2 (10.53%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.53%) QMS
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Cyber Security
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) CCIE
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) HNC
5 1 (5.26%) HND
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) CheckPoint
2 6 (31.58%) Huawei
3 5 (26.32%) F5
4 4 (21.05%) Juniper
4 4 (21.05%) Ericsson
5 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Nokia
6 2 (10.53%) Redback
6 2 (10.53%) Radware
6 2 (10.53%) Tufin
6 2 (10.53%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.26%) Aruba
7 1 (5.26%) VMware
7 1 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) Citrix
7 1 (5.26%) Microsoft