The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 83 77 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.54% 1.24% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.55% 7.56% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 0
Average daily rate
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£394 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +93.54%
MPLS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Communications & Networking Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
274 225 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 21.22% 16.38% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 93 83
Average daily rate £375 £360 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +8.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £120 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 23 21
Average hourly rate £18.25 £14.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -62.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.61 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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
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 27 May 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
Staines - 4 - -
Guildford -5 1 £388 +1.30% 2
Cobham - 1 £400 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 19 (82.61%) Firewall
2 18 (78.26%) Cisco
3 13 (56.52%) ITIL
4 12 (52.17%) BGP
5 11 (47.83%) VPN
6 10 (43.48%) OSPF
6 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
6 10 (43.48%) F5
6 10 (43.48%) HSRP
7 9 (39.13%) Back Office
7 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (34.78%) WAN
8 8 (34.78%) Incident Management
8 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (30.43%) DNS
10 6 (26.09%) LAN
10 6 (26.09%) Windows
10 6 (26.09%) Linux
10 6 (26.09%) VLAN
10 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
10 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
11 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (21.74%) Network Security
11 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (21.74%) VMware
11 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
11 5 (21.74%) CCNP
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 2 (8.70%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (17.39%) PaaS
2 4 (17.39%) IaaS
3 2 (8.70%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) Firewall
2 12 (52.17%) BGP
3 11 (47.83%) VPN
4 10 (43.48%) OSPF
4 10 (43.48%) HSRP
5 8 (34.78%) WAN
6 7 (30.43%) DNS
7 6 (26.09%) LAN
7 6 (26.09%) VLAN
8 5 (21.74%) Network Security
8 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (17.39%) DHCP
9 4 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (13.04%) Wireless
10 3 (13.04%) IPsec
10 3 (13.04%) VoIP
10 3 (13.04%) SAN
11 2 (8.70%) SSL
11 2 (8.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.35%) Valgrind
1 1 (4.35%) GCC
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (43.48%) Telecoms
2 9 (39.13%) Back Office
3 4 (17.39%) Billing
4 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (4.35%) Publishing
5 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) IP Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Back Office Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Security Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Architect
4 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (17.39%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (13.04%) Network Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
7 2 (8.70%) Network Support
8 1 (4.35%) Senior Network Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Network Technical Architect
8 1 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) boto
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) STL
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Computer Science
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (17.39%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (8.70%) Replication
5 1 (4.35%) Device Driver
5 1 (4.35%) CMDB
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) VMS
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) CentOS
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) ITIL
2 8 (34.78%) Incident Management
2 8 (34.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (17.39%) Capacity Management
3 4 (17.39%) Software Deployment
4 3 (13.04%) TOGAF
5 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
5 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
5 2 (8.70%) Auto-Scaling
5 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) Business Development
6 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.35%) Use Case
6 1 (4.35%) Multithreading
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) Open Source
6 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
1 3 (13.04%) Python
1 3 (13.04%) Ruby
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) C#
2 1 (4.35%) C++
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNP
3 4 (17.39%) HNC
3 4 (17.39%) HND
4 3 (13.04%) CCNA
4 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 2 (8.70%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) MCSE
6 1 (4.35%) MCSA
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.35%) MCITP
6 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) XenServer
3 2 (8.70%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) Firmware
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCOM
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
1 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
3 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (4.35%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) F5
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Ericsson
5 2 (8.70%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (8.70%) Riverbed
5 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) Perforce
6 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.35%) IronPort
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) Nokia
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) CA