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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 79 77 83
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 18 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 1.48% 1.27% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.90% 5.94% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
Average daily rate £350 £306 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £289 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £381 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -85.27%
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
305 303 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 25.12% 21.35% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 146 92
Average daily rate £395 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £185 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £498 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 14 21
Average hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.96 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.11 £116.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Guildford +3 3 - - 3
Redhill -18 2 - - 2
Reigate - 2 - - 3
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 28 (80.00%) Cisco
2 24 (68.57%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (57.14%) BGP
4 18 (51.43%) Firewall
5 17 (48.57%) LAN
6 16 (45.71%) WAN
6 16 (45.71%) Wireless
7 15 (42.86%) OSPF
8 14 (40.00%) VPN
8 14 (40.00%) Telecoms
9 13 (37.14%) ITIL
10 12 (34.29%) DNS
10 12 (34.29%) DHCP
10 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
11 10 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (28.57%) Juniper
12 9 (25.71%) Migration
12 9 (25.71%) CCNP
12 9 (25.71%) CCNA
12 9 (25.71%) F5
13 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
13 8 (22.86%) 3G
13 8 (22.86%) Ethernet
13 8 (22.86%) SSL
14 7 (20.00%) CiscoWorks
14 7 (20.00%) IPsec
14 7 (20.00%) Huawei
14 7 (20.00%) SolarWinds
15 6 (17.14%) Degree
15 6 (17.14%) Computer Science

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) IaaS
1 2 (5.71%) PaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) BGP
2 18 (51.43%) Firewall
3 17 (48.57%) LAN
4 16 (45.71%) WAN
4 16 (45.71%) Wireless
5 15 (42.86%) OSPF
6 14 (40.00%) VPN
7 12 (34.29%) DHCP
7 12 (34.29%) DNS
8 10 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (22.86%) 3G
9 8 (22.86%) Ethernet
9 8 (22.86%) SSL
10 7 (20.00%) IPsec
11 6 (17.14%) 2G
11 6 (17.14%) ATM
11 6 (17.14%) EIGRP
11 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
12 5 (14.29%) 4G
12 5 (14.29%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Ant
1 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.86%) JIRA
1 1 (2.86%) Maven
1 1 (2.86%) Subversion
General
1 14 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.57%) Back Office
2 3 (8.57%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Network Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (17.14%) Design Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Network Support
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Support
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) IP Design Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Back Office Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) IP Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) RAN Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (8.57%) Transmission Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) boto
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (17.14%) Computer Science
2 6 (17.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) e-Health
4 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
4 2 (5.71%) PKI
5 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (8.57%) CatOS
2 3 (8.57%) Unix
3 2 (5.71%) Windows
4 1 (2.86%) CentOS
4 1 (2.86%) HPUX
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.86%) Solaris
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Migration
3 8 (22.86%) Load Balancing
4 6 (17.14%) Network Design
5 5 (14.29%) Information Management
6 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (11.43%) Information Security
7 3 (8.57%) Change Control
7 3 (8.57%) Change Management
7 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (8.57%) Network Management
7 3 (8.57%) Operations Management
7 3 (8.57%) Project Management
7 3 (8.57%) TOGAF
7 3 (8.57%) Validation
8 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
8 2 (5.71%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (5.71%) Web Filtering
9 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Python
1 1 (2.86%) Ruby
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (25.71%) CCNA
2 9 (25.71%) CCNP
3 6 (17.14%) CCIE
3 6 (17.14%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) HNC
4 1 (2.86%) HND
4 1 (2.86%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.86%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.86%) MBA
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Firmware
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (8.57%) OpenView
4 1 (2.86%) Ansible
4 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Juniper
3 9 (25.71%) F5
4 7 (20.00%) Huawei
4 7 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 6 (17.14%) Ericsson
6 5 (14.29%) Aruba
7 4 (11.43%) HP
7 4 (11.43%) Palo Alto
7 4 (11.43%) Riverbed
8 3 (8.57%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (8.57%) BT
8 3 (8.57%) NEC
8 3 (8.57%) NetQoS
8 3 (8.57%) NetScout
8 3 (8.57%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (5.71%) Forcepoint
10 1 (2.86%) Mitel
10 1 (2.86%) Sun
10 1 (2.86%) VMware