The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon 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 37 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 15 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.08% - 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.13% - 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Average daily rate
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£475 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 - £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 - £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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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 Swindon region.

Communications & Networking Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 93 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 19.10% 21.68% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 69 28
Average daily rate £475 £450 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £25.00 £45.00
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 Swindon

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 18 (90.00%) Cisco
1 18 (90.00%) OSPF
1 18 (90.00%) BGP
2 17 (85.00%) LAN
3 16 (80.00%) Juniper
4 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (75.00%) VPN
5 13 (65.00%) IPsec
5 13 (65.00%) Network Security
6 12 (60.00%) WAN
6 12 (60.00%) CCNP
7 11 (55.00%) Ethernet
7 11 (55.00%) Firewall
8 9 (45.00%) Wireless
8 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
9 7 (35.00%) Spanning Tree
10 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
10 6 (30.00%) HSRP
10 6 (30.00%) Degree
10 6 (30.00%) JNCIS
10 6 (30.00%) F5
10 6 (30.00%) Tandberg
10 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (30.00%) IronPort
10 6 (30.00%) VRRP
10 6 (30.00%) H.323
10 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
10 6 (30.00%) Cryptography

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
1 4 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) OSPF
1 18 (90.00%) BGP
2 17 (85.00%) LAN
3 15 (75.00%) VPN
4 13 (65.00%) IPsec
4 13 (65.00%) Network Security
5 12 (60.00%) WAN
6 11 (55.00%) Ethernet
6 11 (55.00%) Firewall
7 9 (45.00%) Wireless
8 7 (35.00%) Spanning Tree
9 6 (30.00%) HSRP
9 6 (30.00%) VRRP
9 6 (30.00%) H.323
9 6 (30.00%) RIP
9 6 (30.00%) SNMP
9 6 (30.00%) DHCP
9 6 (30.00%) SSL
9 6 (30.00%) IPv4
9 6 (30.00%) IPv6
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Billing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Designer
2 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Lead Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Security Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Security Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Designer
6 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Support
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Cryptography
1 6 (30.00%) Video Conferencing
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (20.00%) Time Management
3 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 4 (20.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Network Management
4 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Open Source
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) Network Design
6 1 (5.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (30.00%) Degree
4 6 (30.00%) JNCIS
5 5 (25.00%) CCIE
6 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (15.00%) CISSP
7 3 (15.00%) JNCIE
8 2 (10.00%) MCSE
8 2 (10.00%) CCNA
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
9 1 (5.00%) CCDP
9 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 16 (80.00%) Juniper
3 6 (30.00%) Blue Coat
3 6 (30.00%) IronPort
3 6 (30.00%) Tandberg
3 6 (30.00%) F5
4 5 (25.00%) McAfee
4 5 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (25.00%) Intel
5 4 (20.00%) Remedy
6 2 (10.00%) NetQoS
6 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.00%) Websense
7 1 (5.00%) Radware
7 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire
7 1 (5.00%) Brocade