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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 38 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 10 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.38% - 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.15% - 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
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£475 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.52% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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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
66 82 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 15.68% 19.90% 18.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 56 38
Average daily rate £450 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (100.00%) LAN
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (92.31%) WAN
3 11 (84.62%) Juniper
3 11 (84.62%) OSPF
3 11 (84.62%) BGP
4 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (76.92%) CCNP
4 10 (76.92%) VPN
5 8 (61.54%) Network Security
5 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
5 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
6 7 (53.85%) IPsec
6 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
7 6 (46.15%) IPv4
7 6 (46.15%) IPv6
7 6 (46.15%) H.323
7 6 (46.15%) Cryptography
7 6 (46.15%) JNCIS
7 6 (46.15%) Tandberg
7 6 (46.15%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (38.46%) Firewall
8 5 (38.46%) Wireless
9 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
9 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
9 4 (30.77%) Billing
9 4 (30.77%) Finance
9 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
9 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint

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Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (92.31%) WAN
3 11 (84.62%) OSPF
3 11 (84.62%) BGP
4 10 (76.92%) VPN
5 8 (61.54%) Network Security
6 7 (53.85%) IPsec
6 7 (53.85%) Ethernet
7 6 (46.15%) IPv4
7 6 (46.15%) IPv6
7 6 (46.15%) H.323
8 5 (38.46%) Firewall
8 5 (38.46%) Wireless
9 3 (23.08%) VLAN
9 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 2 (15.38%) SSL
10 2 (15.38%) DSL
10 2 (15.38%) RIP
10 2 (15.38%) SNMP
10 2 (15.38%) DHCP
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Billing
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Designer
2 4 (30.77%) Lead Designer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Cryptography
1 6 (46.15%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Risk Management
1 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Network Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) CCNP
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (61.54%) SC Cleared
2 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) JNCIS
4 4 (30.77%) DV Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (15.38%) CCNA
5 2 (15.38%) MCSE
5 2 (15.38%) CCIE
6 1 (7.69%) CCDP
6 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (84.62%) Juniper
3 6 (46.15%) Tandberg
4 4 (30.77%) CheckPoint
5 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 2 (15.38%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) NetQoS
6 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 1 (7.69%) Websense
6 1 (7.69%) Radware
6 1 (7.69%) Brocade