The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 343 287 377
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +90
Contract jobs citing MPLS 328 407 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.74% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.86% 5.03% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 256 141
Median daily rate £388 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £283 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 2
Median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8497 8097 7264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.70% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5154 4542 3957
Median daily rate £393 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 473 413
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MPLS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

MPLS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

MPLS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 314 £388 +10.71% 104
London -53 118 £394 +12.50% 31
South East +20 111 £381 -4.08% 27
Berkshire -13 43 £395 -0.62% 7
Hampshire +20 29 £338 -32.50% 5
South West +11 25 £363 +0.69% 12
Reading +6 21 £340 - 2
North West -26 18 £438 -5.40% 10
Surrey +3 17 £385 -2.22% 6
City of London +25 15 £388 +14.39% 7
Buckinghamshire +14 14 £400 +19.40% 6
East of England +8 13 £494 +41.14% 3
Manchester -15 13 £575 +88.52% 8
Milton Keynes +15 12 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 10 £494 +59.35% 2
Yorkshire -12 10 £313 +4.16% 12
Leeds -3 9 £313 -10.71% 6
West Yorkshire -3 9 £313 -10.71% 7
Swindon +5 8 £363 -4.91% 2
Wiltshire -3 8 £363 -3.33% 2
Portsmouth - 8 - - 1
Scotland -17 7 £325 -4.41% 3
West Sussex -19 7 £365 -16.57% 2
West Midlands -44 7 £488 +50.00% 6
Bristol +2 6 £365 +1.38% 9
Staines -3 6 £575 -
Basingstoke -9 6 £225 - 2
Edinburgh -2 5 £325 -4.41%
East Midlands -4 5 £275 -35.29% 2
Bracknell - 5 £420 - 2

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for MPLS.

1 596 (83.01%) Cisco
2 409 (56.96%) Cisco Certification
3 359 (50.00%) WAN
4 352 (49.03%) BGP
5 324 (45.13%) Firewall
6 293 (40.81%) LAN
7 280 (39.00%) CCNP
8 263 (36.63%) VPN
9 259 (36.07%) OSPF
10 200 (27.86%) Juniper
11 198 (27.58%) Data Centre
12 187 (26.04%) CCNA
13 167 (23.26%) DNS
14 160 (22.28%) Cisco Nexus
15 151 (21.03%) IPsec
16 146 (20.33%) Telecoms
17 143 (19.92%) CheckPoint
17 143 (19.92%) TCP/IP
18 142 (19.78%) ITIL
19 137 (19.08%) Cisco ASA
20 130 (18.11%) Wireless
21 127 (17.69%) CCIE
22 118 (16.43%) EIGRP
23 117 (16.30%) VoIP
24 113 (15.74%) F5
25 112 (15.60%) Security Cleared
26 111 (15.46%) Finance
27 103 (14.35%) SC Cleared
28 97 (13.51%) DHCP
29 91 (12.67%) Network Security

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (1.39%) MS Exchange
2 7 (0.97%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.84%) IIS
3 6 (0.84%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.70%) Apache
4 5 (0.70%) CMS
4 5 (0.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.42%) JBoss
6 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.14%) Smallworld
6 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (2.92%) MS Excel
1 21 (2.92%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.70%) MS Office
3 4 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.06%) SaaS
2 20 (2.79%) IaaS
3 18 (2.51%) PaaS
4 12 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (0.70%) Office 365
8 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.28%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 359 (50.00%) WAN
2 352 (49.03%) BGP
3 324 (45.13%) Firewall
4 293 (40.81%) LAN
5 263 (36.63%) VPN
6 259 (36.07%) OSPF
7 167 (23.26%) DNS
8 160 (22.28%) Cisco Nexus
9 151 (21.03%) IPsec
10 143 (19.92%) TCP/IP
11 137 (19.08%) Cisco ASA
12 130 (18.11%) Wireless
13 118 (16.43%) EIGRP
14 117 (16.30%) VoIP
15 97 (13.51%) DHCP
16 91 (12.67%) Network Security
17 89 (12.40%) Internet
18 81 (11.28%) VLAN
19 80 (11.14%) Ethernet
20 73 (10.17%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (0.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.28%) Informix
3 2 (0.28%) MySQL
3 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.14%) Big Data
4 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) Hudson
3 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.14%) JIRA
3 1 (0.14%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.14%) Subversion
General
1 146 (20.33%) Telecoms
2 111 (15.46%) Finance
3 29 (4.04%) Retail
4 25 (3.48%) Banking
5 15 (2.09%) Marketing
6 12 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.53%) Back Office
7 11 (1.53%) Electronics
8 8 (1.11%) Billing
9 7 (0.97%) Military
10 5 (0.70%) French Language
10 5 (0.70%) Games
10 5 (0.70%) German Language
10 5 (0.70%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.70%) Law
10 5 (0.70%) Legal
10 5 (0.70%) Publishing
11 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.14%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 302 (42.06%) Network Engineer
2 105 (14.62%) Cisco Engineer
3 92 (12.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 79 (11.00%) Architect
5 73 (10.17%) Designer
6 61 (8.50%) Network Designer
7 55 (7.66%) Senior Network Engineer
8 45 (6.27%) Network Architect
9 41 (5.71%) Support Engineer
10 35 (4.87%) Analyst
10 35 (4.87%) Consultant
11 34 (4.74%) Security Engineer
12 32 (4.46%) Network Support
13 30 (4.18%) Network Support Engineer
14 28 (3.90%) Network Security Engineer
15 26 (3.62%) Network Consultant
16 25 (3.48%) Project Manager
17 24 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 24 (3.34%) Voice Engineer
18 22 (3.06%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.99%) 802.1X
2 5 (0.70%) Web Services
3 4 (0.56%) XMPP
4 1 (0.14%) .NET
4 1 (0.14%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.14%) CSS
4 1 (0.14%) J2EE
4 1 (0.14%) JMS
4 1 (0.14%) LAMP
4 1 (0.14%) Middleware
4 1 (0.14%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.14%) RFC 2547
4 1 (0.14%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.14%) SOAP
4 1 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 198 (27.58%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.41%) Management Information System
3 42 (5.85%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (4.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 21 (2.92%) Driving Licence
6 19 (2.65%) Cryptography
7 16 (2.23%) PKI
8 15 (2.09%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (1.81%) iSeries
11 10 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.39%) Replication
12 8 (1.11%) e-Health
12 8 (1.11%) MPEG
13 7 (0.97%) CMDB
13 7 (0.97%) Statistics
13 7 (0.97%) Streaming Media
14 6 (0.84%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.84%) Mathematics
15 5 (0.70%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 78 (10.86%) Linux
2 74 (10.31%) Windows
3 45 (6.27%) Windows Server
4 36 (5.01%) Unix
5 20 (2.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (1.53%) CatOS
8 10 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.11%) VMS
9 8 (1.11%) Windows 8
10 5 (0.70%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.56%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.42%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.28%) AIX
13 2 (0.28%) Android
13 2 (0.28%) CentOS
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (19.78%) ITIL
2 82 (11.42%) Network Design
3 78 (10.86%) Project Management
4 77 (10.72%) Load Balancing
5 75 (10.45%) Migration
6 67 (9.33%) Change Management
7 53 (7.38%) Network Management
8 35 (4.87%) Incident Management
9 33 (4.60%) Configuration Management
9 33 (4.60%) Problem Management
10 29 (4.04%) PRINCE2
11 28 (3.90%) High Availability
12 26 (3.62%) Network Architecture
13 25 (3.48%) Information Security
14 24 (3.34%) Network Monitoring
15 20 (2.79%) Service Management
15 20 (2.79%) SIEM
16 18 (2.51%) Capacity Management
16 18 (2.51%) Capacity Planning
17 17 (2.37%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 31 (4.32%) Python
2 25 (3.48%) Perl
3 16 (2.23%) SQL
4 11 (1.53%) Bash Shell
4 11 (1.53%) Tcl
5 9 (1.25%) C
5 9 (1.25%) Lisp
5 9 (1.25%) PowerShell
6 4 (0.56%) Java
7 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.28%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.28%) PHP
8 2 (0.28%) Ruby
9 1 (0.14%) C#
9 1 (0.14%) C++
9 1 (0.14%) Korn
9 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 409 (56.96%) Cisco Certification
2 280 (39.00%) CCNP
3 187 (26.04%) CCNA
4 127 (17.69%) CCIE
5 112 (15.60%) Security Cleared
6 103 (14.35%) SC Cleared
7 37 (5.15%) CCDP
8 36 (5.01%) Degree
8 36 (5.01%) DV Cleared
9 28 (3.90%) JNCIS
10 27 (3.76%) JNCIP
11 19 (2.65%) JNCIA
12 10 (1.39%) CISSP
13 7 (0.97%) CCNP Voice
13 7 (0.97%) CCSE
13 7 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.97%) JNCIE
14 6 (0.84%) CCDA
15 5 (0.70%) CCVP
16 4 (0.56%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.01%) SLA
2 17 (2.37%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.56%) PMBOK
4 4 (0.56%) QA
5 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.28%) BS7799
6 2 (0.28%) GLP
6 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) BS25999
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 44 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.25%) VMware ESX
4 8 (1.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.11%) XenApp
5 6 (0.84%) vSphere
5 6 (0.84%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.56%) vCloud
7 2 (0.28%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.14%) NFS
8 1 (0.14%) Snort
8 1 (0.14%) SRDF
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 56 (7.80%) Cisco Prime
2 18 (2.51%) FortiGate
3 16 (2.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 15 (2.09%) SCCM
5 14 (1.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 13 (1.81%) Puppet
7 12 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
8 10 (1.39%) Cisco UCCX
8 10 (1.39%) OpenView
9 9 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.11%) SCOM
10 8 (1.11%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.42%) Amdocs OSS
11 3 (0.42%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
11 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 2 (0.28%) Cisco LMS
12 2 (0.28%) Cisco UCCE
12 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 596 (83.01%) Cisco
2 200 (27.86%) Juniper
3 143 (19.92%) CheckPoint
4 113 (15.74%) F5
5 80 (11.14%) VMware
6 57 (7.94%) SolarWinds
7 50 (6.96%) Palo Alto
8 40 (5.57%) Citrix
8 40 (5.57%) Microsoft
9 39 (5.43%) HP
10 35 (4.87%) Remedy
11 33 (4.60%) Avaya
12 30 (4.18%) BT
13 28 (3.90%) NICE Systems
14 27 (3.76%) Huawei
15 24 (3.34%) IBM
16 23 (3.20%) Fortinet
17 21 (2.92%) Blue Coat
18 20 (2.79%) Nokia
19 19 (2.65%) Riverbed
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