The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 45 40 47
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.75% 0.54% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% 4.88% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
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£295 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -35.71%
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 West Sussex region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
43 41 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 10.80% 11.08% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 54
Average daily rate £295 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.59% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £453 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.60 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.40 £26.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the West Sussex region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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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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
Crawley +1 1 - -
Gatwick - - - -
Horsham - - - -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) SNMP
3 2 (28.57%) PBX
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) LDAP
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) DHCP
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) PBX
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 2 (28.57%) SNMP
3 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) LDAP
4 1 (14.29%) DMVPN
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Network Specialist
1 2 (28.57%) Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Service Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 2 (28.57%) Project Management
1 2 (28.57%) Network Management
1 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Blue Coat
2 1 (14.29%) Aruba
2 1 (14.29%) F5