The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 57 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.82% 1.20% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 9.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +3.63%
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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 Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
126 87 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.26% 13.06% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 44 46
Average daily rate £320 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
4 4 (44.44%) CCNA
4 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 4 (44.44%) Network Design
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) CISM
6 2 (22.22%) Information Security
6 2 (22.22%) VLAN
6 2 (22.22%) Degree
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
6 2 (22.22%) F5
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (22.22%) CISSP
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
6 2 (22.22%) OSPF
6 2 (22.22%) BGP
6 2 (22.22%) CCDP
6 2 (22.22%) CCIE
7 1 (11.11%) VoIP
7 1 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (11.11%) CCIP
7 1 (11.11%) Avaya
7 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
7 1 (11.11%) SCADA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 (44.44%) WAN
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Core Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) SCADA
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Design
2 2 (22.22%) Security Architecture
2 2 (22.22%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (44.44%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) CCDP
4 2 (22.22%) CISSP
4 2 (22.22%) CISM
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) CCSA
5 1 (11.11%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Avaya