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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 56 53 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.68% 0.32% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.67% 2.63% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
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£338 £345 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £361 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.99% +6.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
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West Midlands

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
107 76 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.60% 12.03% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 53 36
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £220 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.89% +22.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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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 30 October 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 30 October 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 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) OSPF
3 3 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) ADSL
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) CCDP
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) BT
4 2 (22.22%) Network Design
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) LLU
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) DSLAM
5 1 (11.11%) DSL
5 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
5 1 (11.11%) CCIP
5 1 (11.11%) Internet

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) BGP
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) OSPF
2 2 (22.22%) ADSL
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) LLU
3 1 (11.11%) DSLAM
3 1 (11.11%) DSL
3 1 (11.11%) EIGRP
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) PSTN
3 1 (11.11%) Broadband
3 1 (11.11%) ISDN
3 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
3 1 (11.11%) RIP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) xDSL
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Core Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) CCDP
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) CCIP
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) BT
4 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
4 1 (11.11%) Cramer
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy