The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 47 58 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.71% 0.31% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.91% 2.33% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Median daily rate £299 - £200
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%

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
111 86 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.26% 13.21% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 45 39
Median daily rate £313 £369 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +41.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £10.73 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.47% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.35 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Firewall
3 9 (75.00%) WAN
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (75.00%) BGP
4 8 (66.67%) LAN
5 7 (58.33%) OSPF
5 7 (58.33%) Juniper
6 6 (50.00%) Network Security
7 5 (41.67%) F5
7 5 (41.67%) CCNP
7 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (33.33%) Multicast
8 4 (33.33%) NX-OS
8 4 (33.33%) ISDN
8 4 (33.33%) Network Management
8 4 (33.33%) Junos
8 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (33.33%) VPLS
9 3 (25.00%) Wireless
9 3 (25.00%) VLAN
9 3 (25.00%) WLAN
9 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
9 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
9 3 (25.00%) 802.1X
10 2 (16.67%) Presales
10 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
10 2 (16.67%) Data Centre

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 9 (75.00%) BGP
2 9 (75.00%) WAN
3 8 (66.67%) LAN
4 7 (58.33%) OSPF
5 6 (50.00%) Network Security
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (33.33%) ISDN
7 4 (33.33%) Junos
7 4 (33.33%) Multicast
7 4 (33.33%) NX-OS
7 4 (33.33%) VPLS
8 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (25.00%) VLAN
8 3 (25.00%) Wireless
8 3 (25.00%) WLAN
9 2 (16.67%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (16.67%) Electronics
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Principal Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Principal Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (16.67%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Network Design
3 1 (8.33%) Server Building
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCDA
3 2 (16.67%) CCDP
3 2 (16.67%) CCIE
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Juniper
3 5 (41.67%) F5
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (16.67%) AirMagnet
5 2 (16.67%) CA
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds