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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 66 41 59
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 26 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 3.13% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 16.05% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 3
Median daily rate £475 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.15% -18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -2.77%
MPLS
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
139 162 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.12% 19.49% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 100 42
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £281 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 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 across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (50.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
3 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Aruba
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (25.00%) SAN

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) BIG-IP
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCIE
2 1 (25.00%) CCNA
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) F5
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Aruba
2 1 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware