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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 55 61 58
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.54% 0.78% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.88% 4.26% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £317 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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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
82 141 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.04% 18.26% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 87 48
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 25 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
1 25 (83.33%) OSPF
1 25 (83.33%) BGP
2 23 (76.67%) Cisco
3 18 (60.00%) CCNP
3 18 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 17 (56.67%) Juniper
5 15 (50.00%) F5
6 12 (40.00%) VPN
7 11 (36.67%) Firewall
7 11 (36.67%) Riverbed
8 10 (33.33%) Network Security
8 10 (33.33%) WAN
9 8 (26.67%) LAN
10 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
10 7 (23.33%) CCNA
11 6 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (20.00%) CCIE
12 5 (16.67%) Migration
12 5 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (13.33%) Finance
13 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
13 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
14 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
14 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
14 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
14 3 (10.00%) Banking
14 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
14 3 (10.00%) Data Centre

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) OSPF
1 25 (83.33%) BGP
2 12 (40.00%) VPN
3 11 (36.67%) Firewall
4 10 (33.33%) WAN
4 10 (33.33%) Network Security
5 8 (26.67%) LAN
6 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
7 6 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 2 (6.67%) xDSL
10 2 (6.67%) LLU
10 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (6.67%) PSTN
10 2 (6.67%) SDH
10 2 (6.67%) ADSL
10 2 (6.67%) Broadband
10 2 (6.67%) ISDN
10 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Banking
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Consultant
3 7 (23.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (23.33%) Security Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.67%) Validation
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.33%) Logistics
5 1 (3.33%) CRM
5 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.33%) Project Management
5 1 (3.33%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 25 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (60.00%) CCNP
3 7 (23.33%) CCNA
4 6 (20.00%) CCIE
5 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) CCSA
6 2 (6.67%) CCSE
6 2 (6.67%) JNCIP
7 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) CCDP
7 1 (3.33%) CCIP
7 1 (3.33%) PMP
7 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.33%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Cisco
2 18 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 17 (56.67%) Juniper
4 15 (50.00%) F5
5 11 (36.67%) Riverbed
6 2 (6.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (6.67%) Ericsson
6 2 (6.67%) Foundry
6 2 (6.67%) BT
6 2 (6.67%) Cramer
6 2 (6.67%) Huawei
6 2 (6.67%) Brocade
6 2 (6.67%) Nortel
7 1 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (3.33%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) Verint
7 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds