The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 61 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 0.46% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 3.97% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Median daily rate £400 £505 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.79% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £345
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +73.92%
MPLS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 126 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.27% 11.71% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 78 69
Median daily rate £408 £413 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +34.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 16
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -13.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £400 - 1
Northwich - 1 £350 -
Sandbach - 1 £300 -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) SSL
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Forcepoint
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (14.29%) Application Rationalisation
5 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
5 1 (14.29%) NAS
5 1 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (14.29%) SIEM
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) Network Design
5 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) SSL
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (14.29%) NAS
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Application Rationalisation
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) SIEM
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
2 1 (14.29%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Forcepoint
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) BT
4 1 (14.29%) LANDesk