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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 89 74 69
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.098% 0.71% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 5.00% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £450 £500 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +73.91%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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
184 140 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.06% 14.18% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 73 50
Median daily rate £385 £420 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £603 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 22 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.84 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -60.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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
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 25 May 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
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) Lisp
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) IPv4
2 4 (66.67%) IPv6
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) IPsec
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) iSeries
2 4 (66.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (66.67%) FabricPath
2 4 (66.67%) TRILL
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification

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 (16.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) BGP
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) FabricPath
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) IPsec
2 4 (66.67%) IPv4
2 4 (66.67%) IPv6
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) OSPF
2 4 (66.67%) TRILL
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Data Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Data Migration Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Data Migration Lead
1 4 (66.67%) Lead Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Lead Data Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Migration Architect
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Technician
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (66.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (66.67%) iSeries
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
1 1 (16.67%) PMP
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 4 (66.67%) IBM
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) BT