The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - 78 67
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.49% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.50% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £500 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +73.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -5.55%
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
198 143 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.93% 14.07% 17.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 74 44
Average daily rate £385 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 12
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £20.19 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) IPsec
3 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 4 (57.14%) Lisp
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) IPv4
3 4 (57.14%) IPv6
3 4 (57.14%) Linux
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) iSeries
3 4 (57.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) FabricPath
3 4 (57.14%) TRILL
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) NHS
6 1 (14.29%) Banking
6 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (14.29%) Finance

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 4 (57.14%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) DNS
3 4 (57.14%) FabricPath
3 4 (57.14%) IPsec
3 4 (57.14%) IPv4
3 4 (57.14%) IPv6
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) TRILL
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Data Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Data Migration Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Data Migration Lead
1 4 (57.14%) Lead Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Lead Data Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Migration Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Data Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support
2 1 (14.29%) Network Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
1 4 (57.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (57.14%) iSeries
2 2 (28.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
2 4 (57.14%) VMware