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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 59 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.89% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.04% 1.10% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £295 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -34.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.51% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+35.06% -30.00%
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
139 182 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.62% 19.91% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 88 82
Average daily rate £320 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
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MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Juniper
2 7 (87.50%) OSPF
2 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Service Delivery
2 7 (87.50%) Riverbed
2 7 (87.50%) F5
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) CCIE
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) DWDM
5 1 (12.50%) Web Services

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) OSPF
1 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) DWDM
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Consultant
2 5 (62.50%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCIE
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
1 8 (100.00%) Juniper
2 7 (87.50%) Riverbed
2 7 (87.50%) F5