The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 29 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.32% 0.68% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.82% 4.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
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
Merseyside

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

Communications & Networking Category
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 19.30% 15.02% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 9
Median daily rate £400 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £125.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -82.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 31 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (50.00%) CCNP
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (33.33%) Software Licensing
4 2 (33.33%) vMotion
4 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) NETGEAR
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (33.33%) SonicWALL
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Dell

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) DHCP
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) BGP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (33.33%) DSL
4 2 (33.33%) EIGRP
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (33.33%) VRRP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) OSPF
5 1 (16.67%) SSH
5 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) CRM
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Software Licensing
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) NETGEAR
2 2 (33.33%) SonicWALL
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) LANDesk
3 1 (16.67%) Panasonic