The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 75 77 75
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing MPLS 23 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.40% 0.88% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.83% 8.57% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £289
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +16.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £180.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-76.38% +718.18%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
234 140 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.20% 10.21% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 53 57
Average daily rate £325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £199 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 24
Average hourly rate £28.25 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.94% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.20 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 39 (90.70%) Cisco
2 35 (81.40%) BGP
3 33 (76.74%) OSPF
4 27 (62.79%) UNIX
5 24 (55.81%) CCNP
5 24 (55.81%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (53.49%) Juniper
6 23 (53.49%) VPN
6 23 (53.49%) BT
6 23 (53.49%) Cisco IOS
7 22 (51.16%) JNCIA
7 22 (51.16%) JNCIP
7 22 (51.16%) Telecoms
7 22 (51.16%) CCNA
8 21 (48.84%) WAN
9 19 (44.19%) BT 21CN
9 19 (44.19%) Junos
9 19 (44.19%) HSRP
9 19 (44.19%) IOS XR
9 19 (44.19%) Ethernet
9 19 (44.19%) Broadband
9 19 (44.19%) Linux
9 19 (44.19%) CCIP
9 19 (44.19%) IPv4
9 19 (44.19%) IPv6
9 19 (44.19%) CCIE
9 19 (44.19%) L2TP
9 19 (44.19%) RSVP
9 19 (44.19%) VRRP
10 15 (34.88%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 7 (16.28%) IIS
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Project
1 2 (4.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 35 (81.40%) BGP
2 33 (76.74%) OSPF
3 23 (53.49%) Cisco IOS
3 23 (53.49%) VPN
4 21 (48.84%) WAN
5 19 (44.19%) Ethernet
5 19 (44.19%) Broadband
5 19 (44.19%) IPv4
5 19 (44.19%) IPv6
5 19 (44.19%) BT 21CN
5 19 (44.19%) L2TP
5 19 (44.19%) RSVP
5 19 (44.19%) VRRP
5 19 (44.19%) Junos
5 19 (44.19%) HSRP
5 19 (44.19%) IOS XR
6 15 (34.88%) EIGRP
7 14 (32.56%) Wireless
8 13 (30.23%) Firewall
8 13 (30.23%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (16.28%) Oracle Database
General
1 22 (51.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.65%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (51.16%) IP Engineer
2 21 (48.84%) Implementation Engineer
3 19 (44.19%) Operations Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Architect
5 6 (13.95%) Technical Architect
6 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Analyst
7 3 (6.98%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Project Coordinator
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Project Leader
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Administrator
8 2 (4.65%) Project Leader
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Coordinator
9 1 (2.33%) VMware Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
9 1 (2.33%) Integration Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Replication
1 7 (16.28%) Clustering
1 7 (16.28%) Celerra
2 2 (4.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) UNIX
2 19 (44.19%) Linux
3 9 (20.93%) Windows
4 7 (16.28%) Solaris
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Migration
2 7 (16.28%) Business Continuity
2 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
2 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (13.95%) Change Control
4 3 (6.98%) Network Design
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL
6 1 (2.33%) Service Management
6 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 24 (55.81%) CCNP
1 24 (55.81%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (51.16%) CCNA
2 22 (51.16%) JNCIA
2 22 (51.16%) JNCIP
3 19 (44.19%) CCIE
3 19 (44.19%) CCIP
4 3 (6.98%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.28%) Hyper-V
3 7 (16.28%) XenApp
3 7 (16.28%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (16.28%) Terminal Services
3 7 (16.28%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 39 (90.70%) Cisco
2 23 (53.49%) Juniper
2 23 (53.49%) BT
3 13 (30.23%) Nortel
4 11 (25.58%) CheckPoint
5 8 (18.60%) VMware
5 8 (18.60%) SolarWinds
5 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.60%) Oracle
6 7 (16.28%) EMC
6 7 (16.28%) Citrix
6 7 (16.28%) Avaya
7 1 (2.33%) Remedy