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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 72 76 87
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 18 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.31% 0.51% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.57% 3.95% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £320 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £28.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-4.46% +5.66%
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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
188 152 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.68% 12.84% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 66 58
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +5.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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
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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 17 (89.47%) WAN
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) Nortel
3 11 (57.89%) EIGRP
3 11 (57.89%) Migration
4 10 (52.63%) BGP
4 10 (52.63%) LAN
5 9 (47.37%) OSPF
5 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
5 9 (47.37%) Firewall
5 9 (47.37%) Wireless
6 8 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (36.84%) VPLS
7 7 (36.84%) Internet
8 6 (31.58%) DMZ
8 6 (31.58%) Avaya
8 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
8 6 (31.58%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (31.58%) Cisco Prime
9 5 (26.32%) Change Control
9 5 (26.32%) WFM
9 5 (26.32%) BT
9 5 (26.32%) Streaming Media
10 4 (21.05%) RIP
10 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
11 3 (15.79%) Oracle
11 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
11 3 (15.79%) UNIX
11 3 (15.79%) Windows

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 1 (5.26%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) WAN
2 11 (57.89%) EIGRP
3 10 (52.63%) LAN
3 10 (52.63%) BGP
4 9 (47.37%) Wireless
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) OSPF
5 8 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (36.84%) Internet
6 7 (36.84%) VPLS
7 6 (31.58%) DMZ
7 6 (31.58%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (21.05%) RIP
9 3 (15.79%) SAN
9 3 (15.79%) NAS
10 2 (10.53%) Multicast
10 2 (10.53%) VPN
11 1 (5.26%) DNS
11 1 (5.26%) PSTN
11 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Telephony Engineer
1 6 (31.58%) Project Leader
1 6 (31.58%) Technical Project Leader
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Streaming Media
2 3 (15.79%) Life Science
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) UNIX
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) WFM
2 5 (26.32%) Change Control
3 3 (15.79%) Network Design
4 1 (5.26%) QMS
4 1 (5.26%) Project Governance
4 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.26%) Quality Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) JNCIP
2 2 (10.53%) JNCIE
2 2 (10.53%) CCIE
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) CCDP
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.26%) OpenView
2 1 (5.26%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Cisco
2 13 (68.42%) Nortel
3 9 (47.37%) CheckPoint
4 6 (31.58%) Avaya
4 6 (31.58%) SolarWinds
5 5 (26.32%) BT
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 3 (15.79%) Oracle
8 2 (10.53%) Juniper
9 1 (5.26%) HP
9 1 (5.26%) VMware
9 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 1 (5.26%) Websense
9 1 (5.26%) F5
9 1 (5.26%) Meraki
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