The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West / Manchester
Rank 76 96 77
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Contract jobs citing MPLS 17 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.27% 0.28% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.06% 1.98% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £350 £600 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +123.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%

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
211 252 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.71% 14.02% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 137 95
Median daily rate £400 £363 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +14.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.97 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 23 (92.00%) Firewall
2 22 (88.00%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (60.00%) Fortinet
3 15 (60.00%) Network Security
3 15 (60.00%) FortiGate
4 13 (52.00%) CCSP
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco
6 6 (24.00%) CCNP
6 6 (24.00%) VPN
7 5 (20.00%) WAN
7 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (20.00%) OSPF
8 4 (16.00%) Juniper
8 4 (16.00%) VoIP
8 4 (16.00%) Wireless
8 4 (16.00%) VPLS
8 4 (16.00%) F5
9 3 (12.00%) Aruba
9 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (12.00%) NX-OS
9 3 (12.00%) Palo Alto
9 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (12.00%) VLAN
9 3 (12.00%) Network Design
9 3 (12.00%) IPsec
9 3 (12.00%) Migration
9 3 (12.00%) VMware

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 23 (92.00%) Firewall
2 15 (60.00%) Network Security
3 6 (24.00%) VPN
4 5 (20.00%) OSPF
4 5 (20.00%) WAN
5 4 (16.00%) VoIP
5 4 (16.00%) VPLS
5 4 (16.00%) Wireless
6 3 (12.00%) BGP
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (12.00%) IPsec
6 3 (12.00%) NX-OS
6 3 (12.00%) VLAN
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
7 2 (8.00%) LAN
7 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.00%) IPv4
8 1 (4.00%) PBX
Job Titles
1 20 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (56.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 13 (52.00%) Design Engineer
3 13 (52.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 13 (52.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 13 (52.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (52.00%) Security Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Network Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Network Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Network Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Project Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) IVR
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
1 3 (12.00%) Unix
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) Migration
1 3 (12.00%) Network Design
1 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
3 1 (4.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (4.00%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (4.00%) CRM
3 1 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.00%) Project Management
3 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.00%) WFM
Qualifications
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (52.00%) CCSP
3 6 (24.00%) CCNP
4 2 (8.00%) CCDP
4 2 (8.00%) CCIE
4 2 (8.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Fortinet
2 7 (28.00%) Cisco
3 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (16.00%) F5
4 4 (16.00%) Juniper
5 3 (12.00%) Aruba
5 3 (12.00%) Palo Alto
5 3 (12.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (4.00%) Brocade
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Ericsson
6 1 (4.00%) Foundry
6 1 (4.00%) Huawei
6 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (4.00%) ZyXEL