The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 80 79 84
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.32% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.68% 2.31% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
149 130 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.02% 11.41% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 71 57
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 33
Average hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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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 29 July 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
Stockport - - - - 1
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Ethernet
2 9 (56.25%) CCNP
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (56.25%) Juniper
2 9 (56.25%) Network Security
3 8 (50.00%) BGP
4 7 (43.75%) JNCIP
4 7 (43.75%) JNCIE
4 7 (43.75%) Network Design
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
5 6 (37.50%) OSPF
5 6 (37.50%) CCDP
5 6 (37.50%) CCIE
5 6 (37.50%) LAN
5 6 (37.50%) WAN
5 6 (37.50%) Multicast
6 5 (31.25%) RIP
6 5 (31.25%) EIGRP
6 5 (31.25%) Wireless
7 4 (25.00%) Migration
7 4 (25.00%) SNMP
7 4 (25.00%) Redback
7 4 (25.00%) HSRP
7 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Network Management
8 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 3 (18.75%) Avaya

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) Ethernet
1 9 (56.25%) Network Security
2 8 (50.00%) BGP
3 6 (37.50%) OSPF
3 6 (37.50%) Multicast
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) Wireless
4 5 (31.25%) RIP
4 5 (31.25%) EIGRP
5 4 (25.00%) HSRP
5 4 (25.00%) SNMP
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) IPsec
7 2 (12.50%) VPN
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) SSL
8 1 (6.25%) IPv6
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
2 6 (37.50%) Network Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Network Design
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 4 (25.00%) Network Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) B2B
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.25%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CCNP
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) JNCIP
2 7 (43.75%) JNCIE
3 6 (37.50%) CCDP
3 6 (37.50%) CCIE
4 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 2 (12.50%) CISSP
5 2 (12.50%) CISA
5 2 (12.50%) CISM
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
2 1 (6.25%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) Redback
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Nortel
4 3 (18.75%) Avaya
5 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) HP