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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West / Manchester
Rank 86 105 73
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -32
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.65% 0.21% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.93% 1.41% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £600 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +85.32%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £405 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +29.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +37.73%

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
229 283 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.43% 14.57% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 144 69
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 21
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -18.01%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 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 17 (89.47%) Firewall
2 15 (78.95%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (68.42%) Fortinet
4 11 (57.89%) Network Security
4 11 (57.89%) FortiGate
5 9 (47.37%) CCSP
6 7 (36.84%) VPN
7 5 (26.32%) IPsec
8 4 (21.05%) VoIP
8 4 (21.05%) CCNP
8 4 (21.05%) OSPF
9 3 (15.79%) CCNA
9 3 (15.79%) Citrix
9 3 (15.79%) Migration
9 3 (15.79%) Network Design
9 3 (15.79%) F5
9 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
10 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
10 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
10 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
10 2 (10.53%) VLAN
10 2 (10.53%) Avaya
10 2 (10.53%) Juniper
10 2 (10.53%) CCIE
10 2 (10.53%) CCDP
10 2 (10.53%) BGP
10 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
10 2 (10.53%) Cisco
11 1 (5.26%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) Network Security
3 7 (36.84%) VPN
4 5 (26.32%) IPsec
5 4 (21.05%) OSPF
5 4 (21.05%) VoIP
6 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
7 2 (10.53%) BGP
7 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
7 2 (10.53%) VLAN
8 1 (5.26%) CTI
8 1 (5.26%) DHCP
8 1 (5.26%) DNS
8 1 (5.26%) H.323
8 1 (5.26%) LAN
8 1 (5.26%) NetScreen
8 1 (5.26%) RSVP
8 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 1 (5.26%) WAN
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Network Engineer
2 10 (52.63%) Firewall Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) Design Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) Implementation Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (47.37%) Security Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Data Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) IVR
2 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
1 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
1 3 (15.79%) Network Design
2 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.26%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.26%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (47.37%) CCSP
3 4 (21.05%) CCNP
4 3 (15.79%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) CCDP
5 2 (10.53%) CCIE
6 1 (5.26%) JNCIP
6 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
6 1 (5.26%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) MCSE
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Fortinet
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix
2 3 (15.79%) F5
3 2 (10.53%) Avaya
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago