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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 97 75 77
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +2
Contract jobs citing MPLS 10 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 1.44% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.97% 10.04% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
Average daily rate £600 £375 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -76.38%
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
252 239 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.89% 14.30% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 115 56
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 10
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016, 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 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) VoIP
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
4 7 (43.75%) Network Management
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) OSPF
6 4 (25.00%) BGP
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
7 3 (18.75%) LAN
8 2 (12.50%) Windows
8 2 (12.50%) CCNP
8 2 (12.50%) CCNA
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (12.50%) DNS
8 2 (12.50%) Juniper
8 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
8 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (12.50%) Wireless
8 2 (12.50%) Network Design
8 2 (12.50%) NGN
8 2 (12.50%) Retail
8 2 (12.50%) Internet
8 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
8 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
9 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
9 1 (6.25%) Escalation Management
9 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) VoIP
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) BGP
3 4 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) Internet
5 2 (12.50%) NGN
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.25%) DSL
6 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
6 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
6 1 (6.25%) LLU
6 1 (6.25%) PSTN
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
2 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
2 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Network Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (6.25%) Network Support
2 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
2 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) TOGAF Architect
2 1 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Network Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) Escalation Management
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 2 (12.50%) Juniper
2 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.25%) Aruba
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) GFI Software
3 1 (6.25%) Novell
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
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