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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 74 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing MPLS 23 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.49% 1.39% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.85% 10.83% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.19% -28.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £247 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £501 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +449.61%
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
212 157 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.72% 12.84% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 64 59
Average daily rate £340 £298 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 28
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.65 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -14.27%

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 3 March 2015.

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
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 3 March 2015. 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
Oldham - 1 £288 -
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 45 (93.75%) Cisco
2 39 (81.25%) OSPF
3 38 (79.17%) BGP
4 30 (62.50%) WAN
5 28 (58.33%) UNIX
6 27 (56.25%) Nortel
7 25 (52.08%) BT
8 23 (47.92%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (47.92%) CCNP
9 22 (45.83%) VPN
10 21 (43.75%) EIGRP
10 21 (43.75%) Cisco IOS
10 21 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (41.67%) Migration
11 20 (41.67%) CCNA
12 19 (39.58%) Juniper
12 19 (39.58%) Telecoms
12 19 (39.58%) Firewall
12 19 (39.58%) Wireless
13 18 (37.50%) CCIE
13 18 (37.50%) VPLS
13 18 (37.50%) JNCIA
13 18 (37.50%) JNCIP
14 17 (35.42%) Junos
14 17 (35.42%) HSRP
14 17 (35.42%) BT 21CN
14 17 (35.42%) IPv4
14 17 (35.42%) IPv6
14 17 (35.42%) CCIP
14 17 (35.42%) CheckPoint

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 7 (14.58%) IIS
2 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 39 (81.25%) OSPF
2 38 (79.17%) BGP
3 30 (62.50%) WAN
4 22 (45.83%) VPN
5 21 (43.75%) EIGRP
5 21 (43.75%) Cisco IOS
5 21 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (39.58%) Firewall
6 19 (39.58%) Wireless
7 18 (37.50%) VPLS
8 17 (35.42%) BT 21CN
8 17 (35.42%) Junos
8 17 (35.42%) L2TP
8 17 (35.42%) RSVP
8 17 (35.42%) VRRP
8 17 (35.42%) Ethernet
8 17 (35.42%) IPv4
8 17 (35.42%) IPv6
8 17 (35.42%) Broadband
8 17 (35.42%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
General
1 19 (39.58%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) IP Engineer
2 17 (35.42%) Implementation Engineer
2 17 (35.42%) Operations Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Technical Project Leader
3 9 (18.75%) Project Leader
4 7 (14.58%) Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Telephony Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Design Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Manager
9 1 (2.08%) Network Consultant
9 1 (2.08%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Replication
1 7 (14.58%) Clustering
1 7 (14.58%) Celerra
2 5 (10.42%) Streaming Media
2 5 (10.42%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) UNIX
2 17 (35.42%) Linux
3 12 (25.00%) Windows
4 7 (14.58%) Solaris
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Migration
2 11 (22.92%) Change Control
3 7 (14.58%) Business Continuity
3 7 (14.58%) Configuration Management
3 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.42%) WFM
5 2 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.08%) Project Governance
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL
6 1 (2.08%) Service Management
6 1 (2.08%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 23 (47.92%) CCNP
1 23 (47.92%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (41.67%) CCNA
3 18 (37.50%) CCIE
3 18 (37.50%) JNCIA
3 18 (37.50%) JNCIP
4 17 (35.42%) CCIP
5 8 (16.67%) VCP4
6 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
3 7 (14.58%) XenApp
3 7 (14.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (14.58%) Terminal Services
3 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 45 (93.75%) Cisco
2 27 (56.25%) Nortel
3 25 (52.08%) BT
4 19 (39.58%) Juniper
5 17 (35.42%) CheckPoint
6 15 (31.25%) SolarWinds
7 13 (27.08%) Avaya
8 11 (22.92%) Oracle
8 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.75%) VMware
10 7 (14.58%) EMC
10 7 (14.58%) Citrix
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