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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 100 104 70
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -34
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 5 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.36% 0.25% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 1.89% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 11
Median daily rate £525 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +2.94%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +13.20%
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
276 264 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.65% 13.29% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 145 91
Median daily rate £425 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 13
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.35 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.43% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £16.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median 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 2 December 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) VoIP
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) VPN
3 7 (43.75%) Fortinet
4 6 (37.50%) F5
4 6 (37.50%) CCNP
4 6 (37.50%) OSPF
5 5 (31.25%) IPsec
6 4 (25.00%) BGP
6 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) Juniper
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
7 3 (18.75%) CCNA
7 3 (18.75%) CCIE
7 3 (18.75%) NetScreen
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Network Design
7 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
7 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
7 3 (18.75%) FortiGate
7 3 (18.75%) VLAN
7 3 (18.75%) Network Security
8 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing

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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) VoIP
3 7 (43.75%) VPN
4 6 (37.50%) OSPF
5 5 (31.25%) IPsec
6 4 (25.00%) BGP
6 4 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 3 (18.75%) BIG-IP
7 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
7 3 (18.75%) NetScreen
7 3 (18.75%) Network Security
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) VLAN
8 2 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (12.50%) DNS
8 2 (12.50%) NGN
8 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
8 2 (12.50%) VPLS
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) IVR
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
1 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
1 3 (18.75%) Network Design
2 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Service Design
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (18.75%) CCIE
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) CCDP
5 1 (6.25%) CCSP
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
5 1 (6.25%) MCSA
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) FortiGate
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
1 7 (43.75%) Fortinet
2 6 (37.50%) F5
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Avaya
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Nortel
6 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
6 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (6.25%) Siemens
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.25%) Sonus
6 1 (6.25%) VMware