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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 94 85 78
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 13 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.70% 0.68% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 5.58% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Median daily rate £875 £305 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+186.88% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.02% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.92 £95.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-49.56% +137.50%
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
284 197 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.26% 12.12% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 96 64
Median daily rate £378 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -56.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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
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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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
Sale - 1 £425 -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) VoIP
3 11 (47.83%) Cisco Prime
4 9 (39.13%) WAN
4 9 (39.13%) LAN
4 9 (39.13%) Firewall
5 7 (30.43%) OSPF
5 7 (30.43%) BGP
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (26.09%) NGN
6 6 (26.09%) Network Management
6 6 (26.09%) F5
7 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
7 5 (21.74%) CCNP
7 5 (21.74%) EIGRP
7 5 (21.74%) Juniper
7 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
8 4 (17.39%) NetScreen
8 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
8 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
9 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
9 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (13.04%) CCIE
9 3 (13.04%) VMware
9 3 (13.04%) DNS
9 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
10 2 (8.70%) ITIL
10 2 (8.70%) Windows
10 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
10 2 (8.70%) Project Management

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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) VoIP
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) LAN
2 9 (39.13%) WAN
3 7 (30.43%) BGP
3 7 (30.43%) OSPF
4 6 (26.09%) NGN
5 5 (21.74%) EIGRP
5 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
6 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
6 4 (17.39%) NetScreen
7 3 (13.04%) DNS
8 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (4.35%) ATM
9 1 (4.35%) DHCP
9 1 (4.35%) Internet
9 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
9 1 (4.35%) PBX
9 1 (4.35%) PPP
9 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) French Language
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
2 1 (4.35%) Unix
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Network Management
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.35%) Global Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.35%) Service Design
4 1 (4.35%) SIEM
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNP
3 3 (13.04%) CCIE
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.35%) PMP
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 6 (26.09%) F5
3 5 (21.74%) CheckPoint
3 5 (21.74%) Juniper
4 4 (17.39%) Fortinet
5 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Aruba
6 1 (4.35%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) GFI Software
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.35%) Nortel
6 1 (4.35%) Novell
6 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.35%) Planview
6 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.35%) Siemens
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Sonus