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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 70 71 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 17 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.22% 1.17% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.18% 8.90% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
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£269 £266 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -26.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £247 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £379 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-85.27% +445.45%
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
167 146 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.02% 13.19% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 87
Average daily rate £316 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 22
Average hourly rate £21.25 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - - - -
MPLS
North West

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (94.59%) Cisco
2 28 (75.68%) OSPF
3 27 (72.97%) BGP
4 24 (64.86%) WAN
5 21 (56.76%) BT
6 20 (54.05%) Nortel
6 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (51.35%) CCNP
8 18 (48.65%) VPN
9 17 (45.95%) CCNA
9 17 (45.95%) UNIX
9 17 (45.95%) Cisco IOS
10 15 (40.54%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (40.54%) LAN
10 15 (40.54%) Telecoms
11 14 (37.84%) CCIE
11 14 (37.84%) EIGRP
11 14 (37.84%) Juniper
11 14 (37.84%) HSRP
12 13 (35.14%) BT 21CN
12 13 (35.14%) Junos
12 13 (35.14%) JNCIA
12 13 (35.14%) JNCIP
12 13 (35.14%) CCIP
12 13 (35.14%) IPv4
12 13 (35.14%) IPv6
12 13 (35.14%) Broadband
12 13 (35.14%) Ethernet
12 13 (35.14%) Linux
12 13 (35.14%) L2TP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 28 (75.68%) OSPF
2 27 (72.97%) BGP
3 24 (64.86%) WAN
4 18 (48.65%) VPN
5 17 (45.95%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (40.54%) Cisco ASA
6 15 (40.54%) LAN
7 14 (37.84%) EIGRP
7 14 (37.84%) HSRP
8 13 (35.14%) BT 21CN
8 13 (35.14%) Junos
8 13 (35.14%) IPv4
8 13 (35.14%) IPv6
8 13 (35.14%) Broadband
8 13 (35.14%) Ethernet
8 13 (35.14%) L2TP
8 13 (35.14%) RSVP
8 13 (35.14%) VRRP
8 13 (35.14%) Wireless
8 13 (35.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (40.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Operations Engineer
1 13 (35.14%) IP Engineer
1 13 (35.14%) Implementation Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Project Leader
2 9 (24.32%) Technical Project Leader
3 6 (16.22%) Telephony Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) VMware Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Network Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Streaming Media
2 4 (10.81%) Life Science
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) UNIX
2 13 (35.14%) Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Change Control
2 5 (13.51%) WFM
3 2 (5.41%) Network Design
4 1 (2.70%) QMS
4 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.70%) Project Governance
4 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) Service Management
4 1 (2.70%) Quality Management
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 20 (54.05%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (51.35%) CCNP
3 17 (45.95%) CCNA
4 14 (37.84%) CCIE
5 13 (35.14%) JNCIA
5 13 (35.14%) JNCIP
5 13 (35.14%) CCIP
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) Cisco
2 21 (56.76%) BT
3 20 (54.05%) Nortel
4 14 (37.84%) Juniper
5 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
6 10 (27.03%) Avaya
7 8 (21.62%) SolarWinds
8 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.81%) Oracle
10 2 (5.41%) VMware
11 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.70%) F5
11 1 (2.70%) Meraki
11 1 (2.70%) Websense