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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 101 75 67
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -8
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.27% 1.07% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.81% 8.52% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Average daily rate £600 £269 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+123.25% +0.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -85.27%
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
276 176 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.02% 12.59% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 90 69
Average daily rate £363 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.17% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) Network Management
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) PSTN
5 1 (12.50%) WLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 1 (12.50%) ADSL
5 1 (12.50%) Broadband
5 1 (12.50%) ISDN
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) SLA
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) IPv6
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) BGP
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) ADSL
4 1 (12.50%) Broadband
4 1 (12.50%) DSL
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) IPv6
4 1 (12.50%) ISDN
4 1 (12.50%) PSTN
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) WLAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Project Coordinator
2 1 (12.50%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) 802.1X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) F5
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 1 (12.50%) VMware