The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 74 72 83
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 0.19% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.60% 1.83% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +8.57%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
125 109 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.16% 10.58% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 56 62
Average daily rate £320 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £338 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -
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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) Ethernet
2 9 (69.23%) CCNP
2 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (69.23%) Network Security
3 8 (61.54%) Juniper
4 6 (46.15%) CCDP
4 6 (46.15%) CCIE
4 6 (46.15%) Network Design
4 6 (46.15%) JNCIP
4 6 (46.15%) JNCIE
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
5 5 (38.46%) OSPF
5 5 (38.46%) BGP
5 5 (38.46%) Multicast
6 4 (30.77%) HSRP
6 4 (30.77%) SNMP
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
6 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 4 (30.77%) Migration
6 4 (30.77%) Redback
6 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
6 4 (30.77%) Network Management
7 3 (23.08%) Wireless
7 3 (23.08%) IPsec
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) MAILsweeper
7 3 (23.08%) CCNA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Ethernet
1 9 (69.23%) Network Security
2 5 (38.46%) Multicast
2 5 (38.46%) OSPF
2 5 (38.46%) BGP
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 4 (30.77%) LAN
3 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) SNMP
3 4 (30.77%) HSRP
4 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 3 (23.08%) IPsec
5 2 (15.38%) EIGRP
5 2 (15.38%) DNS
5 2 (15.38%) SSL
5 2 (15.38%) RIP
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) IPv6
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
2 6 (46.15%) Network Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Security Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) IP Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Network Design
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
2 4 (30.77%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) B2B
4 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.69%) Supplier Management
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) CCNP
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) JNCIP
2 6 (46.15%) JNCIE
2 6 (46.15%) CCDP
2 6 (46.15%) CCIE
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) CISSP
4 2 (15.38%) CISA
4 2 (15.38%) CISM
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
2 8 (61.54%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) Redback
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Nortel
4 3 (23.08%) Avaya
5 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
6 1 (7.69%) VMware