The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
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Rank 16 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 3.87% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
28 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 15.47% 7.87% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 8
Average daily rate £475 £500 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +45.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £360 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Midlands region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Midlands region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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Top 26 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (85.71%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
3 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
3 4 (57.14%) Fortinet
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (57.14%) F5
3 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) WAN Optimisation
3 4 (57.14%) DMVPN
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) CCNP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 4 (57.14%) McAfee
3 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
4 3 (42.86%) ISEB
5 2 (28.57%) Packet Switching
5 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony

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Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 7 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (85.71%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (57.14%) DMVPN
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (57.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (28.57%) Packet Switching
5 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (57.14%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
1 4 (57.14%) McAfee
1 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
1 4 (57.14%) Fortinet
1 4 (57.14%) F5