The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 109 80 68
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -12
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.074% 0.64% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 3.66% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £400 £413 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +60.97%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.92 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-67.00% +60.45%
MPLS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
342 191 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.17% 17.47% 17.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 101 72
Median daily rate £330 £490 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.65% +40.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 16
Median hourly rate £27.00 £14.20 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.14% -48.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.25 £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the North East

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Tyne and Wear -26 1 £400 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 North East region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Tellabs
3 1 (25.00%) Virgin Media
3 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) MegaStream
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) SDH
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
1 1 (25.00%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (25.00%) BT
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (25.00%) Tellabs
2 1 (25.00%) Virgin Media