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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - 81 58
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - 0.66% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 3.54% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £413 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +71.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +73.92%
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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 North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
353 198 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 28.35% 18.68% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 102 52
Median daily rate £299 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.51% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 26 6
Median hourly rate £28.00 £14.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.49% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.65 £32.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Tellabs
3 1 (25.00%) Virgin Media
3 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (25.00%) BT
3 1 (25.00%) MegaStream
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Huawei
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) LTE
3 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
3 1 (25.00%) Nokia
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint

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
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (25.00%) GSM
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
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%) UMTS
3 1 (25.00%) VoLTE
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNA
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (25.00%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (25.00%) BT
2 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Huawei
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) Mapinfo
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Nokia
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Tellabs
2 1 (25.00%) Virgin Media