The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 23 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 North East 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 52 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.38% 0.30% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.74% 3.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£255 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 33 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.98% 9.88% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 12 47
Average daily rate £331 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +78.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.61 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £32.65 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
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MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ProCurve
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) 3G
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) DSL
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) 4G
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) ProCurve