The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 122 123 132
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 18 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.32% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 2.08% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 3
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£330 £298 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% +19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £229 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £318 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.03 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +52.38%
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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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
459 432 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.15% 15.36% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 196 177
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 42 32
Average hourly rate £18.03 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.43% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 16 £330 +10.00% 6
Cheshire +4 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - - 2
Merseyside - - - -
Cumbria - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 29 (93.55%) Cisco
2 20 (64.52%) WAN
3 18 (58.06%) BGP
4 17 (54.84%) OSPF
5 14 (45.16%) Nortel
6 13 (41.94%) EIGRP
6 13 (41.94%) LAN
6 13 (41.94%) Firewall
7 12 (38.71%) Migration
7 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
8 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (32.26%) Juniper
9 10 (32.26%) Wireless
9 10 (32.26%) F5
10 9 (29.03%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (25.81%) VPLS
11 8 (25.81%) Internet
12 7 (22.58%) DMZ
12 7 (22.58%) CCNP
12 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
12 7 (22.58%) Fibre Channel
12 7 (22.58%) Riverbed
12 7 (22.58%) SolarWinds
12 7 (22.58%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (19.35%) Avaya
14 5 (16.13%) BT
14 5 (16.13%) Change Control
14 5 (16.13%) WFM
14 5 (16.13%) Streaming Media
15 4 (12.90%) NAS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (3.23%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (64.52%) WAN
2 18 (58.06%) BGP
3 17 (54.84%) OSPF
4 13 (41.94%) EIGRP
4 13 (41.94%) Firewall
4 13 (41.94%) LAN
5 10 (32.26%) Wireless
6 9 (29.03%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (25.81%) VPLS
7 8 (25.81%) Internet
8 7 (22.58%) DMZ
8 7 (22.58%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (12.90%) NAS
9 4 (12.90%) RIP
9 4 (12.90%) SAN
10 3 (9.68%) DHCP
11 2 (6.45%) ADSL
11 2 (6.45%) VPN
11 2 (6.45%) DNS
11 2 (6.45%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Consultant
2 7 (22.58%) Project Leader
2 7 (22.58%) Technical Project Leader
3 6 (19.35%) Telephony Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Streaming Media
2 3 (9.68%) Life Science
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Migration
2 7 (22.58%) Service Delivery
3 5 (16.13%) WFM
3 5 (16.13%) Change Control
4 3 (9.68%) Network Design
5 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.23%) QMS
6 1 (3.23%) Project Governance
6 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (3.23%) Quality Management
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) CCNP
3 4 (12.90%) CCIE
4 2 (6.45%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) JNCIP
4 2 (6.45%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.23%) CCDP
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.23%) OpenView
3 1 (3.23%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 29 (93.55%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) Nortel
3 12 (38.71%) CheckPoint
4 10 (32.26%) Juniper
4 10 (32.26%) F5
5 7 (22.58%) Riverbed
5 7 (22.58%) SolarWinds
6 6 (19.35%) Avaya
7 5 (16.13%) BT
8 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.68%) Oracle
10 2 (6.45%) VMware
10 2 (6.45%) Fortinet
11 1 (3.23%) Meraki
11 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
11 1 (3.23%) Websense
11 1 (3.23%) HP
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