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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 148 120 122
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +2
Contract jobs citing MPLS 16 37 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.95% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 7.30% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 2
Median daily rate £575 £463 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.32% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £281 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £825 £500 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -2.77%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
599 507 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.84% 13.04% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 233 178
Median daily rate £378 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.30% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £217 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 52 33
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -40.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Manchester -21 12 £600 +96.72% 4
Merseyside - 3 £400 - 1
Lancashire -2 1 £275 -35.48%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 17 (58.62%) WAN
3 14 (48.28%) Firewall
4 13 (44.83%) VoIP
4 13 (44.83%) LAN
5 12 (41.38%) BGP
6 10 (34.48%) OSPF
6 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (31.03%) CCNP
7 9 (31.03%) VPN
8 8 (27.59%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (24.14%) Juniper
9 7 (24.14%) CheckPoint
9 7 (24.14%) DNS
9 7 (24.14%) Network Management
10 6 (20.69%) VMware
10 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
10 6 (20.69%) Linux
10 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
11 5 (17.24%) IPv4
11 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
11 5 (17.24%) IPsec
12 4 (13.79%) iSeries
12 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
12 4 (13.79%) Migration
12 4 (13.79%) Lisp
12 4 (13.79%) CCNA
12 4 (13.79%) IPv6
12 4 (13.79%) IBM
12 4 (13.79%) ITIL

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) WAN
2 14 (48.28%) Firewall
3 13 (44.83%) LAN
3 13 (44.83%) VoIP
4 12 (41.38%) BGP
5 10 (34.48%) OSPF
6 9 (31.03%) VPN
7 7 (24.14%) DNS
8 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
9 5 (17.24%) IPsec
9 5 (17.24%) IPv4
10 4 (13.79%) FabricPath
10 4 (13.79%) IPv6
10 4 (13.79%) TRILL
11 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (10.34%) Internet
12 2 (6.90%) DHCP
12 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Data Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Data Centre Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Network Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Data Migration Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Data Migration Lead
3 4 (13.79%) Lead Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Lead Data Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Migration Architect
4 2 (6.90%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Support
4 2 (6.90%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.45%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (13.79%) iSeries
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.90%) NHS
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Network Management
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.45%) Escalation Management
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) SIEM
5 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCNP
3 4 (13.79%) CCNA
4 3 (10.34%) CCIE
5 1 (3.45%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 7 (24.14%) CheckPoint
2 7 (24.14%) Juniper
3 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) IBM
5 3 (10.34%) F5
6 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.45%) Aruba
7 1 (3.45%) Avaya
7 1 (3.45%) BT
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix
7 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
7 1 (3.45%) GFI Software
7 1 (3.45%) Huawei
7 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.45%) Nokia
7 1 (3.45%) Novell
7 1 (3.45%) Panasonic
7 1 (3.45%) Remedy
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 23 days ago