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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 110 114 123
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 34 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.05% 0.78% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.42% 4.91% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 6
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£320 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -35.71%
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
404 448 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.50% 15.82% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 210 242
Average daily rate £350 £319 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 51
Average hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.53% -10.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 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 +6 29 £330 +23.94% 6
Cheshire +9 4 £110 -74.11%
Lancashire - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 45 (93.75%) Cisco
2 31 (64.58%) OSPF
2 31 (64.58%) BGP
3 28 (58.33%) WAN
4 27 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (43.75%) EIGRP
6 20 (41.67%) Nortel
6 20 (41.67%) CCNP
7 19 (39.58%) LAN
8 18 (37.50%) Juniper
9 16 (33.33%) BT
10 15 (31.25%) Wireless
10 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (31.25%) Firewall
10 15 (31.25%) CCNA
11 14 (29.17%) CheckPoint
12 13 (27.08%) VPN
12 13 (27.08%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (27.08%) Migration
13 11 (22.92%) CCIE
13 11 (22.92%) UNIX
14 10 (20.83%) Internet
14 10 (20.83%) Avaya
14 10 (20.83%) VPLS
14 10 (20.83%) F5
15 9 (18.75%) Telecoms
15 9 (18.75%) JNCIP
16 8 (16.67%) DMZ
16 8 (16.67%) Ethernet
16 8 (16.67%) Fibre Channel

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (2.08%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (64.58%) OSPF
1 31 (64.58%) BGP
2 28 (58.33%) WAN
3 21 (43.75%) EIGRP
4 19 (39.58%) LAN
5 15 (31.25%) Wireless
5 15 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (31.25%) Firewall
6 13 (27.08%) VPN
6 13 (27.08%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (20.83%) Internet
7 10 (20.83%) VPLS
8 8 (16.67%) DMZ
8 8 (16.67%) Ethernet
8 8 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (16.67%) HSRP
9 7 (14.58%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (14.58%) Junos
9 7 (14.58%) BT 21CN
9 7 (14.58%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Technical Project Leader
2 9 (18.75%) Project Leader
3 8 (16.67%) Consultant
4 7 (14.58%) Operations Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) IP Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Telephony Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (8.33%) Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Network Specialist
9 2 (4.17%) Cisco Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Streaming Media
2 4 (8.33%) Life Science
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) UNIX
2 7 (14.58%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Windows
4 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Migration
2 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.50%) Change Control
4 5 (10.42%) WFM
4 5 (10.42%) Network Design
5 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.08%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.08%) QMS
7 1 (2.08%) Project Governance
7 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.08%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.08%) Project Management
7 1 (2.08%) ITIL
7 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 27 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (41.67%) CCNP
3 15 (31.25%) CCNA
4 11 (22.92%) CCIE
5 9 (18.75%) JNCIP
6 7 (14.58%) JNCIA
6 7 (14.58%) CCIP
7 2 (4.17%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.08%) CCDP
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.08%) OpenView
3 1 (2.08%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 45 (93.75%) Cisco
2 20 (41.67%) Nortel
3 18 (37.50%) Juniper
4 16 (33.33%) BT
5 14 (29.17%) CheckPoint
6 10 (20.83%) Avaya
6 10 (20.83%) F5
7 8 (16.67%) Riverbed
7 8 (16.67%) SolarWinds
8 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.33%) Oracle
10 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
10 2 (4.17%) VMware
11 1 (2.08%) Meraki
11 1 (2.08%) Aruba
11 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
11 1 (2.08%) Websense
11 1 (2.08%) HP
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