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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 143 134 131
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 21 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.50% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 4.23% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 1
Median daily rate £465 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.85% +21.73%
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £381 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.59% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.92 £95.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-49.56% +245.45%
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
550 449 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.84% 11.89% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 227 194
Median daily rate £388 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 38 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -9 13 £875 +186.88% 4
Cheshire +4 6 £450 -3.22% 1
Merseyside -2 3 £400 - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 27 (77.14%) Cisco
2 20 (57.14%) VoIP
3 16 (45.71%) WAN
4 15 (42.86%) Firewall
5 13 (37.14%) LAN
6 11 (31.43%) Cisco Prime
7 10 (28.57%) BGP
8 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (25.71%) Windows
9 8 (22.86%) DNS
9 8 (22.86%) Juniper
9 8 (22.86%) CCNP
9 8 (22.86%) OSPF
10 7 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
11 6 (17.14%) F5
11 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (17.14%) Network Management
11 6 (17.14%) NGN
11 6 (17.14%) VMware
11 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
11 6 (17.14%) DHCP
12 5 (14.29%) VPN
12 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
12 5 (14.29%) Migration
13 4 (11.43%) BIG-IP
13 4 (11.43%) Fortinet
13 4 (11.43%) Project Management
13 4 (11.43%) NetScreen
13 4 (11.43%) Active Directory

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 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.71%) SAS
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (57.14%) VoIP
2 16 (45.71%) WAN
3 15 (42.86%) Firewall
4 13 (37.14%) LAN
5 10 (28.57%) BGP
6 8 (22.86%) DNS
6 8 (22.86%) OSPF
7 7 (20.00%) EIGRP
8 6 (17.14%) DHCP
8 6 (17.14%) NGN
8 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
9 5 (14.29%) VPN
10 4 (11.43%) BIG-IP
10 4 (11.43%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (11.43%) NetScreen
11 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (8.57%) Internet
11 3 (8.57%) SSL
12 2 (5.71%) FTP
12 2 (5.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) French Language
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Marketing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.71%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Transmission Planner
7 1 (2.86%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Network Management
2 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Network Design
4 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.57%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.71%) CRM
5 2 (5.71%) SIEM
5 2 (5.71%) Software Licensing
5 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.86%) Change Management
6 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.86%) ERP
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.86%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) Java
1 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.86%) PHP
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.86%) CCNP
3 4 (11.43%) CCIE
4 2 (5.71%) CCNA
4 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
4 2 (5.71%) PMP
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.86%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (5.71%) vMotion
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.86%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) Juniper
3 6 (17.14%) F5
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 4 (11.43%) Fortinet
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.57%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.71%) BT
7 2 (5.71%) Dell
7 2 (5.71%) HP
7 2 (5.71%) NETGEAR
7 2 (5.71%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.86%) Aruba
8 1 (2.86%) Huawei
8 1 (2.86%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.86%) Panasonic
8 1 (2.86%) Planview
8 1 (2.86%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds