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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 147 121 133
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing MPLS 15 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.45% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.78% 3.02% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 1
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£464 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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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
540 463 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.32% 14.93% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 239 187
Average daily rate £377 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £439 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 42 44
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £14.40 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
Cheshire -16 5 £505 -
Manchester -20 5 £275 - 2
Cumbria - 2 £413 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Lancashire -11 1 £170 - 1
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 27 (64.29%) Cisco
2 24 (57.14%) WAN
3 21 (50.00%) Juniper
4 16 (38.10%) BGP
5 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
6 12 (28.57%) OSPF
6 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 11 (26.19%) LAN
8 10 (23.81%) Windows
8 10 (23.81%) CCNP
8 10 (23.81%) JNCIP
9 9 (21.43%) Migration
10 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
10 8 (19.05%) CCIE
10 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 8 (19.05%) Firewall
10 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
11 7 (16.67%) JNCIA
11 7 (16.67%) JNCIE
11 7 (16.67%) VPN
11 7 (16.67%) IBM Notes
11 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 7 (16.67%) Lotus
11 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (14.29%) EMC VNX
12 6 (14.29%) EMC
12 6 (14.29%) NetApp
12 6 (14.29%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Project
1 4 (9.52%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (57.14%) WAN
2 16 (38.10%) BGP
3 12 (28.57%) OSPF
4 11 (26.19%) LAN
5 8 (19.05%) Firewall
6 7 (16.67%) VPN
7 6 (14.29%) DNS
8 5 (11.90%) RSVP
8 5 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 4 (9.52%) IPsec
9 4 (9.52%) SSL
9 4 (9.52%) DHCP
9 4 (9.52%) Ethernet
10 3 (7.14%) VoIP
10 3 (7.14%) ADSL
10 3 (7.14%) DSL
10 3 (7.14%) EIGRP
10 3 (7.14%) Junos
10 3 (7.14%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Law
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Architect
2 9 (21.43%) Technical Architect
3 8 (19.05%) IP Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Network Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (14.29%) Network Architect
6 4 (9.52%) Coordinator
6 4 (9.52%) Project Coordinator
7 3 (7.14%) Lead Technical Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (7.14%) Lead Architect
8 2 (4.76%) Designer
8 2 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Network Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Network Designer
8 2 (4.76%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) EMC VNX
2 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 7 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.76%) UNIX
4 2 (4.76%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Migration
2 5 (11.90%) Change Management
2 5 (11.90%) Network Design
3 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (7.14%) ITSM
4 2 (4.76%) Change Control
4 2 (4.76%) Matrix Management
4 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL
5 1 (2.38%) SOA
5 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.38%) Service Management
5 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.38%) Time Management
5 1 (2.38%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 12 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (23.81%) CCNP
3 10 (23.81%) JNCIP
4 8 (19.05%) CCIE
5 7 (16.67%) JNCIA
5 7 (16.67%) JNCIE
6 5 (11.90%) CCNA
7 2 (4.76%) CCIP
8 1 (2.38%) MCSA
8 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) WSUS
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) Juniper
3 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 7 (16.67%) Lotus
5 6 (14.29%) NetApp
5 6 (14.29%) EMC
6 5 (11.90%) BT
7 4 (9.52%) Remedy
8 3 (7.14%) Websense
8 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.76%) HP
9 2 (4.76%) Huawei
9 2 (4.76%) Brocade
9 2 (4.76%) Aruba
10 1 (2.38%) F5
10 1 (2.38%) FireEye
10 1 (2.38%) Sourcefire
10 1 (2.38%) Avaya
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