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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 117 117 122
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 31 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.36% 0.085%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.16% 2.98% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
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£463 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +93.54%
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
503 369 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.71% 12.20% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 122
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Manchester -1 17 £290 - 7
Cheshire -8 7 £500 +73.91% 1
Lancashire - 5 £463 -
Cumbria - 1 £500 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 47 (82.46%) Cisco
2 36 (63.16%) BGP
3 33 (57.89%) OSPF
4 32 (56.14%) Juniper
5 28 (49.12%) WAN
6 27 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (42.11%) UNIX
8 22 (38.60%) CCNP
8 22 (38.60%) JNCIP
9 21 (36.84%) JNCIA
9 21 (36.84%) CCNA
10 20 (35.09%) CCIE
10 20 (35.09%) Telecoms
11 18 (31.58%) VPN
11 18 (31.58%) Firewall
12 17 (29.82%) BT
12 17 (29.82%) Cisco IOS
12 17 (29.82%) RSVP
12 17 (29.82%) Junos
12 17 (29.82%) HSRP
13 16 (28.07%) IOS XR
13 16 (28.07%) VRRP
13 16 (28.07%) CCIP
13 16 (28.07%) IPv4
13 16 (28.07%) IPv6
13 16 (28.07%) Ethernet
13 16 (28.07%) Broadband
13 16 (28.07%) Linux
13 16 (28.07%) BT 21CN
13 16 (28.07%) L2TP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (17.54%) IIS
2 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.77%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.75%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Project
1 2 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 36 (63.16%) BGP
2 33 (57.89%) OSPF
3 28 (49.12%) WAN
4 18 (31.58%) VPN
4 18 (31.58%) Firewall
5 17 (29.82%) Cisco IOS
5 17 (29.82%) RSVP
5 17 (29.82%) Junos
5 17 (29.82%) HSRP
6 16 (28.07%) IOS XR
6 16 (28.07%) VRRP
6 16 (28.07%) IPv4
6 16 (28.07%) IPv6
6 16 (28.07%) Ethernet
6 16 (28.07%) Broadband
6 16 (28.07%) BT 21CN
6 16 (28.07%) L2TP
7 13 (22.81%) EIGRP
7 13 (22.81%) LAN
8 11 (19.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
1 8 (14.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (35.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Law
2 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.51%) Local Government
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) IP Engineer
2 20 (35.09%) Implementation Engineer
3 19 (33.33%) Architect
4 16 (28.07%) Operations Engineer
5 12 (21.05%) Technical Architect
6 11 (19.30%) Network Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Network Architect
8 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.51%) Project Coordinator
9 2 (3.51%) Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Lead Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Cisco Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Lead Technical Architect
10 1 (1.75%) IP Network Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Network Design Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Senior Network Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Clustering
1 8 (14.04%) Replication
1 8 (14.04%) Celerra
2 1 (1.75%) Life Science
2 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) UNIX
2 16 (28.07%) Linux
3 15 (26.32%) Windows
4 8 (14.04%) Solaris
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Migration
2 12 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (17.54%) Change Control
4 9 (15.79%) Business Continuity
5 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.77%) Network Design
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
8 2 (3.51%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (3.51%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (1.75%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.75%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.75%) Time Management
9 1 (1.75%) Service Management
9 1 (1.75%) ITSM
9 1 (1.75%) Asset Management
9 1 (1.75%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL
9 1 (1.75%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (38.60%) CCNP
2 22 (38.60%) JNCIP
3 21 (36.84%) JNCIA
3 21 (36.84%) CCNA
4 20 (35.09%) CCIE
5 16 (28.07%) CCIP
6 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
7 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 6 (10.53%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.04%) Terminal Services
2 8 (14.04%) VMware ESX
2 8 (14.04%) Hyper-V
2 8 (14.04%) XenApp
2 8 (14.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 47 (82.46%) Cisco
2 32 (56.14%) Juniper
3 17 (29.82%) BT
4 14 (24.56%) CheckPoint
5 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
6 12 (21.05%) EMC
7 9 (15.79%) VMware
8 8 (14.04%) Nortel
8 8 (14.04%) Citrix
8 8 (14.04%) Oracle
8 8 (14.04%) SolarWinds
9 5 (8.77%) Lotus
10 4 (7.02%) NetApp
10 4 (7.02%) Avaya
11 3 (5.26%) Sourcefire
12 2 (3.51%) Remedy
12 2 (3.51%) Websense
13 1 (1.75%) SAP
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