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 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 123 133 133
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.00% 1.32% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £300 £453
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -33.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
- +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +3.63%
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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
467 379 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.62% 13.02% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 181 179
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £463 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 43 56
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
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 August 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
Cheshire +3 7 - - 1
Manchester -4 5 - - 3
Cumbria - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (87.50%) Cisco
2 16 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (62.50%) BGP
4 14 (58.33%) Juniper
5 13 (54.17%) CCNP
5 13 (54.17%) OSPF
6 10 (41.67%) F5
7 8 (33.33%) Network Security
7 8 (33.33%) Firewall
7 8 (33.33%) LAN
7 8 (33.33%) Ethernet
7 8 (33.33%) WAN
8 7 (29.17%) CCIE
8 7 (29.17%) Riverbed
8 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
9 6 (25.00%) Network Design
9 6 (25.00%) JNCIP
9 6 (25.00%) JNCIE
9 6 (25.00%) Multicast
9 6 (25.00%) Wireless
10 5 (20.83%) EIGRP
10 5 (20.83%) CCDP
10 5 (20.83%) RIP
10 5 (20.83%) HSRP
11 4 (16.67%) Network Management
11 4 (16.67%) SNMP
11 4 (16.67%) VPN
11 4 (16.67%) CCNA
11 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (62.50%) BGP
2 13 (54.17%) OSPF
3 8 (33.33%) Network Security
3 8 (33.33%) Firewall
3 8 (33.33%) LAN
3 8 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 8 (33.33%) WAN
4 6 (25.00%) Multicast
4 6 (25.00%) Wireless
5 5 (20.83%) EIGRP
5 5 (20.83%) RIP
5 5 (20.83%) HSRP
6 4 (16.67%) SNMP
6 4 (16.67%) VPN
7 3 (12.50%) DNS
7 3 (12.50%) DHCP
7 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 3 (12.50%) IPsec
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.17%) Replication
1 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Linux
1 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Service Delivery
2 6 (25.00%) Network Design
3 4 (16.67%) Network Management
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.17%) Quality Management
6 1 (4.17%) High Availability
6 1 (4.17%) QMS
6 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.17%) Deep Packet Inspection
Qualifications
1 16 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (54.17%) CCNP
3 7 (29.17%) CCIE
4 6 (25.00%) JNCIP
4 6 (25.00%) JNCIE
5 5 (20.83%) CCDP
6 4 (16.67%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) MAILsweeper
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) OpenView
2 1 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 21 (87.50%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) Juniper
3 10 (41.67%) F5
4 7 (29.17%) Riverbed
5 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 3 (12.50%) Nortel
6 3 (12.50%) Avaya
6 3 (12.50%) Redback
7 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.17%) HP
8 1 (4.17%) Websense
8 1 (4.17%) VMware
8 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.17%) Meraki
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Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
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Yodel
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago