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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 117 106 115
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 28 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.87% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.21% 6.61% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
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£339 £268 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.63% -27.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £251 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +449.61%
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
451 363 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.36% 13.14% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 156 156
Average daily rate £350 £310 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +0.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 63
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £54.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -3 21 £288 +7.98% 6
Cheshire +4 4 £110 -74.11% 1
Lancashire - 2 £390 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 51 (91.07%) Cisco
2 40 (71.43%) OSPF
3 39 (69.64%) BGP
4 33 (58.93%) WAN
5 28 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (48.21%) UNIX
6 27 (48.21%) Nortel
7 25 (44.64%) EIGRP
7 25 (44.64%) BT
8 24 (42.86%) CCNA
9 23 (41.07%) CCNP
10 21 (37.50%) VPN
10 21 (37.50%) Juniper
10 21 (37.50%) Firewall
10 21 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
11 20 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (35.71%) Wireless
11 20 (35.71%) Migration
12 19 (33.93%) Telecoms
12 19 (33.93%) CheckPoint
13 18 (32.14%) VPLS
14 17 (30.36%) JNCIA
14 17 (30.36%) JNCIP
14 17 (30.36%) Internet
14 17 (30.36%) CCIE
14 17 (30.36%) LAN
15 16 (28.57%) HSRP
15 16 (28.57%) Linux
15 16 (28.57%) Broadband
15 16 (28.57%) Ethernet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 7 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.79%) Lync
2 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 40 (71.43%) OSPF
2 39 (69.64%) BGP
3 33 (58.93%) WAN
4 25 (44.64%) EIGRP
5 21 (37.50%) Firewall
5 21 (37.50%) VPN
5 21 (37.50%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (35.71%) Wireless
6 20 (35.71%) Cisco IOS
7 18 (32.14%) VPLS
8 17 (30.36%) Internet
8 17 (30.36%) LAN
9 16 (28.57%) Broadband
9 16 (28.57%) Ethernet
9 16 (28.57%) IPv4
9 16 (28.57%) IPv6
9 16 (28.57%) L2TP
9 16 (28.57%) RSVP
9 16 (28.57%) VRRP
9 16 (28.57%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (33.93%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.14%) Local Government
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Electronics
4 1 (1.79%) Finance
4 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) IP Engineer
2 16 (28.57%) Implementation Engineer
2 16 (28.57%) Operations Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Technical Project Leader
3 9 (16.07%) Architect
3 9 (16.07%) Network Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Project Leader
4 6 (10.71%) Technical Architect
4 6 (10.71%) Telephony Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Network Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (1.79%) Consultant
7 1 (1.79%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Replication
1 7 (12.50%) Clustering
1 7 (12.50%) Celerra
2 5 (8.93%) Streaming Media
2 5 (8.93%) Life Science
3 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.79%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (48.21%) UNIX
2 16 (28.57%) Linux
3 12 (21.43%) Windows
4 7 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Migration
2 12 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (21.43%) Change Control
3 7 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 7 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.93%) WFM
5 3 (5.36%) Network Design
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL
7 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2
7 1 (1.79%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.79%) Project Management
7 1 (1.79%) Service Management
7 1 (1.79%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.79%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.79%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.79%) Project Governance
Qualifications
1 28 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (42.86%) CCNA
3 23 (41.07%) CCNP
4 17 (30.36%) CCIE
4 17 (30.36%) JNCIA
4 17 (30.36%) JNCIP
5 16 (28.57%) CCIP
6 8 (14.29%) VCP4
7 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.79%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.50%) XenApp
3 7 (12.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 7 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 7 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 51 (91.07%) Cisco
2 27 (48.21%) Nortel
3 25 (44.64%) BT
4 21 (37.50%) Juniper
5 19 (33.93%) CheckPoint
6 15 (26.79%) SolarWinds
7 14 (25.00%) Avaya
8 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
8 11 (19.64%) Oracle
9 9 (16.07%) VMware
10 7 (12.50%) EMC
10 7 (12.50%) Citrix
11 2 (3.57%) Sourcefire
12 1 (1.79%) Riverbed
12 1 (1.79%) Aruba
12 1 (1.79%) SAP
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