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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 146 120 132
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing MPLS 18 29 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.78% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 5.66% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 1
Median daily rate £438 £463 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +60.86%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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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
599 512 405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.35% 13.71% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 243 189
Median daily rate £375 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 56 36
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -15 13 £575 +88.52% 8
Merseyside - 3 £400 -
Lancashire -1 1 £275 -40.54%
Cheshire -12 1 £450 -10.00% 1
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 15 (51.72%) VoIP
3 14 (48.28%) WAN
4 13 (44.83%) LAN
4 13 (44.83%) Firewall
5 12 (41.38%) BGP
6 10 (34.48%) Cisco Prime
6 10 (34.48%) OSPF
7 7 (24.14%) CheckPoint
7 7 (24.14%) Juniper
7 7 (24.14%) DNS
7 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (24.14%) Network Management
7 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
8 6 (20.69%) VMware
8 6 (20.69%) CCNP
8 6 (20.69%) VPN
9 5 (17.24%) IPv4
9 5 (17.24%) Linux
9 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
10 4 (13.79%) NGN
10 4 (13.79%) iSeries
10 4 (13.79%) Migration
10 4 (13.79%) IPsec
10 4 (13.79%) Lisp
10 4 (13.79%) IPv6
10 4 (13.79%) IBM
10 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
10 4 (13.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (13.79%) FabricPath

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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 1 (3.45%) CMS
1 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) VoIP
2 14 (48.28%) WAN
3 13 (44.83%) Firewall
3 13 (44.83%) LAN
4 12 (41.38%) BGP
5 10 (34.48%) OSPF
6 7 (24.14%) DNS
7 6 (20.69%) VPN
8 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
8 5 (17.24%) IPv4
9 4 (13.79%) FabricPath
9 4 (13.79%) IPsec
9 4 (13.79%) IPv6
9 4 (13.79%) NGN
9 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
9 4 (13.79%) TRILL
10 3 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (10.34%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (6.90%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) French Language
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Data Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Data Centre Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Network Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Data Migration Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Data Migration Lead
3 4 (13.79%) Lead Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Lead Data Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Migration Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Avaya Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Support
6 1 (3.45%) TOGAF Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Transmission Planner
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (13.79%) iSeries
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Network Management
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
3 3 (10.34%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.45%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (3.45%) SIEM
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (20.69%) CCNP
3 2 (6.90%) CCIE
3 2 (6.90%) CCNA
3 2 (6.90%) PMI Certification
3 2 (6.90%) PMP
4 1 (3.45%) Avaya Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.45%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco
2 7 (24.14%) CheckPoint
2 7 (24.14%) Juniper
3 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 4 (13.79%) IBM
5 3 (10.34%) F5
6 2 (6.90%) BT
6 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.45%) Aruba
7 1 (3.45%) Avaya
7 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
7 1 (3.45%) GFI Software
7 1 (3.45%) Huawei
7 1 (3.45%) Mapinfo
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.45%) Nokia
7 1 (3.45%) Novell
7 1 (3.45%) Panasonic
7 1 (3.45%) Planview
7 1 (3.45%) Remedy
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
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