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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 137 129 133
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 21 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.51% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.75% 3.97% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 1
Median daily rate £413 £456 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +58.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £95.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-49.65% +181.48%
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
560 479 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.95% 12.89% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 240 186
Median daily rate £385 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 32
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 June 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 June 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 +1 14 £425 +12.58% 2
Cheshire -4 6 £450 -3.22%
Lancashire -8 1 £275 -40.54% 1
Merseyside - 1 £400 - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 27 (79.41%) Cisco
2 19 (55.88%) WAN
3 18 (52.94%) VoIP
4 15 (44.12%) LAN
4 15 (44.12%) Firewall
5 12 (35.29%) BGP
6 10 (29.41%) OSPF
6 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (29.41%) Juniper
7 9 (26.47%) CCNP
7 9 (26.47%) Cisco Prime
8 8 (23.53%) DNS
9 7 (20.59%) VPN
9 7 (20.59%) Windows
9 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
9 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
10 6 (17.65%) VMware
10 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 6 (17.65%) Network Management
10 6 (17.65%) F5
10 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
11 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
11 5 (14.71%) Migration
12 4 (11.76%) Project Management
12 4 (11.76%) NetScreen
12 4 (11.76%) BIG-IP
12 4 (11.76%) Fortinet
12 4 (11.76%) NGN
12 4 (11.76%) DHCP
12 4 (11.76%) CCIE

MPLS
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 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Project
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (55.88%) WAN
2 18 (52.94%) VoIP
3 15 (44.12%) Firewall
3 15 (44.12%) LAN
4 12 (35.29%) BGP
5 10 (29.41%) OSPF
6 8 (23.53%) DNS
7 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
7 7 (20.59%) VPN
8 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
9 4 (11.76%) BIG-IP
9 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (11.76%) DHCP
9 4 (11.76%) NetScreen
9 4 (11.76%) NGN
10 3 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (8.82%) IPv4
10 3 (8.82%) SSL
11 2 (5.88%) FTP
11 2 (5.88%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) French Language
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Architect
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Data Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Data Centre Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Data Migration Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Data Migration Lead
5 2 (5.88%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Lead Data Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Migration Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (5.88%) iSeries
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (2.94%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.94%) PKI
3 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Network Management
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Network Design
4 3 (8.82%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.82%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.88%) SIEM
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.94%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.94%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.94%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Lisp
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (26.47%) CCNP
3 4 (11.76%) CCIE
4 3 (8.82%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.88%) PMP
5 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) Avaya Certification
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.94%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.94%) vSphere
3 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.94%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) Juniper
3 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
4 6 (17.65%) F5
4 6 (17.65%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) Fortinet
6 3 (8.82%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.88%) BT
7 2 (5.88%) IBM
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.94%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.94%) Huawei
8 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.94%) Mapinfo
8 1 (2.94%) Nokia
8 1 (2.94%) Nortel
8 1 (2.94%) Novell
8 1 (2.94%) Planview
8 1 (2.94%) Remedy
8 1 (2.94%) Siemens