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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 119 123 119
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 37 17 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.54% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.10% 4.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate
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£469 £600 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £289
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +16.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +453.84%
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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
521 400 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.48% 12.63% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 161 128
Average daily rate £350 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +5 23 £375 -37.50% 4
Lancashire - 7 £426 -
Cheshire -6 5 £500 -
Merseyside - - - - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 53 (85.48%) Cisco
2 44 (70.97%) BGP
3 42 (67.74%) OSPF
4 34 (54.84%) WAN
5 33 (53.23%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (50.00%) Juniper
7 28 (45.16%) UNIX
8 27 (43.55%) CCNP
9 26 (41.94%) CCNA
10 24 (38.71%) VPN
10 24 (38.71%) BT
10 24 (38.71%) Cisco IOS
11 23 (37.10%) Telecoms
12 22 (35.48%) JNCIP
12 22 (35.48%) CCIE
13 21 (33.87%) JNCIA
14 20 (32.26%) EIGRP
14 20 (32.26%) RSVP
14 20 (32.26%) Junos
15 19 (30.65%) HSRP
15 19 (30.65%) IOS XR
15 19 (30.65%) VRRP
15 19 (30.65%) L2TP
15 19 (30.65%) CCIP
15 19 (30.65%) IPv4
15 19 (30.65%) IPv6
15 19 (30.65%) Ethernet
15 19 (30.65%) LAN
15 19 (30.65%) Linux
15 19 (30.65%) Broadband

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 9 (14.52%) IIS
2 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.61%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Project
1 2 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 44 (70.97%) BGP
2 42 (67.74%) OSPF
3 34 (54.84%) WAN
4 24 (38.71%) VPN
4 24 (38.71%) Cisco IOS
5 20 (32.26%) Junos
5 20 (32.26%) RSVP
5 20 (32.26%) EIGRP
6 19 (30.65%) L2TP
6 19 (30.65%) VRRP
6 19 (30.65%) Firewall
6 19 (30.65%) Ethernet
6 19 (30.65%) IPv4
6 19 (30.65%) IPv6
6 19 (30.65%) Broadband
6 19 (30.65%) LAN
6 19 (30.65%) BT 21CN
6 19 (30.65%) HSRP
6 19 (30.65%) IOS XR
7 17 (27.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (37.10%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Local Government
3 2 (3.23%) Law
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Finance
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 22 (35.48%) IP Engineer
2 20 (32.26%) Implementation Engineer
3 19 (30.65%) Operations Engineer
4 18 (29.03%) Architect
5 11 (17.74%) Technical Architect
5 11 (17.74%) Network Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Project Leader
8 3 (4.84%) Network Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Technical Project Leader
9 2 (3.23%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Cisco Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Network Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Coordinator
9 2 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Administrator
9 2 (3.23%) Project Coordinator
10 1 (1.61%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Replication
1 8 (12.90%) Clustering
1 8 (12.90%) Celerra
2 2 (3.23%) Life Science
3 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.61%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.16%) UNIX
2 19 (30.65%) Linux
3 15 (24.19%) Windows
4 8 (12.90%) Solaris
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.45%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Migration
2 12 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (14.52%) Change Control
4 8 (12.90%) Business Continuity
4 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.06%) Network Design
6 3 (4.84%) Change Management
7 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) ITIL
8 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.61%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.61%) Project Management
8 1 (1.61%) Service Management
8 1 (1.61%) ITSM
8 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.61%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.61%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.61%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.61%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (53.23%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (43.55%) CCNP
3 26 (41.94%) CCNA
4 22 (35.48%) CCIE
4 22 (35.48%) JNCIP
5 21 (33.87%) JNCIA
6 19 (30.65%) CCIP
7 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
7 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
8 3 (4.84%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 10 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 8 (12.90%) XenApp
3 8 (12.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (12.90%) Terminal Services
3 8 (12.90%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 53 (85.48%) Cisco
2 31 (50.00%) Juniper
3 24 (38.71%) BT
4 17 (27.42%) CheckPoint
5 15 (24.19%) Nortel
6 13 (20.97%) Microsoft
7 11 (17.74%) EMC
8 10 (16.13%) SolarWinds
9 9 (14.52%) VMware
9 9 (14.52%) Oracle
10 8 (12.90%) Citrix
10 8 (12.90%) Avaya
11 4 (6.45%) Lotus
12 3 (4.84%) NetApp
12 3 (4.84%) Sourcefire
13 2 (3.23%) Remedy
14 1 (1.61%) Websense
14 1 (1.61%) Aruba
14 1 (1.61%) Riverbed
14 1 (1.61%) SAP