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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 124 124 119
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 21 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.48% 1.60% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
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£456 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £95.00 £33.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+181.48% +27.35%
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
469 376 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.72% 12.54% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 190 144
Average daily rate £324 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 39
Average hourly rate £18.13 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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
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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +1 13 £378 - 5
Cheshire 0 4 £465 +61.73% 5
Cumbria - 2 £413 -
Lancashire - 2 £463 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 41 (74.55%) Cisco
2 32 (58.18%) BGP
3 30 (54.55%) Juniper
4 29 (52.73%) WAN
5 28 (50.91%) OSPF
6 20 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (34.55%) JNCIP
8 18 (32.73%) Firewall
8 18 (32.73%) CCNP
8 18 (32.73%) UNIX
9 17 (30.91%) Data Centre
10 16 (29.09%) Windows
10 16 (29.09%) CCIE
10 16 (29.09%) Migration
10 16 (29.09%) JNCIA
11 14 (25.45%) CheckPoint
11 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
12 13 (23.64%) CCNA
12 13 (23.64%) EMC
12 13 (23.64%) Cisco IOS
12 13 (23.64%) Telecoms
12 13 (23.64%) EMC VNX
13 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
13 12 (21.82%) VPN
14 11 (20.00%) LAN
14 11 (20.00%) EIGRP
14 11 (20.00%) RSVP
14 11 (20.00%) Wireless
14 11 (20.00%) BT
14 11 (20.00%) HSRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (18.18%) IIS
2 6 (10.91%) IBM Notes
2 6 (10.91%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.64%) Lync
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Project
1 4 (7.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 32 (58.18%) BGP
2 29 (52.73%) WAN
3 28 (50.91%) OSPF
4 18 (32.73%) Firewall
5 13 (23.64%) Cisco IOS
6 12 (21.82%) VPN
7 11 (20.00%) LAN
7 11 (20.00%) RSVP
7 11 (20.00%) Wireless
7 11 (20.00%) EIGRP
7 11 (20.00%) Junos
7 11 (20.00%) HSRP
8 10 (18.18%) IOS XR
8 10 (18.18%) BT 21CN
8 10 (18.18%) L2TP
8 10 (18.18%) VRRP
8 10 (18.18%) Broadband
8 10 (18.18%) Ethernet
8 10 (18.18%) IPv4
8 10 (18.18%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (23.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Law
2 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Architect
2 17 (30.91%) IP Engineer
3 15 (27.27%) Implementation Engineer
3 15 (27.27%) Technical Architect
4 10 (18.18%) Operations Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) Network Architect
6 8 (14.55%) Network Engineer
7 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (7.27%) Coordinator
8 4 (7.27%) Project Coordinator
9 3 (5.45%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Lead Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Cisco Administrator
10 2 (3.64%) Lead Technical Architect
10 2 (3.64%) Design Engineer
10 2 (3.64%) Administrator
11 1 (1.82%) Telephony Engineer
11 1 (1.82%) Solutions Architect
11 1 (1.82%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) Data Centre
2 13 (23.64%) EMC VNX
3 8 (14.55%) Replication
3 8 (14.55%) Clustering
3 8 (14.55%) Celerra
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) Life Science
4 1 (1.82%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.73%) UNIX
2 16 (29.09%) Windows
3 10 (18.18%) Linux
4 8 (14.55%) Solaris
5 6 (10.91%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.91%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Migration
2 9 (16.36%) Business Continuity
2 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (16.36%) Change Control
3 8 (14.55%) Configuration Management
4 5 (9.09%) Change Management
4 5 (9.09%) Network Design
5 3 (5.45%) ITSM
6 2 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.82%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (1.82%) Time Management
7 1 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.82%) Analytics
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.82%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (1.82%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.82%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL
7 1 (1.82%) SOA
7 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (34.55%) JNCIP
3 18 (32.73%) CCNP
4 16 (29.09%) CCIE
4 16 (29.09%) JNCIA
5 13 (23.64%) CCNA
6 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
7 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 10 (18.18%) CCIP
9 8 (14.55%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.82%) MCITP
10 1 (1.82%) MCSA
10 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
1 9 (16.36%) Hyper-V
2 8 (14.55%) XenApp
2 8 (14.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 8 (14.55%) Terminal Services
2 8 (14.55%) VMware ESX
2 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 41 (74.55%) Cisco
2 30 (54.55%) Juniper
3 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
3 14 (25.45%) CheckPoint
4 13 (23.64%) EMC
5 11 (20.00%) BT
6 8 (14.55%) VMware
6 8 (14.55%) SolarWinds
6 8 (14.55%) Nortel
6 8 (14.55%) Citrix
6 8 (14.55%) Oracle
7 6 (10.91%) Lotus
8 5 (9.09%) NetApp
8 5 (9.09%) Avaya
9 4 (7.27%) Remedy
10 3 (5.45%) Sourcefire
11 2 (3.64%) Huawei
11 2 (3.64%) Websense
12 1 (1.82%) SAP
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