The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 21 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.03% 0.45% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.75% 3.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £501 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.17% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -76.38%
MPLS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
16 32 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 10.81% 14.48% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 7
Average daily rate £375 £425 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +63.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £472 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Staffordshire region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Staffordshire region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £450 -
MPLS
West Midlands

MPLS
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) NGN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (100.00%) IOS XR
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (100.00%) IOS XR
1 3 (100.00%) NGN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Consultant
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Support
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Support Consultant
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco