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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank - 19 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 3.13% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 15.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £230 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -35.71%
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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 Staffordshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7 33 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.14% 20.63% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 5
Average daily rate £300 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £28.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -57.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 12 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) DWDM
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) GSM
2 1 (50.00%) SDH
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet

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Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) GSM
1 1 (50.00%) SDH
1 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (50.00%) DWDM
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer