The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 103 93 104
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 18 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.71% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.30% 4.66% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £270 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £154 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £377 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
- +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +3.63%
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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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
419 322 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.61% 15.25% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 151 144
Average daily rate £320 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 38
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. 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
Birmingham -2 6 £400 +15.94% 1
Warwickshire -6 1 - -
Coventry -9 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 25 (73.53%) WAN
1 25 (73.53%) Cisco
2 22 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (61.76%) CCNP
4 17 (50.00%) Firewall
5 13 (38.24%) CheckPoint
6 12 (35.29%) LAN
6 12 (35.29%) Network Design
7 11 (32.35%) F5
8 10 (29.41%) CCNA
8 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
9 9 (26.47%) BIG-IP
9 9 (26.47%) Fortinet
9 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
10 8 (23.53%) CSS
10 8 (23.53%) VoIP
10 8 (23.53%) McAfee
10 8 (23.53%) Blue Coat
10 8 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (23.53%) DMVPN
10 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (20.59%) Network Security
12 6 (17.65%) OSPF
12 6 (17.65%) BGP
12 6 (17.65%) IPsec
12 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
12 6 (17.65%) WAN Optimisation
12 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 5 (14.71%) Network Management

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (73.53%) WAN
2 17 (50.00%) Firewall
3 12 (35.29%) LAN
4 9 (26.47%) BIG-IP
5 8 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (23.53%) DMVPN
5 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (23.53%) VoIP
6 7 (20.59%) Network Security
7 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (17.65%) IPsec
7 6 (17.65%) OSPF
7 6 (17.65%) BGP
8 4 (11.76%) SAN
8 4 (11.76%) VLAN
9 3 (8.82%) HSRP
9 3 (8.82%) BT 21CN
9 3 (8.82%) RIP
9 3 (8.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (2.94%) MarkLogic
General
1 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Network Support Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Network Support
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Design Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Network Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Progress Programmer
6 2 (5.88%) Core Network Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Programmer
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) SCADA
1 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) Network Design
2 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
2 6 (17.65%) WAN Optimisation
3 5 (14.71%) Network Management
4 4 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (11.76%) Service Management
5 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Information Security
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) Security Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) Analytics
7 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.94%) Data Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.94%) Predictive Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
1 2 (5.88%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (61.76%) CCNP
3 10 (29.41%) CCNA
3 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
5 4 (11.76%) CCDP
6 3 (8.82%) Degree
7 2 (5.88%) CCIE
7 2 (5.88%) VCP4
7 2 (5.88%) CISSP
7 2 (5.88%) CISM
7 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.94%) CCSA
8 1 (2.94%) CCIP
8 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 25 (73.53%) Cisco
2 13 (38.24%) CheckPoint
3 11 (32.35%) F5
4 9 (26.47%) Fortinet
5 8 (23.53%) McAfee
5 8 (23.53%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.82%) BT
6 3 (8.82%) Nokia
7 2 (5.88%) TOWER Software
7 2 (5.88%) VMware
7 2 (5.88%) Progress
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
8 1 (2.94%) Avaya
8 1 (2.94%) Juniper
8 1 (2.94%) BMC
8 1 (2.94%) Informatica
8 1 (2.94%) SAP
8 1 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) Netezza
8 1 (2.94%) Cramer
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