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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 99 103 86
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 17 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.65% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.44% 4.08% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +134.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £303 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £470 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.52% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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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 West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
264 392 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.98% 16.01% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 191 135
Average daily rate £325 £315 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 35
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
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 31 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
Shropshire - 7 £311 -
Birmingham +4 5 £325 -23.52% 2
Coventry +2 1 £270 - 4
Warwickshire +2 1 - -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 45 (88.24%) Cisco
1 45 (88.24%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (74.51%) CCNP
3 31 (60.78%) CheckPoint
4 30 (58.82%) WAN
5 28 (54.90%) Firewall
5 28 (54.90%) F5
6 27 (52.94%) OSPF
7 25 (49.02%) BGP
8 23 (45.10%) Juniper
9 19 (37.25%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (33.33%) VoIP
11 15 (29.41%) VPN
12 14 (27.45%) CSS
12 14 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (25.49%) WAN Optimisation
13 13 (25.49%) DMVPN
13 13 (25.49%) SolarWinds
13 13 (25.49%) McAfee
13 13 (25.49%) Network Security
13 13 (25.49%) Blue Coat
14 12 (23.53%) BIG-IP
14 12 (23.53%) Fortinet
14 12 (23.53%) CiscoWorks
14 12 (23.53%) BMC
14 12 (23.53%) WLAN
14 12 (23.53%) LAN
14 12 (23.53%) IBM
14 12 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 12 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.96%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 30 (58.82%) WAN
2 28 (54.90%) Firewall
3 27 (52.94%) OSPF
4 25 (49.02%) BGP
5 19 (37.25%) Cisco ASA
6 17 (33.33%) VoIP
7 15 (29.41%) VPN
8 14 (27.45%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (25.49%) Network Security
9 13 (25.49%) DMVPN
10 12 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 12 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 12 (23.53%) WLAN
10 12 (23.53%) LAN
10 12 (23.53%) BIG-IP
11 8 (15.69%) EIGRP
12 5 (9.80%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (7.84%) TCP/IP
13 4 (7.84%) VLAN
14 3 (5.88%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Banking
2 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (49.02%) Network Engineer
2 10 (19.61%) Consultant
3 7 (13.73%) Network Security Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Technical Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Network Support
4 4 (7.84%) Technical Project Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Network Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) IP Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (27.45%) CSS
2 11 (21.57%) 802.1X
3 3 (5.88%) VXML
4 1 (1.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.96%) NHS
2 1 (1.96%) SCADA
2 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.92%) UNIX
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) WAN Optimisation
2 8 (15.69%) Service Management
3 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 5 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.84%) Migration
6 3 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.88%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.88%) Cisco ICM Scripting
7 2 (3.92%) Network Management
7 2 (3.92%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.92%) CRM
7 2 (3.92%) Quality Management
7 2 (3.92%) Project Management
8 1 (1.96%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 45 (88.24%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (74.51%) CCNP
3 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
4 9 (17.65%) CCNA
5 7 (13.73%) CCIE
6 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.88%) CCDP
8 2 (3.92%) CCSA
8 2 (3.92%) CCSE
9 1 (1.96%) Degree
9 1 (1.96%) PMP
9 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.96%) CCIP
9 1 (1.96%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.92%) vSphere
2 1 (1.96%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) XenApp
2 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.96%) SCCM
4 1 (1.96%) SCOM
4 1 (1.96%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 45 (88.24%) Cisco
2 31 (60.78%) CheckPoint
3 28 (54.90%) F5
4 23 (45.10%) Juniper
5 13 (25.49%) McAfee
5 13 (25.49%) Blue Coat
5 13 (25.49%) SolarWinds
6 12 (23.53%) Fortinet
6 12 (23.53%) BMC
6 12 (23.53%) IBM
7 11 (21.57%) Riverbed
8 6 (11.76%) BT
9 4 (7.84%) HP
10 2 (3.92%) Nortel
10 2 (3.92%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (3.92%) Cramer
10 2 (3.92%) VMware
10 2 (3.92%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.92%) Huawei
10 2 (3.92%) Brocade
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago