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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 99 86 108
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Contract jobs citing MPLS 23 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.01% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.03% 7.00% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 0
Average daily rate
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£330 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -19.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
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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
457 300 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.85% 14.47% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 141 142
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £168 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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
Birmingham +2 8 £400 +15.94% 2
Warwickshire -7 2 - - 2
Staffordshire -3 1 £275 +5.76% 1
Coventry -9 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 27 (75.00%) Cisco
2 25 (69.44%) WAN
3 23 (63.89%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (61.11%) CCNP
5 17 (47.22%) Firewall
6 15 (41.67%) CCNA
6 15 (41.67%) LAN
6 15 (41.67%) Network Design
7 13 (36.11%) F5
8 12 (33.33%) CheckPoint
9 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
10 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 8 (22.22%) Network Security
11 8 (22.22%) OSPF
11 8 (22.22%) BGP
11 8 (22.22%) Network Management
12 7 (19.44%) IPsec
12 7 (19.44%) BIG-IP
13 6 (16.67%) BT
14 5 (13.89%) BT 21CN
14 5 (13.89%) Fortinet
14 5 (13.89%) Nokia
14 5 (13.89%) CCDP
15 4 (11.11%) VoIP
15 4 (11.11%) RIP
15 4 (11.11%) VPN
15 4 (11.11%) CSS
15 4 (11.11%) Windows
15 4 (11.11%) SAN
15 4 (11.11%) McAfee

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (69.44%) WAN
2 17 (47.22%) Firewall
3 15 (41.67%) LAN
4 8 (22.22%) OSPF
4 8 (22.22%) BGP
4 8 (22.22%) Network Security
5 7 (19.44%) IPsec
5 7 (19.44%) BIG-IP
6 5 (13.89%) BT 21CN
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (11.11%) VLAN
7 4 (11.11%) VoIP
7 4 (11.11%) RIP
7 4 (11.11%) VPN
7 4 (11.11%) SAN
7 4 (11.11%) DMVPN
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (8.33%) HSRP
8 3 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.56%) Big Data
1 2 (5.56%) MarkLogic
General
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Design Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Network Design Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Network Support
4 5 (13.89%) Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Progress Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Security Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Programmer
7 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.78%) SCADA
1 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Network Design
2 8 (22.22%) Network Management
3 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (8.33%) Migration
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
3 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
4 2 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (5.56%) Analytics
4 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (5.56%) Service Management
4 2 (5.56%) Information Security
4 2 (5.56%) Predictive Analytics
4 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 2 (5.56%) Data Architecture
5 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) SQL
1 2 (5.56%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 23 (63.89%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (61.11%) CCNP
3 15 (41.67%) CCNA
4 10 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 9 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (13.89%) CCDP
7 3 (8.33%) Degree
8 2 (5.56%) VCP4
8 2 (5.56%) CCIE
8 2 (5.56%) CISSP
8 2 (5.56%) CISM
8 2 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.78%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.78%) CCSA
9 1 (2.78%) CCIP
9 1 (2.78%) CITP
9 1 (2.78%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.78%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.78%) OPNET
Vendors
1 27 (75.00%) Cisco
2 13 (36.11%) F5
3 12 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.67%) BT
5 5 (13.89%) Nokia
5 5 (13.89%) Fortinet
6 4 (11.11%) McAfee
6 4 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.56%) Netezza
7 2 (5.56%) VMware
7 2 (5.56%) Cramer
7 2 (5.56%) Informatica
7 2 (5.56%) SAP
7 2 (5.56%) Progress
7 2 (5.56%) IBM
7 2 (5.56%) HP
7 2 (5.56%) Citrix
7 2 (5.56%) Splunk
7 2 (5.56%) Rackspace
8 1 (2.78%) Riverbed
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