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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 122 84 101
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 17 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.56% 1.46% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.18% 10.18% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 5
Median daily rate £400 £320 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £308 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £95.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-49.65% +181.48%
MPLS
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
407 334 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.43% 14.33% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 187 145
Median daily rate £358 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.21 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 6 £340 - 4
Birmingham -25 4 £463 +43.41% 2
Solihull - 3 £270 - 3
Staffordshire +4 1 £500 -0.19%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 26 (70.27%) Cisco
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (56.76%) CCNP
3 18 (48.65%) BGP
4 16 (43.24%) WAN
4 16 (43.24%) LAN
5 15 (40.54%) Juniper
6 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
7 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
7 11 (29.73%) VPN
8 10 (27.03%) Project Management
9 9 (24.32%) VoIP
9 9 (24.32%) Incident Management
10 8 (21.62%) Migration
11 7 (18.92%) Wireless
11 7 (18.92%) OSPF
12 6 (16.22%) Structured Cabling
12 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
12 6 (16.22%) CCDP
12 6 (16.22%) CCIE
12 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
12 6 (16.22%) CCNA
12 6 (16.22%) VMware
12 6 (16.22%) Network Design
12 6 (16.22%) JNCIA
12 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
13 5 (13.51%) Finance
13 5 (13.51%) Firewall

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) BGP
2 16 (43.24%) LAN
2 16 (43.24%) WAN
3 11 (29.73%) VPN
4 9 (24.32%) VoIP
5 7 (18.92%) OSPF
5 7 (18.92%) Wireless
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (16.22%) Structured Cabling
6 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
7 5 (13.51%) EIGRP
7 5 (13.51%) Firewall
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (10.81%) DHCP
8 4 (10.81%) DNS
8 4 (10.81%) IOS XR
8 4 (10.81%) Network Security
8 4 (10.81%) NGN
8 4 (10.81%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Back Office
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Network Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (18.92%) Designer
3 7 (18.92%) Network Designer
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) VoIP Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Network Manager
6 3 (8.11%) Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Network Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Support
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Replication
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.51%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Project Management
2 9 (24.32%) Incident Management
3 8 (21.62%) Migration
4 6 (16.22%) Network Design
5 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
6 3 (8.11%) Data Flow Diagram
6 3 (8.11%) Network Architecture
6 3 (8.11%) User Stories
7 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.70%) Change Management
8 1 (2.70%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.70%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.70%) Information Security
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL
8 1 (2.70%) Line Management
8 1 (2.70%) Presales
8 1 (2.70%) SDLC
8 1 (2.70%) Security Hardening
8 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Python
3 2 (5.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (56.76%) CCNP
3 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
4 11 (29.73%) SC Cleared
5 6 (16.22%) CCDP
5 6 (16.22%) CCIE
5 6 (16.22%) CCNA
5 6 (16.22%) JNCIA
6 3 (8.11%) CCVP
7 2 (5.41%) CCDA
8 1 (2.70%) CCSE
8 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.70%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) vSphere
3 3 (8.11%) XenApp
4 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
2 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.70%) OpenView
3 1 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco
2 15 (40.54%) Juniper
3 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
3 6 (16.22%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) F5
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.11%) Aruba
5 3 (8.11%) Brocade
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) EMC
5 3 (8.11%) Sophos
5 3 (8.11%) Symantec
6 2 (5.41%) Avaya
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.70%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle
7 1 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (2.70%) Splunk
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