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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 107 109 101
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing MPLS 15 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.65% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.46% 6.56% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
Median daily rate £360 £450 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +125.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £428 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £450 £397
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +43.33%

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
336 259 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.15% 9.92% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 127 131
Median daily rate £363 £400 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +40.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 51
Median hourly rate £23.95 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Birmingham +12 11 £299 - 6
Shropshire - 2 £454 - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) Firewall
2 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (52.00%) WAN
3 13 (52.00%) BGP
4 11 (44.00%) OSPF
4 11 (44.00%) LAN
5 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (36.00%) Network Management
7 8 (32.00%) Juniper
7 8 (32.00%) CCNP
8 7 (28.00%) Network Security
8 7 (28.00%) F5
8 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (20.00%) Wireless
10 5 (20.00%) CA
10 5 (20.00%) CCNA
10 5 (20.00%) ITIL
10 5 (20.00%) VPN
10 5 (20.00%) VPLS
10 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (16.00%) Junos
11 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (16.00%) Multicast
11 4 (16.00%) NX-OS

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 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) BGP
2 13 (52.00%) WAN
3 11 (44.00%) LAN
3 11 (44.00%) OSPF
4 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (28.00%) Network Security
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (20.00%) VPLS
5 5 (20.00%) VPN
5 5 (20.00%) Wireless
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (16.00%) EIGRP
6 4 (16.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (16.00%) ISDN
6 4 (16.00%) Junos
6 4 (16.00%) Multicast
6 4 (16.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Principal Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Principal Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Network Operations Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Operations Manager
5 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) CMDB
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) PKI
4 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Unix
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Network Management
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
3 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.00%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (12.00%) ITSM
3 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (12.00%) Presales
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Network Design
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (32.00%) CCNP
5 5 (20.00%) CCNA
6 3 (12.00%) CCIE
7 2 (8.00%) CCDA
7 2 (8.00%) CCDP
7 2 (8.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) Juniper
3 7 (28.00%) F5
4 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 5 (20.00%) CA
6 3 (12.00%) BT
6 3 (12.00%) EMC
6 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (12.00%) SevOne
7 2 (8.00%) AirMagnet
7 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
8 1 (4.00%) BMC
8 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds