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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 100 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 28 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.03% 1.02% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.62% 8.48% 5.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 7
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£325 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £335 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £289
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +16.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +453.84%
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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
423 283 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.61% 11.97% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 121 131
Average daily rate £345 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 20 49
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
Birmingham +8 20 £340 -15.00% 3
Warwickshire 0 3 £325 -35.96%
Coventry - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (92.11%) Cisco
2 31 (81.58%) CCNP
2 31 (81.58%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (55.26%) Juniper
3 21 (55.26%) OSPF
3 21 (55.26%) BGP
4 20 (52.63%) CheckPoint
5 17 (44.74%) Firewall
5 17 (44.74%) F5
6 16 (42.11%) WAN
7 12 (31.58%) VPN
8 11 (28.95%) Riverbed
9 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
9 9 (23.68%) LAN
10 8 (21.05%) Network Security
11 7 (18.42%) VoIP
12 6 (15.79%) CCIE
12 6 (15.79%) CCNA
12 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
12 6 (15.79%) BT
12 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
13 5 (13.16%) Migration
13 5 (13.16%) SolarWinds
13 5 (13.16%) CCIP
13 5 (13.16%) DSL
14 4 (10.53%) McAfee
14 4 (10.53%) BMC
14 4 (10.53%) HP
14 4 (10.53%) CiscoWorks
14 4 (10.53%) IBM

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.63%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.63%) Lync
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (55.26%) OSPF
1 21 (55.26%) BGP
2 17 (44.74%) Firewall
3 16 (42.11%) WAN
4 12 (31.58%) VPN
5 9 (23.68%) LAN
6 8 (21.05%) Network Security
7 7 (18.42%) VoIP
8 5 (13.16%) DSL
9 4 (10.53%) BIG-IP
9 4 (10.53%) WLAN
9 4 (10.53%) ATM
9 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (10.53%) DMVPN
9 4 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (7.89%) xDSL
10 3 (7.89%) ADSL
10 3 (7.89%) ISDN
General
1 6 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Consultant
3 5 (13.16%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Security Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (10.53%) Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) IP Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) IP Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) AWS Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.26%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Design Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) CSS
2 3 (7.89%) VXML
3 1 (2.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) UNIX
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) Migration
2 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
2 4 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 3 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (7.89%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.26%) Network Design
4 2 (5.26%) Service Management
4 2 (5.26%) Quality Management
4 2 (5.26%) CRM
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE
4 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) People Management
5 1 (2.63%) Project Management
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.63%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (81.58%) CCNP
1 31 (81.58%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) CCIE
3 6 (15.79%) CCNA
4 5 (13.16%) CCIP
5 2 (5.26%) PMP
5 2 (5.26%) PMI Certification
5 2 (5.26%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) HP ASE
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (7.89%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 35 (92.11%) Cisco
2 21 (55.26%) Juniper
3 20 (52.63%) CheckPoint
4 17 (44.74%) F5
5 11 (28.95%) Riverbed
6 6 (15.79%) BT
7 5 (13.16%) SolarWinds
8 4 (10.53%) Blue Coat
8 4 (10.53%) Fortinet
8 4 (10.53%) BMC
8 4 (10.53%) IBM
8 4 (10.53%) HP
8 4 (10.53%) McAfee
9 2 (5.26%) SAP
9 2 (5.26%) Nokia
9 2 (5.26%) Verint
10 1 (2.63%) Cramer
10 1 (2.63%) VMware
10 1 (2.63%) Remedy
10 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
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Experis Ltd
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iKonnect
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