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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 129 94 106
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +12
Contract jobs citing MPLS 20 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.80% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.43% 7.09% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 5
Median daily rate £400 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £312 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £350 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.34% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £95.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-49.47% +137.50%
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
451 268 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.24% 11.27% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 144 172
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 31
Median hourly rate £36.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 July 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 July 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
Solihull - 9 £348 -
Coventry - 6 £340 - 2
Birmingham -19 3 £456 +42.57% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £500 -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 25 (64.10%) Cisco
2 23 (58.97%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (46.15%) CCNP
4 16 (41.03%) WAN
4 16 (41.03%) LAN
5 15 (38.46%) BGP
6 13 (33.33%) VoIP
6 13 (33.33%) VPN
7 12 (30.77%) Juniper
7 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
9 10 (25.64%) Project Management
10 9 (23.08%) Incident Management
11 6 (15.38%) OSPF
11 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
11 6 (15.38%) CCIE
11 6 (15.38%) Network Design
11 6 (15.38%) Wireless
11 6 (15.38%) Migration
11 6 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
11 6 (15.38%) Presales
12 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
12 5 (12.82%) Finance
12 5 (12.82%) VMware
12 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
12 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (12.82%) CCNA
12 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint

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 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
1 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (41.03%) LAN
1 16 (41.03%) WAN
2 15 (38.46%) BGP
3 13 (33.33%) VoIP
3 13 (33.33%) VPN
4 6 (15.38%) OSPF
4 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 6 (15.38%) Wireless
5 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (12.82%) EIGRP
6 4 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (10.26%) Firewall
6 4 (10.26%) IOS XR
6 4 (10.26%) NGN
6 4 (10.26%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (7.69%) NetScaler
7 3 (7.69%) VLAN
7 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) VoIP Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Designer
5 5 (12.82%) Network Designer
6 4 (10.26%) Consultant
6 4 (10.26%) Network Manager
7 3 (7.69%) Administrator
7 3 (7.69%) Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Cisco Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Network Analyst
7 3 (7.69%) Network Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Network Consultant
7 3 (7.69%) Presales Solution Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) CMDB
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Project Management
2 9 (23.08%) Incident Management
3 6 (15.38%) Customer Engagement
3 6 (15.38%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Network Design
3 6 (15.38%) Presales
4 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
5 3 (7.69%) Data Flow Diagram
5 3 (7.69%) ITIL
5 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
5 3 (7.69%) User Stories
6 2 (5.13%) ITSM
6 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
7 1 (2.56%) Change Management
7 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.56%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.56%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.56%) Information Security
7 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.69%) SQL
3 2 (5.13%) Python
3 2 (5.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (46.15%) CCNP
3 12 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 11 (28.21%) SC Cleared
5 6 (15.38%) CCIE
6 5 (12.82%) CCNA
7 4 (10.26%) CCDP
7 4 (10.26%) JNCIA
8 3 (7.69%) CCVP
9 2 (5.13%) CCDA
10 1 (2.56%) CCSE
10 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.56%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.56%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) vSphere
2 3 (7.69%) XenApp
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Cisco
2 12 (30.77%) Juniper
3 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
3 5 (12.82%) EMC
3 5 (12.82%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) Brocade
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) F5
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.69%) Sophos
4 3 (7.69%) Symantec
5 2 (5.13%) Aruba
5 2 (5.13%) Avaya
5 2 (5.13%) CA
5 2 (5.13%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
5 2 (5.13%) SevOne
6 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) SAP