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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 119 92 98
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 18 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.62% 1.16% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.88% 7.19% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 14
Average daily rate £450 £333 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.33% -9.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -76.38%
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
369 431 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.76% 16.09% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 230 121
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £237 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 40 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.66 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.49% +61.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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
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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Coventry - 7 £450 - 3
Solihull - 5 - - 4
Staffordshire +15 3 £450 -10.17%
Birmingham -17 1 £475 +39.70% 3
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 20 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (68.00%) CCNP
4 14 (56.00%) WAN
5 12 (48.00%) BGP
6 11 (44.00%) LAN
7 10 (40.00%) VPN
7 10 (40.00%) VoIP
7 10 (40.00%) Juniper
8 8 (32.00%) Project Management
8 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
9 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (24.00%) Structured Cabling
10 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
10 6 (24.00%) JNCIA
10 6 (24.00%) Migration
10 6 (24.00%) CCDP
11 5 (20.00%) VMware
11 5 (20.00%) Finance
11 5 (20.00%) Network Design
12 4 (16.00%) Retail
12 4 (16.00%) CCNA
12 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
13 3 (12.00%) Aruba
13 3 (12.00%) F5
13 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (12.00%) Network Security
13 3 (12.00%) Presales

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) WAN
2 12 (48.00%) BGP
3 11 (44.00%) LAN
4 10 (40.00%) VoIP
4 10 (40.00%) VPN
5 6 (24.00%) Structured Cabling
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (12.00%) IOS XR
6 3 (12.00%) Network Security
6 3 (12.00%) NGN
6 3 (12.00%) OSPF
6 3 (12.00%) PBX
6 3 (12.00%) SAN
6 3 (12.00%) Wireless
6 3 (12.00%) X.21
7 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
7 2 (8.00%) IPv6
7 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Designer
3 6 (24.00%) Network Designer
3 6 (24.00%) VoIP Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Architect
5 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco Support
6 2 (8.00%) Consultant
6 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Network Manager
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Support Consultant
7 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Windows
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
1 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
1 8 (32.00%) Project Management
2 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 5 (20.00%) Network Design
4 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.00%) Presales
5 1 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.00%) Python
1 2 (8.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (68.00%) CCNP
3 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) CCDP
4 6 (24.00%) JNCIA
4 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (16.00%) CCNA
6 3 (12.00%) CCVP
7 2 (8.00%) CCDA
7 2 (8.00%) CCIE
8 1 (4.00%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) vSphere
4 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) Juniper
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) Aruba
4 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (12.00%) F5
5 2 (8.00%) Avaya
5 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.00%) Brocade
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Austin Fraser
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