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 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 129 90 101
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 15 35 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 1.38% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 11.59% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 13
Median daily rate £425 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -9.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.92 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-67.00% +57.36%
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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
477 302 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.87% 11.95% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 148 227
Median daily rate £388 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 27
Median hourly rate £39.20 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.57% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 September 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

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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 September 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 -1 12 £425 - 2
Birmingham -8 1 £425 -5.55% 3
Coventry -14 1 £290 +7.40% 1
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 15 (48.39%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) LAN
3 13 (41.94%) WAN
3 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
3 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
4 12 (38.71%) Customer Engagement
5 11 (35.48%) VPN
5 11 (35.48%) EMC
6 9 (29.03%) Ethernet
6 9 (29.03%) ITIL
7 8 (25.81%) Service Management
7 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (25.81%) CA
7 8 (25.81%) BGP
7 8 (25.81%) FCAPS
7 8 (25.81%) ITSM
7 8 (25.81%) SevOne
7 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
7 8 (25.81%) Presales
8 7 (22.58%) ServiceNow
8 7 (22.58%) ITIL V3
8 7 (22.58%) CMDB
8 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
8 7 (22.58%) Juniper
8 7 (22.58%) VoIP
9 6 (19.35%) CCIE
9 6 (19.35%) CCNP
9 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
9 6 (19.35%) OSPF
9 6 (19.35%) Wireless

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 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
1 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (45.16%) LAN
2 13 (41.94%) WAN
3 11 (35.48%) VPN
4 9 (29.03%) Ethernet
5 8 (25.81%) BGP
5 8 (25.81%) FCAPS
6 7 (22.58%) VoIP
7 6 (19.35%) OSPF
7 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
7 6 (19.35%) Wireless
8 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (16.13%) EIGRP
9 4 (12.90%) Firewall
10 3 (9.68%) DHCP
10 3 (9.68%) DNS
10 3 (9.68%) Internet
10 3 (9.68%) iSCSI
10 3 (9.68%) Network Security
10 3 (9.68%) SAN
10 3 (9.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (48.39%) Architect
2 8 (25.81%) Network Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco Architect
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco Network Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Presales Solution Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Network Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Lead Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Network Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (22.58%) CMDB
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (9.68%) Replication
5 1 (3.23%) Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Customer Engagement
2 9 (29.03%) ITIL
3 8 (25.81%) ITSM
3 8 (25.81%) Presales
3 8 (25.81%) Service Management
4 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
4 7 (22.58%) ITIL V3
5 6 (19.35%) Network Management
6 3 (9.68%) Data Flow Diagram
6 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
6 3 (9.68%) User Stories
7 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
7 2 (6.45%) Project Management
8 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.23%) Identity Management
8 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
8 1 (3.23%) Network Design
8 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
1 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (19.35%) CCIE
3 6 (19.35%) CCNP
4 2 (6.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) CCSE
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) vSphere
2 3 (9.68%) XenApp
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) NetBackup
1 3 (9.68%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.23%) OpenView
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Cisco
2 11 (35.48%) EMC
3 8 (25.81%) CA
3 8 (25.81%) SevOne
4 7 (22.58%) Juniper
4 7 (22.58%) ServiceNow
5 6 (19.35%) BT
6 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
6 5 (16.13%) VMware
7 3 (9.68%) Citrix
7 3 (9.68%) F5
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.68%) Sophos
7 3 (9.68%) Symantec
8 2 (6.45%) Aruba
8 2 (6.45%) Avaya
8 2 (6.45%) Brocade
8 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.23%) HP