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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 92 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 25 21 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.00% 0.81% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 4.71% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 7
Average daily rate
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£330 £330 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £298 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £433 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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
275 446 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.99% 17.25% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 229 150
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £456 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 31
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +3 4 £425 +6.25% 4
Shropshire -7 4 £310 -6.06%
Solihull - 4 - - 1
Warwickshire +9 3 - - 1
Coventry +2 3 £270 - 7
Staffordshire -5 3 £425 +54.54%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 48 (81.36%) Cisco
2 47 (79.66%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (61.02%) CCNP
4 31 (52.54%) WAN
5 30 (50.85%) Firewall
6 29 (49.15%) Juniper
6 29 (49.15%) CheckPoint
7 28 (47.46%) OSPF
8 27 (45.76%) BGP
8 27 (45.76%) F5
9 18 (30.51%) VoIP
10 17 (28.81%) VPN
10 17 (28.81%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (25.42%) LAN
12 12 (20.34%) CCNA
12 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
12 12 (20.34%) Network Security
12 12 (20.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (18.64%) SolarWinds
13 11 (18.64%) Riverbed
13 11 (18.64%) CSS
14 10 (16.95%) McAfee
14 10 (16.95%) Blue Coat
14 10 (16.95%) WAN Optimisation
14 10 (16.95%) DMVPN
15 9 (15.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 9 (15.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 9 (15.25%) BIG-IP
15 9 (15.25%) Fortinet
15 9 (15.25%) Migration

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (1.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.69%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (52.54%) WAN
2 30 (50.85%) Firewall
3 28 (47.46%) OSPF
4 27 (45.76%) BGP
5 18 (30.51%) VoIP
6 17 (28.81%) VPN
6 17 (28.81%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (25.42%) LAN
8 12 (20.34%) Network Security
8 12 (20.34%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (16.95%) DMVPN
10 9 (15.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (15.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 9 (15.25%) WLAN
10 9 (15.25%) EIGRP
10 9 (15.25%) BIG-IP
11 6 (10.17%) Wireless
12 5 (8.47%) VLAN
12 5 (8.47%) Cisco PIX
13 4 (6.78%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Network Engineer
2 10 (16.95%) Consultant
3 7 (11.86%) Security Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Network Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (6.78%) Technical Consultant
5 4 (6.78%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Network Support
6 3 (5.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Network Designer
6 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Designer
7 2 (3.39%) AWS Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Voice Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.64%) CSS
2 8 (13.56%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.69%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.39%) SCADA
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) UNIX
1 2 (3.39%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.95%) WAN Optimisation
2 9 (15.25%) Migration
3 7 (11.86%) Service Management
3 7 (11.86%) Network Management
3 7 (11.86%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.47%) Network Architecture
4 5 (8.47%) Mentoring
5 4 (6.78%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.08%) Programme Management
6 3 (5.08%) Network Design
6 3 (5.08%) Project Management
6 3 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL
7 2 (3.39%) Validation
8 1 (1.69%) Information Security
8 1 (1.69%) Logistics
8 1 (1.69%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 47 (79.66%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (61.02%) CCNP
3 12 (20.34%) CCNA
3 12 (20.34%) Security Cleared
4 8 (13.56%) CCIE
5 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.78%) CCDP
7 2 (3.39%) CCDA
7 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) CCSA
7 2 (3.39%) CCSE
7 2 (3.39%) JNCIP
7 2 (3.39%) Degree
8 1 (1.69%) HP ASE
8 1 (1.69%) CCIP
8 1 (1.69%) PMP
8 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) XenApp
2 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.69%) vSphere
2 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (15.25%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (3.39%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.69%) SCCM
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 48 (81.36%) Cisco
2 29 (49.15%) Juniper
2 29 (49.15%) CheckPoint
3 27 (45.76%) F5
4 11 (18.64%) Riverbed
4 11 (18.64%) SolarWinds
5 10 (16.95%) McAfee
5 10 (16.95%) Blue Coat
6 9 (15.25%) BMC
6 9 (15.25%) IBM
6 9 (15.25%) Fortinet
7 6 (10.17%) BT
8 5 (8.47%) HP
9 4 (6.78%) Avaya
10 3 (5.08%) VMware
11 2 (3.39%) Huawei
11 2 (3.39%) Brocade
11 2 (3.39%) Foundry
11 2 (3.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 2 (3.39%) Nortel
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