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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 97 82 88
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 10 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 1.20% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 9.36% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 5
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£183 £298 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.65% +8.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £29.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-24.57% -10.60%
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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
292 267 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.52% 12.81% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 127 80
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £433 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 15 56
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £25.61 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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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

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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

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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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 January 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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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
Birmingham +8 8 £183 +21.66% 11
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 31 (96.88%) Cisco
2 21 (65.63%) CCNP
2 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (59.38%) Firewall
4 17 (53.13%) CCNA
5 13 (40.63%) WAN
5 13 (40.63%) BGP
6 12 (37.50%) VPN
6 12 (37.50%) F5
7 10 (31.25%) BT
7 10 (31.25%) OSPF
7 10 (31.25%) DSL
7 10 (31.25%) LAN
7 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
8 9 (28.13%) Network Design
9 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (25.00%) ATM
9 8 (25.00%) ISDN
9 8 (25.00%) IPsec
9 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 7 (21.88%) Nokia
10 7 (21.88%) Ethernet
10 7 (21.88%) Network Management
10 7 (21.88%) BT 21CN
10 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
11 6 (18.75%) Network Security
11 6 (18.75%) PPP
11 6 (18.75%) X.21
12 5 (15.63%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) Firewall
2 13 (40.63%) WAN
2 13 (40.63%) BGP
3 12 (37.50%) VPN
4 10 (31.25%) OSPF
4 10 (31.25%) DSL
4 10 (31.25%) LAN
5 8 (25.00%) ATM
5 8 (25.00%) ISDN
5 8 (25.00%) IPsec
6 7 (21.88%) Ethernet
6 7 (21.88%) BT 21CN
7 6 (18.75%) Network Security
7 6 (18.75%) PPP
7 6 (18.75%) X.21
8 5 (15.63%) ADSL
8 5 (15.63%) BIG-IP
9 4 (12.50%) xDSL
10 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
10 3 (9.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.13%) Big Data
1 1 (3.13%) MarkLogic
General
1 8 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 11 (34.38%) Design Engineer
3 9 (28.13%) Implementation Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (15.63%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (12.50%) Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Network Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Migration Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) IP Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco Support
8 1 (3.13%) IP Network Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Network Team Leader
8 1 (3.13%) Telecoms Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Network Design
2 7 (21.88%) Network Management
2 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Predictive Analytics
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.13%) People Management
5 1 (3.13%) Analytics
5 1 (3.13%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
Qualifications
1 21 (65.63%) CCNP
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (53.13%) CCNA
3 8 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.50%) CCDP
4 4 (12.50%) CCIP
5 2 (6.25%) CCIE
5 2 (6.25%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) CITP
6 1 (3.13%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.13%) PMP
6 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Netcool
2 1 (3.13%) OPNET
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) Cisco
2 12 (37.50%) F5
3 10 (31.25%) BT
3 10 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 7 (21.88%) Nokia
5 4 (12.50%) Juniper
6 3 (9.38%) Cramer
7 2 (6.25%) IBM
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) Remedy
7 2 (6.25%) Rackspace
8 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.13%) Netezza
8 1 (3.13%) RightScale
8 1 (3.13%) Splunk
8 1 (3.13%) BMC
8 1 (3.13%) Informatica
8 1 (3.13%) SAP