Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 89 102
Rank change year-on-year +3 +13 -14
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.30% 0.67% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 4.12% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £388 £479
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -19.06% -
10th Percentile £400 £320 £229
90th Percentile £470 £466 £568
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £66.50 - £19.01
10th Percentile £65.75 - £16.41
90th Percentile £67.25 - £23.20
North West median hourly rate £66.50 - £16.50

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 189 243 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.07% 16.36% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 156 191
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +16.44%
10th Percentile £230 £226 £225
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 36
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -7.57%
10th Percentile £12.19 £11.25 £12.43
90th Percentile £34.25 £52.75 £21.63
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% -10.53%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Cheshire

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Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 4 £425 -
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) ADSL
2 3 (75.00%) ISDN
3 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) SAN

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (75.00%) ADSL
2 3 (75.00%) ISDN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (25.00%) Junos
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (75.00%) WAN Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Management
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) CCNA
2 3 (75.00%) CCNP
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (25.00%) CCIE
3 1 (25.00%) JNCIA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
2 1 (25.00%) VMware