Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 78 86
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 +12
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.26% 0.64% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.27% 4.21% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -28.57%
10th Percentile £340 £350 £325
90th Percentile £430 £463 £456
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year - -12.50% -15.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - £32.50 -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -10.77% - -

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 132 190 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.32% 15.18% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 125 118
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £267 £178 £204
90th Percentile £525 £525 £675
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 17
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.75 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.52% -17.14% -1.52%
10th Percentile £12.77 £12.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.88 £33.75 £38.25
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year +5.52% -9.59% +4.29%

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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 19 January 2019. 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
Knutsford - 2 £413 -
Warrington -2 1 £350 -17.65% 1
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) IPsec
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Contracts Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Implementation Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Network Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) Public Cloud
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) BCP
2 1 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft