Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 20 September 2018 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 > Manchester
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 97 135
Rank change year-on-year -43 +38 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 38 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.44% 1.30% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.17% 9.45% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 10
Manchester median daily rate £305 £350 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.86% -34.88% +52.48%
10th Percentile £190 £162 £163
90th Percentile £459 £476 £1,150
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £67.25 -
% change year-on-year -56.88% - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 442 402 557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.91% 13.78% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 221 314
Manchester median daily rate £391 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% - +20.75%
10th Percentile £188 £160 £207
90th Percentile £564 £550 £534
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 29
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -20.83% +16.13%
10th Percentile £12.74 £11.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £44.00 £41.00 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.15 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.51% -5.31% -4.02%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Manchester over the 6 months to 20 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. 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
Salford - 4 - -
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 9 (64.29%) VPN
2 9 (64.29%) WAN
2 9 (64.29%) LAN
3 8 (57.14%) Firewall
3 8 (57.14%) VLAN
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 7 (50.00%) CCNP
5 6 (42.86%) CCNA
5 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 6 (42.86%) DHCP
5 6 (42.86%) Juniper
6 5 (35.71%) SSL
6 5 (35.71%) OSPF
6 5 (35.71%) BGP
6 5 (35.71%) VoIP
6 5 (35.71%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) ISDN
6 5 (35.71%) Windows
6 5 (35.71%) Network Design
6 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (28.57%) IP Telephony
7 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 4 (28.57%) Smartphone
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (28.57%) Informatics
7 4 (28.57%) Computer Science

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) LAN
1 9 (64.29%) VPN
1 9 (64.29%) WAN
2 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 8 (57.14%) VLAN
3 7 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 5 (35.71%) BGP
5 5 (35.71%) ISDN
5 5 (35.71%) OSPF
5 5 (35.71%) SSL
5 5 (35.71%) VoIP
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (28.57%) IP Telephony
6 4 (28.57%) PBX
7 3 (21.43%) HSRP
7 3 (21.43%) Junos
7 3 (21.43%) SNMP
7 3 (21.43%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (14.29%) SQLite
2 1 (7.14%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) 802.1X
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Kafka
2 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 4 (28.57%) Smartphone
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (7.14%) CCTV
4 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) CentOS
2 2 (14.29%) Debian
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Network Design
2 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (28.57%) Informatics
2 4 (28.57%) ITSM
2 4 (28.57%) Network Management
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Task Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) SIEM
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Bourne shell
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Perl
1 2 (14.29%) PHP
1 2 (14.29%) Python
1 2 (14.29%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) CCNP
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (42.86%) CCNA
3 4 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) ISEB
3 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) Docker
1 2 (14.29%) KVM
2 1 (7.14%) ProxySG
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Ansible
1 2 (14.29%) Cacti
1 2 (14.29%) collectd
1 2 (14.29%) Grafana
1 2 (14.29%) Graphite
1 2 (14.29%) Icinga
1 2 (14.29%) Kibana
1 2 (14.29%) logstash
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
1 2 (14.29%) Netcool
1 2 (14.29%) Observium
1 2 (14.29%) OpenNMS
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (14.29%) Prometheus
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
1 2 (14.29%) Salt
1 2 (14.29%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Arista
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 2 (14.29%) Huawei
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (14.29%) Splunk
5 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Nokia
5 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto