Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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 > Manchester
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 144 139
Rank change year-on-year +33 -5 -35
Contract jobs citing MPLS 30 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.02% 0.51% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.85% 3.15% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 6
Manchester median daily rate £325 £525 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.10% +50.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £163 £305 £230
90th Percentile £490 £1,008 £472
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -12.50% -5.88% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £16.50
North West median hourly rate - - £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 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 382 571 478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.01% 16.13% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 329 266
Manchester median daily rate £385 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £207 £206
90th Percentile £538 £547 £513
North West median daily rate £388 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -5.20% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 34
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +15.05% -17.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.05 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £31.80
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year - -5.44% -12.10%

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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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £263 -
MPLS
North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 21 (70.00%) Juniper
2 19 (63.33%) Cisco
3 18 (60.00%) VPN
4 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (46.67%) Firewall
5 13 (43.33%) VLAN
6 12 (40.00%) DNS
7 11 (36.67%) Ethernet
7 11 (36.67%) Broadband
7 11 (36.67%) BGP
7 11 (36.67%) JNCIE
8 10 (33.33%) Network Design
8 10 (33.33%) WAN
8 10 (33.33%) DHCP
8 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 9 (30.00%) BT
10 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
10 8 (26.67%) CCIE
10 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
10 8 (26.67%) ITIL
10 8 (26.67%) Windows
10 8 (26.67%) JNCIP
10 8 (26.67%) Network Security
10 8 (26.67%) Junos
11 7 (23.33%) LAN
12 6 (20.00%) VoIP
12 6 (20.00%) SIEM
12 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (20.00%) Blue Coat
12 6 (20.00%) ProxySG

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
1 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) VPN
2 14 (46.67%) Firewall
3 13 (43.33%) VLAN
4 12 (40.00%) DNS
5 11 (36.67%) BGP
5 11 (36.67%) Broadband
5 11 (36.67%) Ethernet
6 10 (33.33%) DHCP
6 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 10 (33.33%) WAN
7 8 (26.67%) Junos
7 8 (26.67%) Network Security
8 7 (23.33%) LAN
9 6 (20.00%) VoIP
10 5 (16.67%) SSL
11 3 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (10.00%) HSRP
11 3 (10.00%) ISDN
11 3 (10.00%) OSPF
11 3 (10.00%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Legal
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Network Engineer
2 9 (30.00%) Architect
3 8 (26.67%) Design Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Network Architect
4 6 (20.00%) IP Design Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) IP Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Core Network Architect
5 4 (13.33%) Core Network Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) IP Architect
5 4 (13.33%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Juniper Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Lead Network Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Product Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.00%) Cyberthreat
1 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Network Design
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (20.00%) SIEM
4 5 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 4 (13.33%) Change Management
5 4 (13.33%) Service Management
6 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
7 2 (6.67%) Network Management
7 2 (6.67%) Network Planning
8 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
8 1 (3.33%) Informatics
8 1 (3.33%) ITSM
8 1 (3.33%) Migration
8 1 (3.33%) Project Management
8 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Perl
1 2 (6.67%) PHP
1 2 (6.67%) Python
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (36.67%) JNCIE
3 8 (26.67%) CCIE
3 8 (26.67%) JNCIP
4 5 (16.67%) CCNA
5 3 (10.00%) CCNP
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) CCIE Service Provider
6 2 (6.67%) CISSP
6 2 (6.67%) MCP
6 2 (6.67%) MCSA
6 2 (6.67%) MCSE
7 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (3.33%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) ISEB
7 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.33%) MCITP
7 1 (3.33%) MCTS
7 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Cacti
2 2 (6.67%) Nagios
2 2 (6.67%) OpenNMS
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) RANCID
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Juniper
2 19 (63.33%) Cisco
3 9 (30.00%) BT
4 8 (26.67%) CheckPoint
5 6 (20.00%) Blue Coat
5 6 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (6.67%) Brocade
6 2 (6.67%) Ericsson
6 2 (6.67%) F5
6 2 (6.67%) Foundry
6 2 (6.67%) Huawei
6 2 (6.67%) ZyXEL
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.33%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam