Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 108 145
Rank change year-on-year -29 +37 -4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 18 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.57% 1.08% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 8.38% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 8
Manchester median daily rate £300 £350 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -33.33% +50.00%
10th Percentile £160 £163 £329
90th Percentile £398 £481 £984
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 - -
North West median hourly rate £29.00 - -

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 467 382 556
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 14.87% 12.89% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 221 321
Manchester median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £175 £115 £205
90th Percentile £538 £538 £546
North West median daily rate £400 £386 £413
% change year-on-year +3.56% -6.36% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 36 28
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +4.76% +15.05%
10th Percentile £12.87 £11.75 £12.05
90th Percentile £44.38 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -5.44%

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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 21 November 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 21 November 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 - 3 - -
Bolton - 2 £133 -
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North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) LAN
3 10 (55.56%) WAN
3 10 (55.56%) Firewall
4 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 9 (50.00%) VPN
5 8 (44.44%) VLAN
6 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (38.89%) Juniper
6 7 (38.89%) CCNP
7 6 (33.33%) OSPF
7 6 (33.33%) BGP
7 6 (33.33%) DNS
7 6 (33.33%) DHCP
7 6 (33.33%) Windows
8 5 (27.78%) ISDN
8 5 (27.78%) CCNA
8 5 (27.78%) Network Design
8 5 (27.78%) SSL
8 5 (27.78%) Wireless
8 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (22.22%) VMware
9 4 (22.22%) IP Telephony
9 4 (22.22%) Network Management
9 4 (22.22%) HSRP
9 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 4 (22.22%) TACACS
9 4 (22.22%) SNMP
9 4 (22.22%) PBX

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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 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) LAN
2 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) WAN
3 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (50.00%) VPN
4 8 (44.44%) VLAN
5 6 (33.33%) BGP
5 6 (33.33%) DHCP
5 6 (33.33%) DNS
5 6 (33.33%) OSPF
6 5 (27.78%) ISDN
6 5 (27.78%) SSL
6 5 (27.78%) Wireless
7 4 (22.22%) HSRP
7 4 (22.22%) IP Telephony
7 4 (22.22%) PBX
7 4 (22.22%) SNMP
7 4 (22.22%) TACACS
7 4 (22.22%) VoIP
8 3 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (11.11%) SQLite
2 1 (5.56%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) Robot Framework
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) 802.1X
1 2 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) Kafka
2 1 (5.56%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (5.56%) REST
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 2 (11.11%) CCTV
3 2 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.56%) NHS
4 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) CentOS
2 2 (11.11%) Debian
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Network Design
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Network Management
2 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (16.67%) Informatics
3 3 (16.67%) ITSM
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 2 (11.11%) DevOps
4 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Task Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.56%) Email Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) SIEM
5 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Bourne shell
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) Perl
1 2 (11.11%) PHP
1 2 (11.11%) Python
1 2 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) CCNP
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (27.78%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (16.67%) Degree
3 3 (16.67%) ISEB
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.11%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Docker
2 2 (11.11%) KVM
3 1 (5.56%) ProxySG
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Ansible
1 2 (11.11%) Cacti
1 2 (11.11%) collectd
1 2 (11.11%) Grafana
1 2 (11.11%) Graphite
1 2 (11.11%) Icinga
1 2 (11.11%) Kibana
1 2 (11.11%) logstash
1 2 (11.11%) Nagios
1 2 (11.11%) Netcool
1 2 (11.11%) Observium
1 2 (11.11%) OpenNMS
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.11%) Prometheus
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
1 2 (11.11%) Salt
1 2 (11.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) Juniper
3 4 (22.22%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.11%) Arista
5 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
5 2 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Huawei
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Nokia
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.11%) Splunk
6 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) Civica
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) IPFX
6 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.56%) Sophos
6 1 (5.56%) Wyse