Period
to 11 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 11 December 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 58
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside - 0.52% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.73% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Merseyside median daily rate - £400 -
North West median daily rate £378 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -5.63% - +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 76 110 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.93% 19.06% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 73 42
Merseyside median daily rate £325 £350 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -14.63% +26.15%
10th Percentile £127 £173 £150
90th Percentile £485 £510 £475
North West median daily rate £386 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -3.44% +2.56% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 13
Merseyside median hourly rate £11.74 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -8.57% -15.66%
10th Percentile £9.53 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £21.85 £29.45 £38.04
North West median hourly rate £18.13 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94% -12.82%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Merseyside

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Merseyside