The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / North West
Rank 107 145 115
Rank change year-on-year +38 -30  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 21 12 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.82% 0.31% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.61% 2.12% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 10
Median daily rate £376 £600 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.41% +28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £575 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £775 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £316
% change year-on-year +3.44% +14.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +10.00%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 374 567 493
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.58% 14.78% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 231
Median daily rate £388 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 42
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -10.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in the North West

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Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +25 16 £350 -41.66% 8
Cheshire +30 3 £550 -8.33%
Cumbria - 1 £401 -
Lancashire - 1 £250 - 1
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 North West region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 23 (69.70%) Cisco Certification
1 23 (69.70%) Firewall
2 15 (45.45%) Network Security
2 15 (45.45%) FortiGate
3 13 (39.39%) CCSP
3 13 (39.39%) Fortinet
4 12 (36.36%) Cisco
5 10 (30.30%) WAN
6 7 (21.21%) LAN
6 7 (21.21%) CCNP
7 6 (18.18%) Network Design
7 6 (18.18%) VLAN
8 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
8 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
8 5 (15.15%) VPN
8 5 (15.15%) Windows
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
9 4 (12.12%) Juniper
9 4 (12.12%) OSPF
9 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
9 4 (12.12%) Migration
9 4 (12.12%) VMware
9 4 (12.12%) Wireless
9 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (12.12%) VPLS
9 4 (12.12%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (9.09%) JNCIP
10 3 (9.09%) Aruba

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Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (3.03%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) Firewall
2 15 (45.45%) Network Security
3 10 (30.30%) WAN
4 7 (21.21%) LAN
5 6 (18.18%) VLAN
6 5 (15.15%) VPN
7 4 (12.12%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (12.12%) OSPF
7 4 (12.12%) VPLS
7 4 (12.12%) Wireless
8 3 (9.09%) BGP
8 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (9.09%) Internet
8 3 (9.09%) NX-OS
9 2 (6.06%) DHCP
9 2 (6.06%) DNS
9 2 (6.06%) IPsec
9 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
9 2 (6.06%) VRRP
9 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.03%) Local Government
1 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Network Engineer
2 14 (42.42%) Design Engineer
3 13 (39.39%) Firewall Engineer
3 13 (39.39%) Implementation Engineer
3 13 (39.39%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 13 (39.39%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (39.39%) Security Engineer
4 8 (24.24%) Architect
5 7 (21.21%) Network Architect
6 4 (12.12%) Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (9.09%) Network Analyst
7 3 (9.09%) Network Specialist
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
9 1 (3.03%) Data Architect
9 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) BYOD
2 2 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.06%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) IVR
3 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
1 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
2 3 (9.09%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Network Design
2 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.06%) CRM
4 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.03%) Informatics
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) ITSM
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.03%) WFM
Qualifications
1 23 (69.70%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (39.39%) CCSP
3 7 (21.21%) CCNP
4 3 (9.09%) CCDP
4 3 (9.09%) CCIE
4 3 (9.09%) JNCIP
5 2 (6.06%) CCNA
6 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
6 1 (3.03%) Degree
6 1 (3.03%) ISEB
6 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Fortinet
2 12 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.12%) Juniper
3 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) Aruba
4 3 (9.09%) F5
4 3 (9.09%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.03%) Brocade
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.03%) Foundry
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Huawei
5 1 (3.03%) NETGEAR
5 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.03%) ZyXEL
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