The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 / West Midlands
Rank 111 111 111
Rank change year-on-year 0 0  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.74% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 6.71% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 6
Median daily rate £385 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £450 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £316
% change year-on-year +3.44% +14.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 314 298 362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.88% 11.06% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 137 172
Median daily rate £395 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 43
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
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 West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Midlands 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
Birmingham +3 4 £313 - 3
Shropshire - 2 £454 -
MPLS
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (61.90%) BGP
4 12 (57.14%) WAN
5 11 (52.38%) OSPF
6 10 (47.62%) LAN
7 8 (38.10%) Juniper
7 8 (38.10%) CCNP
8 7 (33.33%) Network Security
8 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 7 (33.33%) F5
8 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (28.57%) Network Management
9 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
10 5 (23.81%) CCNA
10 5 (23.81%) Wireless
10 5 (23.81%) VPLS
10 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (19.05%) Junos
11 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 4 (19.05%) Multicast
11 4 (19.05%) NX-OS
11 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
11 4 (19.05%) ISDN
11 4 (19.05%) VPN

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Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 13 (61.90%) BGP
3 12 (57.14%) WAN
4 11 (52.38%) OSPF
5 10 (47.62%) LAN
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (33.33%) Network Security
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (23.81%) VPLS
7 5 (23.81%) Wireless
8 4 (19.05%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (19.05%) EIGRP
8 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (19.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (19.05%) ISDN
8 4 (19.05%) Junos
8 4 (19.05%) Multicast
8 4 (19.05%) NX-OS
8 4 (19.05%) VPN
9 3 (14.29%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Principal Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Network Operations Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Operations Manager
4 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Switch Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Network Management
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Network Design
3 2 (9.52%) Presales
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Coaching
4 1 (4.76%) High Availability
4 1 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Server Building
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (38.10%) CCNP
3 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) CCNA
6 3 (14.29%) CCIE
7 2 (9.52%) CCDA
7 2 (9.52%) CCDP
7 2 (9.52%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 18 (85.71%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Juniper
3 7 (33.33%) F5
4 6 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) AirMagnet
5 2 (9.52%) CA
5 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.52%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
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Coventry, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: market rates
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