The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cambridge region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 41 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.71% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
98 57 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.99% 14.84% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 50
Average daily rate £325 £298 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.24% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £345 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 35
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £13.05 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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Cambridgeshire

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Cambridge region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) HP
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) IPv6
3 4 (40.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) Multicast
4 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (30.00%) VLAN
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) OPNET
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) DNA
4 3 (30.00%) Nortel
4 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) ISDN
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (20.00%) Advertising
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) DWDM
5 2 (20.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) IPv6
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (40.00%) Multicast
3 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 3 (30.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) Internet
4 2 (20.00%) DWDM
4 2 (20.00%) ISDN
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) Junos
General
1 2 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
1 3 (30.00%) DNA
1 3 (30.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) HP
1 4 (40.00%) Juniper
2 3 (30.00%) Nortel
3 2 (20.00%) WatchGuard
3 2 (20.00%) Imperva
4 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (10.00%) Mitel
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
Cambridge
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £400 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £20.00 - £30.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago