The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 33 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.34% 0.51% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.13% 3.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £400 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
47 58 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.04% 14.87% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 27
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £255 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £467 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 4
Median hourly rate £21.25 £55.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.36% +29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £42.00 £41.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £56.00 £43.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 14 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Support
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support
1 1 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCNP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5