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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - 47 46
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 0.52% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.67% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
MPLS
Cambridgeshire

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
64 75 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.53% 19.58% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 49 31
Median daily rate £413 £325 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £401 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 9
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £16.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCIE
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Electronics
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) VPLS
2 1 (50.00%) WAAS
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCIE
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) COBIT
1 1 (50.00%) HIPAA
1 1 (50.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Aruba
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Nortel
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) Splunk
2 1 (50.00%) VMware