The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 56 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.20% 1.70% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 8.08% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.52% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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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
89 99 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.76% 21.02% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 19
Average daily rate £288 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £193 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 20
Average hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) BT
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) ISDN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) IGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) IOS XR
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP

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Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) ISDN
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 1 (33.33%) IGRP
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
2 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) IOS XR
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) BT
2 1 (33.33%) Aruba
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint