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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - 46 41
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.75% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +23.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
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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
50 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.23% 13.83% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 31
Median daily rate £388 £413 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £370 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £55.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £36.60 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.83 £55.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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