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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 41 44 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.55% 0.26% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.28% 1.06% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £250 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.55% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £22.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+718.18% -32.30%
Communications & Networking Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
61 94 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.71% 24.35% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 37
Average daily rate £300 £305 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £150 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £40.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
MPLS
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 24 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (66.67%) IPv6
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) DWDM
1 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) DNA
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) OPNET
2 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) IPv6
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) DWDM
1 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) DNA
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) OPNET
1 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat