The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 56 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.27% - 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% - 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -5.55%
MPLS
South Wales

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
42 16 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.54% 5.90% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 30
Average daily rate £381 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.63% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Cardiff region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Polycom
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) Polycom
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed