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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 40 30 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.96% 1.72% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.36% 21.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£431 £418 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.29% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-85.27% +445.45%
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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 Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
56 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 17.83% 8.15% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 9
Average daily rate £420 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £300 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Lync
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Intune
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) SaaS
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP

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Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) Lync
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (60.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 2 (40.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix