The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank - - 42
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - - 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +37.73%

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 70 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.05% 17.72% 18.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 60 46
Median daily rate £375 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -22.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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