The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 19 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.25% 2.78% 3.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% 12.12% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £313 £319 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +34.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £262 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +19.57%
MPLS
Gloucestershire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 15.45% 22.92% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 11
Median daily rate £300 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £12.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+260.14% -56.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 5 (100.00%) Change Management
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) IPsec
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) HSRP
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
3 2 (40.00%) TACACS
3 2 (40.00%) Aerospace
3 2 (40.00%) Information Security
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
3 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 2 (40.00%) ProxySG
3 2 (40.00%) PKI

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) HSRP
1 5 (100.00%) IPsec
1 5 (100.00%) VLAN
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) TACACS
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Wireshark
General
1 2 (40.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (40.00%) F5
2 2 (40.00%) TippingPoint