The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.06% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £315 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £311 £363
% change year-on-year
+16.46% -14.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -85.27%
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
15 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 15.96% 18.30% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 5
Average daily rate £315 £495 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.36% +32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £334 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) VRRP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Presales
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) VRRP
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia