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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 18 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 6.67% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 34.78% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£263 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
23 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 19.17% 4.29% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 0 4
Average daily rate £263 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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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

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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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Cheltenham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Juniper
3 7 (70.00%) ITIL
3 7 (70.00%) LAN
4 6 (60.00%) WAN
4 6 (60.00%) CCNP
4 6 (60.00%) BGP
4 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco PIX
4 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (50.00%) VPN
6 4 (40.00%) SSL
6 4 (40.00%) Linux
6 4 (40.00%) CCNA
6 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (40.00%) ProxySG
6 4 (40.00%) BIG-IP
6 4 (40.00%) F5
6 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (40.00%) VLAN
7 2 (20.00%) Change Management
7 2 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (20.00%) Telecoms

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Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) BGP
3 6 (60.00%) EIGRP
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco PIX
4 5 (50.00%) VPN
5 4 (40.00%) SSL
5 4 (40.00%) BIG-IP
5 4 (40.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (10.00%) SONET
7 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (10.00%) ATM
7 1 (10.00%) ISDN
7 1 (10.00%) TACACS
7 1 (10.00%) DSL
7 1 (10.00%) Wireless
7 1 (10.00%) Frame Relay
7 1 (10.00%) Ethereal
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Team Leader
1 4 (40.00%) Network Team Leader
2 3 (30.00%) Operations Team Leader
2 3 (30.00%) Network Operations Team Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Supervisor
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (60.00%) Mentoring
3 4 (40.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (20.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNP
2 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Juniper
3 4 (40.00%) Blue Coat
3 4 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Nokia
4 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) NetQoS