The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - 48 32
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 0.26% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.54% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £348 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -5.55%
MPLS
Oxfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
34 65 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.88% 16.93% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 12
Median daily rate £296 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £18.80 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Oxford region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 Oxford region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (100.00%) ADSL
1 3 (100.00%) ISDN
1 3 (100.00%) PBX
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) FTP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) CTI
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (100.00%) VSAT
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 3 (100.00%) Billing
1 3 (100.00%) MRTG
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) SLA

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) ADSL
1 3 (100.00%) CTI
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) FTP
1 3 (100.00%) ISDN
1 3 (100.00%) MRTG
1 3 (100.00%) PBX
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) VSAT
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 3 (100.00%) Billing
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Security Specialist
2 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Translating Business Requirements
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security