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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 38 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.93% 1.13% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 7.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £400 £238 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +43.33%

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
49 39 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 15.22% 14.72% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 30 28
Median daily rate £375 £238 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -39.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £145 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £363 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring

MPLS
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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 1 (33.33%) BGP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Network Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Brocade
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds