The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 44 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.27% 0.43% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 3.70% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£348 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -8.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £295
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +13.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £180.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-76.38% +718.18%
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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 Oxford region.

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
62 27 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 16.80% 11.64% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 11 18
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £38.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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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

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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 26 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM

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Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) ADSL
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) F5