The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 53 66 51
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.37% 0.34% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 2.11% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £400 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.24%
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 £42.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%

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

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
103 95 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.18% 16.13% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 75 46
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £201 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

MPLS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 South Wales region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 2 (100.00%) Broadband
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) PPP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) IPv4
1 2 (100.00%) CCIE
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) L2TP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) xDSL
1 2 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Broadband
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) IPv4
1 2 (100.00%) L2TP
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) PPP
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) xDSL
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCIE
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper