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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 57 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.73% 1.68% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 14.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £418 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -35.71%
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Wales

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
88 50 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.06% 11.99% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 24 31
Average daily rate £356 £400 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% +68.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £435 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £137.50 £20.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -12 4 £425 +1.79% 2
Torfaen - - - -
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Wales

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Lync
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Intune
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) SaaS
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP

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Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) Lync
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (60.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 3 (60.00%) IP Telephony
2 3 (60.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) NAS
3 2 (40.00%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
1 3 (60.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
1 3 (60.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix