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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - - 66
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - - 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -2.77%
MPLS
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
71 40 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.71% 8.02% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 43
Median daily rate £380 £300 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.25 £34.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% +76.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £34.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £34.50 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 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 South Wales region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) Polycom
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto

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%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Avaya
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Extreme Networks
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) Polycom
2 1 (50.00%) Riverbed