The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank - 72 65
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales - 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 2.48% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £440 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +46.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £386 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.38% +10.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +41.71%
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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 Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
116 121 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.99% 13.07% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 87 42
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -30.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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Top 20 Related IT Skills in Wales

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

1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms

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Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy