The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 71 67 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.33% 0.43% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 4.48% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£440 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -36.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £15.79
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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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
130 67 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.41% 9.65% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 41 49
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.18 £19.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.65% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £19.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MPLS
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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Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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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Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Job
Vacancies
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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%) WAN
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) BGP
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) Nortel
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
4 2 (40.00%) Nokia
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) ISDN
4 2 (40.00%) RIP
4 2 (40.00%) SNMP
4 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) VRRP
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 2 (40.00%) Frame Relay
4 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 2 (40.00%) e-Health
4 2 (40.00%) Network Design
4 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (40.00%) DataPower
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) F5

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) BGP
4 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) VRRP
4 2 (40.00%) ISDN
4 2 (40.00%) RIP
4 2 (40.00%) SNMP
4 2 (40.00%) Frame Relay
4 2 (40.00%) IPsec
4 2 (40.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (40.00%) HSRP
4 2 (40.00%) Multicast
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Network Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) e-Health
1 2 (40.00%) DataPower
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Network Design
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Nortel
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Nokia
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) Ciena
4 1 (20.00%) Radware
4 1 (20.00%) Imperva