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 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
UK / Wales
Rank 63 72 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.29% 0.30% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 1.79% 3.70%
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 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +43.33%

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
130 112 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.62% 16.67% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 84 52
Median daily rate £375 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% +10.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £238 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £458 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

MPLS
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

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

MPLS
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

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +18 2 - - 1
MPLS
UK

MPLS
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 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 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 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