The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 46 36
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.63% 0.24% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 1.39% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £399 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £323
% change year-on-year +2.06% +12.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -31.81% +6.66%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 58 72 67
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 18.41% 17.22% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 35
Median daily rate £358 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £467 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 5
Median hourly rate £21.00 £50.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.00% +143.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £42.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Cambridge

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Cambridge

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Cambridge 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%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Support
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Support
1 2 (100.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5