The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 22 June 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)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 38 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff - 0.69% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 5.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £47.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -4.34%  

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 Cardiff with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 55 40 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 16.87% 13.89% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 17
Median daily rate £280 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £325 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £15.39 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Cardiff