The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 28 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)
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 0.63% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £95.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% -49.65%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 26 31 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 8.13% 10.23% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 33 85
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £276 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £600 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.15 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Oxford

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Oxford region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) CCIE
4 1 (20.00%) Brocade
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) VLAN
3 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Brocade
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds