The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 54 68 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.18% 0.35% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 2.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £316
% change year-on-year +3.44% +14.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +10.00%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 93 94 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 16.55% 16.32% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 67 33
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £138 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £457 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -60.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in South Wales

MPLS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in South Wales

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Top 25 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 South 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

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Top Related IT Skills in South 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