Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 24 November 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 - 118
Rank change year-on-year - +118 -10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.76% - 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% - 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 3
Wales median daily rate £350 - £440
10th Percentile £255 - £304
90th Percentile £395 - £476
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £14.41 £39.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -63.06% -13.33% +63.64%

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 178 238 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.01% 16.74% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 154 197
Wales median daily rate £324 £396 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.30% +16.54% -12.54%
10th Percentile £145 £207 £217
90th Percentile £469 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 15
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.81%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.99 £9.00
90th Percentile £25.62 £77.50 £20.45
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Wales

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Wales over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Wales

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Wales

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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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales - 8 £350 -
North Wales - 1 £275 -
MPLS
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 8 (88.89%) ITIL
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
1 8 (88.89%) CCNA
1 8 (88.89%) OSPF
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (77.78%) CCNP
3 6 (66.67%) F5
4 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 4 (44.44%) JNCIA
5 4 (44.44%) Junos
5 4 (44.44%) CCDA
5 4 (44.44%) BGP
5 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 4 (44.44%) IPsec
5 4 (44.44%) Juniper
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (11.11%) Wireless
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) CCIE
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) LAN

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Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco ASA
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (88.89%) OSPF
2 4 (44.44%) BGP
2 4 (44.44%) IPsec
2 4 (44.44%) Junos
2 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) CCNA
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) CCNP
3 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) CCDA
4 4 (44.44%) JNCIA
4 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) CCDP
5 1 (11.11%) CCIE
5 1 (11.11%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (11.11%) CCIE Service Provider
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
5 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) F5
3 4 (44.44%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) VMware