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 3 months to 25 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 54 73
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.16% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 1.82% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  
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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 87 110 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.12% 19.96% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 61 60
Median daily rate £288 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.34% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £572 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.95% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

MPLS
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

MPLS
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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wales region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCIE
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) xDSL
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) IPv4
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (66.67%) L2TP
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) PPP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) DNA
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms

MPLS
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Broadband
2 2 (66.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) IPv4
2 2 (66.67%) L2TP
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) PPP
2 2 (66.67%) SSL
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) xDSL
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) DNA
2 1 (33.33%) DoDAF
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) eTOM
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 1 (33.33%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCIE
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper