The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 89 73 70
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.61% 0.81% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 6.00% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Average daily rate £331 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -85.27%
MPLS
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
186 150 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.60% 13.43% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 110 60
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.57% +180.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Leeds region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
2 18 (78.26%) BGP
3 13 (56.52%) Firewall
4 12 (52.17%) LAN
4 12 (52.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (47.83%) WAN
5 11 (47.83%) OSPF
5 11 (47.83%) F5
6 9 (39.13%) VPN
6 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
7 8 (34.78%) Linux
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
7 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
7 8 (34.78%) Project Management
7 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
8 7 (30.43%) CCNP
8 7 (30.43%) FortiGate
9 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
9 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
9 6 (26.09%) Finance
9 6 (26.09%) Manufacturing
9 6 (26.09%) VMware
9 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (21.74%) Smart Meter
10 5 (21.74%) Programme Management
10 5 (21.74%) SAP Oil and Gas

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) BGP
2 13 (56.52%) Firewall
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (52.17%) LAN
4 11 (47.83%) OSPF
4 11 (47.83%) WAN
5 9 (39.13%) VPN
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (30.43%) EIGRP
8 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
9 5 (21.74%) HSRP
9 5 (21.74%) IPv4
9 5 (21.74%) VRRP
10 4 (17.39%) FWSM
10 4 (17.39%) Internet
10 4 (17.39%) IPv6
11 3 (13.04%) Network Security
12 2 (8.70%) BIG-IP
12 2 (8.70%) SAN
12 2 (8.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Informix
1 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.70%) MySQL
1 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.70%) Redis
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Hudson
1 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.70%) JIRA
1 2 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (8.70%) Subversion
General
1 8 (34.78%) Telecoms
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Manufacturing
3 5 (21.74%) Electronics
3 5 (21.74%) Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) Games
5 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Test Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Environment Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Test Environment Manager
4 3 (13.04%) IP Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Security Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Security Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Security Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
1 2 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Smart Meter
3 3 (13.04%) Clustering
4 2 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (4.35%) Life Science
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) PKI
5 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Linux
1 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Windows
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Project Management
2 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
3 5 (21.74%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (21.74%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 5 (21.74%) Programme Management
4 4 (17.39%) High Availability
4 4 (17.39%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.04%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Build Automation
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (8.70%) Network Design
6 2 (8.70%) SIEM
6 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
7 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
1 3 (13.04%) Perl
1 3 (13.04%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNP
3 5 (21.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (17.39%) CCIE
5 2 (8.70%) CCNA
5 2 (8.70%) CCSP
5 2 (8.70%) CISSP
5 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.35%) CCDP
6 1 (4.35%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.70%) vCloud
4 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) FortiGate
2 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (13.04%) Cacti
3 3 (13.04%) Graphite
3 3 (13.04%) Nagios
3 3 (13.04%) Opsview
4 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) F5
3 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
3 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
4 6 (26.09%) VMware
5 5 (21.74%) SAP
6 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
7 3 (13.04%) HP
7 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
8 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
8 2 (8.70%) Veritas
9 1 (4.35%) Aruba
9 1 (4.35%) IBM
9 1 (4.35%) Juniper
9 1 (4.35%) Meraki
9 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.35%) Oracle
9 1 (4.35%) Riverbed