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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 73 70 86
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.39% 0.85% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 6.45% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +3.63%
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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
136 124 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.31% 13.14% 16.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 78 93
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (58.33%) VPN
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) HP
3 6 (50.00%) EMC
3 6 (50.00%) MySQL
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Wireless
3 6 (50.00%) IPsec
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) NetApp
3 6 (50.00%) Data Management
3 6 (50.00%) XMPP
3 6 (50.00%) Xen
3 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (50.00%) vSphere
3 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (50.00%) Lync
3 6 (50.00%) Master Data Management
3 6 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (41.67%) IBM
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) BGP

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (50.00%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (58.33%) VPN
3 6 (50.00%) Wireless
3 6 (50.00%) IPsec
4 4 (33.33%) VPLS
4 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) OSPF
4 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 1 (8.33%) H.323
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) CTI
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) MySQL
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Architect
2 4 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) IP Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Project Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Voice Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Data Management
1 6 (50.00%) Master Data Management
1 6 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (33.33%) Network Design
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) JNCIP
1 4 (33.33%) JNCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Xen
1 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 6 (50.00%) vSphere
1 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOrch
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) HP
1 6 (50.00%) EMC
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) NetApp
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 4 (33.33%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (8.33%) Verint