The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 96 88 77
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.59% 0.72% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.39% 4.69% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
Median daily rate £313 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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
205 213 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.50% 15.42% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 139 89
Median daily rate £400 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £123 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £27.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +27.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 May 2016, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (73.68%) BGP
3 13 (68.42%) OSPF
3 13 (68.42%) VPN
4 10 (52.63%) WAN
5 9 (47.37%) Firewall
5 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
6 8 (42.11%) Finance
6 8 (42.11%) Manufacturing
6 8 (42.11%) Electronics
6 8 (42.11%) LAN
6 8 (42.11%) SAP
6 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (42.11%) IPv6
6 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (42.11%) Programme Management
6 8 (42.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (42.11%) Marketing
6 8 (42.11%) Digital Marketing
6 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
7 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (36.84%) CCNP
7 7 (36.84%) VMware
8 6 (31.58%) EIGRP
9 5 (26.32%) IPv4
9 5 (26.32%) Internet
9 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
9 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
9 5 (26.32%) Windows
9 5 (26.32%) High Availability

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 8 (42.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) BGP
2 13 (68.42%) OSPF
2 13 (68.42%) VPN
3 10 (52.63%) WAN
4 9 (47.37%) Firewall
5 8 (42.11%) IPv6
5 8 (42.11%) LAN
6 6 (31.58%) EIGRP
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (26.32%) Internet
7 5 (26.32%) IPv4
7 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 4 (21.05%) FWSM
8 4 (21.05%) HSRP
8 4 (21.05%) VRRP
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (10.53%) Network Security
9 2 (10.53%) SAN
10 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Informix
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Redis
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Hudson
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 9 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 8 (42.11%) Electronics
2 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) Manufacturing
2 8 (42.11%) Marketing
3 2 (10.53%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) IP Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (5.26%) LAMP
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
1 1 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.26%) CLARiiON
4 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) IBM XIV
4 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Symmetrix
4 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
1 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
2 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) Digital Marketing
1 8 (42.11%) Programme Management
2 5 (26.32%) High Availability
2 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
3 4 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) Network Design
5 2 (10.53%) SIEM
6 1 (5.26%) Analytics
6 1 (5.26%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
6 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
1 3 (15.79%) Perl
1 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (36.84%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) CCIE
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.26%) CCDE
5 1 (5.26%) CCSP
5 1 (5.26%) CISSP
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.26%) Cacti
2 1 (5.26%) Graphite
2 1 (5.26%) Nagios
2 1 (5.26%) Opsview
2 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) SAP
3 7 (36.84%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.53%) F5
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) Veritas
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.26%) Juniper
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.26%) Riverbed
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds