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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 90 76 67
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.66% 0.82% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 7.58% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +93.54%
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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
215 132 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.84% 10.85% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 89 101
Average daily rate £311 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £21.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £21.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 15 (88.24%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (70.59%) CCNP
3 12 (70.59%) BGP
4 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) OSPF
6 7 (41.18%) EIGRP
6 7 (41.18%) CCNA
6 7 (41.18%) CCIE
6 7 (41.18%) Juniper
6 7 (41.18%) CCDP
7 5 (29.41%) Windows
7 5 (29.41%) RSVP
7 5 (29.41%) Change Management
7 5 (29.41%) Migration
7 5 (29.41%) Network Design
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) Junos
7 5 (29.41%) F5
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (23.53%) TippingPoint
8 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
8 4 (23.53%) VMware
8 4 (23.53%) OPNET
8 4 (23.53%) Lisp
8 4 (23.53%) BMC
8 4 (23.53%) WLAN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) BGP
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 8 (47.06%) OSPF
4 7 (41.18%) EIGRP
5 5 (29.41%) RSVP
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (29.41%) Junos
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (23.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (23.53%) WLAN
6 4 (23.53%) VPN
7 3 (17.65%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) VRRP
7 3 (17.65%) HSRP
8 2 (11.76%) 4G
8 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (11.76%) Internet
8 2 (11.76%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Designer
2 4 (23.53%) Network Designer
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) IT Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Change Management
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
1 5 (29.41%) Network Design
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
2 3 (17.65%) Change Control
3 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) BCP
4 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Lisp
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (70.59%) CCNP
3 7 (41.18%) CCNA
3 7 (41.18%) CCIE
3 7 (41.18%) CCDP
4 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 3 (17.65%) CCDA
5 3 (17.65%) JNCIP
5 3 (17.65%) JNCIE
5 3 (17.65%) BC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) CISSP
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.88%) CCSP
7 1 (5.88%) MCSE
7 1 (5.88%) MCSA
7 1 (5.88%) CCSA
7 1 (5.88%) CCSE
7 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) NFS
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) OPNET
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) Cacti
2 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (5.88%) Opsview
2 1 (5.88%) Graphite
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 7 (41.18%) Juniper
3 5 (29.41%) F5
4 4 (23.53%) TippingPoint
4 4 (23.53%) Blue Coat
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) BMC
4 4 (23.53%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Remedy
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.76%) Nortel
7 1 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) NetApp
7 1 (5.88%) Syncsort
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds