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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 93 98 81
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.96% 0.25% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.22% 2.08% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 0
Median daily rate £300 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £381 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.91% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +19.57%
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
225 192 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.40% 12.00% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 126 88
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Median hourly rate £13.11 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.30% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 24 (82.76%) Cisco
2 19 (65.52%) BGP
3 18 (62.07%) Firewall
4 16 (55.17%) VPN
5 14 (48.28%) WAN
5 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (44.83%) VMware
7 12 (41.38%) CCNP
7 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
8 11 (37.93%) OSPF
8 11 (37.93%) LAN
8 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
8 11 (37.93%) Windows
8 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
9 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
9 10 (34.48%) Internet
10 9 (31.03%) CCNA
10 9 (31.03%) VRRP
11 8 (27.59%) Finance
11 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
12 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (24.14%) HP
12 7 (24.14%) CCIE
12 7 (24.14%) SQL
13 6 (20.69%) SAP
13 6 (20.69%) IPv6
13 6 (20.69%) DNS
13 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence

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 5 (17.24%) SAS
2 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (65.52%) BGP
2 18 (62.07%) Firewall
3 16 (55.17%) VPN
4 14 (48.28%) WAN
5 11 (37.93%) LAN
5 11 (37.93%) OSPF
6 10 (34.48%) Internet
7 9 (31.03%) VRRP
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (20.69%) DNS
9 6 (20.69%) EIGRP
9 6 (20.69%) IPv6
9 6 (20.69%) Network Security
9 6 (20.69%) VLAN
10 5 (17.24%) DHCP
10 5 (17.24%) DSL
10 5 (17.24%) iSCSI
10 5 (17.24%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (13.79%) FWSM
11 4 (13.79%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Informix
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Hudson
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (3.45%) Subversion
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 6 (20.69%) Electronics
2 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
2 6 (20.69%) Marketing
2 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Games
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Design Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) IP Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Network Support
6 2 (6.90%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Virtualisation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (3.45%) LAMP
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Licensing
3 3 (10.34%) Clustering
4 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
4 2 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.45%) CLARiiON
5 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.45%) IBM XIV
5 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.45%) Symmetrix
5 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
1 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
4 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Digital Marketing
1 6 (20.69%) Migration
1 6 (20.69%) Programme Management
2 5 (17.24%) High Availability
2 5 (17.24%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (17.24%) Software Licensing
3 4 (13.79%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) CRM
5 2 (6.90%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) ERP
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security
5 2 (6.90%) SIEM
5 2 (6.90%) Web Development
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) Perl
2 3 (10.34%) PHP
2 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (41.38%) CCNP
3 9 (31.03%) CCNA
4 7 (24.14%) CCIE
5 5 (17.24%) CCDA
6 2 (6.90%) Degree
6 2 (6.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.45%) CCDE
7 1 (3.45%) CCSP
7 1 (3.45%) CISSP
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.90%) vCloud
5 1 (3.45%) Squid
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) vMotion
2 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.45%) Cacti
3 1 (3.45%) Graphite
3 1 (3.45%) Nagios
3 1 (3.45%) Opsview
3 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
4 7 (24.14%) HP
5 6 (20.69%) SAP
6 5 (17.24%) Dell
6 5 (17.24%) NETGEAR
6 5 (17.24%) Palo Alto
6 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
6 5 (17.24%) SonicWALL
7 4 (13.79%) F5
8 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.90%) IBM
8 2 (6.90%) ScanSafe
8 2 (6.90%) Veritas
9 1 (3.45%) Citrix
9 1 (3.45%) EMC
9 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.45%) Juniper
9 1 (3.45%) Oracle