The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leeds region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 77 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.096% 0.88% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 5.10% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
137 157 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.19% 17.31% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 87
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £248 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 12
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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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

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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

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 25 July 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 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (90.00%) VPN
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) HP
2 8 (80.00%) EMC
2 8 (80.00%) MySQL
2 8 (80.00%) Oracle
2 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) NetApp
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Wireless
2 8 (80.00%) IPsec
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Data Management
2 8 (80.00%) XMPP
2 8 (80.00%) Xen
2 8 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (80.00%) vSphere
2 8 (80.00%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (80.00%) Lync
2 8 (80.00%) Master Data Management
2 8 (80.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (70.00%) IBM
4 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (30.00%) SCOM
7 2 (20.00%) Citrix

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (80.00%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (90.00%) VPN
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 8 (80.00%) Wireless
2 8 (80.00%) IPsec
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) CTI
3 1 (10.00%) H.323
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) MySQL
1 8 (80.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Project Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Data Management
1 8 (80.00%) Master Data Management
1 8 (80.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (40.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Xen
1 8 (80.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (80.00%) vSphere
1 8 (80.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
2 2 (20.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (80.00%) HP
1 8 (80.00%) EMC
1 8 (80.00%) Oracle
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
1 8 (80.00%) NetApp
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Verint