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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 82 99 86
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.62% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.27% 3.52% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Median daily rate £450 £425 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +47.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +17.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +13.20%
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
164 199 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.45% 12.61% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 131 140
Median daily rate £420 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.35 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -16.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (61.90%) Firewall
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 10 (47.62%) Cisco
4 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
5 9 (42.86%) BGP
6 8 (38.10%) VPN
6 8 (38.10%) VLAN
7 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (33.33%) LAN
7 7 (33.33%) WAN
7 7 (33.33%) Migration
7 7 (33.33%) VMware
8 6 (28.57%) Internet
8 6 (28.57%) Windows
8 6 (28.57%) Dell
8 6 (28.57%) CCNP
8 6 (28.57%) CCNA
8 6 (28.57%) SonicWALL
8 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 5 (23.81%) Palo Alto
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Licensing
9 5 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (23.81%) Structured Cabling
9 5 (23.81%) Software Licensing
9 5 (23.81%) vMotion
9 5 (23.81%) Office 365
9 5 (23.81%) iSCSI

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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 (23.81%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) Firewall
2 9 (42.86%) BGP
3 8 (38.10%) VLAN
3 8 (38.10%) VPN
4 7 (33.33%) LAN
4 7 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (28.57%) Internet
6 5 (23.81%) DHCP
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 5 (23.81%) DSL
6 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
6 5 (23.81%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (23.81%) VRRP
7 4 (19.05%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (19.05%) Network Security
8 3 (14.29%) VPLS
8 3 (14.29%) Wireless
9 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (9.52%) IP Telephony
9 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Design Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Azure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Network Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Licensing
2 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
1 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.76%) CentOS
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (23.81%) Software Licensing
2 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) ERP
4 2 (9.52%) Network Design
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) Service Design
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
5 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Java
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) CCNA
2 6 (28.57%) CCNP
3 5 (23.81%) CCDA
4 4 (19.05%) CCIE
5 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.76%) Squid
4 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.76%) vCloud
4 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) vMotion
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) Dell
4 6 (28.57%) SonicWALL
5 5 (23.81%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) NETGEAR
5 5 (23.81%) Palo Alto
6 4 (19.05%) Citrix
6 4 (19.05%) F5
7 2 (9.52%) BT
7 2 (9.52%) ScanSafe
8 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.76%) WatchGuard