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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 85 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.59% 0.67% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 5.98% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £319 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% +59.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +453.84%
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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
163 117 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.85% 11.14% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 79 47
Average daily rate £315 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.37% -59.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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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

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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 27 March 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 10 (76.92%) Cisco
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (69.23%) BGP
3 7 (53.85%) OSPF
3 7 (53.85%) Firewall
3 7 (53.85%) CCNP
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) RSVP
5 5 (38.46%) Migration
5 5 (38.46%) Network Design
5 5 (38.46%) VPN
5 5 (38.46%) CCNA
5 5 (38.46%) CCIE
5 5 (38.46%) Juniper
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (38.46%) Junos
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (30.77%) CCDP
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
7 3 (23.08%) Remedy
7 3 (23.08%) Project Management
7 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
7 3 (23.08%) Change Management
7 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
7 3 (23.08%) WAN
7 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) BGP
2 7 (53.85%) Firewall
2 7 (53.85%) OSPF
3 5 (38.46%) RSVP
3 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 5 (38.46%) Junos
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) WAN
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (15.38%) WLAN
6 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 2 (15.38%) SSL
6 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 2 (15.38%) VRRP
6 2 (15.38%) VPLS
6 2 (15.38%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Designer
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Services Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Mac OS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Migration
1 5 (38.46%) Network Design
2 3 (23.08%) Business Continuity
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Change Control
3 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) BCP
3 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) CCNP
3 5 (38.46%) CCNA
3 5 (38.46%) CCIE
4 4 (30.77%) CCDP
5 3 (23.08%) JNCIP
5 3 (23.08%) JNCIE
5 3 (23.08%) BC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) VCAP
6 2 (15.38%) VCP5
6 2 (15.38%) CISSP
6 2 (15.38%) CCDA
6 2 (15.38%) MCSE
6 2 (15.38%) MCSA
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (15.38%) CCSA
6 2 (15.38%) CCSE
6 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) OPNET
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Juniper
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Remedy
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Blue Coat
5 2 (15.38%) TippingPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Syncsort
5 2 (15.38%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) BMC
5 2 (15.38%) NetApp
5 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint