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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 83 93 79
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.36% 0.28% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.41% 2.41% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Median daily rate £450 £469 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £434 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £504 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £405 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +29.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +37.73%

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
166 166 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.01% 11.50% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 111 137
Median daily rate £406 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +19.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £545 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +44.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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
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 19 January 2017, 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 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) VPN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) BGP
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) WAN
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (33.33%) VLAN
5 4 (26.67%) F5
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (26.67%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (20.00%) CCNP
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (20.00%) VPLS
6 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (13.33%) Service Design
7 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
7 2 (13.33%) Network Design
7 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (13.33%) SonicWALL
7 2 (13.33%) CCNA

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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SAS
1 1 (6.67%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
1 7 (46.67%) VPN
2 6 (40.00%) BGP
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 5 (33.33%) VLAN
3 5 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (20.00%) VPLS
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (6.67%) DHCP
7 1 (6.67%) DNS
7 1 (6.67%) DSL
7 1 (6.67%) DWDM
7 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
7 1 (6.67%) Network Security
7 1 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (6.67%) VoIP
7 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) International Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) Service Design
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
4 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCDA
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) F5
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (13.33%) BT
5 2 (13.33%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) SonicWALL
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) NETGEAR
6 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard