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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 95 76 72
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 10 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.59% 0.39% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 2.86% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 7
Average daily rate
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£375 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 - £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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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
230 140 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.61% 13.57% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 74 76
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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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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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 1 September 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) BGP
2 15 (75.00%) Firewall
3 12 (60.00%) CCNP
3 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (55.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 10 (50.00%) F5
5 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 10 (50.00%) Project Management
6 9 (45.00%) Linux
6 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
7 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (40.00%) EIGRP
8 7 (35.00%) VMware
8 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (30.00%) Migration
9 6 (30.00%) CCIE
9 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
9 6 (30.00%) OSPF
10 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (25.00%) CCNA
10 5 (25.00%) CCDP
10 5 (25.00%) VPN
10 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
10 5 (25.00%) VRRP
10 5 (25.00%) Smart Meter
10 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
10 5 (25.00%) HSRP
10 5 (25.00%) FortiGate

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) BGP
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 6 (30.00%) OSPF
5 5 (25.00%) VRRP
5 5 (25.00%) VPN
5 5 (25.00%) HSRP
6 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (15.00%) FWSM
6 3 (15.00%) SAN
6 3 (15.00%) Internet
6 3 (15.00%) WLAN
7 2 (10.00%) WAN
7 2 (10.00%) ATM
7 2 (10.00%) LAN
7 2 (10.00%) NAS
7 2 (10.00%) Wireless
7 2 (10.00%) 4G
General
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Environment Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Test Environment Manager
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Designer
4 3 (15.00%) Network Designer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.00%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (25.00%) Smart Meter
3 4 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.00%) Clustering
5 1 (5.00%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (30.00%) Migration
3 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
5 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (10.00%) ITIL
6 2 (10.00%) Validation
6 2 (10.00%) Information Security
6 2 (10.00%) Network Design
6 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.00%) Change Control
7 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Lisp
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (60.00%) CCNP
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCIE
3 5 (25.00%) CCNA
3 5 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (25.00%) CCDP
4 4 (20.00%) CISSP
4 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (20.00%) CCSP
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (10.00%) CCDA
7 1 (5.00%) JNCIP
7 1 (5.00%) JNCIE
7 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (15.00%) NFS
4 2 (10.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) FortiGate
2 3 (15.00%) OPNET
3 2 (10.00%) Cacti
3 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (10.00%) Opsview
3 2 (10.00%) Graphite
3 2 (10.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 10 (50.00%) F5
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Juniper
5 3 (15.00%) BMC
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (15.00%) TippingPoint
6 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (10.00%) Aruba
6 2 (10.00%) Nortel
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Remedy
7 1 (5.00%) SAP