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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 98 77 75
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -2
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.25% 0.094% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.11% 0.72% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£375 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+17.30% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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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
190 139 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.88% 13.06% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 88 93
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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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

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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

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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 July 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 14 (93.33%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (80.00%) CCNP
4 10 (66.67%) BGP
5 8 (53.33%) Firewall
6 7 (46.67%) EIGRP
6 7 (46.67%) OSPF
6 7 (46.67%) CCIE
7 5 (33.33%) CCNA
7 5 (33.33%) CCDP
7 5 (33.33%) Juniper
7 5 (33.33%) Change Management
7 5 (33.33%) VMware
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (33.33%) F5
8 4 (26.67%) HSRP
8 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
8 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
8 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
8 4 (26.67%) VRRP
8 4 (26.67%) Project Management
8 4 (26.67%) VPN
9 3 (20.00%) NFS
9 3 (20.00%) CCSP
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) Linux
9 3 (20.00%) WLAN
9 3 (20.00%) RSVP
9 3 (20.00%) HP

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) BGP
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
3 7 (46.67%) OSPF
3 7 (46.67%) EIGRP
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (26.67%) HSRP
5 4 (26.67%) VPN
5 4 (26.67%) VRRP
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (20.00%) SAN
6 3 (20.00%) Internet
6 3 (20.00%) RSVP
6 3 (20.00%) WLAN
6 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (20.00%) Junos
7 2 (13.33%) 4G
7 2 (13.33%) FWSM
7 2 (13.33%) WAN
7 2 (13.33%) ATM
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Designer
3 3 (20.00%) Designer
4 2 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Data Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (26.67%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Network Design
4 2 (13.33%) Information Security
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Lisp
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (93.33%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (80.00%) CCNP
3 7 (46.67%) CCIE
4 5 (33.33%) CCNA
4 5 (33.33%) CCDP
5 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) CISSP
6 3 (20.00%) CCSP
6 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (13.33%) JNCIP
7 2 (13.33%) JNCIE
7 2 (13.33%) Degree
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) BC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) NFS
1 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) OPNET
2 1 (6.67%) Cacti
2 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (6.67%) Opsview
2 1 (6.67%) Graphite
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Juniper
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) F5
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) BMC
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (20.00%) TippingPoint
5 2 (13.33%) Nortel
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) Remedy
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Aruba
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 18 hours ago