The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 46 41 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.61% 0.29% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 1.72% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate £410 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.25% -4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £368
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -85.27%
MPLS
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 South Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
102 58 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 20.82% 17.01% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 39 44
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £9.00 £21.00 £13.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +57.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the South Yorkshire region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the South Yorkshire region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -9 3 £410 +32.25%
MPLS
Yorkshire

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) VLAN
3 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 6 (75.00%) WAN
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (50.00%) CCNA
5 4 (50.00%) VoIP
5 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (50.00%) OSPF
5 4 (50.00%) BGP
5 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (37.50%) F5
6 3 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (37.50%) Juniper
6 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
7 2 (25.00%) Citrix
7 2 (25.00%) RIP
7 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
8 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (12.50%) HSRP
8 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (12.50%) Multicast
8 1 (12.50%) Line Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 7 (87.50%) VLAN
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) WAN
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
4 4 (50.00%) BGP
4 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
4 4 (50.00%) OSPF
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) VoIP
4 4 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (37.50%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
6 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (25.00%) RIP
7 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (12.50%) HSRP
7 1 (12.50%) SSL
7 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 3 (37.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Network Design Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Architect
5 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
2 3 (37.50%) F5
2 3 (37.50%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet