The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 83 82 112
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +30
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.66% 1.08% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 8.37% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 0
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£188 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +3.63%
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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 West Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
191 203 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.43% 12.93% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 120 141
Average daily rate £325 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £22.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.28 £36.00 £18.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
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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
Leeds -1 4 - - 3
Ossett - - - -
Knottingley - - - -
MPLS
Yorkshire

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) Firewall
3 10 (47.62%) Wireless
3 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
3 10 (47.62%) VPN
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 8 (38.10%) HP
4 8 (38.10%) EMC
4 8 (38.10%) MySQL
4 8 (38.10%) Oracle
4 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
4 8 (38.10%) LAN
4 8 (38.10%) WAN
4 8 (38.10%) NetApp
4 8 (38.10%) IPsec
4 8 (38.10%) VMware
4 8 (38.10%) Data Management
4 8 (38.10%) XMPP
4 8 (38.10%) VLAN
4 8 (38.10%) Xen
4 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
4 8 (38.10%) vSphere
4 8 (38.10%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (38.10%) Lync
4 8 (38.10%) Master Data Management
4 8 (38.10%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (33.33%) VoIP

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
1 8 (38.10%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Firewall
2 10 (47.62%) Wireless
2 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
2 10 (47.62%) VPN
3 8 (38.10%) LAN
3 8 (38.10%) WAN
3 8 (38.10%) IPsec
3 8 (38.10%) VLAN
4 7 (33.33%) VoIP
5 6 (28.57%) Internet
6 5 (23.81%) OSPF
6 5 (23.81%) BGP
7 4 (19.05%) VPLS
7 4 (19.05%) Ethernet
7 4 (19.05%) DNS
8 1 (4.76%) SAN
8 1 (4.76%) CTI
8 1 (4.76%) Network Security
8 1 (4.76%) HSRP
8 1 (4.76%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) MySQL
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
2 4 (19.05%) Design Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) IP Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Project Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Voice Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) XMPP
2 3 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Data Management
1 8 (38.10%) Master Data Management
1 8 (38.10%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (19.05%) Business Continuity
2 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
2 4 (19.05%) Network Design
3 2 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) CCNA
3 4 (19.05%) JNCIP
3 4 (19.05%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.76%) CCIE
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Xen
1 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
1 8 (38.10%) vSphere
1 8 (38.10%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOrch
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Oracle
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (38.10%) HP
2 8 (38.10%) EMC
2 8 (38.10%) NetApp
2 8 (38.10%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (19.05%) Juniper
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) Verint