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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 93 103 90
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.21% 0.50% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 4.50% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 10
Median daily rate £400 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £298 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%

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
216 222 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.86% 11.21% 11.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 149 140
Median daily rate £410 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 9
Median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £21.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -5 2 £450 +35.84% 2
Wakefield - 1 £320 - 2
MPLS
Yorkshire

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 7 (53.85%) VPN
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (30.77%) BGP
4 4 (30.77%) F5
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (23.08%) VLAN
5 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
5 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (23.08%) OSPF
5 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
5 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) CCNP
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Avaya
6 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 2 (15.38%) CCNA
6 2 (15.38%) IPv4
6 2 (15.38%) SSL
6 2 (15.38%) Perl

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) VPN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) BGP
3 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
4 3 (23.08%) OSPF
4 3 (23.08%) VLAN
5 2 (15.38%) Internet
5 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
5 2 (15.38%) IPsec
5 2 (15.38%) IPv4
5 2 (15.38%) SSL
5 2 (15.38%) xDSL
6 1 (7.69%) Frame Relay
6 1 (7.69%) SDH
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Azure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IP Design Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Technical Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Unix
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Capacity Management
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Service Design
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
1 2 (15.38%) Python
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNP
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) JNCIA
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) OpenSIPS
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) F5
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Avaya
4 2 (15.38%) BT
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (15.38%) Juniper
4 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
5 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard