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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 113 114 98
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.44% 0.48% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 3.57% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 3
Median daily rate £313 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -3.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
266 280 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.93% 13.49% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 170 104
Median daily rate £400 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £123 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 2
Median hourly rate £12.05 £35.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.57% +122.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 28 May 2016.

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 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -4 9 £313 -10.71% 7
MPLS
Yorkshire

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) BGP
3 14 (70.00%) OSPF
4 13 (65.00%) VPN
5 10 (50.00%) WAN
6 9 (45.00%) LAN
6 9 (45.00%) Firewall
6 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (40.00%) IPv6
7 8 (40.00%) Finance
7 8 (40.00%) Manufacturing
7 8 (40.00%) SAP
7 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (40.00%) CCNP
7 8 (40.00%) Electronics
7 8 (40.00%) Programme Management
7 8 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 8 (40.00%) Marketing
7 8 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
7 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (35.00%) VMware
8 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
9 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 5 (25.00%) Internet
10 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 5 (25.00%) IPv4
10 5 (25.00%) Windows

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 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 8 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) BGP
2 14 (70.00%) OSPF
3 13 (65.00%) VPN
4 10 (50.00%) WAN
5 9 (45.00%) Firewall
5 9 (45.00%) LAN
6 8 (40.00%) IPv6
7 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (25.00%) Internet
9 5 (25.00%) IPv4
9 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 4 (20.00%) FWSM
10 4 (20.00%) HSRP
10 4 (20.00%) VRRP
11 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (10.00%) Network Security
11 2 (10.00%) SAN
12 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Informix
1 2 (10.00%) MySQL
1 2 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Redis
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Hudson
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
General
1 9 (45.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (40.00%) Electronics
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 8 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) IP Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (5.00%) LAMP
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
1 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.00%) CLARiiON
4 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.00%) e-Health
4 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) IBM XIV
4 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Symmetrix
4 1 (5.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
1 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
1 8 (40.00%) Programme Management
2 5 (25.00%) High Availability
2 5 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (10.00%) Network Design
5 2 (10.00%) SIEM
6 1 (5.00%) Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) OpenUP
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (15.00%) Perl
1 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (40.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) CCIE
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.00%) CCDE
6 1 (5.00%) CCSP
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.00%) Cacti
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.00%) Graphite
2 1 (5.00%) Nagios
2 1 (5.00%) OpenView
2 1 (5.00%) Opsview
2 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) SAP
3 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.00%) F5
5 3 (15.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) Veritas
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) NetQoS
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds