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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 112 91 81
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 12 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.53% 0.65% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 6.04% 8.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 10
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£375 £188 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -46.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £168 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £205 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £26.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+78.80% +2.88%
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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 West Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
300 182 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 13.32% 10.81% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 100 127
Average daily rate £375 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 5
Average hourly rate £15.36 £14.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.89% -54.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.68 £9.60 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £148.50 £22.20 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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
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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Leeds -25 11 £375 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 21 (95.45%) Cisco
2 16 (72.73%) BGP
2 16 (72.73%) Firewall
3 14 (63.64%) CCNP
3 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 11 (50.00%) F5
5 10 (45.45%) Project Management
5 10 (45.45%) Red Hat
6 9 (40.91%) Linux
6 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
7 8 (36.36%) OSPF
7 8 (36.36%) EIGRP
8 7 (31.82%) VMware
8 7 (31.82%) VPN
8 7 (31.82%) CCIE
8 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (27.27%) HSRP
9 6 (27.27%) CCDP
9 6 (27.27%) Migration
9 6 (27.27%) VRRP
9 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
10 5 (22.73%) CCNA
10 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
10 5 (22.73%) FortiGate
10 5 (22.73%) Smart Meter
10 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
10 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure

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Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (72.73%) BGP
1 16 (72.73%) Firewall
2 11 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (36.36%) EIGRP
4 8 (36.36%) OSPF
5 7 (31.82%) VPN
6 6 (27.27%) VRRP
6 6 (27.27%) HSRP
7 4 (18.18%) LAN
7 4 (18.18%) WLAN
7 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
8 3 (13.64%) SAN
8 3 (13.64%) Internet
8 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (13.64%) FWSM
8 3 (13.64%) Wireless
9 2 (9.09%) 4G
9 2 (9.09%) NAS
General
1 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (13.64%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Electronics
3 2 (9.09%) Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Test Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Environment Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Test Environment Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Network Designer
4 3 (13.64%) Designer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (4.55%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Smart Meter
3 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.09%) Clustering
4 2 (9.09%) DTV
5 1 (4.55%) PKI
5 1 (4.55%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Project Management
2 6 (27.27%) Migration
3 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
3 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
4 4 (18.18%) Change Management
4 4 (18.18%) Network Design
5 3 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Integration Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL
6 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
6 2 (9.09%) Information Security
6 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.55%) Change Control
7 1 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Lisp
2 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (63.64%) CCNP
1 14 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (31.82%) CCIE
3 6 (27.27%) CCDP
4 5 (22.73%) CCNA
4 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (18.18%) CISSP
5 4 (18.18%) CCSP
6 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) Degree
7 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 2 (9.09%) CCDA
8 1 (4.55%) CCIP
8 1 (4.55%) BC Cleared
8 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
8 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 3 (13.64%) NFS
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) FortiGate
2 3 (13.64%) OPNET
2 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (9.09%) Nagios
3 2 (9.09%) Cacti
3 2 (9.09%) Opsview
3 2 (9.09%) Graphite
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) F5
3 10 (45.45%) Red Hat
4 7 (31.82%) VMware
5 6 (27.27%) CheckPoint
6 4 (18.18%) HP
7 3 (13.64%) Juniper
7 3 (13.64%) BMC
7 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
7 3 (13.64%) TippingPoint
7 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
8 2 (9.09%) Aruba
8 2 (9.09%) Nortel
8 2 (9.09%) IBM
8 2 (9.09%) SAP
9 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.55%) Remedy
9 1 (4.55%) Meraki
9 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
9 1 (4.55%) Brocade