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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 100 95 95
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 10 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.50% 0.64% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 5.61% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 0
Average daily rate £313 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+50.94% -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 West Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
235 196 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.66% 11.34% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 138 77
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.72 £11.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% +40.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £15.68 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £35.00 £15.75
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 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 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
Leeds -16 9 £331 +1.92% 4
MPLS
Yorkshire

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 19 (79.17%) BGP
3 13 (54.17%) Firewall
3 13 (54.17%) LAN
3 13 (54.17%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (50.00%) F5
4 12 (50.00%) OSPF
5 11 (45.83%) WAN
6 9 (37.50%) VPN
6 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
7 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 8 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 8 (33.33%) Project Management
7 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
7 8 (33.33%) Linux
7 8 (33.33%) CCNP
7 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (29.17%) FortiGate
9 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (25.00%) Finance
9 6 (25.00%) Manufacturing
9 6 (25.00%) VMware
10 5 (20.83%) Migration
10 5 (20.83%) VRRP
10 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2 Certification

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (4.17%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 5 (20.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) BGP
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (54.17%) Firewall
2 13 (54.17%) LAN
3 12 (50.00%) OSPF
4 11 (45.83%) WAN
5 9 (37.50%) VPN
6 8 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (33.33%) EIGRP
7 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.83%) HSRP
8 5 (20.83%) IPv4
8 5 (20.83%) VRRP
9 4 (16.67%) FWSM
9 4 (16.67%) Internet
9 4 (16.67%) IPv6
10 3 (12.50%) Network Security
10 3 (12.50%) Wireless
11 2 (8.33%) BIG-IP
11 2 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Informix
1 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
1 2 (8.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 2 (8.33%) Redis
1 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.33%) Hudson
1 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
1 2 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 5 (20.83%) Electronics
3 5 (20.83%) Marketing
4 3 (12.50%) Games
5 1 (4.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Test Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Environment Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Test Environment Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) IP Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Design Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
1 2 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Smart Meter
3 3 (12.50%) Clustering
4 2 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (4.17%) e-Health
5 1 (4.17%) Life Science
5 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.17%) PKI
5 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
1 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Project Management
2 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (20.83%) Digital Marketing
3 5 (20.83%) Migration
3 5 (20.83%) Programme Management
4 4 (16.67%) High Availability
4 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Build Automation
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (8.33%) Network Design
6 2 (8.33%) SIEM
6 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
6 2 (8.33%) Validation
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (4.17%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 3 (12.50%) Perl
1 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) CCNP
3 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (16.67%) CCIE
5 3 (12.50%) CCNA
6 2 (8.33%) CCSP
6 2 (8.33%) CISSP
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.17%) CCDP
7 1 (4.17%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.33%) vCloud
4 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) FortiGate
2 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (12.50%) Cacti
3 3 (12.50%) Graphite
3 3 (12.50%) Nagios
3 3 (12.50%) Opsview
4 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (4.17%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (4.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 22 (91.67%) Cisco
2 12 (50.00%) F5
3 8 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 6 (25.00%) VMware
5 5 (20.83%) SAP
6 4 (16.67%) HP
6 4 (16.67%) SolarWinds
7 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
8 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
8 2 (8.33%) Veritas
9 1 (4.17%) Aruba
9 1 (4.17%) IBM
9 1 (4.17%) Juniper
9 1 (4.17%) Meraki
9 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
9 1 (4.17%) NetQoS
9 1 (4.17%) Oracle
9 1 (4.17%) Riverbed