The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 99 115 98
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 34 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.26% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.63% 2.97% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 5
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £351 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +453.84%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
394 269 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.60% 10.87% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 162 115
Average daily rate £310 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £250 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 34
Average hourly rate £16.72 £13.71 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -11.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.14 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £26.60 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -5 13 £278 -12.94% 2
North Yorkshire - 5 £294 - 3
South Yorkshire +2 4 £300 -7.69% 1
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 43 (84.31%) Cisco
2 39 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (54.90%) WAN
3 28 (54.90%) LAN
4 27 (52.94%) BGP
5 26 (50.98%) CCNP
6 23 (45.10%) OSPF
7 21 (41.18%) VPN
8 20 (39.22%) TCP/IP
8 20 (39.22%) Firewall
9 18 (35.29%) CCNA
10 16 (31.37%) IPv4
11 14 (27.45%) IPv6
11 14 (27.45%) CCIP
12 13 (25.49%) vCloud
13 10 (19.61%) EIGRP
14 9 (17.65%) VoIP
15 8 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
15 8 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
16 7 (13.73%) Spanning Tree
16 7 (13.73%) Internet
16 7 (13.73%) Windows
16 7 (13.73%) HP
16 7 (13.73%) Cisco IOS
16 7 (13.73%) Finance
16 7 (13.73%) Business Continuity
17 6 (11.76%) Network Design
17 6 (11.76%) VLAN
17 6 (11.76%) F5
17 6 (11.76%) Cisco ASA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 4 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
1 3 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (54.90%) LAN
1 28 (54.90%) WAN
2 27 (52.94%) BGP
3 23 (45.10%) OSPF
4 21 (41.18%) VPN
5 20 (39.22%) TCP/IP
5 20 (39.22%) Firewall
6 16 (31.37%) IPv4
7 14 (27.45%) IPv6
8 10 (19.61%) EIGRP
9 9 (17.65%) VoIP
10 8 (15.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (13.73%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (13.73%) Spanning Tree
11 7 (13.73%) Internet
12 6 (11.76%) VLAN
12 6 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (9.80%) Junos
13 5 (9.80%) RSVP
14 4 (7.84%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (60.78%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) Data Analyst
4 4 (7.84%) Network Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Network Designer
4 4 (7.84%) Designer
5 3 (5.88%) Network Design Architect
5 3 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Services Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Operations Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Network Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Service Manager
6 2 (3.92%) IT Operations Manager
7 1 (1.96%) 3rd Line Support Manager
7 1 (1.96%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.92%) e-Health
1 2 (3.92%) CCTV
2 1 (1.96%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Windows 2000
2 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
2 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
2 2 (3.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (13.73%) Business Continuity
3 6 (11.76%) Network Design
4 5 (9.80%) Migration
5 4 (7.84%) Project Management
5 4 (7.84%) ITIL
5 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.88%) Change Management
6 3 (5.88%) Change Control
7 2 (3.92%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.92%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (3.92%) Fault Management
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.92%) Network Management
7 2 (3.92%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.92%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.92%) Line Management
7 2 (3.92%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.92%) Supplier Management
7 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 39 (76.47%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (50.98%) CCNP
3 18 (35.29%) CCNA
4 14 (27.45%) CCIP
5 6 (11.76%) CCDP
5 6 (11.76%) CCIE
6 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (7.84%) MCSE
6 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.88%) BC Cleared
7 3 (5.88%) JNCIP
7 3 (5.88%) JNCIE
8 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (3.92%) CCSA
8 2 (3.92%) CCSE
8 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.92%) MCSA
8 2 (3.92%) CISSP
8 2 (3.92%) CCDA
8 2 (3.92%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) vCloud
2 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Terminal Services
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) OPNET
2 2 (3.92%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView
3 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (84.31%) Cisco
2 7 (13.73%) HP
3 6 (11.76%) Juniper
3 6 (11.76%) F5
4 5 (9.80%) CheckPoint
4 5 (9.80%) BT
4 5 (9.80%) TippingPoint
5 4 (7.84%) VMware
5 4 (7.84%) Blue Coat
5 4 (7.84%) BMC
6 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.88%) Remedy
7 2 (3.92%) CA
7 2 (3.92%) NetApp
7 2 (3.92%) Brocade
7 2 (3.92%) ProCurve
7 2 (3.92%) Syncsort
7 2 (3.92%) Riverbed
8 1 (1.96%) Citrix