The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 119 123 94
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -29
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.18% 0.60% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 4.45% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 27
Median daily rate £413 £310 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% +8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £406 £341
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 Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
332 382 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.21% 13.38% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 236 252
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £215 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.99 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.58 £21.25 £35.50
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 Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the 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
West Yorkshire +10 3 £400 +28.00% 6
South Yorkshire 0 1 £425 -3.95%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) VPN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 6 (40.00%) LAN
3 6 (40.00%) WAN
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (26.67%) F5
6 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) VLAN
6 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (20.00%) OSPF
6 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) CCNP
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) IPv4
7 2 (13.33%) CCIE
7 2 (13.33%) CCNA
7 2 (13.33%) SSL
7 2 (13.33%) Avaya
7 2 (13.33%) Juniper
7 2 (13.33%) VoIP
7 2 (13.33%) Perl
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
1 7 (46.67%) VPN
2 6 (40.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) WAN
3 5 (33.33%) BGP
4 4 (26.67%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (20.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (20.00%) OSPF
5 3 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (13.33%) IPsec
6 2 (13.33%) IPv4
6 2 (13.33%) SSL
6 2 (13.33%) VoIP
6 2 (13.33%) xDSL
7 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.67%) PPP
7 1 (6.67%) SDH
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IP Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) Service Design
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) Python
1 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
3 2 (13.33%) CCIE
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 2 (13.33%) JNCIA
3 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) OpenSIPS
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (6.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Avaya
4 2 (13.33%) BT
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.67%) WatchGuard