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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 114 120 115
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.32% 0.46% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 3.53% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 13
Median daily rate £388 £308 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.01% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £274 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £479 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £405 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +29.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +37.73%

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
342 368 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.78% 12.94% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 230 260
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 15
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +21.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £9.00 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £22.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +12 7 £388 -8.82% 6
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) BGP
4 9 (45.00%) VPN
5 8 (40.00%) WAN
5 8 (40.00%) LAN
6 7 (35.00%) F5
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (25.00%) CCNP
8 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (25.00%) VLAN
9 4 (20.00%) CCNA
9 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (20.00%) Migration
10 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
10 3 (15.00%) OSPF
10 3 (15.00%) Citrix
10 3 (15.00%) Internet
10 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
10 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
10 3 (15.00%) VPLS
10 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
10 3 (15.00%) VMware
10 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
11 2 (10.00%) SonicWALL
11 2 (10.00%) Network Security

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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) SAS
1 1 (5.00%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) BGP
3 9 (45.00%) VPN
4 8 (40.00%) LAN
4 8 (40.00%) WAN
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (25.00%) VLAN
7 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (15.00%) EIGRP
8 3 (15.00%) Internet
8 3 (15.00%) OSPF
8 3 (15.00%) VPLS
9 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
9 2 (10.00%) IPsec
9 2 (10.00%) IPv4
9 2 (10.00%) Network Security
9 2 (10.00%) SSL
9 2 (10.00%) VoIP
9 2 (10.00%) xDSL
10 1 (5.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) International Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Azure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Unix
1 2 (10.00%) Windows
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) ERP
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Perl
1 2 (10.00%) Python
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) CCNP
3 4 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CCDA
4 2 (10.00%) CCIE
4 2 (10.00%) JNCIA
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.00%) OpenSIPS
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (5.00%) OpenView
1 1 (5.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) F5
3 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) Avaya
5 2 (10.00%) BT
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Dell
5 2 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (10.00%) HP
5 2 (10.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.00%) NETGEAR
6 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard