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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 122 134 118
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing MPLS 10 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.41% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 2.82% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 3
Median daily rate £420 £368 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £289 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £486 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +23.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
MPLS
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
367 425 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.18% 13.79% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 262 227
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 35 23
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.43 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.74% -40.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +25 10 £420 -1.17% 4
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 17 (58.62%) Firewall
3 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
4 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
5 12 (41.38%) BGP
6 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (34.48%) VPN
7 10 (34.48%) LAN
7 10 (34.48%) WAN
7 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
8 9 (31.03%) CCNA
9 8 (27.59%) CCNP
9 8 (27.59%) VMware
9 8 (27.59%) VLAN
10 7 (24.14%) Migration
10 7 (24.14%) Windows
10 7 (24.14%) F5
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
11 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
11 6 (20.69%) HP
11 6 (20.69%) Dell
11 6 (20.69%) Internet
11 6 (20.69%) DSL
11 6 (20.69%) SonicWALL
12 5 (17.24%) iSCSI
12 5 (17.24%) Network Design
12 5 (17.24%) Telecoms

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 5 (17.24%) SAS
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Site Server
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (58.62%) Firewall
2 12 (41.38%) BGP
3 10 (34.48%) LAN
3 10 (34.48%) VPN
3 10 (34.48%) WAN
4 8 (27.59%) VLAN
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (20.69%) DSL
5 6 (20.69%) Internet
6 5 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (17.24%) DHCP
6 5 (17.24%) DNS
6 5 (17.24%) iSCSI
6 5 (17.24%) Structured Cabling
6 5 (17.24%) VRRP
7 4 (13.79%) ADSL
7 4 (13.79%) Network Security
7 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (10.34%) Broadband
8 3 (10.34%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Electronics
2 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.34%) Marketing
3 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Design Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Core Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Support
5 2 (6.90%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Licensing
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) IVR
4 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
1 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
1 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) CentOS
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (17.24%) Network Design
3 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (17.24%) Software Licensing
3 5 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.34%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
6 2 (6.90%) CRM
6 2 (6.90%) ERP
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL
6 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.90%) Service Design
6 2 (6.90%) Web Development
7 1 (3.45%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
2 2 (6.90%) PHP
2 2 (6.90%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCNA
3 8 (27.59%) CCNP
4 5 (17.24%) CCDA
4 5 (17.24%) CCIE
5 2 (6.90%) JNCIA
5 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.45%) OpenSIPS
4 1 (3.45%) Squid
4 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.45%) vCloud
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) vMotion
2 1 (3.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) VMware
4 7 (24.14%) F5
5 6 (20.69%) Dell
5 6 (20.69%) HP
5 6 (20.69%) SonicWALL
6 5 (17.24%) NETGEAR
6 5 (17.24%) Palo Alto
7 4 (13.79%) Citrix
8 3 (10.34%) Avaya
8 3 (10.34%) SAP
9 2 (6.90%) BT
9 2 (6.90%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (6.90%) Juniper
9 2 (6.90%) ScanSafe
10 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
10 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.45%) Samsung
10 1 (3.45%) Tekelec