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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 101 103 128
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +25
Contract jobs citing MPLS 16 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.68% 0.85% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 6.64% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 2
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£229 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.64% -17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £344
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +3.63%
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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
278 286 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.76% 12.84% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 164 187
Average daily rate £305 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 29
Average hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +148.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 -2 11 £188 -46.42% 3
South Yorkshire +10 5 £303 -
North Yorkshire - - - -
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MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 19 (73.08%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) Firewall
3 10 (38.46%) Wireless
3 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 10 (38.46%) VPN
4 9 (34.62%) WAN
4 9 (34.62%) LAN
4 9 (34.62%) HP
5 8 (30.77%) EMC
5 8 (30.77%) NetApp
5 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 8 (30.77%) MySQL
5 8 (30.77%) Oracle
5 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 8 (30.77%) Windows
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 8 (30.77%) IPsec
5 8 (30.77%) VMware
5 8 (30.77%) Data Management
5 8 (30.77%) XMPP
5 8 (30.77%) VLAN
5 8 (30.77%) Xen
5 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 8 (30.77%) vSphere
5 8 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (30.77%) Lync
5 8 (30.77%) Master Data Management
5 8 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (26.92%) IBM
6 7 (26.92%) VoIP

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 8 (30.77%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) Firewall
2 10 (38.46%) Wireless
2 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 10 (38.46%) VPN
3 9 (34.62%) LAN
3 9 (34.62%) WAN
4 8 (30.77%) IPsec
4 8 (30.77%) VLAN
5 7 (26.92%) VoIP
6 6 (23.08%) Internet
6 6 (23.08%) OSPF
6 6 (23.08%) BGP
7 5 (19.23%) DNS
8 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
8 4 (15.38%) VPLS
9 3 (11.54%) DWDM
9 3 (11.54%) GSM
9 3 (11.54%) SDH
10 1 (3.85%) SAN
10 1 (3.85%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) MySQL
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Architect
2 7 (26.92%) Network Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Design Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) IP Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Project Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Data Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Field Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Support
7 1 (3.85%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) XMPP
2 3 (11.54%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) IVR
1 1 (3.85%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Data Management
1 8 (30.77%) Master Data Management
1 8 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (23.08%) Network Design
3 4 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (15.38%) Business Continuity
4 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (7.69%) Network Management
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Logistics
6 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (23.08%) CCNA
3 4 (15.38%) JNCIP
3 4 (15.38%) JNCIE
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Xen
1 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
1 8 (30.77%) vSphere
1 8 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCOM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOrch
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) HP
3 8 (30.77%) EMC
3 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) NetApp
3 8 (30.77%) VMware
4 7 (26.92%) IBM
5 5 (19.23%) Juniper
6 3 (11.54%) Cramer
7 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
8 1 (3.85%) Avaya
8 1 (3.85%) F5
8 1 (3.85%) Verint