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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 128 107 102
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 12 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.40% 0.43% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.91% 3.55% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 10
Average daily rate
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£310 £188 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.33% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £168 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £205 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.52% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £150.00 - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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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
413 282 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.85% 12.03% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 152 153
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £13.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.03% -59.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.60 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
South Yorkshire -4 4 £170 - 3
West Yorkshire -29 4 £375 +100.00% 3
North Yorkshire - 1 £120 - 2
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 41 (89.13%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (84.78%) Cisco
3 33 (71.74%) LAN
3 33 (71.74%) WAN
4 29 (63.04%) CCNP
5 23 (50.00%) CCNA
6 21 (45.65%) VPN
7 20 (43.48%) BGP
8 19 (41.30%) Firewall
9 17 (36.96%) OSPF
9 17 (36.96%) TCP/IP
10 11 (23.91%) CCIE
10 11 (23.91%) CCIP
11 9 (19.57%) EIGRP
12 8 (17.39%) Internet
12 8 (17.39%) IPv4
12 8 (17.39%) Network Design
13 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (15.22%) IPv6
13 7 (15.22%) CCDP
13 7 (15.22%) MS Office
13 7 (15.22%) ITIL
13 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
14 6 (13.04%) Juniper
14 6 (13.04%) VoIP
14 6 (13.04%) VLAN
14 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (10.87%) Spanning Tree
15 5 (10.87%) F5

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Office
2 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 33 (71.74%) LAN
1 33 (71.74%) WAN
2 21 (45.65%) VPN
3 20 (43.48%) BGP
4 19 (41.30%) Firewall
5 17 (36.96%) OSPF
5 17 (36.96%) TCP/IP
6 9 (19.57%) EIGRP
7 8 (17.39%) Internet
7 8 (17.39%) IPv4
8 7 (15.22%) IPv6
9 6 (13.04%) VoIP
9 6 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (13.04%) VLAN
9 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (10.87%) Network Security
10 5 (10.87%) Spanning Tree
11 4 (8.70%) HSRP
11 4 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (8.70%) VRRP
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) Project Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Data Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Design Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Designer
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Support Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Designer
7 2 (4.35%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.35%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) DTV
2 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Network Design
2 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 5 (10.87%) Business Continuity
3 5 (10.87%) Change Management
4 4 (8.70%) Project Management
4 4 (8.70%) Supplier Management
4 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.35%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.35%) Service Management
5 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.35%) Information Security
5 2 (4.35%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.35%) Line Management
5 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.35%) Change Control
6 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Lisp
2 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 41 (89.13%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (63.04%) CCNP
3 23 (50.00%) CCNA
4 11 (23.91%) CCIP
4 11 (23.91%) CCIE
5 7 (15.22%) CCDP
6 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (8.70%) MCSE
6 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (6.52%) CISSP
7 3 (6.52%) CCSP
8 2 (4.35%) CCDA
8 2 (4.35%) JNCIP
8 2 (4.35%) JNCIE
8 2 (4.35%) Degree
8 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
1 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.52%) NFS
2 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) OPNET
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) WSUS
2 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.17%) Opsview
3 1 (2.17%) Graphite
3 1 (2.17%) Nagios
3 1 (2.17%) Cacti
3 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 39 (84.78%) Cisco
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) Juniper
4 5 (10.87%) VMware
4 5 (10.87%) Brocade
4 5 (10.87%) F5
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.52%) BMC
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) TippingPoint
6 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.35%) SAP
7 2 (4.35%) Nortel
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) Remedy
8 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.17%) Aruba
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