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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 129 120 107
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 19 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.64% 1.00% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.15% 6.68% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 29 8
Median daily rate £329 £310 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.04% +35.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £475 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £150.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +41.71%
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
458 479 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.45% 15.01% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 304 162
Median daily rate £399 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.89% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 39 21
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.36 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.08% +5.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £150.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +9 15 £300 -20.00% 4
North Yorkshire - 3 £351 -
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 24 (82.76%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) Firewall
3 15 (51.72%) BGP
4 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
4 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (41.38%) WAN
5 11 (37.93%) VPN
5 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
5 11 (37.93%) VMware
6 10 (34.48%) Windows
6 10 (34.48%) CCNP
6 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
7 9 (31.03%) CCNA
7 9 (31.03%) LAN
8 8 (27.59%) Internet
8 8 (27.59%) Finance
9 7 (24.14%) OSPF
9 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
9 7 (24.14%) VRRP
9 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
9 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (20.69%) Network Security
10 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (20.69%) DSL
10 6 (20.69%) CCIE
10 6 (20.69%) HP
10 6 (20.69%) DNS
10 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence

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 2 (6.90%) Apache
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 6 (20.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) Firewall
2 15 (51.72%) BGP
3 12 (41.38%) WAN
4 11 (37.93%) VPN
5 9 (31.03%) LAN
6 8 (27.59%) Internet
7 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (24.14%) OSPF
7 7 (24.14%) VRRP
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (20.69%) DNS
8 6 (20.69%) DSL
8 6 (20.69%) Network Security
8 6 (20.69%) VLAN
9 5 (17.24%) DHCP
9 5 (17.24%) iSCSI
9 5 (17.24%) Structured Cabling
10 4 (13.79%) EIGRP
11 3 (10.34%) IPv6
11 3 (10.34%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Informix
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 6 (20.69%) Electronics
3 6 (20.69%) Manufacturing
3 6 (20.69%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Games
4 1 (3.45%) International Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Design Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Design Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Core Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Support
5 2 (6.90%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Licensing
3 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 2 (6.90%) Digital Media
4 1 (3.45%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) IBM XIV
4 1 (3.45%) IVR
4 1 (3.45%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
1 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
2 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
4 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Digital Marketing
1 6 (20.69%) Migration
1 6 (20.69%) Programme Management
2 5 (17.24%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (17.24%) Software Licensing
3 4 (13.79%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) High Availability
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.90%) CRM
5 2 (6.90%) ERP
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security
5 2 (6.90%) Web Development
6 1 (3.45%) Analytics
6 1 (3.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) JavaScript
2 3 (10.34%) PHP
3 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.90%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (34.48%) CCNP
3 9 (31.03%) CCNA
4 6 (20.69%) CCIE
5 5 (17.24%) CCDA
6 2 (6.90%) Degree
7 1 (3.45%) CCDE
7 1 (3.45%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.45%) Squid
4 1 (3.45%) vCloud
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) vMotion
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (82.76%) Cisco
2 11 (37.93%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
4 6 (20.69%) HP
4 6 (20.69%) SAP
5 5 (17.24%) Dell
5 5 (17.24%) F5
5 5 (17.24%) NETGEAR
5 5 (17.24%) Palo Alto
5 5 (17.24%) SonicWALL
6 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
7 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.90%) IBM
8 2 (6.90%) Juniper
8 2 (6.90%) ScanSafe
9 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.45%) Mitel
9 1 (3.45%) Samsung
9 1 (3.45%) Sonus
9 1 (3.45%) Tekelec