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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 92 107 114
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 32 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.31% 0.45% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.30% 4.12% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 2
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£294 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £310 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £325 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-85.27% +445.45%
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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
344 243 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.08% 10.95% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 139 99
Average daily rate £360 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £15.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
West Yorkshire +1 11 £338 - 4
North Yorkshire +9 7 £275 - 2
South Yorkshire -5 1 £310 -4.61%
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (76.09%) Cisco
2 28 (60.87%) BGP
3 26 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (54.35%) OSPF
5 22 (47.83%) CCNP
6 21 (45.65%) VPN
7 20 (43.48%) LAN
7 20 (43.48%) WAN
8 19 (41.30%) TCP/IP
8 19 (41.30%) Firewall
9 15 (32.61%) IPv4
10 14 (30.43%) IPv6
10 14 (30.43%) CCIP
10 14 (30.43%) vCloud
11 8 (17.39%) Juniper
11 8 (17.39%) EIGRP
11 8 (17.39%) Network Design
12 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
12 7 (15.22%) HP
12 7 (15.22%) CCNA
12 7 (15.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (13.04%) F5
13 6 (13.04%) DNS
13 6 (13.04%) Windows
13 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
13 6 (13.04%) VPLS
14 5 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (10.87%) Project Management
14 5 (10.87%) BT
14 5 (10.87%) VMware

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Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Office
1 3 (6.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) BGP
2 25 (54.35%) OSPF
3 21 (45.65%) VPN
4 20 (43.48%) LAN
4 20 (43.48%) WAN
5 19 (41.30%) TCP/IP
5 19 (41.30%) Firewall
6 15 (32.61%) IPv4
7 14 (30.43%) IPv6
8 8 (17.39%) EIGRP
9 7 (15.22%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (13.04%) DNS
10 6 (13.04%) VPLS
11 5 (10.87%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 3 (6.52%) Junos
13 3 (6.52%) Wireless
13 3 (6.52%) RSVP
13 3 (6.52%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (15.22%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Architect
3 4 (8.70%) Network Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Design Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Designer
4 3 (6.52%) IP Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Network Design Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Network Architect
4 3 (6.52%) Network Designer
5 2 (4.35%) Operations Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Service Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Services Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.35%) IT Operations Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Network Support
6 1 (2.17%) Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Network Specialist
6 1 (2.17%) NOC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) CCTV
1 2 (4.35%) e-Health
2 1 (2.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
2 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
2 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Vista
2 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Network Design
2 5 (10.87%) Project Management
2 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.70%) Network Management
4 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) ITIL
5 2 (4.35%) BCP
5 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.35%) Security Management
5 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.35%) Fault Management
5 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 26 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (47.83%) CCNP
3 14 (30.43%) CCIP
4 7 (15.22%) CCNA
5 5 (10.87%) CCDP
6 4 (8.70%) CCIE
6 4 (8.70%) JNCIP
6 4 (8.70%) JNCIE
7 2 (4.35%) CCDA
7 2 (4.35%) MCSE
7 2 (4.35%) MCSA
7 2 (4.35%) CISSP
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.35%) CCSA
7 2 (4.35%) CCSE
7 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.35%) VCAP
7 2 (4.35%) VCP5
8 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) vCloud
2 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Terminal Services
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) OPNET
2 2 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (76.09%) Cisco
2 8 (17.39%) Juniper
3 7 (15.22%) HP
4 6 (13.04%) F5
4 6 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 5 (10.87%) BT
5 5 (10.87%) VMware
6 4 (8.70%) TippingPoint
7 3 (6.52%) Cramer
7 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.52%) BMC
7 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.35%) CA
8 2 (4.35%) NetApp
8 2 (4.35%) Brocade
8 2 (4.35%) Syncsort
8 2 (4.35%) Riverbed
8 2 (4.35%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.17%) Citrix
9 1 (2.17%) Remedy
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