Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 117 137
Rank change year-on-year -13 +20 -21
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.31% 0.84% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 5.84% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 13
Leeds median daily rate £375 £348 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.91% -7.33% +30.43%
10th Percentile £325 £175 £291
90th Percentile £396 £513 £518
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +84.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 258 377 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.56% 14.35% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 226 292
Leeds median daily rate £425 £406 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +3.83% +16.79%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £263
90th Percentile £556 £550 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 10
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -36.47% -5.56%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.20 £11.10
90th Percentile £31.70 £21.93 £53.55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £15.36
% change year-on-year +5.19% -12.08% -2.51%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Leeds

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Leeds

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Leeds region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (14.29%) F5
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) DMVPN
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) HSRP
5 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (14.29%) VPLS
5 1 (14.29%) WSUS
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) SSL

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) DMVPN
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) DWDM
3 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
3 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
3 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) HSRP
3 1 (14.29%) IPsec
3 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (14.29%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Analyst
1 3 (42.86%) Business Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (14.29%) IP Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIE
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) BT
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) VMware