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 3 months to 29 March 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)
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 83 80
Rank change year-on-year -6 -3  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 1 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.098% 0.98% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 8.64% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 14 5
Median daily rate £550 £311 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.70% -4.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £316
% change year-on-year +3.44% +14.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -31.81% +6.66%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 117 162 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 11.52% 11.32% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 106 115
Median daily rate £425 £363 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +12.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.10 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.02% -65.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 29 March 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%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
3 3 (42.86%) Service Design
3 3 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Network Design
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard
5 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (14.29%) F5
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
5 1 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (14.29%) Dell
5 1 (14.29%) TDD

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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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) ADSL
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (14.29%) DWDM
4 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Azure Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Service Design
1 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard