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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 98 96
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.72% 0.47% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.59% 3.24% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 7
Median daily rate £375 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £317 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £473 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £47.83 £95.00
% change year-on-year -31.00% -49.65%  

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 143 216 223
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 12.81% 14.52% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 327 484
Median daily rate £388 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +28.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £313 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £10.20 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.09% -54.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £10.20 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.13 £13.39 £121.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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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 29 June 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 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
3 6 (66.67%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) CCNP
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (44.44%) VLAN
5 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Network Design
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (33.33%) F5
5 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) BT
5 3 (33.33%) DWDM
5 3 (33.33%) BGP
5 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
6 2 (22.22%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (11.11%) Service Design
7 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012

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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 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) WAN
2 4 (44.44%) VLAN
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (33.33%) DWDM
3 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
5 1 (11.11%) SAN
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) WLAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Support
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Data Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Phone
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (33.33%) Network Design
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Quality Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Design
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNP
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) BT
1 3 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) VMware