The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 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 30 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)
Yorkshire / North Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 37 36
Contract jobs citing MPLS 0 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in North Yorkshire - 0.88% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.88% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £275 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £323
% change year-on-year +2.06% +12.40%  
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 North Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 24 41 56
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in North Yorkshire 13.11% 18.06% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 37
Median daily rate £375 £275 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -31.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £241 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 4
Median hourly rate £11.50 £21.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.88% +63.46%  
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 North Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in North Yorkshire 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 North Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in North Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in North Yorkshire