The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 24 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 116 115
Rank change year-on-year +24 -1  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.57% 0.34% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.00% 2.64% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
Median daily rate £403 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.55% +28.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £47.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -4.34%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 200 265 273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 14.18% 12.91% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 167 161
Median daily rate £375 £425 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +26.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £533 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.32 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.86% -56.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.49 £15.50 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in West Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in West Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +22 8 £403 -10.55% 1
MPLS
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (60.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) VLAN
4 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
5 3 (30.00%) DWDM
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Network Design
5 3 (30.00%) BT
5 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (30.00%) F5
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (20.00%) Citrix
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (10.00%) Service Design
7 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements

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Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) BGP
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) VLAN
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (30.00%) DWDM
3 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) Frame Relay
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) PPP
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) SDH
5 1 (10.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) IP Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IP Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) Network Design
2 3 (30.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Design
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNP
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) BT
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco
1 3 (30.00%) F5
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) VMware