Period
to 25 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 25 May 2020 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 91 167 185
Rank change year-on-year +76 +18 -7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 37 24 19
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.70% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.53% 4.44% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 9
Median daily rate £325 £361 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.03% -17.43% +1.74%
10th Percentile £213 £330 £350
90th Percentile £594 £525 £690
England median daily rate £400 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £38.25 £25.67 £32.50
% change year-on-year +49.01% -21.02% +3.17%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 321 540 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.79% 11.96% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 372 437
Median daily rate £375 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £185 £244 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 37 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -4.32% -3.28%
10th Percentile £10.84 £10.65 £12.50
90th Percentile £26.15 £19.65 £46.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for MPLS in Yorkshire

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Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MPLS in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MPLS in Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for MPLS in Yorkshire

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Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 25 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North Yorkshire +20 19 £303 -15.97%
South Yorkshire +47 13 £575 +59.72% 1
West Yorkshire +46 5 £268 -46.50%
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England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 31 (83.78%) Cisco
2 28 (75.68%) BGP
3 19 (51.35%) Juniper
4 18 (48.65%) WAN
5 17 (45.95%) OSPF
6 16 (43.24%) LAN
7 15 (40.54%) Firewall
7 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (37.84%) VPN
9 13 (35.14%) OpenStack
9 13 (35.14%) FortiGate
10 11 (29.73%) Ansible
10 11 (29.73%) VXLAN
10 11 (29.73%) CCNP
11 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
11 10 (27.03%) Python
12 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
12 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
13 8 (21.62%) IPv6
14 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
14 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (18.92%) Network Design
15 6 (16.22%) Huawei
15 6 (16.22%) CCNA
15 6 (16.22%) IPv4
15 6 (16.22%) Citrix
16 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
16 5 (13.51%) vCloud
16 5 (13.51%) Palo Alto
16 5 (13.51%) NetScaler

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (35.14%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.70%) CMS
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) GitHub
1 2 (5.41%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (75.68%) BGP
2 18 (48.65%) WAN
3 17 (45.95%) OSPF
4 16 (43.24%) LAN
5 15 (40.54%) Firewall
6 14 (37.84%) VPN
7 11 (29.73%) VXLAN
8 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
9 8 (21.62%) IPv6
10 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (16.22%) IPv4
12 5 (13.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (13.51%) NetScaler
13 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (10.81%) IOS XR
13 4 (10.81%) Junos
13 4 (10.81%) NX-OS
13 4 (10.81%) Wireless
13 4 (10.81%) WLAN
14 3 (8.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 29 (78.38%) Network Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (16.22%) Project Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) IT Support
8 1 (2.70%) IT Support Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Junior
8 1 (2.70%) Junior Cisco Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Junior Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Junior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Jinja
1 2 (5.41%) YAML
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) CESG
2 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
2 1 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Network Design
2 4 (10.81%) DevOps
3 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (5.41%) Presales
4 2 (5.41%) Time Management
4 2 (5.41%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) ITSM
5 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.70%) MVC
5 1 (2.70%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) Python
2 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) Ruby
3 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (29.73%) CCNP
3 6 (16.22%) CCNA
4 4 (10.81%) CCIE
4 4 (10.81%) JNCIE
5 2 (5.41%) JNCIP
5 2 (5.41%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
6 1 (2.70%) MCSE
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) COBIT
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) vCloud
2 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Docker
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (35.14%) FortiGate
2 11 (29.73%) Ansible
3 2 (5.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 31 (83.78%) Cisco
2 19 (51.35%) Juniper
3 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
4 6 (16.22%) Citrix
4 6 (16.22%) Huawei
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.51%) Palo Alto
6 4 (10.81%) Meraki
7 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.41%) F5
8 2 (5.41%) Nokia
9 1 (2.70%) Aruba
9 1 (2.70%) Avaya
9 1 (2.70%) Polycom
9 1 (2.70%) Sage
9 1 (2.70%) VMware