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 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 124 127 97
Rank change year-on-year +3 -30  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.14% 0.53% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.92% 4.05% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 28
Median daily rate £425 £310 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.09% +8.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £282 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £385 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +3.44% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +10.00%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 326 370 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.09% 13.03% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 208 266
Median daily rate £425 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +22.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £192 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 23
Median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +7.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £40.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Yorkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Yorkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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
West Yorkshire -3 2 £435 +39.20% 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
MPLS
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
1 7 (63.64%) VPN
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (36.36%) BGP
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) Service Design
5 3 (27.27%) F5
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
5 3 (27.27%) IP Telephony
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (27.27%) CCNP
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
5 3 (27.27%) OSPF
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) Retail
6 2 (18.18%) IPsec
6 2 (18.18%) IPv4
6 2 (18.18%) Perl
6 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) Python

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Top Related 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) VPN
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) WAN
3 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (36.36%) BGP
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) IP Telephony
5 3 (27.27%) OSPF
6 2 (18.18%) Internet
6 2 (18.18%) IPsec
6 2 (18.18%) IPv4
6 2 (18.18%) SSL
6 2 (18.18%) xDSL
7 1 (9.09%) DWDM
7 1 (9.09%) Frame Relay
7 1 (9.09%) Network Security
7 1 (9.09%) SDH
7 1 (9.09%) VLAN
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Architect
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Azure Architect
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IP Design Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Technical Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Technical Project Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
3 1 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 1 (9.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 3 (27.27%) Migration
1 3 (27.27%) Service Design
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Network Management
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) Python
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (27.27%) CCNP
3 2 (18.18%) CCNA
3 2 (18.18%) JNCIA
4 1 (9.09%) CCIE
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) F5
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (18.18%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) Avaya
5 1 (9.09%) BT
5 1 (9.09%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
5 1 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) WatchGuard