Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 176 166
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 -7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 30 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.25% 0.56% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.65% 3.69% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 41
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £325 £175 £170
90th Percentile £394 £450 £488
England median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £150.00
England median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -71.88% +6.67% +63.64%

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 665 814 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.96% 15.08% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 486 553
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £169 £239 £205
90th Percentile £550 £551 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +7.69% -15.76%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.03 £9.63
90th Percentile £33.20 £47.13 £44.00
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
West Yorkshire +2 8 £375 +7.14% 6
North Yorkshire +8 3 £375 +6.99%
East Yorkshire -6 2 £375 -
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England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 5 (45.45%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Juniper
4 3 (27.27%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
5 2 (18.18%) CCNP
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Broadband
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) Netcool
5 2 (18.18%) Remedy
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (18.18%) MRTG
5 2 (18.18%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (18.18%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (18.18%) Feasibility Study
5 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
6 1 (9.09%) Office 365
6 1 (9.09%) DMVPN
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012

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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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 3 (27.27%) BGP
4 2 (18.18%) Broadband
4 2 (18.18%) Internet
4 2 (18.18%) MRTG
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) IPsec
5 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
5 1 (9.09%) VLAN
5 1 (9.09%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Analyst
1 4 (36.36%) Business Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 2 (18.18%) Data Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Data Centre Business Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Deployment Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) IP Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Management
3 2 (18.18%) Feasibility Study
3 2 (18.18%) Network Architecture
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (18.18%) CCNP Voice
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) JNCIE
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (18.18%) Netcool
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) Huawei
4 1 (9.09%) VMware