Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 160 167
Rank change year-on-year +74 +7 +2
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 14 31
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.38% 0.36% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 2.95% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 17
Median daily rate £320 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.86% +6.06% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £294 £340
90th Percentile £387 £503 £673
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.50 £31.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +1.61% +6.90% +101.32%

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 120 475 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.30% 12.06% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 305 402
Median daily rate £408 £375 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -10.39% +4.63%
10th Percentile £256 £188 £243
90th Percentile £550 £575 £574
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 45
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -4.82% +18.38%
10th Percentile £14.10 £14.50 £12.70
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.50 £25.85
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £20.00
% change year-on-year +39.33% +25.60% +10.50%

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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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +12 3 £320 -30.81%
South Yorkshire +50 1 - - 3
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) IPv4
1 3 (75.00%) IPv6
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (50.00%) IOS XR
2 2 (50.00%) NX-OS
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (50.00%) Huawei
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) ADSL
3 1 (25.00%) Broadband
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet

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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 1 (25.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) IPv4
1 3 (75.00%) IPv6
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (50.00%) IOS XR
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) NX-OS
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) 4G
3 1 (25.00%) 5G
3 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (25.00%) WebEx
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Storage Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCNP
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Huawei
3 1 (25.00%) Aruba
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Meraki
3 1 (25.00%) Polycom