The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 151 162 177
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 21 46 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.85% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.87% 6.32% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 21
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £315 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +73.92%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
543 728 816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.68% 13.48% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 533 519
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 18 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the City of London region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the City of London region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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 City of London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 26 (72.22%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) VPN
3 19 (52.78%) Firewall
4 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (47.22%) WAN
6 16 (44.44%) LAN
6 16 (44.44%) CCNP
7 14 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 14 (38.89%) BGP
7 14 (38.89%) Network Security
8 12 (33.33%) CCNA
9 11 (30.56%) OSPF
9 11 (30.56%) Finance
10 10 (27.78%) DNS
10 10 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 9 (25.00%) ITIL
12 8 (22.22%) Palo Alto
12 8 (22.22%) Network Management
13 7 (19.44%) VoIP
13 7 (19.44%) Wireless
14 6 (16.67%) IPsec
14 6 (16.67%) Project Management
14 6 (16.67%) Retail
14 6 (16.67%) DHCP
14 6 (16.67%) CCIE
15 5 (13.89%) EIGRP
15 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
15 5 (13.89%) Banking
15 5 (13.89%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) VPN
2 19 (52.78%) Firewall
3 17 (47.22%) WAN
4 16 (44.44%) LAN
5 14 (38.89%) BGP
5 14 (38.89%) Network Security
5 14 (38.89%) TCP/IP
6 11 (30.56%) OSPF
7 10 (27.78%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (27.78%) DNS
8 7 (19.44%) VoIP
8 7 (19.44%) Wireless
9 6 (16.67%) DHCP
9 6 (16.67%) IPsec
10 5 (13.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (13.89%) EIGRP
10 5 (13.89%) VLAN
11 4 (11.11%) HSRP
11 4 (11.11%) Internet
11 4 (11.11%) SNMP
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Retail
3 5 (13.89%) Banking
4 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 3 (8.33%) Law
5 3 (8.33%) Publishing
6 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Voice Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Data Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.56%) IT Operations Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Operations Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (5.56%) Equities
2 2 (5.56%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
3 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) MPEG
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
3 1 (2.78%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) Linux
3 1 (2.78%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (22.22%) Network Management
3 6 (16.67%) Project Management
4 5 (13.89%) Migration
5 4 (11.11%) Change Control
5 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.33%) Patch Management
6 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.56%) BCP
7 2 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.56%) Change Management
7 2 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (5.56%) Network Design
7 2 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.78%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) Perl
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) Korn
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (44.44%) CCNP
3 12 (33.33%) CCNA
4 6 (16.67%) CCIE
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (8.33%) CCSP
7 2 (5.56%) CCDP
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (5.56%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.78%) CCDA
8 1 (2.78%) Degree
8 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) MiFID
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Snort
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.78%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Cisco
2 8 (22.22%) Palo Alto
3 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.11%) F5
4 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) NICE Systems
6 2 (5.56%) Avaya
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix
6 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 2 (5.56%) Juniper
6 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.78%) Apple
7 1 (2.78%) BT
7 1 (2.78%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Nokia
7 1 (2.78%) Remedy
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