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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
London / City of London
Rank 129 138 159
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +21
Contract jobs citing MPLS 24 11 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 0.36% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 3.34% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 33
Median daily rate £400 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £309 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £503 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +64.04%

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
392 329 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.55% 10.69% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 228 493
Median daily rate £433 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.79% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +22.99%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

MPLS
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

MPLS
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 22 January 2017.

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

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 City of London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 26 (68.42%) Cisco
2 23 (60.53%) WAN
3 22 (57.89%) Firewall
4 20 (52.63%) LAN
5 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (36.84%) BGP
7 13 (34.21%) OSPF
8 12 (31.58%) CCNP
8 12 (31.58%) VPN
9 11 (28.95%) Citrix
10 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
10 10 (26.32%) Finance
10 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
11 9 (23.68%) Internet
12 8 (21.05%) Juniper
12 8 (21.05%) DHCP
12 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
12 8 (21.05%) Windows
12 8 (21.05%) Wireless
12 8 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (21.05%) Network Security
12 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (18.42%) VMware
13 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
13 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
14 6 (15.79%) Project Management
14 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
14 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
14 6 (15.79%) DNS
14 6 (15.79%) IPsec

MPLS
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 6 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (60.53%) WAN
2 22 (57.89%) Firewall
3 20 (52.63%) LAN
4 14 (36.84%) BGP
5 13 (34.21%) OSPF
6 12 (31.58%) VPN
7 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 9 (23.68%) Internet
9 8 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (21.05%) DHCP
9 8 (21.05%) Network Security
9 8 (21.05%) Wireless
10 6 (15.79%) DNS
10 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
10 6 (15.79%) IPsec
10 6 (15.79%) VLAN
11 5 (13.16%) EIGRP
11 5 (13.16%) HSRP
11 5 (13.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) DB2
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Network Engineer
2 12 (31.58%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (23.68%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (23.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Network Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Data Network Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.63%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.26%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.63%) Equities
4 1 (2.63%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
4 1 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Project Management
2 4 (10.53%) Change Management
2 4 (10.53%) Migration
2 4 (10.53%) Network Management
3 3 (7.89%) Email Migration
3 3 (7.89%) High Availability
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.89%) Risk Management
3 3 (7.89%) Server Building
4 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (5.26%) Database Security
4 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.26%) SIEM
4 2 (5.26%) Threat Analysis
4 2 (5.26%) Time Management
4 2 (5.26%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Perl
2 1 (2.63%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (31.58%) CCNP
3 5 (13.16%) CCIE
4 3 (7.89%) CCNA
5 2 (5.26%) CCDP
5 2 (5.26%) CCSA
5 2 (5.26%) CCSE
5 2 (5.26%) CCSP
5 2 (5.26%) CISSP
5 2 (5.26%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.63%) CCDA
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.26%) COBIT
2 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Endace
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Cisco
2 11 (28.95%) Citrix
3 8 (21.05%) Juniper
4 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
4 7 (18.42%) VMware
5 5 (13.16%) F5
5 5 (13.16%) Meraki
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
5 5 (13.16%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.89%) Aruba
6 3 (7.89%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.89%) NetScout
7 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.26%) IBM
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 2 (5.26%) Remedy
7 2 (5.26%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.26%) WorldPay
8 1 (2.63%) Sonus