The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 167 187 192
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 29 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.50% 0.53% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.18% 4.79% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 28
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £100 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £497 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £338
% change year-on-year
-0.76% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
693 793 959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.96% 11.15% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 527 632
Average daily rate £388 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 42
Average hourly rate £22.00 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.42% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
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MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 44 (83.02%) Cisco
2 38 (71.70%) WAN
3 36 (67.92%) LAN
4 28 (52.83%) Firewall
5 26 (49.06%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (43.40%) VPN
6 23 (43.40%) BGP
7 22 (41.51%) OSPF
8 21 (39.62%) VoIP
9 20 (37.74%) ITIL
10 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
11 14 (26.42%) Finance
12 13 (24.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (22.64%) Cisco CUCM
13 12 (22.64%) CCNA
14 11 (20.75%) CCNP
14 11 (20.75%) VMware
14 11 (20.75%) IP Telephony
15 10 (18.87%) Cisco IPT
15 10 (18.87%) SolarWinds
15 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (18.87%) CheckPoint
15 10 (18.87%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (18.87%) Windows
16 9 (16.98%) Juniper
16 9 (16.98%) Citrix
16 9 (16.98%) CCIE
16 9 (16.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
16 9 (16.98%) EIGRP
16 9 (16.98%) OPNET

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.77%) Lync
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (71.70%) WAN
2 36 (67.92%) LAN
3 28 (52.83%) Firewall
4 23 (43.40%) VPN
4 23 (43.40%) BGP
5 22 (41.51%) OSPF
6 21 (39.62%) VoIP
7 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
8 13 (24.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (20.75%) IP Telephony
10 10 (18.87%) Cisco IPT
11 9 (16.98%) EIGRP
11 9 (16.98%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (16.98%) Network Security
12 8 (15.09%) Multicast
12 8 (15.09%) DNS
13 7 (13.21%) SAN
13 7 (13.21%) Wireless
13 7 (13.21%) BIG-IP
14 6 (11.32%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Banking
3 7 (13.21%) Telecoms
4 5 (9.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 10 (18.87%) Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Administrator
3 9 (16.98%) Network Administrator
4 8 (15.09%) Network Support
4 8 (15.09%) Cisco Administrator
5 7 (13.21%) Cisco Support
5 7 (13.21%) Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Network Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Data Network Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Project Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.77%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.43%) Thin Client
2 5 (9.43%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.77%) Open Source
4 2 (3.77%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.77%) PKI
4 2 (3.77%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) e-Health
5 1 (1.89%) SecurID
5 1 (1.89%) IPTV
5 1 (1.89%) CMDB
5 1 (1.89%) PMI
5 1 (1.89%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
2 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
4 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Linux
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) ITIL
2 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (16.98%) Migration
4 7 (13.21%) Change Management
4 7 (13.21%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.32%) Performance Management
5 6 (11.32%) Service Management
6 5 (9.43%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.55%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (7.55%) Project Management
8 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.66%) Network Design
8 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.77%) Network Management
9 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce
10 1 (1.89%) Data Modelling
10 1 (1.89%) BCP
10 1 (1.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) C
2 2 (3.77%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (49.06%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (22.64%) CCNA
3 11 (20.75%) CCNP
4 10 (18.87%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (16.98%) CCIE
6 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.77%) CCDP
9 1 (1.89%) MCSE
9 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.89%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.89%) Degree
9 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
1 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
2 6 (11.32%) NLBS
3 5 (9.43%) Xen
4 3 (5.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (5.66%) XenApp
5 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.77%) vCloud
6 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (16.98%) OPNET
3 6 (11.32%) WSUS
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.89%) SCCM
5 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.89%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.89%) OpenView
5 1 (1.89%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 44 (83.02%) Cisco
2 11 (20.75%) VMware
3 10 (18.87%) CheckPoint
3 10 (18.87%) SolarWinds
4 9 (16.98%) Citrix
4 9 (16.98%) Juniper
5 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (11.32%) Riverbed
7 5 (9.43%) F5
8 4 (7.55%) Avaya
9 3 (5.66%) Polycom
10 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.77%) HP
10 2 (3.77%) Siemens
10 2 (3.77%) Aruba
10 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.89%) Nortel
11 1 (1.89%) CA
11 1 (1.89%) NetApp
11 1 (1.89%) Nokia