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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 144 157 179
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +22
Contract jobs citing MPLS 18 52 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.87% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 6.74% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 42 26
Median daily rate £425 £408 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £311 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £498 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +19.57%
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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
526 772 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.66% 12.98% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 574 495
Median daily rate £470 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 28 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.25% -12.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 27 (81.82%) Cisco
2 19 (57.58%) Firewall
3 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (54.55%) CCNP
4 17 (51.52%) WAN
5 15 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 15 (45.45%) VPN
5 15 (45.45%) LAN
5 15 (45.45%) BGP
6 12 (36.36%) DNS
7 11 (33.33%) OSPF
8 10 (30.30%) CCNA
8 10 (30.30%) ITIL
8 10 (30.30%) Finance
8 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (27.27%) Network Security
9 9 (27.27%) EIGRP
10 8 (24.24%) VoIP
10 8 (24.24%) Wireless
11 7 (21.21%) IPsec
11 7 (21.21%) DHCP
12 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
12 6 (18.18%) Project Management
12 6 (18.18%) Network Management
13 5 (15.15%) F5
13 5 (15.15%) Change Control
13 5 (15.15%) VPLS
13 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
13 5 (15.15%) 802.1X
13 5 (15.15%) Banking

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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 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) IaaS
2 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (57.58%) Firewall
2 17 (51.52%) WAN
3 15 (45.45%) BGP
3 15 (45.45%) LAN
3 15 (45.45%) TCP/IP
3 15 (45.45%) VPN
4 12 (36.36%) DNS
5 11 (33.33%) OSPF
6 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (27.27%) EIGRP
7 9 (27.27%) Network Security
8 8 (24.24%) VoIP
8 8 (24.24%) Wireless
9 7 (21.21%) DHCP
9 7 (21.21%) IPsec
10 5 (15.15%) VPLS
11 4 (12.12%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (12.12%) HSRP
11 4 (12.12%) VLAN
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 3 (9.09%) Law
3 3 (9.09%) Publishing
4 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Network Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Voice Network Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Data Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) IT Operations Manager
5 2 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.06%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.03%) Equities
3 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) MPEG
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Streaming Media
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Network Management
2 6 (18.18%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) Change Control
4 4 (12.12%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.12%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) BCP
6 2 (6.06%) Change Management
6 2 (6.06%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (6.06%) Network Design
6 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.06%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) Korn
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) CCNP
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (30.30%) CCNA
3 4 (12.12%) CCIE
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (9.09%) CCDP
5 2 (6.06%) Degree
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.03%) CCDA
6 1 (3.03%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (3.03%) CCSP
6 1 (3.03%) CCVP
6 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) MiFID
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.03%) QA
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.03%) Snort
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (6.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.03%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.03%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 27 (81.82%) Cisco
2 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 5 (15.15%) F5
4 4 (12.12%) Palo Alto
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) NICE Systems
5 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) Avaya
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix
6 2 (6.06%) Juniper
7 1 (3.03%) Akamai
7 1 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (3.03%) Apple
7 1 (3.03%) Aruba
7 1 (3.03%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Nokia
7 1 (3.03%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
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