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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 152 178 189
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 52 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.87% 0.51% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.78% 4.12% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 26
Average daily rate
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£408 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £320 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £563 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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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
767 728 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.90% 12.34% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 494 529
Average daily rate £425 £388 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 37
Average hourly rate £17.98 £21.25 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -51.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.15 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015, 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 66 (88.00%) Cisco
2 52 (69.33%) Firewall
3 51 (68.00%) WAN
4 44 (58.67%) LAN
5 39 (52.00%) BGP
6 36 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (41.33%) CCNP
7 31 (41.33%) CheckPoint
7 31 (41.33%) OSPF
8 26 (34.67%) VPN
9 25 (33.33%) Juniper
10 23 (30.67%) Finance
11 19 (25.33%) Wireless
11 19 (25.33%) Windows
12 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
12 18 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (22.67%) BIG-IP
13 17 (22.67%) ITIL
13 17 (22.67%) Multicast
13 17 (22.67%) Spanning Tree
14 16 (21.33%) TCP/IP
14 16 (21.33%) F5
15 15 (20.00%) HSRP
15 15 (20.00%) Active Directory
15 15 (20.00%) IPsec
16 13 (17.33%) DSL
16 13 (17.33%) Network Security
17 12 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
17 12 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (16.00%) EIGRP

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 11 (14.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.67%) Lync
4 1 (1.33%) IIS
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (13.33%) MS Office
2 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.33%) SaaS
1 1 (1.33%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (69.33%) Firewall
2 51 (68.00%) WAN
3 44 (58.67%) LAN
4 39 (52.00%) BGP
5 31 (41.33%) OSPF
6 26 (34.67%) VPN
7 19 (25.33%) Wireless
8 18 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (22.67%) BIG-IP
9 17 (22.67%) Multicast
9 17 (22.67%) Spanning Tree
10 16 (21.33%) TCP/IP
11 15 (20.00%) IPsec
11 15 (20.00%) HSRP
12 13 (17.33%) Network Security
12 13 (17.33%) DSL
13 12 (16.00%) EIGRP
13 12 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (14.67%) Cisco ISE
15 10 (13.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (30.67%) Finance
2 6 (8.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Advertising
4 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.33%) Billing
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (52.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (16.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (14.67%) Analyst
4 6 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Network Support
6 4 (5.33%) Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.33%) Voice Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Network Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Communications Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Network Specialist
7 3 (4.00%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Network Support
7 3 (4.00%) Senior Network Support Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) 802.1X
2 6 (8.00%) XMPP
3 1 (1.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Video Conferencing
2 11 (14.67%) Data Centre
3 10 (13.33%) Blackberry
4 6 (8.00%) Eurex
5 4 (5.33%) Fat Client
5 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.33%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.67%) PKI
6 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.33%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.33%) User Experience
7 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.33%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.33%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.33%) Windows
2 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.00%) Linux
5 1 (1.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) ITIL
2 11 (14.67%) Service Management
3 10 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 9 (12.00%) Project Management
4 9 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (12.00%) Performance Management
5 8 (10.67%) Business Continuity Planning
5 8 (10.67%) Business Continuity
5 8 (10.67%) BCP
6 7 (9.33%) Load Balancing
7 6 (8.00%) Migration
7 6 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (6.67%) Asset Management
9 4 (5.33%) Investment Management
9 4 (5.33%) ITSM
10 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
10 3 (4.00%) WAN Optimisation
11 2 (2.67%) Low Latency
11 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (2.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.67%) SQL
1 2 (2.67%) Lisp
2 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (41.33%) CCNP
3 11 (14.67%) CCNA
4 9 (12.00%) CCIE
5 6 (8.00%) CCSA
6 4 (5.33%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (4.00%) Degree
8 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (1.33%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.33%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.33%) CISM
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.33%) CCDP
9 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.33%) NLBS
3 8 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.33%) Xen
6 3 (4.00%) XenApp
7 2 (2.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.67%) vSphere
8 1 (1.33%) vCloud
8 1 (1.33%) NFS
8 1 (1.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (13.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (12.00%) WSUS
3 4 (5.33%) CiscoWorks
3 4 (5.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (4.00%) OPNET
4 3 (4.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (4.00%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.67%) CA Spectrum
5 2 (2.67%) OpenView
6 1 (1.33%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 66 (88.00%) Cisco
2 31 (41.33%) CheckPoint
3 25 (33.33%) Juniper
4 18 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (21.33%) F5
6 11 (14.67%) Riverbed
6 11 (14.67%) VMware
7 10 (13.33%) Citrix
8 9 (12.00%) SolarWinds
9 6 (8.00%) Aruba
10 5 (6.67%) BT
11 3 (4.00%) Avaya
11 3 (4.00%) HP
11 3 (4.00%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.67%) Polycom
12 2 (2.67%) Verint
12 2 (2.67%) CyberTech
12 2 (2.67%) Brocade
12 2 (2.67%) CA
12 2 (2.67%) Mitel
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago