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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 150 175 178
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 47 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.87% 0.44% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.58% 3.21% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 21 30
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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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
714 810 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.25% 13.73% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 519 573
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 71 (88.75%) Cisco
2 55 (68.75%) Firewall
3 54 (67.50%) WAN
4 46 (57.50%) LAN
5 45 (56.25%) BGP
6 37 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (42.50%) OSPF
8 33 (41.25%) CheckPoint
8 33 (41.25%) CCNP
9 27 (33.75%) Juniper
9 27 (33.75%) VPN
10 26 (32.50%) Finance
11 20 (25.00%) Wireless
12 19 (23.75%) Multicast
13 18 (22.50%) Spanning Tree
13 18 (22.50%) BIG-IP
13 18 (22.50%) IPsec
14 17 (21.25%) EIGRP
14 17 (21.25%) ITIL
14 17 (21.25%) Windows
14 17 (21.25%) HSRP
14 17 (21.25%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (20.00%) F5
15 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
15 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
16 15 (18.75%) Network Security
17 14 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
17 14 (17.50%) Data Centre
18 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
18 13 (16.25%) DSL

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (13.75%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) SaaS
1 1 (1.25%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (68.75%) Firewall
2 54 (67.50%) WAN
3 46 (57.50%) LAN
4 45 (56.25%) BGP
5 34 (42.50%) OSPF
6 27 (33.75%) VPN
7 20 (25.00%) Wireless
8 19 (23.75%) Multicast
9 18 (22.50%) Spanning Tree
9 18 (22.50%) IPsec
9 18 (22.50%) BIG-IP
10 17 (21.25%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (21.25%) EIGRP
10 17 (21.25%) HSRP
11 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
12 15 (18.75%) Network Security
13 14 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (16.25%) DSL
15 11 (13.75%) Cisco ISE
16 10 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Development Applications
1 5 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (32.50%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.75%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.25%) Billing
5 1 (1.25%) Back Office
5 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (51.25%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Analyst
4 6 (7.50%) Project Manager
4 6 (7.50%) Operations Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Network Support
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.00%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.75%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.75%) Network Project Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Network Support
7 3 (3.75%) Senior Network Support Analyst
7 3 (3.75%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 6 (7.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 12 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
3 10 (12.50%) Blackberry
4 6 (7.50%) Eurex
5 4 (5.00%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.00%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.25%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.25%) e-Health
8 1 (1.25%) PKI
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.25%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (21.25%) Windows
2 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.75%) Linux
5 1 (1.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.25%) ITIL
2 11 (13.75%) Project Management
2 11 (13.75%) Service Management
3 10 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 9 (11.25%) Performance Management
4 9 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 8 (10.00%) BCP
5 8 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 7 (8.75%) Migration
7 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.50%) Load Balancing
8 5 (6.25%) Low Latency
8 5 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (6.25%) Asset Management
9 4 (5.00%) Network Design
9 4 (5.00%) Investment Management
9 4 (5.00%) ITSM
10 3 (3.75%) WAN Optimisation
11 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.50%) Lisp
2 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (41.25%) CCNP
3 11 (13.75%) CCIE
4 8 (10.00%) CCNA
5 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (7.50%) CCSA
6 4 (5.00%) Degree
6 4 (5.00%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.50%) JNCIP
7 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.50%) CCDP
7 2 (2.50%) ISEB
8 1 (1.25%) CISSP
8 1 (1.25%) CISM
8 1 (1.25%) CCVP
8 1 (1.25%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.25%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.50%) NLBS
3 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.00%) Xen
5 3 (3.75%) XenApp
6 2 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.25%) vSphere
7 1 (1.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 9 (11.25%) WSUS
3 5 (6.25%) CiscoWorks
3 5 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 3 (3.75%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (3.75%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.50%) OpenView
5 2 (2.50%) OPNET
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.25%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 71 (88.75%) Cisco
2 33 (41.25%) CheckPoint
3 27 (33.75%) Juniper
4 16 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (20.00%) F5
5 11 (13.75%) Riverbed
6 9 (11.25%) Citrix
6 9 (11.25%) VMware
7 8 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 5 (6.25%) Aruba
9 4 (5.00%) BT
9 4 (5.00%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.00%) CA
10 2 (2.50%) McAfee
10 2 (2.50%) Websense
10 2 (2.50%) Avaya
10 2 (2.50%) HP
10 2 (2.50%) Polycom
10 2 (2.50%) Mitel
10 2 (2.50%) Verint