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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 167 195 196
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +1
Contract jobs citing MPLS 32 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.44% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 3.64% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £393 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% -7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £100 £382
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
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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
804 879 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.66% 12.21% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 590 675
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £36.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +81.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.58 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £40.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 40 (75.47%) Cisco
2 32 (60.38%) Firewall
3 31 (58.49%) WAN
4 29 (54.72%) LAN
5 27 (50.94%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (43.40%) VPN
6 23 (43.40%) ITIL
7 22 (41.51%) BGP
8 21 (39.62%) Finance
9 15 (28.30%) OSPF
9 15 (28.30%) Juniper
9 15 (28.30%) CheckPoint
9 15 (28.30%) IP Telephony
10 14 (26.42%) CCNP
11 13 (24.53%) Windows
11 13 (24.53%) VoIP
11 13 (24.53%) Cisco IPT
12 12 (22.64%) Multicast
12 12 (22.64%) VMware
12 12 (22.64%) Active Directory
13 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
13 10 (18.87%) Migration
13 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
14 9 (16.98%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (16.98%) IPsec
14 9 (16.98%) EIGRP
14 9 (16.98%) CCNA
14 9 (16.98%) ITIL Certification

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.89%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Office
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) SaaS
1 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (60.38%) Firewall
2 31 (58.49%) WAN
3 29 (54.72%) LAN
4 23 (43.40%) VPN
5 22 (41.51%) BGP
6 15 (28.30%) OSPF
6 15 (28.30%) IP Telephony
7 13 (24.53%) VoIP
7 13 (24.53%) Cisco IPT
8 12 (22.64%) Multicast
9 9 (16.98%) IPsec
9 9 (16.98%) EIGRP
10 8 (15.09%) TCP/IP
10 8 (15.09%) Network Security
10 8 (15.09%) BIG-IP
10 8 (15.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (13.21%) Junos
11 7 (13.21%) DSL
11 7 (13.21%) RSVP
11 7 (13.21%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (39.62%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.89%) Local Government
5 1 (1.89%) Law
5 1 (1.89%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Network Engineer
2 12 (22.64%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Administrator
3 8 (15.09%) Network Administrator
4 7 (13.21%) Network Support
5 6 (11.32%) Architect
5 6 (11.32%) Cisco Administrator
5 6 (11.32%) Cisco Support
6 4 (7.55%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Network Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Network Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.89%) Firewall Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) XMPP
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Blackberry
2 6 (11.32%) Thin Client
2 6 (11.32%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 2 (3.77%) e-Health
3 2 (3.77%) SecurID
4 1 (1.89%) CMDB
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.89%) FMCG
4 1 (1.89%) Open Source
4 1 (1.89%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows
2 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (18.87%) Windows 7
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.66%) Linux
5 2 (3.77%) UNIX
5 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) ITIL
2 10 (18.87%) Migration
3 9 (16.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (13.21%) Performance Management
4 7 (13.21%) Service Management
5 6 (11.32%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.55%) Project Management
6 4 (7.55%) Change Management
6 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
7 3 (5.66%) Network Management
7 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.77%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (3.77%) Network Architecture
8 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.77%) Network Design
9 1 (1.89%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (1.89%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) C
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (50.94%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (26.42%) CCNP
3 9 (16.98%) CCNA
3 9 (16.98%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (13.21%) CCIE
5 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.89%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.89%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.77%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (22.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.21%) NLBS
3 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
4 6 (11.32%) Xen
5 3 (5.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (5.66%) XenApp
6 2 (3.77%) vSphere
7 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (13.21%) WSUS
1 7 (13.21%) OPNET
2 2 (3.77%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (3.77%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.89%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.89%) OpenView
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) Cisco
2 15 (28.30%) Juniper
2 15 (28.30%) CheckPoint
3 12 (22.64%) VMware
4 10 (18.87%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.98%) Citrix
6 8 (15.09%) SolarWinds
6 8 (15.09%) F5
7 5 (9.43%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.77%) Avaya
8 2 (3.77%) CA
8 2 (3.77%) HP
8 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.77%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.89%) TippingPoint
9 1 (1.89%) Aruba
9 1 (1.89%) Nortel
9 1 (1.89%) NetApp
9 1 (1.89%) Nokia
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