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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 154 175 162
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 32 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.43% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.75% 3.80% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 17 21
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £308
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +15.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +453.84%
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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
673 658 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.20% 11.27% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 415 555
Average daily rate £400 £376 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 45
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.65 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 58 (87.88%) Cisco
2 43 (65.15%) Cisco Certification
3 35 (53.03%) Firewall
4 31 (46.97%) Juniper
5 30 (45.45%) CCNP
5 30 (45.45%) BGP
5 30 (45.45%) Finance
6 22 (33.33%) LAN
6 22 (33.33%) WAN
7 21 (31.82%) CCIE
8 20 (30.30%) OSPF
8 20 (30.30%) F5
9 19 (28.79%) VPN
10 15 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (22.73%) VPLS
11 14 (21.21%) Multicast
11 14 (21.21%) Windows
12 12 (18.18%) CheckPoint
12 12 (18.18%) Banking
13 11 (16.67%) IP Telephony
13 11 (16.67%) EIGRP
13 11 (16.67%) Network Security
14 10 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (13.64%) Network Design
15 9 (13.64%) VMware
15 9 (13.64%) SAN
15 9 (13.64%) ITIL
15 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
16 8 (12.12%) VoIP
16 8 (12.12%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.03%) IIS
2 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.52%) Lync
3 1 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) IaaS
1 1 (1.52%) Office 365
1 1 (1.52%) PaaS
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (53.03%) Firewall
2 30 (45.45%) BGP
3 22 (33.33%) LAN
3 22 (33.33%) WAN
4 20 (30.30%) OSPF
5 19 (28.79%) VPN
6 15 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 15 (22.73%) VPLS
7 14 (21.21%) Multicast
8 11 (16.67%) IP Telephony
8 11 (16.67%) EIGRP
8 11 (16.67%) Network Security
9 10 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (13.64%) SAN
10 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 8 (12.12%) VoIP
11 8 (12.12%) VLAN
12 7 (10.61%) Junos
12 7 (10.61%) RSVP
12 7 (10.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (45.45%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.52%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (56.06%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.64%) Architect
3 7 (10.61%) Senior Network Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Network Support
5 5 (7.58%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.06%) Consultant
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Data Centre Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (4.55%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.55%) Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.03%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.03%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.03%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.03%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 2 (3.03%) Data Centre Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) XMPP
1 1 (1.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
1 3 (4.55%) PKI
1 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.03%) Replication
2 2 (3.03%) Streaming Media
2 2 (3.03%) Interactive TV
2 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.03%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.52%) e-Health
3 1 (1.52%) SecurID
3 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.52%) Clustering
3 1 (1.52%) BBC
3 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.21%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Linux
3 4 (6.06%) UNIX
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.52%) Solaris
6 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) Network Design
1 9 (13.64%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Load Balancing
3 7 (10.61%) Low Latency
4 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 3 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 3 (4.55%) Migration
5 3 (4.55%) Change Management
6 2 (3.03%) Service Management
6 2 (3.03%) Project Management
6 2 (3.03%) Workflow
6 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.03%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.03%) ISMS
6 2 (3.03%) Information Assurance
6 2 (3.03%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) Python
2 2 (3.03%) Objective-C
2 2 (3.03%) C
2 2 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (65.15%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (45.45%) CCNP
3 21 (31.82%) CCIE
4 7 (10.61%) CCNA
5 3 (4.55%) JNCIP
5 3 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.03%) CCIP
6 2 (3.03%) VCP4
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.52%) Degree
7 1 (1.52%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.52%) PMP
7 1 (1.52%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.52%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) XenApp
4 2 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (1.52%) vCloud
5 1 (1.52%) XenServer
5 1 (1.52%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.52%) Xen
5 1 (1.52%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.52%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.52%) WSUS
2 1 (1.52%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.52%) OPNET
Vendors
1 58 (87.88%) Cisco
2 31 (46.97%) Juniper
3 20 (30.30%) F5
4 12 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 9 (13.64%) VMware
6 7 (10.61%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.09%) HP
7 6 (9.09%) Riverbed
8 4 (6.06%) Citrix
9 3 (4.55%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.55%) Blue Coat
9 3 (4.55%) Brocade
10 2 (3.03%) Nokia
10 2 (3.03%) Avaya
10 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.03%) Tandberg
11 1 (1.52%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.52%) Aruba
11 1 (1.52%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.52%) CA
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £290 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £275 - £290 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago