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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 150 159 184
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +25
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 39 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.67% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 5.24% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 30 19
Median daily rate £388 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £373 £336
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £50.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +81.81%
MPLS
London

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
462 744 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.91% 12.78% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 550 495
Median daily rate £463 £417 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.04% +11.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £298 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 25 17
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -8.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.90 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.60 £30.01 £51.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 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

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 17 (73.91%) Firewall
3 13 (56.52%) CCNP
3 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (56.52%) BGP
4 12 (52.17%) VPN
5 11 (47.83%) LAN
5 11 (47.83%) WAN
5 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
5 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (39.13%) EIGRP
6 9 (39.13%) OSPF
7 8 (34.78%) Finance
8 7 (30.43%) Network Security
8 7 (30.43%) DNS
8 7 (30.43%) VoIP
9 6 (26.09%) CCNA
9 6 (26.09%) Wireless
10 5 (21.74%) ITIL
10 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
10 5 (21.74%) Palo Alto
11 4 (17.39%) F5
11 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
11 4 (17.39%) Juniper
11 4 (17.39%) Project Management
11 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
11 4 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (17.39%) VLAN
12 3 (13.04%) VPLS
12 3 (13.04%) Law

MPLS
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:

Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 13 (56.52%) BGP
3 12 (52.17%) VPN
4 11 (47.83%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (47.83%) LAN
4 11 (47.83%) TCP/IP
4 11 (47.83%) WAN
5 9 (39.13%) EIGRP
5 9 (39.13%) OSPF
6 7 (30.43%) DNS
6 7 (30.43%) Network Security
6 7 (30.43%) VoIP
7 6 (26.09%) Wireless
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (17.39%) VLAN
9 3 (13.04%) DHCP
9 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
9 3 (13.04%) IPsec
9 3 (13.04%) SNMP
9 3 (13.04%) VPLS
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Law
2 3 (13.04%) Publishing
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Network Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Data Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Voice Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (8.70%) Statistics
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) MPEG
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
3 1 (4.35%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Unix
3 1 (4.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (13.04%) Change Control
3 3 (13.04%) Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (8.70%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.70%) Network Design
4 2 (8.70%) Network Management
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.35%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
1 2 (8.70%) Python
2 1 (4.35%) Java
2 1 (4.35%) Korn
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) Ruby
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) CCNP
1 13 (56.52%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) CCDP
3 3 (13.04%) CCIE
4 2 (8.70%) CISM
4 2 (8.70%) CISSP
4 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.35%) CCDA
5 1 (4.35%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (4.35%) CCSP
5 1 (4.35%) CCVP
5 1 (4.35%) PMI Certification
5 1 (4.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) MiFID
1 1 (4.35%) QA
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Snort
1 1 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (8.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.35%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) Palo Alto
3 4 (17.39%) CheckPoint
3 4 (17.39%) F5
3 4 (17.39%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) Avaya
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
4 2 (8.70%) NICE Systems
5 1 (4.35%) Akamai
5 1 (4.35%) Aruba
5 1 (4.35%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (4.35%) BT
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Nortel
5 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
5 1 (4.35%) SevOne
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.35%) VMware