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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 174 192 207
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 26 39 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.53% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.27% 4.48% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £100 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
- +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +3.63%
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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
794 871 981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.48% 11.84% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 581 644
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 44
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 38 (76.00%) Cisco
2 36 (72.00%) WAN
3 33 (66.00%) LAN
4 30 (60.00%) Firewall
5 24 (48.00%) VPN
6 22 (44.00%) ITIL
7 21 (42.00%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (36.00%) BGP
9 16 (32.00%) OSPF
10 15 (30.00%) VoIP
11 13 (26.00%) Windows
11 13 (26.00%) Finance
11 13 (26.00%) IP Telephony
12 12 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
13 11 (22.00%) CCNA
13 11 (22.00%) CheckPoint
13 11 (22.00%) Cisco IPT
14 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (20.00%) SolarWinds
14 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
14 10 (20.00%) Multicast
14 10 (20.00%) Migration
14 10 (20.00%) VMware
14 10 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
15 9 (18.00%) OPNET
15 9 (18.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (18.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.00%) Lync
4 1 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
1 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (72.00%) WAN
2 33 (66.00%) LAN
3 30 (60.00%) Firewall
4 24 (48.00%) VPN
5 18 (36.00%) BGP
6 16 (32.00%) OSPF
7 15 (30.00%) VoIP
8 13 (26.00%) IP Telephony
9 11 (22.00%) Cisco IPT
10 10 (20.00%) Multicast
10 10 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 9 (18.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (18.00%) Network Security
12 8 (16.00%) BIG-IP
12 8 (16.00%) EIGRP
12 8 (16.00%) IPsec
12 8 (16.00%) DNS
13 7 (14.00%) DSL
14 6 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (12.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (22.00%) Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Administrator
3 10 (20.00%) Network Administrator
4 8 (16.00%) Cisco Administrator
4 8 (16.00%) Network Support
5 7 (14.00%) Cisco Support
6 5 (10.00%) Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Network Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Specialist
8 3 (6.00%) Network Specialist
9 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Network Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.00%) Network Manager
10 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) XMPP
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 5 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
3 2 (4.00%) Open Source
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) PACS
4 1 (2.00%) FMCG
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
4 1 (2.00%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.00%) e-Health
4 1 (2.00%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.00%) Linux
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.00%) UNIX
5 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) ITIL
2 12 (24.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (20.00%) Migration
4 7 (14.00%) Service Management
4 7 (14.00%) Performance Management
5 6 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 6 (12.00%) Change Management
6 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.00%) Project Management
7 3 (6.00%) Network Management
7 3 (6.00%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (4.00%) Business Continuity Planning
8 2 (4.00%) Network Design
8 2 (4.00%) Network Architecture
8 2 (4.00%) BCP
8 2 (4.00%) ITSM
8 2 (4.00%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.00%) Data Modelling
9 1 (2.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.00%) C
1 1 (2.00%) SQL
1 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.00%) CCNA
3 10 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (16.00%) CCNP
5 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) CCIE
7 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.00%) NLBS
4 6 (12.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (10.00%) Xen
6 3 (6.00%) XenApp
6 3 (6.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (4.00%) vSphere
8 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) OPNET
1 9 (18.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 7 (14.00%) WSUS
3 1 (2.00%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.00%) OpenView
3 1 (2.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 38 (76.00%) Cisco
2 11 (22.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 10 (20.00%) VMware
3 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.00%) Juniper
4 8 (16.00%) Citrix
5 5 (10.00%) F5
6 3 (6.00%) Avaya
7 2 (4.00%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.00%) Riverbed
7 2 (4.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) Nortel
8 1 (2.00%) CA
8 1 (2.00%) NetApp
8 1 (2.00%) Nokia
8 1 (2.00%) Aruba
8 1 (2.00%) TippingPoint
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