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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 150 174 189
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 15 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.40% 3.24% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 21
Median daily rate £388 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £43.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+9.32% -2.77%
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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
441 741 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.64% 13.50% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 538 521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 22
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -13.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £13.27 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £22.83 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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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

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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

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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 3 May 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 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 19 (70.37%) Firewall
3 16 (59.26%) BGP
4 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (55.56%) WAN
5 14 (51.85%) VPN
5 14 (51.85%) CCNP
5 14 (51.85%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (44.44%) OSPF
6 12 (44.44%) Wireless
7 10 (37.04%) Finance
7 10 (37.04%) LAN
8 9 (33.33%) ITIL
8 9 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 9 (33.33%) Palo Alto
9 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
9 8 (29.63%) 802.1X
9 8 (29.63%) DNS
9 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
10 7 (25.93%) VoIP
10 7 (25.93%) Juniper
10 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
10 7 (25.93%) Riverbed
11 6 (22.22%) Network Security
11 6 (22.22%) CCIE
11 6 (22.22%) ISDN
11 6 (22.22%) IPsec
12 5 (18.52%) F5
12 5 (18.52%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (14.81%) WAN Optimisation

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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 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
3 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 16 (59.26%) BGP
3 15 (55.56%) WAN
4 14 (51.85%) Cisco ASA
4 14 (51.85%) VPN
5 12 (44.44%) OSPF
5 12 (44.44%) Wireless
6 10 (37.04%) LAN
7 9 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 8 (29.63%) DNS
8 8 (29.63%) TCP/IP
9 7 (25.93%) VoIP
10 6 (22.22%) IPsec
10 6 (22.22%) ISDN
10 6 (22.22%) Network Security
11 4 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (14.81%) VLAN
12 3 (11.11%) PSTN
12 3 (11.11%) RTSP
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Law
3 2 (7.41%) Advertising
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Publishing
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
4 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (59.26%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Senior Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Voice Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Voice Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Network Support
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) PKI
2 3 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.41%) Statistics
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) MPEG
4 1 (3.70%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (11.11%) Change Control
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Network Design
3 3 (11.11%) Procure-to-pay
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
4 2 (7.41%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
1 2 (7.41%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Korn
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
2 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (51.85%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) CCIE
4 4 (14.81%) CCNA
4 4 (14.81%) CCNP Voice
5 3 (11.11%) CCDP
6 2 (7.41%) CISM
6 2 (7.41%) CISSP
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
6 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
6 2 (7.41%) PMP
7 1 (3.70%) CCSP
7 1 (3.70%) CCVP
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Snort
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (3.70%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 24 (88.89%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
3 7 (25.93%) Juniper
3 7 (25.93%) Riverbed
4 5 (18.52%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 3 (11.11%) Polycom
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) NICE Systems
6 2 (7.41%) VMware
7 1 (3.70%) Akamai
7 1 (3.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (3.70%) Apple
7 1 (3.70%) Aruba
7 1 (3.70%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.70%) Nokia
7 1 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (3.70%) SevOne
7 1 (3.70%) SolarWinds
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