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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 149 150 176
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +26
Contract jobs citing MPLS 22 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.79% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.10% 6.06% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 29 23
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £314 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.92 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-67.00% +57.36%
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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
536 611 819
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.70% 12.98% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 461 536
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 28
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.64% -24.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 September 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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 25 (69.44%) Cisco
2 20 (55.56%) VPN
3 18 (50.00%) Firewall
3 18 (50.00%) WAN
4 17 (47.22%) LAN
4 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 16 (44.44%) Network Security
6 15 (41.67%) BGP
7 14 (38.89%) CCNP
8 12 (33.33%) OSPF
9 11 (30.56%) Finance
9 11 (30.56%) ITIL
10 10 (27.78%) DNS
10 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
11 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (25.00%) Network Management
11 9 (25.00%) CCNA
12 8 (22.22%) DHCP
12 8 (22.22%) Palo Alto
13 7 (19.44%) 802.1X
13 7 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (19.44%) IPsec
13 7 (19.44%) Project Management
14 6 (16.67%) Wireless
14 6 (16.67%) Retail
14 6 (16.67%) VoIP
14 6 (16.67%) CCIE
15 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
15 5 (13.89%) Internet

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (55.56%) VPN
2 18 (50.00%) Firewall
2 18 (50.00%) WAN
3 17 (47.22%) LAN
4 16 (44.44%) Network Security
4 16 (44.44%) TCP/IP
5 15 (41.67%) BGP
6 12 (33.33%) OSPF
7 10 (27.78%) DNS
8 9 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (22.22%) DHCP
10 7 (19.44%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (19.44%) IPsec
11 6 (16.67%) VoIP
11 6 (16.67%) Wireless
12 5 (13.89%) EIGRP
12 5 (13.89%) Ethernet
12 5 (13.89%) HSRP
12 5 (13.89%) Internet
12 5 (13.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) DB2
1 1 (2.78%) MySQL
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 4 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.78%) Law
5 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 12 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 12 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (11.11%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.56%) IT Operations Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Operations Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Voice Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.56%) Equities
4 2 (5.56%) Fixed Income
4 2 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.78%) MPEG
5 1 (2.78%) PKI
5 1 (2.78%) Replication
5 1 (2.78%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Unix
2 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Network Management
3 7 (19.44%) Project Management
4 5 (13.89%) Migration
5 4 (11.11%) Change Control
5 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.33%) Change Management
6 3 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (8.33%) Patch Management
7 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.56%) BCP
7 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.56%) DDoS Mitigation
7 2 (5.56%) Information Security
7 2 (5.56%) Low Latency
7 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.56%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Python
2 3 (8.33%) Perl
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (2.78%) Korn
4 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (38.89%) CCNP
3 9 (25.00%) CCNA
4 6 (16.67%) CCIE
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (8.33%) CCSP
7 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (5.56%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.78%) CCDA
8 1 (2.78%) CCDP
8 1 (2.78%) CISSP
8 1 (2.78%) Degree
8 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.78%) COBIT
2 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.78%) MiFID
2 1 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Snort
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.78%) Endace
2 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.78%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) SCOM
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.78%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 25 (69.44%) Cisco
2 8 (22.22%) Palo Alto
3 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
3 5 (13.89%) F5
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.11%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) Citrix
5 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 3 (8.33%) Juniper
6 2 (5.56%) Avaya
6 2 (5.56%) IBM
6 2 (5.56%) NICE Systems
6 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.78%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.78%) Apple
7 1 (2.78%) EMC
7 1 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Nokia
7 1 (2.78%) Nortel
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle