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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 161 185 162
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -23
Contract jobs citing MPLS 28 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.08% 2.99% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 17 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £243 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £421 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +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
686 670 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.36% 11.04% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 441 543
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 40
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% -57.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 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 27 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 54 (90.00%) Cisco
2 39 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (55.00%) Firewall
4 29 (48.33%) CCNP
5 25 (41.67%) LAN
5 25 (41.67%) WAN
6 22 (36.67%) Juniper
7 21 (35.00%) BGP
7 21 (35.00%) Finance
8 20 (33.33%) VPN
9 18 (30.00%) CCIE
10 17 (28.33%) OSPF
10 17 (28.33%) F5
10 17 (28.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (25.00%) Windows
12 12 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (18.33%) Network Security
13 11 (18.33%) VPLS
13 11 (18.33%) CCNA
13 11 (18.33%) Network Design
14 10 (16.67%) Banking
15 9 (15.00%) VMware
15 9 (15.00%) Wireless
15 9 (15.00%) EIGRP
15 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
15 9 (15.00%) SAN
15 9 (15.00%) ITIL
15 9 (15.00%) Load Balancing
15 9 (15.00%) VLAN
15 9 (15.00%) Multicast

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.33%) IIS
2 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.67%) PaaS
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
1 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (55.00%) Firewall
2 25 (41.67%) LAN
2 25 (41.67%) WAN
3 21 (35.00%) BGP
4 20 (33.33%) VPN
5 17 (28.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 17 (28.33%) OSPF
6 12 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (18.33%) Network Security
7 11 (18.33%) VPLS
8 9 (15.00%) VLAN
8 9 (15.00%) Wireless
8 9 (15.00%) SAN
8 9 (15.00%) EIGRP
8 9 (15.00%) Multicast
9 8 (13.33%) SSL
9 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
9 8 (13.33%) VoIP
10 7 (11.67%) DNS
11 5 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.67%) Big Data
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (61.67%) Network Engineer
2 8 (13.33%) Architect
3 7 (11.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Network Support
5 5 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.00%) Communications Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Data Centre Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Data Centre Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Consultant
8 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) XMPP
2 1 (1.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.00%) PKI
1 3 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.33%) Digital Media
2 2 (3.33%) Streaming Media
2 2 (3.33%) Replication
2 2 (3.33%) Interactive TV
3 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) BBC
3 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Linux
3 4 (6.67%) UNIX
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Network Design
2 9 (15.00%) ITIL
2 9 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (11.67%) Low Latency
4 6 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.00%) Project Management
5 3 (5.00%) Change Management
5 3 (5.00%) Migration
5 3 (5.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.33%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.33%) Workflow
6 2 (3.33%) Service Management
6 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.33%) High Availability
6 2 (3.33%) Change Control
6 2 (3.33%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (3.33%) ISMS
6 2 (3.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (3.33%) Objective-C
2 2 (3.33%) C
2 2 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (65.00%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (48.33%) CCNP
3 18 (30.00%) CCIE
4 11 (18.33%) CCNA
5 3 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (5.00%) JNCIP
6 2 (3.33%) CCIP
7 1 (1.67%) CCDP
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.67%) PMP
7 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.67%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.67%) Degree
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.33%) XenApp
4 2 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.67%) vCloud
5 1 (1.67%) Xen
5 1 (1.67%) NLBS
5 1 (1.67%) XenServer
5 1 (1.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (5.00%) OPNET
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.67%) WSUS
3 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 54 (90.00%) Cisco
2 22 (36.67%) Juniper
3 17 (28.33%) F5
4 9 (15.00%) VMware
5 8 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (10.00%) HP
6 6 (10.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.67%) Citrix
8 4 (6.67%) Avaya
9 3 (5.00%) BT
9 3 (5.00%) Blue Coat
9 3 (5.00%) Brocade
9 3 (5.00%) Aruba
9 3 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.00%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.33%) Nokia
10 2 (3.33%) Tandberg
11 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.67%) CommVault
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