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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
London / City of London
Rank 136 137 159
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +22
Contract jobs citing MPLS 17 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.41% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.74% 3.77% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 31
Median daily rate £400 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £523 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.58% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%

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
359 345 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.17% 10.99% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 241 508
Median daily rate £425 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £29.82 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.28% +59.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £24.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017, 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 23 (74.19%) Cisco
2 20 (64.52%) WAN
2 20 (64.52%) Firewall
3 16 (51.61%) LAN
4 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (41.94%) BGP
6 12 (38.71%) OSPF
7 11 (35.48%) Citrix
8 10 (32.26%) CCNP
8 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
9 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
9 8 (25.81%) Windows
9 8 (25.81%) Internet
10 7 (22.58%) Juniper
10 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
10 7 (22.58%) VPN
10 7 (22.58%) DHCP
10 7 (22.58%) Wireless
10 7 (22.58%) Finance
10 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
11 6 (19.35%) 802.1X
11 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
11 6 (19.35%) VLAN
11 6 (19.35%) VMware
11 6 (19.35%) Ethernet
11 6 (19.35%) SNMP
11 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
11 6 (19.35%) Project Management

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 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (64.52%) Firewall
1 20 (64.52%) WAN
2 16 (51.61%) LAN
3 13 (41.94%) BGP
4 12 (38.71%) OSPF
5 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
6 8 (25.81%) Internet
7 7 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (22.58%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (22.58%) DHCP
7 7 (22.58%) VPN
7 7 (22.58%) Wireless
8 6 (19.35%) Ethernet
8 6 (19.35%) SNMP
8 6 (19.35%) VLAN
9 5 (16.13%) DNS
9 5 (16.13%) EIGRP
9 5 (16.13%) ICMP
9 5 (16.13%) IPsec
9 5 (16.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) DB2
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Network Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Senior Network Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (22.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Network Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Project Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Data Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Data Network Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.23%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.68%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (6.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (6.45%) PKI
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) CMDB
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Project Management
2 3 (9.68%) Change Management
2 3 (9.68%) Email Migration
2 3 (9.68%) High Availability
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (9.68%) Migration
2 3 (9.68%) Network Management
2 3 (9.68%) PRINCE2
2 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
2 3 (9.68%) Server Building
3 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.45%) Data Loss Prevention
3 2 (6.45%) Database Security
3 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.45%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Security Operations
3 2 (6.45%) SIEM
3 2 (6.45%) Threat Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (32.26%) CCNP
3 5 (16.13%) CCIE
4 2 (6.45%) CCDP
4 2 (6.45%) CCSA
4 2 (6.45%) CCSE
4 2 (6.45%) CISSP
4 2 (6.45%) JNCIE
5 1 (3.23%) CCDA
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) CCSP
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.45%) COBIT
2 2 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Endace
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Cisco
2 11 (35.48%) Citrix
3 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
3 7 (22.58%) Juniper
4 6 (19.35%) VMware
5 5 (16.13%) F5
5 5 (16.13%) Meraki
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.68%) Aruba
7 3 (9.68%) Blue Coat
7 3 (9.68%) NetScout
8 2 (6.45%) IBM
8 2 (6.45%) Oracle
8 2 (6.45%) Riverbed
8 2 (6.45%) WorldPay
9 1 (3.23%) Avaya
9 1 (3.23%) Brocade
9 1 (3.23%) Forcepoint
9 1 (3.23%) Remedy
9 1 (3.23%) Symantec