The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 185 162 162
Rank change year-on-year
-23 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 25 35 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.56% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.36% 3.93% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 50
Average daily rate £350 £296 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.14% -21.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £183 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £575 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £295 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.55% -15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £180.00 £22.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+718.18% -32.30%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
MPLS
London

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 40 (93.02%) Cisco
2 33 (76.74%) WAN
3 30 (69.77%) LAN
4 26 (60.47%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (55.81%) Firewall
6 23 (53.49%) BGP
7 22 (51.16%) VoIP
8 21 (48.84%) OSPF
9 19 (44.19%) TCP/IP
10 18 (41.86%) CCNP
11 15 (34.88%) VPN
12 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
13 12 (27.91%) ITIL
13 12 (27.91%) EIGRP
13 12 (27.91%) IP Telephony
13 12 (27.91%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (27.91%) Network Security
14 11 (25.58%) Finance
15 10 (23.26%) Juniper
15 10 (23.26%) CCNA
15 10 (23.26%) SolarWinds
16 9 (20.93%) Banking
16 9 (20.93%) Multicast
16 9 (20.93%) Wireless
17 8 (18.60%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (18.60%) Change Management
17 8 (18.60%) TACACS
17 8 (18.60%) DNS
17 8 (18.60%) Cisco CUCM
17 8 (18.60%) Network Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.33%) Lync
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 33 (76.74%) WAN
2 30 (69.77%) LAN
3 24 (55.81%) Firewall
4 23 (53.49%) BGP
5 22 (51.16%) VoIP
6 21 (48.84%) OSPF
7 19 (44.19%) TCP/IP
8 15 (34.88%) VPN
9 12 (27.91%) EIGRP
9 12 (27.91%) IP Telephony
9 12 (27.91%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (27.91%) Network Security
10 9 (20.93%) Multicast
10 9 (20.93%) Wireless
11 8 (18.60%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (18.60%) TACACS
11 8 (18.60%) DNS
11 8 (18.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (18.60%) Cisco IPT
12 7 (16.28%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) Banking
3 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.65%) Law
4 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.33%) French Language
5 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Network Analyst
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Consultant
4 5 (11.63%) Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Network Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Senior Network Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Network Support
5 4 (9.30%) Voice Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Administrator
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Support
6 3 (6.98%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Network Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) e-Health
2 4 (9.30%) SecurID
2 4 (9.30%) Mathematics
3 3 (6.98%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.65%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.33%) PKI
5 1 (2.33%) IPTV
5 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.33%) FMCG
5 1 (2.33%) Open Source
5 1 (2.33%) Video on Demand
5 1 (2.33%) PMI
5 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.98%) UNIX
4 3 (6.98%) Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Change Management
2 8 (18.60%) Network Management
3 7 (16.28%) Load Balancing
3 7 (16.28%) Project Management
3 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (13.95%) Problem Management
5 5 (11.63%) Low Latency
6 4 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (6.98%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.65%) Migration
8 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.65%) Information Security
8 2 (4.65%) Network Design
9 1 (2.33%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.33%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) C
2 2 (4.65%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (60.47%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (41.86%) CCNP
3 10 (23.26%) CCNA
4 7 (16.28%) Degree
5 5 (11.63%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (11.63%) CCIE
6 2 (4.65%) CCSA
6 2 (4.65%) CCDP
7 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.33%) MCSE
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.98%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.65%) vCloud
3 2 (4.65%) NLBS
4 1 (2.33%) Xen
4 1 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (9.30%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (9.30%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (4.65%) OpenView
3 2 (4.65%) WSUS
4 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.33%) Netcool
4 1 (2.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 40 (93.02%) Cisco
2 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
3 10 (23.26%) Juniper
3 10 (23.26%) SolarWinds
4 7 (16.28%) Riverbed
4 7 (16.28%) VMware
5 5 (11.63%) F5
5 5 (11.63%) OPNET
6 4 (9.30%) Avaya
6 4 (9.30%) CA
6 4 (9.30%) Aruba
7 3 (6.98%) Polycom
7 3 (6.98%) HP
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.65%) Websense
8 2 (4.65%) Citrix
8 2 (4.65%) Siemens
8 2 (4.65%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.65%) Infoblox
8 2 (4.65%) Barracuda Networks
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