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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 163 175 176
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs citing MPLS 35 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.63% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.86% 3.64% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 16
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -35.71%
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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
720 769 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.98% 11.57% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 491 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £588 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.20 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 52 (77.61%) Cisco
2 38 (56.72%) BGP
3 36 (53.73%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (49.25%) Firewall
5 29 (43.28%) Finance
5 29 (43.28%) Juniper
6 27 (40.30%) WAN
7 25 (37.31%) CCNP
7 25 (37.31%) OSPF
8 23 (34.33%) LAN
9 20 (29.85%) VPN
10 19 (28.36%) F5
11 16 (23.88%) CheckPoint
11 16 (23.88%) Windows
12 14 (20.90%) ITIL
12 14 (20.90%) EIGRP
12 14 (20.90%) Multicast
13 13 (19.40%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (19.40%) VPLS
13 13 (19.40%) CCIE
14 11 (16.42%) Active Directory
14 11 (16.42%) IPsec
14 11 (16.42%) Network Security
14 11 (16.42%) Banking
14 11 (16.42%) IP Telephony
15 10 (14.93%) Junos
15 10 (14.93%) VMware
16 9 (13.43%) RSVP
17 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
17 8 (11.94%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Office
2 3 (4.48%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) SaaS
1 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (56.72%) BGP
2 33 (49.25%) Firewall
3 27 (40.30%) WAN
4 25 (37.31%) OSPF
5 23 (34.33%) LAN
6 20 (29.85%) VPN
7 14 (20.90%) EIGRP
7 14 (20.90%) Multicast
8 13 (19.40%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (19.40%) VPLS
9 11 (16.42%) Network Security
9 11 (16.42%) IPsec
9 11 (16.42%) IP Telephony
10 10 (14.93%) Junos
11 9 (13.43%) RSVP
12 8 (11.94%) TCP/IP
12 8 (11.94%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (11.94%) Cisco IPT
13 7 (10.45%) DNS
13 7 (10.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 29 (43.28%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Local Government
5 1 (1.49%) Marketing
5 1 (1.49%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (43.28%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.93%) Architect
3 7 (10.45%) Analyst
4 5 (7.46%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.97%) Consultant
5 4 (5.97%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.48%) Network Support
6 3 (4.48%) Network Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Network Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Data Centre Architect
7 2 (2.99%) Network Architect
7 2 (2.99%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
1 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.48%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.48%) PKI
3 2 (2.99%) Streaming Media
3 2 (2.99%) e-Health
3 2 (2.99%) Interactive TV
3 2 (2.99%) SecurID
3 2 (2.99%) Replication
3 2 (2.99%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.49%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.49%) Open Source
4 1 (1.49%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.88%) Windows
2 8 (11.94%) Linux
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.46%) UNIX
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.49%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) ITIL
2 6 (8.96%) Change Management
2 6 (8.96%) Load Balancing
3 4 (5.97%) Network Architecture
3 4 (5.97%) WAN Optimisation
3 4 (5.97%) Service Management
3 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
3 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2
3 4 (5.97%) Migration
3 4 (5.97%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (4.48%) Low Latency
4 3 (4.48%) Project Management
4 3 (4.48%) Information Assurance
4 3 (4.48%) Network Design
4 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
4 3 (4.48%) Performance Management
5 2 (2.99%) ISMS
5 2 (2.99%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.99%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (2.99%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.97%) Python
2 2 (2.99%) Objective-C
2 2 (2.99%) C
2 2 (2.99%) Java
3 1 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (53.73%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (37.31%) CCNP
3 13 (19.40%) CCIE
4 5 (7.46%) CCNA
5 3 (4.48%) JNCIP
6 2 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.99%) CCIP
6 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.49%) PMP
7 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.49%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.49%) CCDP
7 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (16.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.48%) XenApp
3 3 (4.48%) NLBS
4 2 (2.99%) Xen
4 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.99%) vSphere
5 1 (1.49%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.48%) WSUS
1 3 (4.48%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.99%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.99%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
3 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 52 (77.61%) Cisco
2 29 (43.28%) Juniper
3 19 (28.36%) F5
4 16 (23.88%) CheckPoint
5 10 (14.93%) VMware
6 7 (10.45%) Citrix
7 6 (8.96%) Microsoft
8 5 (7.46%) Riverbed
8 5 (7.46%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.99%) CA
9 2 (2.99%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.99%) HP
9 2 (2.99%) Tandberg
10 1 (1.49%) TippingPoint
10 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.49%) NetApp
10 1 (1.49%) Nokia
10 1 (1.49%) Fortinet
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