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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 150 144 176
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +32
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 14 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.40% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 3.85% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 28
Median daily rate £416 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £495 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £348
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +17.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +13.20%
MPLS
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
435 364 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.68% 10.50% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 273 557
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 16
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +17.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 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

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 21 (60.00%) WAN
3 20 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (51.43%) Firewall
5 16 (45.71%) BGP
5 16 (45.71%) CCNP
5 16 (45.71%) LAN
6 15 (42.86%) VPN
6 15 (42.86%) OSPF
7 13 (37.14%) Network Security
8 12 (34.29%) Finance
8 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
9 11 (31.43%) Data Centre
10 9 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (25.71%) DHCP
10 9 (25.71%) DNS
10 9 (25.71%) IPsec
11 8 (22.86%) ITIL
11 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
11 8 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (22.86%) Network Management
12 7 (20.00%) 802.1X
12 7 (20.00%) CCNA
12 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 7 (20.00%) Wireless
13 6 (17.14%) Retail
13 6 (17.14%) Ethernet
13 6 (17.14%) SNMP
13 6 (17.14%) Project Management
13 6 (17.14%) HSRP

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 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.57%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (60.00%) WAN
2 18 (51.43%) Firewall
3 16 (45.71%) BGP
3 16 (45.71%) LAN
4 15 (42.86%) OSPF
4 15 (42.86%) VPN
5 13 (37.14%) Network Security
6 12 (34.29%) TCP/IP
7 9 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (25.71%) DHCP
7 9 (25.71%) DNS
7 9 (25.71%) IPsec
8 8 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (20.00%) Wireless
10 6 (17.14%) Ethernet
10 6 (17.14%) HSRP
10 6 (17.14%) SNMP
11 5 (14.29%) EIGRP
11 5 (14.29%) ICMP
11 5 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) DB2
1 2 (5.71%) MySQL
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Retail
3 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Network Engineer
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco Engineer
2 13 (37.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Network Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) IT Manager
7 2 (5.71%) IT Operations Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Network Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Operations Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.71%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 11 (31.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Cryptography
3 2 (5.71%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.71%) Equities
3 2 (5.71%) Fixed Income
3 2 (5.71%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Linux
2 2 (5.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
1 8 (22.86%) Network Management
2 6 (17.14%) Project Management
3 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.43%) Change Management
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.57%) High Availability
5 3 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
5 3 (8.57%) Patch Management
6 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.71%) Data Loss Prevention
6 2 (5.71%) Database Security
6 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Security Operations
6 2 (5.71%) Security Patching
6 2 (5.71%) SIEM
6 2 (5.71%) Threat Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Perl
1 2 (5.71%) Python
1 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (45.71%) CCNP
3 7 (20.00%) CCNA
4 5 (14.29%) CCIE
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.71%) CCSA
6 2 (5.71%) CCSE
6 2 (5.71%) CCSP
6 2 (5.71%) CISSP
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (5.71%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.86%) CCDA
7 1 (2.86%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.71%) COBIT
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Endace
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.14%) F5
4 6 (17.14%) Palo Alto
5 5 (14.29%) Juniper
5 5 (14.29%) Meraki
6 3 (8.57%) Aruba
6 3 (8.57%) Blue Coat
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix
6 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
6 3 (8.57%) NetScout
6 3 (8.57%) VMware
7 2 (5.71%) IBM
7 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 2 (5.71%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.71%) WorldPay
8 1 (2.86%) Remedy
8 1 (2.86%) Symantec
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