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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 176 180 169
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 25 23 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.37% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.42% 3.19% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 20
Average daily rate
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£331 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £288
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +14.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +98.54%
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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
732 721 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.36% 11.52% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 511 631
Average daily rate £405 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.38% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 42
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.02% -55.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.65 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 55 (90.16%) Cisco
2 40 (65.57%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (52.46%) Firewall
4 30 (49.18%) CCNP
5 29 (47.54%) LAN
6 28 (45.90%) WAN
7 21 (34.43%) Juniper
8 20 (32.79%) Finance
9 18 (29.51%) VPN
10 17 (27.87%) CCIE
11 16 (26.23%) Windows
11 16 (26.23%) BGP
12 15 (24.59%) F5
13 14 (22.95%) Network Security
14 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (21.31%) OSPF
15 12 (19.67%) ITIL
15 12 (19.67%) VMware
15 12 (19.67%) VPLS
15 12 (19.67%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (18.03%) Network Design
16 11 (18.03%) CheckPoint
16 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
16 11 (18.03%) CCNA
16 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
17 10 (16.39%) Banking
17 10 (16.39%) Multicast
18 9 (14.75%) Load Balancing
18 9 (14.75%) SSL
18 9 (14.75%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (9.84%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.64%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.64%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Office
2 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) PaaS
1 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
1 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (52.46%) Firewall
2 29 (47.54%) LAN
3 28 (45.90%) WAN
4 18 (29.51%) VPN
5 16 (26.23%) BGP
6 14 (22.95%) Network Security
7 13 (21.31%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (21.31%) OSPF
8 12 (19.67%) VPLS
8 12 (19.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (16.39%) Multicast
10 9 (14.75%) SSL
10 9 (14.75%) Wireless
11 8 (13.11%) EIGRP
11 8 (13.11%) SAN
11 8 (13.11%) VoIP
11 8 (13.11%) VLAN
12 7 (11.48%) IP Telephony
12 7 (11.48%) DNS
12 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) Big Data
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (32.79%) Finance
2 10 (16.39%) Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Investment Banking
3 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 37 (60.66%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) Architect
2 7 (11.48%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Voice Engineer
3 5 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (6.56%) Network Support
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (4.92%) Communications Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.28%) Security Engineer
7 1 (1.64%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (1.64%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) XMPP
2 1 (1.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.28%) Eurex
3 2 (3.28%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.28%) Interactive TV
3 2 (3.28%) Streaming Media
3 2 (3.28%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.64%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.64%) Clustering
4 1 (1.64%) BBC
4 1 (1.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Windows
2 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (8.20%) Windows 7
3 5 (8.20%) Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.28%) UNIX
5 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 11 (18.03%) Network Design
3 9 (14.75%) Load Balancing
4 7 (11.48%) Low Latency
5 5 (8.20%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (8.20%) Service Management
6 4 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.56%) Migration
6 4 (6.56%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.56%) Performance Management
7 3 (4.92%) Network Architecture
7 3 (4.92%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (4.92%) BCP
7 3 (4.92%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.92%) Project Management
7 3 (4.92%) Change Management
8 2 (3.28%) ITSM
8 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.28%) Information Security
8 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) Python
2 2 (3.28%) Objective-C
2 2 (3.28%) C
2 2 (3.28%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) SQL
3 1 (1.64%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 40 (65.57%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (49.18%) CCNP
3 17 (27.87%) CCIE
4 11 (18.03%) CCNA
5 3 (4.92%) JNCIP
6 2 (3.28%) JNCIS
6 2 (3.28%) Degree
7 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.64%) PMP
7 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.64%) CCDP
7 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.64%) CISSP
7 1 (1.64%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) NLBS
3 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.92%) vSphere
5 2 (3.28%) Xen
5 2 (3.28%) XenApp
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.64%) XenServer
6 1 (1.64%) vCloud
6 1 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.92%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (4.92%) WSUS
2 3 (4.92%) OPNET
3 2 (3.28%) OpenView
3 2 (3.28%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (3.28%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 55 (90.16%) Cisco
2 21 (34.43%) Juniper
3 15 (24.59%) F5
4 12 (19.67%) VMware
5 11 (18.03%) CheckPoint
5 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
6 7 (11.48%) SolarWinds
6 7 (11.48%) HP
7 5 (8.20%) Aruba
7 5 (8.20%) Citrix
8 4 (6.56%) Avaya
8 4 (6.56%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.92%) Brocade
9 3 (4.92%) BT
10 2 (3.28%) Websense
10 2 (3.28%) NetApp
10 2 (3.28%) Nokia
10 2 (3.28%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.64%) Tandberg
11 1 (1.64%) ProCurve
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