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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 161 172 181
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 40 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 0.38% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.35% 3.18% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 21
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£375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £319 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £585 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £95.00 £33.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+181.48% +27.35%
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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
748 691 825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.82% 12.00% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 489 541
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £227 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 42
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £38.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 61 (87.14%) Cisco
2 45 (64.29%) Firewall
3 36 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (50.00%) LAN
4 35 (50.00%) WAN
5 30 (42.86%) CCNP
6 28 (40.00%) BGP
7 25 (35.71%) Finance
7 25 (35.71%) Juniper
8 21 (30.00%) VPN
9 20 (28.57%) OSPF
10 19 (27.14%) Windows
10 19 (27.14%) CheckPoint
10 19 (27.14%) Multicast
11 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
12 15 (21.43%) Active Directory
13 14 (20.00%) ITIL
13 14 (20.00%) F5
13 14 (20.00%) VPLS
14 13 (18.57%) IP Telephony
14 13 (18.57%) Network Security
14 13 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (17.14%) BIG-IP
15 12 (17.14%) TCP/IP
15 12 (17.14%) CCIE
15 12 (17.14%) Wireless
16 11 (15.71%) VMware
16 11 (15.71%) DSL
17 10 (14.29%) RSVP
17 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
3 2 (2.86%) Lync
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) MS Office
2 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.43%) PaaS
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
1 1 (1.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (64.29%) Firewall
2 35 (50.00%) LAN
2 35 (50.00%) WAN
3 28 (40.00%) BGP
4 21 (30.00%) VPN
5 20 (28.57%) OSPF
6 19 (27.14%) Multicast
7 14 (20.00%) VPLS
8 13 (18.57%) Network Security
8 13 (18.57%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (18.57%) IP Telephony
9 12 (17.14%) BIG-IP
9 12 (17.14%) Wireless
9 12 (17.14%) TCP/IP
10 11 (15.71%) DSL
11 10 (14.29%) SSL
11 10 (14.29%) RSVP
11 10 (14.29%) Junos
11 10 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (12.86%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) Legal
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
4 1 (1.43%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (51.43%) Network Engineer
2 7 (10.00%) Analyst
2 7 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (7.14%) Network Support
3 5 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
3 5 (7.14%) Architect
3 5 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Technical Leader
5 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Test Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Communications Engineer
5 3 (4.29%) Network Specialist
5 3 (4.29%) Cisco Voice Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) XMPP
2 1 (1.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) Blackberry
3 7 (10.00%) Eurex
4 3 (4.29%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.29%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.29%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.43%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
6 1 (1.43%) BBC
6 1 (1.43%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.43%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.43%) e-Health
6 1 (1.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.14%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.71%) Linux
5 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) ITIL
2 8 (11.43%) Service Management
2 8 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (11.43%) Network Design
2 8 (11.43%) Problem Management
2 8 (11.43%) Performance Management
3 7 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 7 (10.00%) BCP
3 7 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 7 (10.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 6 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (7.14%) Migration
6 4 (5.71%) ITSM
6 4 (5.71%) Project Management
7 3 (4.29%) Low Latency
7 3 (4.29%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.86%) Risk Management
8 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.43%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) SQL
1 2 (2.86%) Lisp
2 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (51.43%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (42.86%) CCNP
3 12 (17.14%) CCIE
4 8 (11.43%) CCNA
5 3 (4.29%) JNCIS
6 2 (2.86%) CCSA
6 2 (2.86%) Degree
6 2 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.43%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.43%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.43%) CCDP
7 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.43%) CISSP
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.43%) NLBS
3 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.29%) XenApp
5 3 (4.29%) Xen
5 3 (4.29%) vSphere
6 2 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.43%) XenServer
7 1 (1.43%) vCloud
7 1 (1.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) WSUS
1 7 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.29%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (4.29%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (4.29%) OPNET
3 2 (2.86%) OpenView
3 2 (2.86%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.43%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.43%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 61 (87.14%) Cisco
2 25 (35.71%) Juniper
3 19 (27.14%) CheckPoint
4 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
5 14 (20.00%) F5
6 11 (15.71%) VMware
7 9 (12.86%) SolarWinds
8 8 (11.43%) Citrix
9 7 (10.00%) Riverbed
10 6 (8.57%) HP
11 5 (7.14%) Aruba
12 4 (5.71%) Avaya
12 4 (5.71%) Brocade
13 3 (4.29%) BT
14 2 (2.86%) McAfee
14 2 (2.86%) Websense
14 2 (2.86%) NetApp
14 2 (2.86%) Nokia
15 1 (1.43%) Fortinet
15 1 (1.43%) Tandberg
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