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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 145 160 191
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +31
Contract jobs citing MPLS 14 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.61% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 4.71% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 21
Median daily rate £388 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £297 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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
446 701 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.49% 12.95% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 519 513
Median daily rate £425 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £247 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 15
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -10.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £13.46 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £22.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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
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 24 May 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 (88.00%) Cisco
2 18 (72.00%) Firewall
3 15 (60.00%) VPN
3 15 (60.00%) BGP
4 14 (56.00%) CCNP
4 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (56.00%) Cisco ASA
5 13 (52.00%) WAN
6 11 (44.00%) OSPF
7 10 (40.00%) LAN
7 10 (40.00%) Finance
8 9 (36.00%) Wireless
8 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
9 8 (32.00%) EIGRP
9 8 (32.00%) Palo Alto
10 7 (28.00%) Juniper
10 7 (28.00%) VoIP
11 6 (24.00%) DNS
11 6 (24.00%) ITIL
11 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
11 6 (24.00%) IPsec
11 6 (24.00%) Network Security
11 6 (24.00%) 802.1X
12 5 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (20.00%) CCIE
12 5 (20.00%) CCNA
13 4 (16.00%) Project Management
13 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
13 4 (16.00%) ISDN
13 4 (16.00%) SLA

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:

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) Firewall
2 15 (60.00%) BGP
2 15 (60.00%) VPN
3 14 (56.00%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (52.00%) WAN
5 11 (44.00%) OSPF
6 10 (40.00%) LAN
7 9 (36.00%) TCP/IP
7 9 (36.00%) Wireless
8 8 (32.00%) EIGRP
9 7 (28.00%) VoIP
10 6 (24.00%) DNS
10 6 (24.00%) IPsec
10 6 (24.00%) Network Security
11 4 (16.00%) ISDN
11 4 (16.00%) VLAN
12 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (12.00%) DMZ
12 3 (12.00%) Ethernet
12 3 (12.00%) PSTN
General
1 10 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Law
2 3 (12.00%) Publishing
3 2 (8.00%) Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Advertising
4 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Network Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Data Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Support
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) PKI
2 3 (12.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Statistics
4 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) MPEG
4 1 (4.00%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Project Management
3 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (12.00%) Change Control
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management
3 3 (12.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.00%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.00%) Network Design
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.00%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (8.00%) Python
2 1 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (4.00%) Korn
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (56.00%) CCNP
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) CCIE
2 5 (20.00%) CCNA
3 4 (16.00%) CCNP Voice
4 3 (12.00%) CCDP
5 2 (8.00%) CISM
5 2 (8.00%) CISSP
5 2 (8.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) CCSP
6 1 (4.00%) CCVP
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
6 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (4.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Snort
1 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (4.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) Palo Alto
3 7 (28.00%) Juniper
4 6 (24.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.00%) F5
5 4 (16.00%) Riverbed
6 3 (12.00%) Polycom
7 2 (8.00%) Avaya
7 2 (8.00%) Citrix
7 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.00%) NICE Systems
8 1 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (4.00%) Apple
8 1 (4.00%) BT
8 1 (4.00%) EMC
8 1 (4.00%) HP
8 1 (4.00%) Nokia
8 1 (4.00%) Nortel
8 1 (4.00%) VMware
City, London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago