The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 324 247 319
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +72
Contract jobs citing MPLS 112 191 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.81% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.50% 6.21% 3.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 150 78
Median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.70% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.92 £95.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-49.56% +137.50%
MPLS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3203 3075 2848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.46% 13.03% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2158 1989 1769
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 112 89
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.98 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.79% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £42.70 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in London

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the London region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in London

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in London

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the London region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in London

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the London region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +13 19 £425 +2.04% 7
Croydon - 3 £500 - 1
Greenwich - 2 - -
Hillingdon - 2 £388 -
Mayfair +2 1 £400 +21.58%
Hendon - 1 £550 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 179 (77.16%) Cisco
2 140 (60.34%) Cisco Certification
3 116 (50.00%) Firewall
4 104 (44.83%) CCNP
4 104 (44.83%) WAN
5 97 (41.81%) LAN
6 96 (41.38%) BGP
7 80 (34.48%) TCP/IP
8 76 (32.76%) VPN
9 75 (32.33%) OSPF
10 74 (31.90%) CCNA
11 68 (29.31%) Wireless
12 57 (24.57%) VoIP
13 55 (23.71%) CCIE
13 55 (23.71%) CheckPoint
14 53 (22.84%) DNS
15 49 (21.12%) Data Centre
16 48 (20.69%) ITIL
17 47 (20.26%) Juniper
18 46 (19.83%) Cisco Nexus
19 45 (19.40%) Finance
20 42 (18.10%) F5
21 37 (15.95%) VMware
22 34 (14.66%) EIGRP
22 34 (14.66%) Windows
23 32 (13.79%) DHCP
23 32 (13.79%) IPsec
23 32 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
24 31 (13.36%) NICE Systems
25 30 (12.93%) VPLS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in 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 12 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.59%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.29%) IIS
5 2 (0.86%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (7.33%) MS Visio
2 11 (4.74%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.43%) Eikon
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.16%) IaaS
4 4 (1.72%) Office 365
4 4 (1.72%) SaaS
5 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.86%) PaaS
7 1 (0.43%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (50.00%) Firewall
2 104 (44.83%) WAN
3 97 (41.81%) LAN
4 96 (41.38%) BGP
5 80 (34.48%) TCP/IP
6 76 (32.76%) VPN
7 75 (32.33%) OSPF
8 68 (29.31%) Wireless
9 57 (24.57%) VoIP
10 53 (22.84%) DNS
11 46 (19.83%) Cisco Nexus
12 34 (14.66%) EIGRP
13 32 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
13 32 (13.79%) DHCP
13 32 (13.79%) IPsec
14 30 (12.93%) VPLS
15 27 (11.64%) Ethernet
15 27 (11.64%) Network Security
16 24 (10.34%) VLAN
17 19 (8.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
General
1 45 (19.40%) Finance
2 24 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 22 (9.48%) Banking
4 12 (5.17%) Retail
5 7 (3.02%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.59%) Legal
7 5 (2.16%) Publishing
8 3 (1.29%) French Language
8 3 (1.29%) Law
9 2 (0.86%) Back Office
9 2 (0.86%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (40.95%) Network Engineer
2 34 (14.66%) Architect
3 28 (12.07%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (8.19%) Voice Engineer
6 18 (7.76%) Consultant
7 17 (7.33%) Voice Network Engineer
8 16 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (6.90%) Network Architect
8 16 (6.90%) VoIP Engineer
9 15 (6.47%) Designer
10 14 (6.03%) Senior Network Engineer
10 14 (6.03%) Support Engineer
11 11 (4.74%) Network Consultant
12 9 (3.88%) Analyst
13 8 (3.45%) Cloud Architect
13 8 (3.45%) Infrastructure Designer
13 8 (3.45%) Network Designer
13 8 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
14 7 (3.02%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.78%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.29%) Middleware
3 2 (0.86%) RESTful
4 1 (0.43%) .NET
4 1 (0.43%) COM
4 1 (0.43%) CSS
4 1 (0.43%) RFC 2544
4 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.12%) Data Centre
2 29 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (3.02%) Streaming Media
4 7 (3.02%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.59%) MPEG
6 4 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.72%) Replication
7 3 (1.29%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.86%) Clustering
8 2 (0.86%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.43%) BYOD
9 1 (0.43%) CCTV
9 1 (0.43%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.43%) Equities
9 1 (0.43%) PKI
9 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.43%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.43%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.66%) Windows
2 21 (9.05%) Windows Server
3 20 (8.62%) Linux
3 20 (8.62%) Unix
4 13 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.86%) Solaris
7 2 (0.86%) VMS
7 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.86%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) MVS
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.69%) ITIL
2 24 (10.34%) Change Management
3 23 (9.91%) Load Balancing
4 22 (9.48%) Project Management
5 19 (8.19%) Migration
6 15 (6.47%) Network Management
7 14 (6.03%) Presales
7 14 (6.03%) PRINCE2
8 13 (5.60%) High Availability
9 12 (5.17%) Network Design
10 9 (3.88%) Customer Engagement
10 9 (3.88%) DDoS Mitigation
10 9 (3.88%) Time Management
11 8 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (3.45%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.45%) Incident Management
12 7 (3.02%) HOOD
12 7 (3.02%) Low Latency
12 7 (3.02%) Problem Management
12 7 (3.02%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.31%) Python
2 8 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 8 (3.45%) Perl
3 5 (2.16%) SQL
4 3 (1.29%) C
4 3 (1.29%) Java
5 2 (0.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.86%) Ruby
6 1 (0.43%) C#
6 1 (0.43%) C++
6 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.43%) JCL
6 1 (0.43%) Korn
6 1 (0.43%) Lisp
6 1 (0.43%) PHP
6 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 140 (60.34%) Cisco Certification
2 104 (44.83%) CCNP
3 74 (31.90%) CCNA
4 55 (23.71%) CCIE
5 26 (11.21%) CCDP
6 20 (8.62%) SC Cleared
6 20 (8.62%) Security Cleared
7 11 (4.74%) CCSE
8 8 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.02%) JNCIE
9 7 (3.02%) JNCIP
10 5 (2.16%) CCSA
11 4 (1.72%) Degree
11 4 (1.72%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.29%) CCNP Voice
12 3 (1.29%) CISSP
12 3 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.86%) CCDA
13 2 (0.86%) RHCT
14 1 (0.43%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.72%) QA
2 3 (1.29%) SLA
3 2 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.43%) BS25999
4 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.43%) MiFID
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.48%) Active Directory
3 8 (3.45%) vSphere
4 7 (3.02%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.59%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.16%) vCloud
7 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.86%) KVM
8 2 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.86%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.43%) Snort
9 1 (0.43%) SRDF
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.43%) Xen
9 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.47%) FortiGate
2 14 (6.03%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (4.74%) SCCM
4 10 (4.31%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (3.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (2.16%) OpenView
7 4 (1.72%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.29%) Puppet
8 3 (1.29%) SCOM
9 2 (0.86%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.43%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.43%) EMC VPLEX
10 1 (0.43%) OPNET
10 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.43%) TrustSec
10 1 (0.43%) vMotion
10 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 179 (77.16%) Cisco
2 55 (23.71%) CheckPoint
3 47 (20.26%) Juniper
4 42 (18.10%) F5
5 37 (15.95%) VMware
6 31 (13.36%) NICE Systems
7 29 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 26 (11.21%) Citrix
9 22 (9.48%) Remedy
10 16 (6.90%) HP
11 12 (5.17%) Palo Alto
11 12 (5.17%) SolarWinds
12 8 (3.45%) Akamai
12 8 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 8 (3.45%) Apple
12 8 (3.45%) Avaya
12 8 (3.45%) Fortinet
13 7 (3.02%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.59%) Nortel
14 6 (2.59%) SevOne
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