The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 295 300 302
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing MPLS 123 129 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.51% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 4.17% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 92 68
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£384 £375 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £287 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 £20.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -51.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
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
3119 3097 3662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.95% 12.36% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1996 2024 2197
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 88 175
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +21 30 £375 -4.45% 14
Croydon - 4 £419 - 4
Harrow - - - - 2
Hayes - - - - 2
Hounslow - - - - 2
Uxbridge - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 150 (71.77%) Cisco
2 125 (59.81%) WAN
3 113 (54.07%) Firewall
4 106 (50.72%) LAN
5 83 (39.71%) VPN
6 74 (35.41%) BGP
7 68 (32.54%) Cisco Certification
8 64 (30.62%) OSPF
9 62 (29.67%) ITIL
10 58 (27.75%) Windows
11 55 (26.32%) CheckPoint
12 50 (23.92%) Finance
13 46 (22.01%) Active Directory
14 43 (20.57%) DNS
14 43 (20.57%) VMware
15 41 (19.62%) Microsoft
15 41 (19.62%) CCNP
16 40 (19.14%) VoIP
17 39 (18.66%) Juniper
18 37 (17.70%) Migration
19 34 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 33 (15.79%) Multicast
20 33 (15.79%) DHCP
21 32 (15.31%) Telecoms
22 30 (14.35%) IP Telephony
22 30 (14.35%) MS Exchange
22 30 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
23 29 (13.88%) Citrix
23 29 (13.88%) IPsec
24 27 (12.92%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 30 (14.35%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (6.70%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.26%) IIS
5 9 (4.31%) Lync
6 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.39%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (11.96%) MS Office
2 18 (8.61%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.26%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.44%) MS Project
6 2 (0.96%) EPLAN
6 2 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.87%) Office 365
3 4 (1.91%) IBM SmartCloud
3 4 (1.91%) IaaS
3 4 (1.91%) PaaS
3 4 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (59.81%) WAN
2 113 (54.07%) Firewall
3 106 (50.72%) LAN
4 83 (39.71%) VPN
5 74 (35.41%) BGP
6 64 (30.62%) OSPF
7 43 (20.57%) DNS
8 40 (19.14%) VoIP
9 33 (15.79%) Multicast
9 33 (15.79%) DHCP
10 30 (14.35%) IP Telephony
11 29 (13.88%) IPsec
12 27 (12.92%) EIGRP
12 27 (12.92%) Network Security
12 27 (12.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 23 (11.00%) TCP/IP
13 23 (11.00%) Internet
14 21 (10.05%) Cisco IPT
14 21 (10.05%) SSL
15 20 (9.57%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) Big Data
3 1 (0.48%) QlikView
3 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.48%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 2 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 50 (23.92%) Finance
2 32 (15.31%) Telecoms
3 23 (11.00%) Banking
4 13 (6.22%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.83%) Retail
6 5 (2.39%) French Language
7 4 (1.91%) Law
7 4 (1.91%) Local Government
8 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.96%) Publishing
8 2 (0.96%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) Marketing
9 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Military
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 61 (29.19%) Network Engineer
2 36 (17.22%) Analyst
3 29 (13.88%) Architect
4 13 (6.22%) Project Manager
4 13 (6.22%) Consultant
4 13 (6.22%) Senior Network Engineer
4 13 (6.22%) Network Support
5 12 (5.74%) Cisco Engineer
5 12 (5.74%) Network Specialist
5 12 (5.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (4.78%) Operations Analyst
7 10 (4.78%) Network Administrator
8 9 (4.31%) Network Consultant
8 9 (4.31%) Administrator
9 8 (3.83%) Network Analyst
9 8 (3.83%) Network Architect
10 7 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
10 7 (3.35%) Senior Network Specialist
10 7 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.74%) XMPP
2 4 (1.91%) Web Services
3 1 (0.48%) .NET
3 1 (0.48%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 13 (6.22%) Fat Client
2 13 (6.22%) Thin Client
3 9 (4.31%) Replication
4 8 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.39%) PKI
6 5 (2.39%) Open Source
6 5 (2.39%) Clustering
7 3 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.44%) EPoS
8 2 (0.96%) SecurID
8 2 (0.96%) e-Health
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.48%) Online Games
9 1 (0.48%) CMDB
9 1 (0.48%) FMCG
9 1 (0.48%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 58 (27.75%) Windows
2 30 (14.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (12.92%) Windows 7
4 23 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (7.18%) Linux
6 7 (3.35%) UNIX
7 5 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.39%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.91%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.96%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (29.67%) ITIL
2 37 (17.70%) Migration
3 23 (11.00%) Service Management
4 22 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (10.53%) Project Management
4 22 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 21 (10.05%) Network Design
6 17 (8.13%) Network Architecture
6 17 (8.13%) Performance Management
6 17 (8.13%) Change Management
7 16 (7.66%) Network Management
7 16 (7.66%) Network Monitoring
8 15 (7.18%) Service Delivery
9 13 (6.22%) Problem Management
10 9 (4.31%) PRINCE2
11 8 (3.83%) Business Continuity
11 8 (3.83%) BCP
12 7 (3.35%) WAN Optimisation
12 7 (3.35%) Business Continuity Planning
12 7 (3.35%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.78%) SQL
2 2 (0.96%) C
2 2 (0.96%) Python
2 2 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 68 (32.54%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (19.62%) CCNP
3 26 (12.44%) CCIE
4 25 (11.96%) CCNA
5 14 (6.70%) Security Cleared
6 11 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (4.78%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.87%) CCDP
9 5 (2.39%) Degree
10 4 (1.91%) CCIP
11 3 (1.44%) CCA
11 3 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.96%) CCVP
12 2 (0.96%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.96%) MCP
13 1 (0.48%) CCDE
13 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.48%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (2.87%) SLA
3 5 (2.39%) QA
4 4 (1.91%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (22.01%) Active Directory
2 34 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.57%) Hyper-V
4 17 (8.13%) NLBS
5 13 (6.22%) Xen
6 12 (5.74%) vSphere
7 10 (4.78%) XenApp
8 9 (4.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.87%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.44%) ProxySG
10 3 (1.44%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.48%) XenServer
12 1 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.48%) UAG
Systems Management
1 16 (7.66%) WSUS
2 13 (6.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 9 (4.31%) OPNET
4 7 (3.35%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (1.91%) CiscoWorks
6 3 (1.44%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (1.44%) MOM
7 2 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.96%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.96%) SCCM
7 2 (0.96%) SCOM
8 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.48%) RANCID
8 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.48%) OpenView
8 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.48%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 150 (71.77%) Cisco
2 55 (26.32%) CheckPoint
3 43 (20.57%) VMware
4 41 (19.62%) Microsoft
5 39 (18.66%) Juniper
6 29 (13.88%) Citrix
7 23 (11.00%) HP
8 19 (9.09%) F5
9 18 (8.61%) SolarWinds
10 12 (5.74%) Blue Coat
10 12 (5.74%) Riverbed
11 8 (3.83%) Avaya
11 8 (3.83%) 3PAR
12 7 (3.35%) CA
13 6 (2.87%) IBM
14 5 (2.39%) NetApp
15 4 (1.91%) BT
15 4 (1.91%) Dell
15 4 (1.91%) Symantec
15 4 (1.91%) Infoblox
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