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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 241 311 300
Rank change year-on-year
+70 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 170 84 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.77% 0.37% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 3.14% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 64 54
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £541 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +93.54%
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
2931 2671 2899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.22% 11.80% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1912 1798 1777
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 136
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £34.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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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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 +18 33 £338 -10.00% 17
Hounslow - 4 £413 - 1
Docklands, London -3 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 254 (79.87%) Cisco
2 205 (64.47%) Firewall
3 161 (50.63%) Cisco Certification
4 159 (50.00%) BGP
5 154 (48.43%) LAN
6 151 (47.48%) WAN
7 145 (45.60%) Juniper
8 133 (41.82%) VPN
9 129 (40.57%) CCNP
10 119 (37.42%) OSPF
11 105 (33.02%) Cisco ASA
12 98 (30.82%) F5
13 94 (29.56%) Network Security
14 93 (29.25%) Finance
15 92 (28.93%) Wireless
16 87 (27.36%) CheckPoint
17 79 (24.84%) Windows
18 72 (22.64%) Cisco Nexus
19 69 (21.70%) SolarWinds
19 69 (21.70%) EIGRP
19 69 (21.70%) IPsec
20 68 (21.38%) VMware
21 64 (20.13%) Citrix
22 62 (19.50%) VLAN
23 60 (18.87%) ITIL
24 58 (18.24%) CCIE
25 57 (17.92%) Microsoft
25 57 (17.92%) Load Balancing
26 54 (16.98%) TCP/IP
27 53 (16.67%) DNS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 23 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (4.40%) IIS
4 11 (3.46%) Lync
5 10 (3.14%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.26%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 21 (6.60%) MS Office
3 14 (4.40%) MS Visio
4 12 (3.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.52%) SaaS
2 7 (2.20%) PaaS
3 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.57%) Office 365
5 4 (1.26%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.26%) IaaS
6 3 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.63%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 205 (64.47%) Firewall
2 159 (50.00%) BGP
3 154 (48.43%) LAN
4 151 (47.48%) WAN
5 133 (41.82%) VPN
6 119 (37.42%) OSPF
7 105 (33.02%) Cisco ASA
8 94 (29.56%) Network Security
9 92 (28.93%) Wireless
10 72 (22.64%) Cisco Nexus
11 69 (21.70%) EIGRP
11 69 (21.70%) IPsec
12 62 (19.50%) VLAN
13 54 (16.98%) TCP/IP
14 53 (16.67%) DNS
15 48 (15.09%) Multicast
16 44 (13.84%) Ethernet
17 43 (13.52%) Internet
17 43 (13.52%) VPLS
18 39 (12.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.20%) Big Data
3 1 (0.31%) DB2
3 1 (0.31%) MySQL
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 93 (29.25%) Finance
2 38 (11.95%) Banking
3 27 (8.49%) Investment Banking
4 24 (7.55%) Telecoms
5 19 (5.97%) Multimedia
6 10 (3.14%) Games
7 6 (1.89%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.94%) Back Office
8 3 (0.94%) Publishing
8 3 (0.94%) Retail
9 2 (0.63%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.63%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 165 (51.89%) Network Engineer
2 46 (14.47%) Architect
3 28 (8.81%) Consultant
4 22 (6.92%) Senior Network Engineer
5 18 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
6 17 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (5.35%) Analyst
7 16 (5.03%) Network Architect
8 14 (4.40%) Security Engineer
9 13 (4.09%) Operations Engineer
10 12 (3.77%) Network Consultant
10 12 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
10 12 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (3.46%) Operations Analyst
12 10 (3.14%) Cisco Engineer
12 10 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (2.83%) Technical Consultant
13 9 (2.83%) Network Support
13 9 (2.83%) Implementation Engineer
14 8 (2.52%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.52%) Web Services
2 6 (1.89%) XMPP
3 1 (0.31%) COM
3 1 (0.31%) CSS
3 1 (0.31%) .NET
3 1 (0.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.18%) PKI
2 22 (6.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 15 (4.72%) Blackberry
4 12 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.14%) Online Games
5 10 (3.14%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.52%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.52%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.20%) Clustering
7 7 (2.20%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.57%) User Experience
8 5 (1.57%) Eurex
9 4 (1.26%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.26%) Open Source
10 3 (0.94%) Interactive TV
10 3 (0.94%) BYOD
10 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.63%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (24.84%) Windows
2 30 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (9.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (6.60%) Windows 7
4 21 (6.60%) Linux
5 16 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.89%) UNIX
7 2 (0.63%) Android
7 2 (0.63%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.31%) CentOS
8 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.87%) ITIL
2 57 (17.92%) Load Balancing
3 40 (12.58%) Service Management
4 38 (11.95%) Network Management
4 38 (11.95%) E-Commerce
5 33 (10.38%) Network Design
6 30 (9.43%) Service Delivery
7 26 (8.18%) Low Latency
8 24 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (6.92%) Migration
9 22 (6.92%) DDoS Mitigation
10 21 (6.60%) Project Management
11 18 (5.66%) BCP
12 17 (5.35%) Mentoring
13 15 (4.72%) Performance Management
14 14 (4.40%) Incident Management
14 14 (4.40%) Business Continuity
15 13 (4.09%) Information Security
15 13 (4.09%) Problem Management
16 12 (3.77%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (7.23%) SQL
2 15 (4.72%) Python
3 10 (3.14%) Perl
4 6 (1.89%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.57%) C
6 4 (1.26%) Java
7 3 (0.94%) Lisp
8 2 (0.63%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 161 (50.63%) Cisco Certification
2 129 (40.57%) CCNP
3 58 (18.24%) CCIE
4 39 (12.26%) CCNA
5 22 (6.92%) Degree
6 13 (4.09%) CCDP
7 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.52%) Security Cleared
8 8 (2.52%) JNCIP
9 7 (2.20%) SC Cleared
10 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.26%) CCIP
10 4 (1.26%) MCSE
10 4 (1.26%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.94%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.94%) JNCIE
11 3 (0.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.60%) SLA
2 10 (3.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 43 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.49%) vSphere
4 26 (8.18%) Hyper-V
5 16 (5.03%) XenApp
6 13 (4.09%) NLBS
7 10 (3.14%) Xen
8 8 (2.52%) XenServer
8 8 (2.52%) vCloud
9 6 (1.89%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.31%) NFS
11 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.31%) Firmware
11 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (5.03%) RANCID
2 13 (4.09%) WSUS
3 11 (3.46%) FortiGate
3 11 (3.46%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (3.14%) CiscoWorks
4 10 (3.14%) OpenView
5 9 (2.83%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.89%) SCCM
7 3 (0.94%) OPNET
7 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.63%) NetCrunch
9 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.31%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.31%) SCOM
Vendors
1 254 (79.87%) Cisco
2 145 (45.60%) Juniper
3 98 (30.82%) F5
4 87 (27.36%) CheckPoint
5 69 (21.70%) SolarWinds
6 68 (21.38%) VMware
7 64 (20.13%) Citrix
8 57 (17.92%) Microsoft
9 34 (10.69%) Infoblox
10 31 (9.75%) Aruba
11 29 (9.12%) HP
12 24 (7.55%) Riverbed
13 19 (5.97%) Blue Coat
13 19 (5.97%) Fortinet
14 18 (5.66%) Dell
15 17 (5.35%) NetApp
16 15 (4.72%) Brocade
17 13 (4.09%) IBM
17 13 (4.09%) CommVault
18 11 (3.46%) Avaya
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