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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 227 307 280
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -27
Contract jobs citing MPLS 173 87 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.82% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.28% 3.19% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 64 66
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £543 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £29.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-24.57% -10.60%
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
2753 2725 2753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.11% 12.45% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1826 1776 1707
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 73 157
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -23.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.38 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £43.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +28 36 £375 +3.44% 22
Bromley - 1 - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 255 (77.04%) Cisco
2 192 (58.01%) Firewall
3 160 (48.34%) WAN
4 156 (47.13%) Cisco Certification
5 155 (46.83%) BGP
6 144 (43.50%) LAN
7 124 (37.46%) OSPF
8 123 (37.16%) Juniper
9 122 (36.86%) VPN
10 115 (34.74%) CCNP
11 97 (29.31%) Windows
12 87 (26.28%) CheckPoint
13 85 (25.68%) Finance
14 73 (22.05%) F5
15 70 (21.15%) CCIE
16 62 (18.73%) Microsoft
17 61 (18.43%) Active Directory
17 61 (18.43%) Cisco Nexus
18 57 (17.22%) Multicast
18 57 (17.22%) ITIL
19 56 (16.92%) VMware
20 55 (16.62%) EIGRP
21 53 (16.01%) Load Balancing
21 53 (16.01%) Network Security
22 51 (15.41%) DNS
23 50 (15.11%) VPLS
24 49 (14.80%) Cisco ASA
24 49 (14.80%) Banking
25 48 (14.50%) SAN
26 45 (13.60%) VoIP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 29 (8.76%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 19 (5.74%) IIS
3 14 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (3.63%) Lync
5 11 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.42%) Office Communications Server
7 6 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.30%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.30%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.30%) Apache
9 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 25 (7.55%) MS Office
3 14 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.11%) Office 365
3 6 (1.81%) IaaS
4 5 (1.51%) PaaS
5 4 (1.21%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.91%) SaaS
7 2 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 192 (58.01%) Firewall
2 160 (48.34%) WAN
3 155 (46.83%) BGP
4 144 (43.50%) LAN
5 124 (37.46%) OSPF
6 122 (36.86%) VPN
7 61 (18.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 57 (17.22%) Multicast
9 55 (16.62%) EIGRP
10 53 (16.01%) Network Security
11 51 (15.41%) DNS
12 50 (15.11%) VPLS
13 49 (14.80%) Cisco ASA
14 48 (14.50%) SAN
15 45 (13.60%) VoIP
15 45 (13.60%) IP Telephony
16 43 (12.99%) IPsec
16 43 (12.99%) VLAN
17 42 (12.69%) Wireless
17 42 (12.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.30%) Big Data
2 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 85 (25.68%) Finance
2 49 (14.80%) Banking
3 44 (13.29%) Telecoms
4 31 (9.37%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.53%) Law
6 13 (3.93%) Games
7 10 (3.02%) Retail
8 4 (1.21%) Local Government
9 3 (0.91%) Marketing
10 2 (0.60%) Billing
10 2 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.60%) Publishing
10 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
11 1 (0.30%) Legal
11 1 (0.30%) Military
11 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 127 (38.37%) Network Engineer
2 56 (16.92%) Architect
3 35 (10.57%) Analyst
4 25 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 24 (7.25%) Consultant
6 22 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (5.44%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (5.14%) Network Analyst
9 16 (4.83%) Network Support
10 15 (4.53%) Support Engineer
11 13 (3.93%) Operations Analyst
12 11 (3.32%) Infrastructure Architect
12 11 (3.32%) Technical Consultant
12 11 (3.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 10 (3.02%) Implementation Engineer
14 9 (2.72%) Network Architect
14 9 (2.72%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
14 9 (2.72%) Operations Engineer
14 9 (2.72%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.91%) Web Services
2 1 (0.30%) XMPP
2 1 (0.30%) .NET
2 1 (0.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.34%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.23%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.93%) Online Games
4 11 (3.32%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.02%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.02%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.02%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.02%) Clustering
6 9 (2.72%) PKI
7 8 (2.42%) Replication
8 4 (1.21%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.91%) Open Source
9 3 (0.91%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.91%) EPoS
10 2 (0.60%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.60%) Streaming Media
10 2 (0.60%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.60%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.30%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 97 (29.31%) Windows
2 44 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (10.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (9.37%) Linux
5 24 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (6.04%) Windows 7
7 14 (4.23%) UNIX
8 11 (3.32%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.51%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.60%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.30%) Solaris
11 1 (0.30%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (17.22%) ITIL
2 53 (16.01%) Load Balancing
3 41 (12.39%) Migration
4 32 (9.67%) E-Commerce
5 31 (9.37%) Service Management
6 30 (9.06%) Network Design
7 28 (8.46%) Service Delivery
8 24 (7.25%) Network Architecture
9 23 (6.95%) Low Latency
9 23 (6.95%) Mentoring
10 22 (6.65%) Network Management
11 19 (5.74%) Project Management
12 17 (5.14%) Change Management
13 16 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
13 16 (4.83%) Incident Management
13 16 (4.83%) Network Monitoring
14 12 (3.63%) Performance Management
14 12 (3.63%) ITSM
14 12 (3.63%) CRM
15 11 (3.32%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.44%) Python
2 17 (5.14%) SQL
3 12 (3.63%) Perl
4 6 (1.81%) C
5 4 (1.21%) Java
6 2 (0.60%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.60%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 156 (47.13%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (34.74%) CCNP
3 70 (21.15%) CCIE
4 40 (12.08%) CCNA
5 14 (4.23%) CCDP
6 13 (3.93%) Degree
7 11 (3.32%) CCIP
8 8 (2.42%) JNCIP
9 7 (2.11%) Security Cleared
10 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
10 6 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.21%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.91%) MCSE
13 3 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.91%) CCDE
14 2 (0.60%) JNCIE
14 2 (0.60%) MCP
14 2 (0.60%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.44%) SLA
2 4 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 61 (18.43%) Active Directory
2 37 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (7.25%) vSphere
4 21 (6.34%) Hyper-V
5 19 (5.74%) XenApp
6 11 (3.32%) NLBS
7 9 (2.72%) Xen
8 8 (2.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (1.51%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.21%) XenServer
11 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.91%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.60%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.30%) vCloud
13 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (3.63%) WSUS
2 9 (2.72%) MOM
3 7 (2.11%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (1.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.21%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.21%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (0.91%) RANCID
6 3 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.60%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (0.60%) SCCM
8 1 (0.30%) SCOM
8 1 (0.30%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.30%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.30%) Netcool
8 1 (0.30%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 1 (0.30%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.30%) Foglight
8 1 (0.30%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 255 (77.04%) Cisco
2 123 (37.16%) Juniper
3 87 (26.28%) CheckPoint
4 73 (22.05%) F5
5 62 (18.73%) Microsoft
6 56 (16.92%) VMware
7 41 (12.39%) Citrix
8 32 (9.67%) HP
9 27 (8.16%) SolarWinds
10 25 (7.55%) Riverbed
11 24 (7.25%) Blue Coat
12 20 (6.04%) Fortinet
13 12 (3.63%) Tandberg
13 12 (3.63%) IBM
14 10 (3.02%) Dell
14 10 (3.02%) 3PAR
14 10 (3.02%) Splunk
15 9 (2.72%) NetApp
16 7 (2.11%) CA
16 7 (2.11%) Brocade
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