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 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 315 258 332
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +74
Contract jobs citing MPLS 114 172 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.77% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.96% 5.80% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 131 64
Median daily rate £401 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £489 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £13.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -71.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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
2879 2966 2719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 13.33% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 1935 1829
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 92 80
Median hourly rate £21.34 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.15% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +21 15 £388 +14.39% 9
Croydon - 2 £550 -
Hillingdon - 2 £388 -
Twickenham - 1 £350 -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 184 (78.63%) Cisco
2 144 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
3 120 (51.28%) WAN
4 110 (47.01%) CCNP
4 110 (47.01%) Firewall
5 96 (41.03%) BGP
5 96 (41.03%) LAN
6 81 (34.62%) VPN
7 70 (29.91%) CCNA
8 68 (29.06%) CCIE
8 68 (29.06%) OSPF
9 63 (26.92%) TCP/IP
10 62 (26.50%) Wireless
11 59 (25.21%) Data Centre
12 57 (24.36%) Juniper
13 51 (21.79%) VoIP
14 48 (20.51%) CheckPoint
15 47 (20.09%) DNS
16 45 (19.23%) Finance
17 44 (18.80%) ITIL
17 44 (18.80%) Cisco Nexus
18 37 (15.81%) Network Security
19 35 (14.96%) EIGRP
20 34 (14.53%) F5
21 32 (13.68%) Telecoms
22 30 (12.82%) VMware
23 29 (12.39%) IPsec
23 29 (12.39%) Ethernet
24 28 (11.97%) NICE Systems
25 25 (10.68%) Internet

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 5 (2.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.85%) IIS
3 2 (0.85%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.43%) Smallworld
Applications
1 15 (6.41%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.71%) 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%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.99%) IaaS
2 5 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.71%) SaaS
4 3 (1.28%) Office 365
5 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.85%) PaaS
5 2 (0.85%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.43%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 120 (51.28%) WAN
2 110 (47.01%) Firewall
3 96 (41.03%) BGP
3 96 (41.03%) LAN
4 81 (34.62%) VPN
5 68 (29.06%) OSPF
6 63 (26.92%) TCP/IP
7 62 (26.50%) Wireless
8 51 (21.79%) VoIP
9 47 (20.09%) DNS
10 44 (18.80%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (15.81%) Network Security
12 35 (14.96%) EIGRP
13 29 (12.39%) Ethernet
13 29 (12.39%) IPsec
14 25 (10.68%) Internet
15 24 (10.26%) Cisco ASA
15 24 (10.26%) DHCP
16 23 (9.83%) VPLS
17 21 (8.97%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.43%) Big Data
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
General
1 45 (19.23%) Finance
2 32 (13.68%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.69%) Retail
4 17 (7.26%) Banking
5 5 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.14%) Publishing
6 4 (1.71%) Law
6 4 (1.71%) Legal
6 4 (1.71%) Marketing
7 3 (1.28%) Back Office
7 3 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 102 (43.59%) Network Engineer
2 41 (17.52%) Architect
3 27 (11.54%) Network Architect
4 21 (8.97%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (8.97%) Voice Engineer
5 19 (8.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (8.12%) Senior Network Engineer
6 18 (7.69%) Designer
6 18 (7.69%) Voice Network Engineer
7 17 (7.26%) Consultant
8 15 (6.41%) Support Engineer
8 15 (6.41%) VoIP Engineer
9 13 (5.56%) Network Consultant
9 13 (5.56%) Network Designer
10 11 (4.70%) Network Support
11 10 (4.27%) Analyst
11 10 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.85%) Network Support Engineer
13 8 (3.42%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.40%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.85%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) CSS
3 1 (0.43%) RFC 2547
3 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (25.21%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.83%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (3.42%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.99%) Streaming Media
6 6 (2.56%) MPEG
7 5 (2.14%) iSeries
7 5 (2.14%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.71%) PKI
8 4 (1.71%) Replication
8 4 (1.71%) Statistics
9 3 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.85%) Equities
10 2 (0.85%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.43%) BYOD
11 1 (0.43%) Clustering
11 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.43%) IVR
11 1 (0.43%) Performance Metrics
11 1 (0.43%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.83%) Linux
1 23 (9.83%) Windows
2 20 (8.55%) Unix
3 11 (4.70%) Windows Server
4 5 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.85%) VMS
7 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.80%) ITIL
2 24 (10.26%) Change Management
3 23 (9.83%) Migration
4 22 (9.40%) Network Design
5 18 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 17 (7.26%) Project Management
7 13 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
8 12 (5.13%) High Availability
8 12 (5.13%) Presales
9 10 (4.27%) Network Architecture
9 10 (4.27%) PRINCE2
10 9 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (3.85%) DDoS Mitigation
10 9 (3.85%) Network Management
11 8 (3.42%) Network Monitoring
12 7 (2.99%) HOOD
12 7 (2.99%) Incident Management
13 6 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (2.56%) Service Delivery
13 6 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.85%) Python
2 8 (3.42%) Bash Shell
2 8 (3.42%) Perl
3 5 (2.14%) Lisp
3 5 (2.14%) SQL
4 2 (0.85%) Java
5 1 (0.43%) C
5 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.43%) Korn
5 1 (0.43%) PHP
5 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 144 (61.54%) Cisco Certification
2 110 (47.01%) CCNP
3 70 (29.91%) CCNA
4 68 (29.06%) CCIE
5 24 (10.26%) CCDP
6 17 (7.26%) SC Cleared
6 17 (7.26%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.56%) CCNP Voice
7 6 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (2.56%) JNCIP
8 5 (2.14%) CCSE
8 5 (2.14%) CISSP
9 4 (1.71%) JNCIA
9 4 (1.71%) JNCIE
10 3 (1.28%) CCSA
10 3 (1.28%) CISM
11 2 (0.85%) Degree
12 1 (0.43%) CCVP
12 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.43%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.14%) SLA
2 4 (1.71%) QA
3 2 (0.85%) BS7799
3 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (4.27%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.71%) VMware ESX
4 4 (1.71%) vSphere
5 2 (0.85%) vCloud
5 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.43%) Firmware
6 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.43%) Snort
6 1 (0.43%) SRDF
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.41%) FortiGate
2 12 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (4.70%) Cisco Prime
4 8 (3.42%) SCCM
5 5 (2.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (1.71%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.85%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.85%) Puppet
7 2 (0.85%) SCOM
7 2 (0.85%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.43%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.43%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.43%) OpenView
8 1 (0.43%) OPNET
8 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.43%) TrustSec
8 1 (0.43%) vMotion
8 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 184 (78.63%) Cisco
2 57 (24.36%) Juniper
3 48 (20.51%) CheckPoint
4 34 (14.53%) F5
5 30 (12.82%) VMware
6 28 (11.97%) NICE Systems
7 25 (10.68%) Citrix
8 23 (9.83%) Remedy
9 22 (9.40%) Microsoft
10 16 (6.84%) SolarWinds
11 13 (5.56%) Palo Alto
12 12 (5.13%) Riverbed
13 10 (4.27%) Avaya
13 10 (4.27%) Fortinet
14 8 (3.42%) Akamai
14 8 (3.42%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 8 (3.42%) IBM
15 7 (2.99%) Apple
15 7 (2.99%) HP
16 6 (2.56%) SevOne
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