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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / London
Rank 289 323 248
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -75
Contract jobs citing MPLS 120 97 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.62% 0.46% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.85% 3.65% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 71 130
Median daily rate £388 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £613 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £405 £316
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +28.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £31.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +37.73%

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
2473 2661 2759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.72% 12.67% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1673 1740 1845
Median daily rate £430 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 78 64
Median hourly rate £44.50 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.65% +29.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.38 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +10 24 £400 -2.14% 6
Croydon -5 6 £300 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £365 -
Westminster - 1 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 152 (71.03%) Cisco
2 127 (59.35%) WAN
3 121 (56.54%) Firewall
4 98 (45.79%) Cisco Certification
5 93 (43.46%) LAN
6 80 (37.38%) BGP
7 76 (35.51%) OSPF
8 69 (32.24%) VPN
9 68 (31.78%) CCNP
10 58 (27.10%) TCP/IP
10 58 (27.10%) Finance
11 54 (25.23%) Juniper
12 51 (23.83%) Windows
13 50 (23.36%) Data Centre
14 49 (22.90%) CCNA
15 47 (21.96%) VMware
16 44 (20.56%) Active Directory
17 42 (19.63%) CCIE
18 40 (18.69%) Wireless
18 40 (18.69%) Internet
18 40 (18.69%) VLAN
19 38 (17.76%) CheckPoint
20 36 (16.82%) Cisco ASA
20 36 (16.82%) Cisco Nexus
20 36 (16.82%) Windows Server
21 35 (16.36%) Microsoft
22 32 (14.95%) Citrix
22 32 (14.95%) Network Security
23 31 (14.49%) DNS
24 30 (14.02%) VoIP

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 19 (8.88%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.54%) SharePoint
3 12 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.40%) OpenStack
6 3 (1.40%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.93%) IIS
7 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.47%) CMS
8 1 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.87%) MS Office
2 4 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (7.01%) Office 365
4 7 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.40%) IaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.93%) PaaS
7 2 (0.93%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.47%) G Suite
8 1 (0.47%) GitHub
8 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 127 (59.35%) WAN
2 121 (56.54%) Firewall
3 93 (43.46%) LAN
4 80 (37.38%) BGP
5 76 (35.51%) OSPF
6 69 (32.24%) VPN
7 58 (27.10%) TCP/IP
8 40 (18.69%) Internet
8 40 (18.69%) VLAN
8 40 (18.69%) Wireless
9 36 (16.82%) Cisco ASA
9 36 (16.82%) Cisco Nexus
10 32 (14.95%) Network Security
11 31 (14.49%) DNS
12 30 (14.02%) VoIP
13 28 (13.08%) DHCP
13 28 (13.08%) IPsec
14 25 (11.68%) Ethernet
15 23 (10.75%) EIGRP
15 23 (10.75%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.93%) DB2
3 2 (0.93%) MySQL
4 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.47%) GIS
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.93%) JIRA
3 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.47%) Selenium
3 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 58 (27.10%) Finance
2 26 (12.15%) Telecoms
3 19 (8.88%) Banking
4 8 (3.74%) Retail
5 6 (2.80%) Billing
6 5 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.34%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.47%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 89 (41.59%) Network Engineer
2 42 (19.63%) Architect
3 29 (13.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (11.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 23 (10.75%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (7.01%) Analyst
8 14 (6.54%) Network Architect
9 12 (5.61%) Project Manager
9 12 (5.61%) Security Architect
10 10 (4.67%) LAN Engineer
10 10 (4.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 10 (4.67%) Network Security Architect
10 10 (4.67%) WAN Engineer
11 9 (4.21%) Firewall Engineer
11 9 (4.21%) Network Analyst
12 8 (3.74%) Juniper Engineer
12 8 (3.74%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (3.27%) Azure Architect
13 7 (3.27%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.15%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.27%) SOAP
2 7 (3.27%) Web Services
3 4 (1.87%) XMPP
4 3 (1.40%) COM
4 3 (1.40%) Middleware
4 3 (1.40%) REST
5 2 (0.93%) JSON
5 2 (0.93%) RESTful
5 2 (0.93%) RFC 2544
6 1 (0.47%) .NET
6 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.47%) jQuery
6 1 (0.47%) Kafka
6 1 (0.47%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.47%) OpenDaylight
6 1 (0.47%) XML
6 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.36%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.21%) Virtual Team
4 8 (3.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 7 (3.27%) Clustering
6 6 (2.80%) Replication
7 5 (2.34%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.87%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.87%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (1.87%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.40%) iSeries
9 3 (1.40%) PKI
9 3 (1.40%) Tandem
10 2 (0.93%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.93%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.93%) NHS
10 2 (0.93%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.93%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 51 (23.83%) Windows
2 36 (16.82%) Windows Server
3 20 (9.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (9.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (8.88%) Unix
5 13 (6.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.67%) Linux
7 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.40%) MVS
8 2 (0.93%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.47%) Mandriva Linux
9 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) VMS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (10.28%) ITIL
1 22 (10.28%) Migration
2 17 (7.94%) Load Balancing
2 17 (7.94%) Network Design
2 17 (7.94%) Project Management
3 14 (6.54%) High Availability
4 12 (5.61%) Network Management
5 10 (4.67%) Asset Management
6 9 (4.21%) Change Control
6 9 (4.21%) Change Management
6 9 (4.21%) Network Architecture
6 9 (4.21%) TOGAF
7 8 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (3.74%) Information Security
7 8 (3.74%) PRINCE2
7 8 (3.74%) Server Building
7 8 (3.74%) Service Delivery
7 8 (3.74%) SIEM
8 7 (3.27%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.61%) SQL
2 6 (2.80%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.40%) JCL
4 2 (0.93%) C
4 2 (0.93%) Perl
4 2 (0.93%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) C#
5 1 (0.47%) Lisp
5 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 98 (45.79%) Cisco Certification
2 68 (31.78%) CCNP
3 49 (22.90%) CCNA
4 42 (19.63%) CCIE
5 16 (7.48%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.07%) SC Cleared
7 12 (5.61%) CCDP
7 12 (5.61%) CISSP
8 11 (5.14%) JNCIA
9 6 (2.80%) CCSP
9 6 (2.80%) CLAS
9 6 (2.80%) JNCIE
10 5 (2.34%) CCSA
10 5 (2.34%) Degree
10 5 (2.34%) MCSE
10 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (1.87%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.87%) MCITP
11 4 (1.87%) MCP
12 3 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) PCI DSS
1 9 (4.21%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.93%) COBIT
3 2 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (20.56%) Active Directory
2 20 (9.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.07%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.74%) vSphere
5 6 (2.80%) vCloud
6 5 (2.34%) Terminal Services
6 5 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.40%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.93%) Firmware
8 2 (0.93%) KVM
8 2 (0.93%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.93%) XenApp
8 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.47%) Docker
9 1 (0.47%) etcd
9 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (3.27%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (2.80%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (2.80%) SCCM
3 5 (2.34%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.87%) Puppet
5 3 (1.40%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.40%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.40%) Nagios
5 3 (1.40%) Nessus
5 3 (1.40%) Pingdom
6 2 (0.93%) Ansible
6 2 (0.93%) Cacti
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (0.93%) Endace
6 2 (0.93%) OpenView
7 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.47%) SCOM
7 1 (0.47%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 152 (71.03%) Cisco
2 54 (25.23%) Juniper
3 47 (21.96%) VMware
4 38 (17.76%) CheckPoint
5 35 (16.36%) Microsoft
6 32 (14.95%) Citrix
7 23 (10.75%) F5
8 17 (7.94%) Palo Alto
9 13 (6.07%) HP
9 13 (6.07%) Meraki
10 10 (4.67%) Riverbed
11 9 (4.21%) Avaya
11 9 (4.21%) SolarWinds
12 8 (3.74%) Blue Coat
13 7 (3.27%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.34%) NetScout
14 5 (2.34%) Red Box
14 5 (2.34%) Sonus
15 4 (1.87%) Splunk
15 4 (1.87%) Verint
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