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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 242 304 313
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 188 119 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.80% 0.51% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.17% 4.08% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 92 77
Average daily rate
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£386 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £282 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £336 £330
% change year-on-year
+11.52% +1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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
3046 2919 2835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.41% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1971 1810 1792
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 102
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -17.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +12 52 £417 +11.06% 6
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
Mayfair - 2 £329 -
Docklands, London -6 1 £435 -17.14%
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 249 (76.38%) Cisco
2 227 (69.63%) Firewall
3 200 (61.35%) WAN
4 176 (53.99%) LAN
5 164 (50.31%) BGP
6 153 (46.93%) VPN
7 136 (41.72%) Cisco Certification
8 124 (38.04%) OSPF
9 118 (36.20%) Juniper
10 113 (34.66%) Cisco ASA
11 111 (34.05%) CheckPoint
12 107 (32.82%) CCNP
13 105 (32.21%) Wireless
14 103 (31.60%) Network Security
15 98 (30.06%) Windows
16 90 (27.61%) IPsec
17 86 (26.38%) Data Centre
18 85 (26.07%) VLAN
19 82 (25.15%) EIGRP
20 81 (24.85%) Finance
21 77 (23.62%) F5
22 72 (22.09%) SolarWinds
22 72 (22.09%) ITIL
22 72 (22.09%) TCP/IP
22 72 (22.09%) Microsoft
23 69 (21.17%) VMware
24 65 (19.94%) Citrix
25 64 (19.63%) DNS
25 64 (19.63%) VoIP
25 64 (19.63%) Spanning Tree

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (11.35%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (5.21%) Lync
4 11 (3.37%) IIS
5 10 (3.07%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.45%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 36 (11.04%) MS Office
2 25 (7.67%) MS Excel
3 17 (5.21%) MS Visio
4 14 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.07%) Office 365
2 9 (2.76%) SaaS
3 5 (1.53%) PaaS
4 4 (1.23%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.92%) Yammer
6 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.61%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.31%) IaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 227 (69.63%) Firewall
2 200 (61.35%) WAN
3 176 (53.99%) LAN
4 164 (50.31%) BGP
5 153 (46.93%) VPN
6 124 (38.04%) OSPF
7 113 (34.66%) Cisco ASA
8 105 (32.21%) Wireless
9 103 (31.60%) Network Security
10 90 (27.61%) IPsec
11 85 (26.07%) VLAN
12 82 (25.15%) EIGRP
13 72 (22.09%) TCP/IP
14 64 (19.63%) DNS
14 64 (19.63%) VoIP
14 64 (19.63%) Spanning Tree
15 52 (15.95%) Cisco Nexus
15 52 (15.95%) HSRP
15 52 (15.95%) Cisco IOS
16 49 (15.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.45%) Big Data
3 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.31%) MySQL
4 1 (0.31%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (2.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.31%) GCC
General
1 81 (24.85%) Finance
2 34 (10.43%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.06%) Multimedia
3 23 (7.06%) Banking
4 11 (3.37%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.53%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.23%) Back Office
6 4 (1.23%) Retail
6 4 (1.23%) Advertising
7 3 (0.92%) Legal
8 2 (0.61%) Games
8 2 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 182 (55.83%) Network Engineer
2 36 (11.04%) Senior Network Engineer
3 33 (10.12%) Architect
4 26 (7.98%) Analyst
5 22 (6.75%) Consultant
6 17 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
7 16 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
8 15 (4.60%) Network Consultant
9 14 (4.29%) Project Manager
9 14 (4.29%) Operations Analyst
10 13 (3.99%) Security Engineer
11 12 (3.68%) Voice Engineer
12 11 (3.37%) Cisco Engineer
12 11 (3.37%) Network Security Engineer
13 10 (3.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 10 (3.07%) Network Architect
13 10 (3.07%) Communications Engineer
13 10 (3.07%) Avaya Engineer
14 9 (2.76%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (15.95%) 802.1X
2 15 (4.60%) XMPP
3 8 (2.45%) Web Services
4 1 (0.31%) .NET
4 1 (0.31%) J2EE
4 1 (0.31%) COM
4 1 (0.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 86 (26.38%) Data Centre
2 32 (9.82%) PKI
3 29 (8.90%) Blackberry
4 20 (6.13%) Video Conferencing
5 18 (5.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 12 (3.68%) Fat Client
6 12 (3.68%) Thin Client
7 8 (2.45%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.45%) IVR
7 8 (2.45%) User Experience
7 8 (2.45%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.45%) Eurex
8 7 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.84%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.23%) Clustering
10 4 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.92%) iPad
11 3 (0.92%) PMI
11 3 (0.92%) BBC
11 3 (0.92%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 98 (30.06%) Windows
2 42 (12.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (12.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (11.66%) Windows 7
5 33 (10.12%) Linux
6 18 (5.52%) UNIX
7 11 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.92%) Android
9 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (22.09%) ITIL
2 51 (15.64%) Load Balancing
3 44 (13.50%) Service Management
4 41 (12.58%) Network Management
5 39 (11.96%) Performance Management
6 37 (11.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 35 (10.74%) Project Management
8 31 (9.51%) BCP
9 30 (9.20%) Network Design
10 27 (8.28%) Business Continuity
11 26 (7.98%) Problem Management
12 23 (7.06%) Business Continuity Planning
13 19 (5.83%) ITSM
14 18 (5.52%) Service Delivery
14 18 (5.52%) DDoS Mitigation
15 16 (4.91%) Migration
15 16 (4.91%) WAN Optimisation
16 15 (4.60%) Kalman Filter
17 14 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
18 13 (3.99%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (8.28%) SQL
2 11 (3.37%) VB
3 9 (2.76%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.92%) Lisp
4 3 (0.92%) VBScript
5 1 (0.31%) Python
Qualifications
1 136 (41.72%) Cisco Certification
2 107 (32.82%) CCNP
3 37 (11.35%) CCIE
4 28 (8.59%) CCNA
5 23 (7.06%) Degree
6 10 (3.07%) CCDP
6 10 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.45%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.45%) CCSA
8 7 (2.15%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 5 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.23%) MCSE
10 4 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.23%) VCAP
10 4 (1.23%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.23%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.92%) JNCIP
11 3 (0.92%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.52%) SLA
2 8 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (19.33%) Active Directory
2 48 (14.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (8.59%) Hyper-V
4 26 (7.98%) NLBS
5 24 (7.36%) vSphere
6 17 (5.21%) XenApp
7 13 (3.99%) Xen
8 9 (2.76%) vCloud
9 8 (2.45%) XenServer
10 5 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.23%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 31 (9.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 25 (7.67%) WSUS
3 15 (4.60%) CiscoWorks
3 15 (4.60%) RANCID
4 11 (3.37%) AirWatch
5 10 (3.07%) OpenView
6 8 (2.45%) SCCM
6 8 (2.45%) FortiGate
7 7 (2.15%) NetCrunch
8 5 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
8 5 (1.53%) CA Spectrum
9 3 (0.92%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.92%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.92%) OPNET
10 2 (0.61%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.31%) SCOM
11 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 249 (76.38%) Cisco
2 118 (36.20%) Juniper
3 111 (34.05%) CheckPoint
4 77 (23.62%) F5
5 72 (22.09%) SolarWinds
5 72 (22.09%) Microsoft
6 69 (21.17%) VMware
7 65 (19.94%) Citrix
8 35 (10.74%) Infoblox
8 35 (10.74%) Aruba
8 35 (10.74%) Riverbed
9 32 (9.82%) HP
10 21 (6.44%) Dell
11 20 (6.13%) Avaya
12 17 (5.21%) NetApp
13 14 (4.29%) CommVault
13 14 (4.29%) Blue Coat
13 14 (4.29%) Brocade
14 13 (3.99%) IBM
15 12 (3.68%) Nortel
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