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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 261 295 295
Rank change year-on-year
+34 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 158 125 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.50% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.96% 4.08% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 94 71
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£375 £393 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% -12.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £381 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.19% +12.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.75 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -46.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +52.38%
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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
3188 3063 3329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.90% 12.28% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2106 2019 2121
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £567 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 91 147
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 2014.

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 October 2014. 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 34 £375 -16.66% 15
Croydon -6 4 £363 - 1
Uxbridge -5 1 - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 191 (73.18%) Cisco
2 159 (60.92%) WAN
3 140 (53.64%) Firewall
4 125 (47.89%) LAN
5 114 (43.68%) BGP
6 99 (37.93%) VPN
7 92 (35.25%) OSPF
8 90 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
9 88 (33.72%) Windows
10 69 (26.44%) CheckPoint
11 65 (24.90%) ITIL
12 61 (23.37%) Finance
12 61 (23.37%) Microsoft
13 59 (22.61%) Active Directory
14 58 (22.22%) Juniper
15 57 (21.84%) CCNP
16 56 (21.46%) VMware
17 45 (17.24%) DNS
17 45 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
18 44 (16.86%) Telecoms
19 43 (16.48%) Migration
19 43 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
20 41 (15.71%) Citrix
21 40 (15.33%) Multicast
22 39 (14.94%) CCIE
22 39 (14.94%) MS Exchange
22 39 (14.94%) IP Telephony
23 38 (14.56%) VoIP
24 37 (14.18%) TCP/IP
24 37 (14.18%) Cisco Nexus

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 39 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (6.13%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.98%) IIS
5 9 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.07%) Lync
7 6 (2.30%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.38%) Apache
10 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 36 (13.79%) MS Office
2 27 (10.34%) MS Excel
3 19 (7.28%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (1.92%) MS Project
6 2 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.77%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.45%) Office 365
2 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.92%) IaaS
3 5 (1.92%) PaaS
4 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.77%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 159 (60.92%) WAN
2 140 (53.64%) Firewall
3 125 (47.89%) LAN
4 114 (43.68%) BGP
5 99 (37.93%) VPN
6 92 (35.25%) OSPF
7 45 (17.24%) DNS
8 40 (15.33%) Multicast
9 39 (14.94%) IP Telephony
10 38 (14.56%) VoIP
11 37 (14.18%) TCP/IP
11 37 (14.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 35 (13.41%) EIGRP
13 34 (13.03%) SAN
13 34 (13.03%) IPsec
14 30 (11.49%) VLAN
15 29 (11.11%) DHCP
16 27 (10.34%) DSL
17 26 (9.96%) Internet
17 26 (9.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.77%) Big Data
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 61 (23.37%) Finance
2 44 (16.86%) Telecoms
3 24 (9.20%) Banking
4 14 (5.36%) Retail
5 13 (4.98%) Investment Banking
6 9 (3.45%) Law
7 4 (1.53%) Local Government
8 2 (0.77%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.77%) Publishing
8 2 (0.77%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Military
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 65 (24.90%) Network Engineer
2 44 (16.86%) Architect
3 42 (16.09%) Analyst
4 18 (6.90%) Consultant
5 17 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (6.51%) Network Support
6 16 (6.13%) Senior Network Engineer
6 16 (6.13%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.36%) Operations Analyst
7 14 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (4.98%) Network Analyst
9 12 (4.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 12 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (4.21%) Security Architect
11 10 (3.83%) Network Specialist
11 10 (3.83%) Network Consultant
12 9 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (3.45%) Network Architect
13 8 (3.07%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (3.07%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.07%) XMPP
2 2 (0.77%) Web Services
3 1 (0.38%) .NET
3 1 (0.38%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.81%) Blackberry
2 19 (7.28%) Fat Client
2 19 (7.28%) Thin Client
3 13 (4.98%) PKI
4 12 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.83%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 8 (3.07%) Replication
8 6 (2.30%) Clustering
9 3 (1.15%) EPoS
9 3 (1.15%) Open Source
10 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.77%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.77%) Online Games
10 2 (0.77%) e-Health
10 2 (0.77%) SecurID
11 1 (0.38%) DTV
11 1 (0.38%) CMDB
11 1 (0.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 88 (33.72%) Windows
2 43 (16.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 26 (9.96%) Linux
6 12 (4.60%) UNIX
7 11 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.68%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.68%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.90%) ITIL
2 43 (16.48%) Migration
3 29 (11.11%) Service Management
4 28 (10.73%) Network Design
5 27 (10.34%) Load Balancing
6 26 (9.96%) Network Monitoring
7 25 (9.58%) Project Management
8 23 (8.81%) Change Management
9 22 (8.43%) Network Architecture
10 21 (8.05%) Performance Management
10 21 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
11 18 (6.90%) Network Management
12 17 (6.51%) Problem Management
13 14 (5.36%) Service Delivery
14 13 (4.98%) WAN Optimisation
15 12 (4.60%) Network Load Balancing
15 12 (4.60%) ITSM
15 12 (4.60%) Business Continuity
16 11 (4.21%) BCP
16 11 (4.21%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.36%) SQL
2 3 (1.15%) Python
3 1 (0.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.38%) VB
3 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 90 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (21.84%) CCNP
3 39 (14.94%) CCIE
4 30 (11.49%) CCNA
5 14 (5.36%) Security Cleared
6 10 (3.83%) Degree
6 10 (3.83%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.83%) CCDP
6 10 (3.83%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.07%) CCIP
8 6 (2.30%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.15%) CCA
10 3 (1.15%) JNCIE
11 2 (0.77%) CCDE
11 2 (0.77%) CCVP
11 2 (0.77%) MCP
12 1 (0.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.45%) SLA
2 5 (1.92%) QA
3 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (22.61%) Active Directory
2 45 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (9.96%) Hyper-V
4 21 (8.05%) XenApp
4 21 (8.05%) NLBS
5 18 (6.90%) Xen
6 16 (6.13%) vSphere
7 14 (5.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (1.53%) XenServer
8 4 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.15%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.15%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.15%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.38%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (7.28%) WSUS
2 10 (3.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 8 (3.07%) CA Spectrum
4 7 (2.68%) MOM
5 5 (1.92%) OPNET
6 4 (1.53%) CiscoWorks
6 4 (1.53%) SCCM
7 3 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.15%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.77%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.77%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.38%) SCOM
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.38%) Foglight
Vendors
1 191 (73.18%) Cisco
2 69 (26.44%) CheckPoint
3 61 (23.37%) Microsoft
4 58 (22.22%) Juniper
5 56 (21.46%) VMware
6 41 (15.71%) Citrix
7 31 (11.88%) F5
8 26 (9.96%) HP
9 19 (7.28%) Blue Coat
10 18 (6.90%) SolarWinds
11 12 (4.60%) Riverbed
12 10 (3.83%) IBM
12 10 (3.83%) NetApp
13 9 (3.45%) 3PAR
14 8 (3.07%) CA
15 7 (2.68%) Avaya
15 7 (2.68%) Tandberg
16 5 (1.92%) Symantec
16 5 (1.92%) Mitel
17 4 (1.53%) BT
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