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 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / London
Rank 279 297 274
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Contract jobs citing MPLS 122 120 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.56% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.99% 4.41% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 86 116
Median daily rate £400 £500 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £609 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £24.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +52.21%

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
2444 2719 2881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.79% 12.68% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1654 1778 1856
Median daily rate £440 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 62 89
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.62 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.88% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.68 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 February 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 26 February 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 +6 15 £400 - 7
Croydon +12 12 £450 +33.33% 1
West End +1 1 £298 -48.70% 1
Westminster - 1 - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 159 (74.30%) Cisco
2 135 (63.08%) Firewall
3 123 (57.48%) WAN
4 106 (49.53%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (44.86%) LAN
6 93 (43.46%) BGP
7 87 (40.65%) OSPF
8 77 (35.98%) CCNP
9 72 (33.64%) VPN
10 65 (30.37%) TCP/IP
11 63 (29.44%) Juniper
12 55 (25.70%) Wireless
12 55 (25.70%) Data Centre
13 50 (23.36%) CCNA
14 49 (22.90%) CheckPoint
14 49 (22.90%) VMware
15 48 (22.43%) Finance
15 48 (22.43%) Windows
16 43 (20.09%) CCIE
17 41 (19.16%) Cisco ASA
18 40 (18.69%) 802.1X
19 39 (18.22%) VLAN
20 38 (17.76%) Network Security
20 38 (17.76%) Cisco Nexus
21 37 (17.29%) F5
21 37 (17.29%) Active Directory
21 37 (17.29%) Internet
22 34 (15.89%) Citrix
22 34 (15.89%) DNS
23 32 (14.95%) Windows Server

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 15 (7.01%) MS Exchange
1 15 (7.01%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.34%) CMS
3 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (1.40%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.40%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.47%) IIS
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.74%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.54%) Office 365
4 7 (3.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (2.80%) IaaS
6 5 (2.34%) PaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.47%) Akamai
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.47%) Bluemix
8 1 (0.47%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.47%) SaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 135 (63.08%) Firewall
2 123 (57.48%) WAN
3 96 (44.86%) LAN
4 93 (43.46%) BGP
5 87 (40.65%) OSPF
6 72 (33.64%) VPN
7 65 (30.37%) TCP/IP
8 55 (25.70%) Wireless
9 41 (19.16%) Cisco ASA
10 39 (18.22%) VLAN
11 38 (17.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 38 (17.76%) Network Security
12 37 (17.29%) Internet
13 34 (15.89%) DNS
14 31 (14.49%) IPsec
15 30 (14.02%) DHCP
16 29 (13.55%) EIGRP
17 26 (12.15%) Ethernet
17 26 (12.15%) HSRP
18 22 (10.28%) VPLS
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%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.93%) JIRA
2 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.47%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.47%) Selenium
3 1 (0.47%) WebDriver
General
1 48 (22.43%) Finance
2 24 (11.21%) Telecoms
3 18 (8.41%) Banking
4 7 (3.27%) Billing
4 7 (3.27%) Retail
5 6 (2.80%) Legal
6 5 (2.34%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.34%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.87%) Military
7 4 (1.87%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.93%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.47%) German Language
9 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.47%) Marketing
9 1 (0.47%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 93 (43.46%) Network Engineer
2 46 (21.50%) Architect
3 27 (12.62%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (11.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 21 (9.81%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (8.88%) Network Architect
7 16 (7.48%) Analyst
8 12 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.61%) Network Analyst
9 11 (5.14%) Project Manager
10 10 (4.67%) LAN Engineer
10 10 (4.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 10 (4.67%) Network Security Architect
10 10 (4.67%) Security Architect
10 10 (4.67%) WAN Engineer
11 9 (4.21%) Juniper Engineer
11 9 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
12 7 (3.27%) Azure Architect
12 7 (3.27%) Designer
12 7 (3.27%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.69%) 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%) 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%) CGI
6 1 (0.47%) Core Data
6 1 (0.47%) jQuery
6 1 (0.47%) Kafka
6 1 (0.47%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.47%) Middleware
6 1 (0.47%) OpenDaylight
6 1 (0.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 55 (25.70%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.74%) Clustering
3 8 (3.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (3.74%) Virtual Team
4 7 (3.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.80%) Replication
6 5 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.34%) PKI
7 4 (1.87%) iSeries
7 4 (1.87%) IVR
7 4 (1.87%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.87%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (1.40%) Social Network
8 3 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.93%) CMDB
9 2 (0.93%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) Social Media
9 2 (0.93%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 48 (22.43%) Windows
2 32 (14.95%) Windows Server
3 21 (9.81%) Unix
4 18 (8.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (8.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.54%) Linux
6 11 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.93%) FreeBSD
8 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.93%) MVS
8 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (11.21%) ITIL
2 21 (9.81%) Load Balancing
2 21 (9.81%) Migration
2 21 (9.81%) Project Management
3 17 (7.94%) Network Management
4 16 (7.48%) Network Design
5 14 (6.54%) High Availability
6 11 (5.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (5.14%) Network Monitoring
7 10 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.67%) PRINCE2
8 9 (4.21%) Change Management
8 9 (4.21%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.21%) Time Management
8 9 (4.21%) TOGAF
9 8 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.74%) Network Architecture
9 8 (3.74%) Presales
9 8 (3.74%) Server Building
9 8 (3.74%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.74%) SQL
2 5 (2.34%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.93%) JCL
3 2 (0.93%) Lisp
3 2 (0.93%) Perl
3 2 (0.93%) Python
4 1 (0.47%) C
4 1 (0.47%) C#
4 1 (0.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 106 (49.53%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (35.98%) CCNP
3 50 (23.36%) CCNA
4 43 (20.09%) CCIE
5 19 (8.88%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.07%) CCDP
6 13 (6.07%) SC Cleared
7 12 (5.61%) JNCIA
8 6 (2.80%) CISSP
8 6 (2.80%) CLAS
8 6 (2.80%) JNCIE
9 5 (2.34%) CCSA
9 5 (2.34%) MCSE
9 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.87%) Degree
10 4 (1.87%) JNCIS
10 4 (1.87%) MCITP
10 4 (1.87%) MCP
11 3 (1.40%) APMP
11 3 (1.40%) JNCIP
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%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (17.29%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.27%) vCloud
4 7 (3.27%) vSphere
5 5 (2.34%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.40%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.93%) Docker
8 2 (0.93%) KVM
8 2 (0.93%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.93%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.93%) XenApp
8 2 (0.93%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.47%) etcd
9 1 (0.47%) Firmware
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (6.54%) Cisco Prime
2 9 (4.21%) FortiGate
3 7 (3.27%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.80%) Puppet
4 6 (2.80%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (2.34%) Nagios
5 5 (2.34%) SCCM
6 4 (1.87%) Ansible
6 4 (1.87%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.87%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.40%) Nessus
7 3 (1.40%) Pingdom
8 2 (0.93%) Cacti
8 2 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.93%) Endace
8 2 (0.93%) OpenView
9 1 (0.47%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.47%) RANCID
9 1 (0.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 159 (74.30%) Cisco
2 63 (29.44%) Juniper
3 49 (22.90%) CheckPoint
3 49 (22.90%) VMware
4 37 (17.29%) F5
5 34 (15.89%) Citrix
6 27 (12.62%) Microsoft
7 19 (8.88%) SolarWinds
8 16 (7.48%) Palo Alto
9 15 (7.01%) Fortinet
10 14 (6.54%) HP
11 12 (5.61%) Meraki
12 11 (5.14%) Arista
12 11 (5.14%) Avaya
13 10 (4.67%) Riverbed
14 7 (3.27%) Blue Coat
14 7 (3.27%) NetScout
14 7 (3.27%) Salesforce.com
15 6 (2.80%) Aruba
16 5 (2.34%) Verint
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