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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 314 246 322
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +76
Contract jobs citing MPLS 111 184 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.79% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.69% 5.92% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 138 69
Median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £466 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £95.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-49.65% +181.48%
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
3012 3108 2829
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.02% 13.29% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2044 2001 1816
Median daily rate £438 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 98 84
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +19 14 £388 +3.33% 5
Croydon - 3 £500 -
Greenwich - 2 - -
Hillingdon - 2 £388 -
Hendon - 1 £550 -
Mayfair - 1 £400 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 188 (78.33%) Cisco
2 149 (62.08%) Cisco Certification
3 118 (49.17%) Firewall
4 111 (46.25%) CCNP
4 111 (46.25%) WAN
5 103 (42.92%) BGP
6 100 (41.67%) LAN
7 80 (33.33%) VPN
8 76 (31.67%) OSPF
9 75 (31.25%) TCP/IP
10 74 (30.83%) CCNA
11 67 (27.92%) Wireless
12 60 (25.00%) CCIE
13 58 (24.17%) Data Centre
14 56 (23.33%) VoIP
15 55 (22.92%) CheckPoint
16 53 (22.08%) Juniper
17 49 (20.42%) DNS
18 48 (20.00%) ITIL
18 48 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
19 43 (17.92%) Finance
20 40 (16.67%) F5
21 37 (15.42%) EIGRP
22 35 (14.58%) VMware
23 32 (13.33%) Ethernet
23 32 (13.33%) Network Security
24 30 (12.50%) Windows
25 29 (12.08%) Telecoms
25 29 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
25 29 (12.08%) NICE Systems

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 9 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.83%) IIS
5 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.42%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.75%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.67%) MS Office
4 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.42%) Eikon
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.92%) IaaS
2 6 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.67%) Office 365
4 4 (1.67%) SaaS
5 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.83%) PaaS
6 1 (0.42%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.42%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 118 (49.17%) Firewall
2 111 (46.25%) WAN
3 103 (42.92%) BGP
4 100 (41.67%) LAN
5 80 (33.33%) VPN
6 76 (31.67%) OSPF
7 75 (31.25%) TCP/IP
8 67 (27.92%) Wireless
9 56 (23.33%) VoIP
10 49 (20.42%) DNS
11 48 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 37 (15.42%) EIGRP
13 32 (13.33%) Ethernet
13 32 (13.33%) Network Security
14 29 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (11.67%) DHCP
15 28 (11.67%) IPsec
16 26 (10.83%) VPLS
17 22 (9.17%) Cisco IOS
18 21 (8.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database
General
1 43 (17.92%) Finance
2 29 (12.08%) Telecoms
3 18 (7.50%) Banking
4 13 (5.42%) Retail
5 7 (2.92%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.50%) Publishing
7 5 (2.08%) Legal
8 4 (1.67%) Law
9 3 (1.25%) Back Office
9 3 (1.25%) French Language
9 3 (1.25%) Marketing
10 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.42%) Billing
11 1 (0.42%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.42%) Games
11 1 (0.42%) German Language
11 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 101 (42.08%) Network Engineer
2 40 (16.67%) Architect
3 25 (10.42%) Cisco Engineer
4 22 (9.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 22 (9.17%) Network Architect
5 19 (7.92%) Voice Engineer
6 18 (7.50%) Consultant
7 16 (6.67%) Voice Network Engineer
7 16 (6.67%) VoIP Engineer
8 15 (6.25%) Designer
9 14 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.83%) Senior Network Engineer
9 14 (5.83%) Support Engineer
10 12 (5.00%) Network Consultant
11 11 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
12 10 (4.17%) Analyst
12 10 (4.17%) Network Designer
13 9 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
14 8 (3.33%) Infrastructure Designer
15 7 (2.92%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.42%) .NET
2 1 (0.42%) COM
2 1 (0.42%) CSS
2 1 (0.42%) RESTful
2 1 (0.42%) RFC 2544
2 1 (0.42%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (24.17%) Data Centre
2 25 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (2.92%) Streaming Media
5 6 (2.50%) MPEG
5 6 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.67%) Replication
7 3 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.25%) iSeries
8 2 (0.83%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.83%) Clustering
8 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.83%) Statistics
9 1 (0.42%) CCTV
9 1 (0.42%) Equities
9 1 (0.42%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.42%) PKI
9 1 (0.42%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.42%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 30 (12.50%) Windows
2 21 (8.75%) Linux
3 19 (7.92%) Unix
4 18 (7.50%) Windows Server
5 10 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.83%) VMS
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.42%) Solaris
8 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.00%) ITIL
2 23 (9.58%) Change Management
2 23 (9.58%) Load Balancing
2 23 (9.58%) Project Management
3 22 (9.17%) Migration
4 18 (7.50%) Network Design
5 16 (6.67%) Presales
6 14 (5.83%) PRINCE2
7 13 (5.42%) Customer Engagement
8 12 (5.00%) Network Management
9 11 (4.58%) High Availability
10 10 (4.17%) DDoS Mitigation
11 8 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
11 8 (3.33%) E-Commerce
11 8 (3.33%) Time Management
12 7 (2.92%) HOOD
12 7 (2.92%) Low Latency
13 6 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (2.50%) Network Architecture
13 6 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.75%) Python
2 8 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 7 (2.92%) Perl
4 5 (2.08%) SQL
5 3 (1.25%) Java
5 3 (1.25%) Lisp
6 2 (0.83%) Ruby
7 1 (0.42%) C
7 1 (0.42%) C#
7 1 (0.42%) C++
7 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.42%) Korn
7 1 (0.42%) PHP
7 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 149 (62.08%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (46.25%) CCNP
3 74 (30.83%) CCNA
4 60 (25.00%) CCIE
5 25 (10.42%) CCDP
6 21 (8.75%) SC Cleared
6 21 (8.75%) Security Cleared
7 11 (4.58%) CCSE
8 9 (3.75%) JNCIP
9 7 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (2.92%) JNCIE
10 5 (2.08%) CCSA
11 4 (1.67%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.25%) CCNP Voice
12 3 (1.25%) Degree
13 2 (0.83%) CCDA
13 2 (0.83%) CISSP
13 2 (0.83%) RHCT
14 1 (0.42%) Check Point Certification
14 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.67%) QA
2 3 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.25%) SLA
3 2 (0.83%) BS7799
4 1 (0.42%) BS25999
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.42%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.42%) MiFID
4 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.92%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.50%) vSphere
4 5 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.25%) vCloud
6 2 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.42%) KVM
7 1 (0.42%) Snort
7 1 (0.42%) SRDF
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.42%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.42%) Xen
7 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (5.42%) FortiGate
3 11 (4.58%) SCCM
4 10 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (2.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (2.08%) OpenView
7 3 (1.25%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.25%) Puppet
7 3 (1.25%) SCOM
8 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.42%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco LMS
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.42%) OPNET
9 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.42%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.42%) vMotion
9 1 (0.42%) WSUS
Vendors
1 188 (78.33%) Cisco
2 55 (22.92%) CheckPoint
3 53 (22.08%) Juniper
4 40 (16.67%) F5
5 35 (14.58%) VMware
6 29 (12.08%) NICE Systems
7 27 (11.25%) Citrix
8 25 (10.42%) Microsoft
9 22 (9.17%) Remedy
10 15 (6.25%) HP
10 15 (6.25%) SolarWinds
11 10 (4.17%) Avaya
11 10 (4.17%) Palo Alto
12 9 (3.75%) Fortinet
13 8 (3.33%) Akamai
13 8 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 8 (3.33%) Apple
13 8 (3.33%) Riverbed
14 6 (2.50%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.50%) Nortel
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