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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 265 325 288
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -37
Contract jobs citing MPLS 160 101 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.68% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.34% 3.33% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 79 67
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£363 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £296 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-8.62% +11.53%
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
2995 3034 3187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.78% 12.24% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2040 2004 2013
Average daily rate £388 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 91 155
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +37 34 £375 -16.66% 12
Croydon -7 1 £400 - 1
Bromley - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
Hayes - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 208 (74.82%) Cisco
2 157 (56.47%) WAN
3 151 (54.32%) Firewall
4 122 (43.88%) LAN
5 113 (40.65%) BGP
6 111 (39.93%) VPN
7 103 (37.05%) Windows
8 97 (34.89%) OSPF
9 95 (34.17%) Cisco Certification
10 77 (27.70%) CheckPoint
11 67 (24.10%) Juniper
11 67 (24.10%) Microsoft
12 66 (23.74%) Active Directory
13 64 (23.02%) CCNP
14 62 (22.30%) ITIL
15 60 (21.58%) Finance
15 60 (21.58%) VMware
16 54 (19.42%) DNS
17 48 (17.27%) Windows Server 2008
18 45 (16.19%) Telecoms
19 44 (15.83%) Citrix
20 43 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
21 42 (15.11%) Migration
21 42 (15.11%) IP Telephony
22 40 (14.39%) SAN
22 40 (14.39%) VoIP
22 40 (14.39%) VLAN
23 39 (14.03%) MS Exchange
24 38 (13.67%) TCP/IP
24 38 (13.67%) CCIE

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (14.03%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (6.83%) SharePoint
4 17 (6.12%) IIS
5 12 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.96%) Lync
7 9 (3.24%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.36%) Apache
10 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (12.23%) MS Office
2 30 (10.79%) MS Excel
3 18 (6.47%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.08%) MS Project
6 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.72%) EPLAN
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (3.60%) Office 365
3 5 (1.80%) IaaS
3 5 (1.80%) PaaS
4 4 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.72%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (56.47%) WAN
2 151 (54.32%) Firewall
3 122 (43.88%) LAN
4 113 (40.65%) BGP
5 111 (39.93%) VPN
6 97 (34.89%) OSPF
7 54 (19.42%) DNS
8 42 (15.11%) IP Telephony
9 40 (14.39%) SAN
9 40 (14.39%) VoIP
9 40 (14.39%) VLAN
10 38 (13.67%) TCP/IP
10 38 (13.67%) Network Security
11 37 (13.31%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (13.31%) IPsec
12 36 (12.95%) EIGRP
12 36 (12.95%) Multicast
13 35 (12.59%) DHCP
14 30 (10.79%) Internet
14 30 (10.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.72%) Big Data
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 60 (21.58%) Finance
2 45 (16.19%) Telecoms
3 26 (9.35%) Banking
4 16 (5.76%) Retail
5 13 (4.68%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.68%) Law
6 7 (2.52%) Games
7 4 (1.44%) Local Government
8 3 (1.08%) Marketing
8 3 (1.08%) Billing
9 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.36%) Military
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Legal
10 1 (0.36%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 79 (28.42%) Network Engineer
2 47 (16.91%) Architect
3 43 (15.47%) Analyst
4 21 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 16 (5.76%) Consultant
6 16 (5.76%) Network Analyst
7 15 (5.40%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (5.40%) Operations Analyst
8 14 (5.04%) Network Support
9 13 (4.68%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (4.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (4.68%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (4.32%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.32%) Senior Network Engineer
10 12 (4.32%) Security Architect
11 10 (3.60%) Network Specialist
12 9 (3.24%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
12 9 (3.24%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (2.52%) Senior Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.08%) XMPP
2 2 (0.72%) Web Services
3 1 (0.36%) .NET
3 1 (0.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.55%) Blackberry
2 16 (5.76%) Thin Client
2 16 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.76%) Fat Client
3 13 (4.68%) PKI
4 12 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.24%) Clustering
6 8 (2.88%) Replication
7 7 (2.52%) Online Games
8 3 (1.08%) Open Source
8 3 (1.08%) EPoS
9 2 (0.72%) e-Health
9 2 (0.72%) SecurID
9 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.72%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.36%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.36%) CMDB
10 1 (0.36%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 103 (37.05%) Windows
2 48 (17.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (13.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 29 (10.43%) Linux
5 27 (9.71%) Windows 7
6 21 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (5.04%) UNIX
8 11 (3.96%) Windows XP
9 8 (2.88%) Windows 8
10 4 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.36%) CentOS
12 1 (0.36%) Solaris
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (22.30%) ITIL
2 42 (15.11%) Migration
3 36 (12.95%) Load Balancing
4 29 (10.43%) Service Management
5 27 (9.71%) Network Design
5 27 (9.71%) Network Monitoring
6 25 (8.99%) Change Management
7 24 (8.63%) Network Architecture
8 22 (7.91%) Project Management
9 19 (6.83%) Performance Management
10 17 (6.12%) Network Management
11 16 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (5.76%) Problem Management
12 14 (5.04%) Service Delivery
13 12 (4.32%) ITSM
13 12 (4.32%) Network Load Balancing
14 11 (3.96%) WAN Optimisation
14 11 (3.96%) Mentoring
14 11 (3.96%) Information Assurance
14 11 (3.96%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.47%) SQL
2 3 (1.08%) Python
3 2 (0.72%) Perl
3 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.36%) C
4 1 (0.36%) VB
4 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (34.17%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (23.02%) CCNP
3 38 (13.67%) CCIE
4 29 (10.43%) CCNA
5 13 (4.68%) Security Cleared
5 13 (4.68%) CCDP
6 11 (3.96%) CCIP
7 9 (3.24%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.24%) Degree
8 6 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.72%) PMP
11 2 (0.72%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.72%) MCP
11 2 (0.72%) JNCIS
11 2 (0.72%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.72%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.96%) SLA
2 5 (1.80%) QA
3 4 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 66 (23.74%) Active Directory
2 43 (15.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (9.35%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.55%) vSphere
5 20 (7.19%) XenApp
6 18 (6.47%) NLBS
7 15 (5.40%) Xen
8 11 (3.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (1.80%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.44%) XenServer
11 3 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.08%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.08%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.72%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.36%) vCloud
13 1 (0.36%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (6.47%) WSUS
2 9 (3.24%) MOM
3 8 (2.88%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.44%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.44%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.44%) SCCM
6 3 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.72%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.36%) RANCID
8 1 (0.36%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.36%) Ionix
8 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.36%) SCOM
8 1 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.36%) Netcool
8 1 (0.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 208 (74.82%) Cisco
2 77 (27.70%) CheckPoint
3 67 (24.10%) Juniper
3 67 (24.10%) Microsoft
4 60 (21.58%) VMware
5 44 (15.83%) Citrix
6 37 (13.31%) F5
7 31 (11.15%) HP
8 21 (7.55%) Blue Coat
9 13 (4.68%) Riverbed
9 13 (4.68%) SolarWinds
10 12 (4.32%) IBM
11 11 (3.96%) NetApp
12 10 (3.60%) Tandberg
12 10 (3.60%) 3PAR
13 8 (2.88%) CA
14 7 (2.52%) Dell
15 6 (2.16%) Mitel
16 5 (1.80%) Brocade
16 5 (1.80%) Avaya
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