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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 243 323 305
Rank change year-on-year
+80 -18
Contract jobs citing MPLS 174 89 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.39% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.74% 3.18% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 63 69
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£363 £380 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £284 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £519 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £150.00 £27.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+445.45% +3.77%
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
3030 2796 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.24% 12.20% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1942 1790 1775
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 86 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 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 6 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 +15 39 £375 - 12
Hammersmith - 2 £438 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 250 (76.69%) Cisco
2 217 (66.56%) Firewall
3 179 (54.91%) WAN
4 173 (53.07%) LAN
5 159 (48.77%) BGP
6 150 (46.01%) VPN
7 145 (44.48%) Cisco Certification
8 127 (38.96%) Juniper
9 116 (35.58%) CCNP
10 115 (35.28%) OSPF
11 107 (32.82%) Cisco ASA
12 97 (29.75%) Network Security
12 97 (29.75%) Wireless
13 93 (28.53%) CheckPoint
14 92 (28.22%) Windows
15 87 (26.69%) Data Centre
16 85 (26.07%) Finance
17 77 (23.62%) IPsec
17 77 (23.62%) VLAN
18 75 (23.01%) F5
19 72 (22.09%) SolarWinds
20 71 (21.78%) EIGRP
21 70 (21.47%) VMware
22 68 (20.86%) TCP/IP
23 67 (20.55%) Microsoft
24 66 (20.25%) DNS
24 66 (20.25%) ITIL
25 61 (18.71%) Citrix
26 60 (18.40%) Active Directory
27 56 (17.18%) VoIP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 30 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 22 (6.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (3.99%) Lync
4 12 (3.68%) IIS
5 8 (2.45%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.45%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.23%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.31%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 31 (9.51%) MS Office
2 27 (8.28%) MS Excel
3 16 (4.91%) MS Visio
4 14 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.15%) SaaS
1 7 (2.15%) Office 365
2 6 (1.84%) PaaS
3 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.23%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.92%) Yammer
5 2 (0.61%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 217 (66.56%) Firewall
2 179 (54.91%) WAN
3 173 (53.07%) LAN
4 159 (48.77%) BGP
5 150 (46.01%) VPN
6 115 (35.28%) OSPF
7 107 (32.82%) Cisco ASA
8 97 (29.75%) Wireless
8 97 (29.75%) Network Security
9 77 (23.62%) VLAN
9 77 (23.62%) IPsec
10 71 (21.78%) EIGRP
11 68 (20.86%) TCP/IP
12 66 (20.25%) DNS
13 56 (17.18%) VoIP
13 56 (17.18%) Cisco Nexus
14 55 (16.87%) Ethernet
15 46 (14.11%) DHCP
16 45 (13.80%) Cisco IOS
16 45 (13.80%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.45%) Big Data
3 1 (0.31%) MySQL
3 1 (0.31%) DB2
3 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.31%) GCC
General
1 85 (26.07%) Finance
2 34 (10.43%) Telecoms
3 23 (7.06%) Multimedia
4 21 (6.44%) Banking
5 12 (3.68%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.23%) Retail
6 4 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.92%) Back Office
7 3 (0.92%) Games
8 2 (0.61%) Advertising
8 2 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 176 (53.99%) Network Engineer
2 37 (11.35%) Architect
3 26 (7.98%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (7.36%) Consultant
5 23 (7.06%) Analyst
6 17 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support
7 16 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (3.99%) Security Engineer
8 13 (3.99%) Voice Engineer
9 12 (3.68%) Network Architect
9 12 (3.68%) Cisco Engineer
9 12 (3.68%) Operations Analyst
9 12 (3.68%) Network Consultant
10 11 (3.37%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (3.37%) Network Support
10 11 (3.37%) Operations Engineer
10 11 (3.37%) Avaya Engineer
11 10 (3.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (3.07%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.99%) XMPP
2 8 (2.45%) Web Services
3 1 (0.31%) .NET
3 1 (0.31%) J2EE
3 1 (0.31%) COM
3 1 (0.31%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 87 (26.69%) Data Centre
2 29 (8.90%) PKI
3 22 (6.75%) Blackberry
4 17 (5.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 11 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.76%) Eurex
6 9 (2.76%) Public Cloud
6 9 (2.76%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.76%) Fat Client
6 9 (2.76%) IVR
7 8 (2.45%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.45%) User Experience
7 8 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.53%) Clustering
10 3 (0.92%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.92%) Replication
10 3 (0.92%) PMI
10 3 (0.92%) Online Games
10 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 92 (28.22%) Windows
2 38 (11.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (10.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (9.51%) Windows 7
5 30 (9.20%) Linux
6 13 (3.99%) UNIX
7 12 (3.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.92%) Android
9 2 (0.61%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.31%) CentOS
10 1 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.25%) ITIL
2 48 (14.72%) Load Balancing
3 41 (12.58%) Network Management
4 40 (12.27%) Service Management
5 36 (11.04%) Network Design
6 35 (10.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 35 (10.74%) Performance Management
7 28 (8.59%) BCP
8 26 (7.98%) Project Management
8 26 (7.98%) Service Delivery
9 24 (7.36%) Business Continuity
10 22 (6.75%) Problem Management
11 20 (6.13%) Business Continuity Planning
12 18 (5.52%) Migration
13 17 (5.21%) ITSM
13 17 (5.21%) E-Commerce
13 17 (5.21%) DDoS Mitigation
14 14 (4.29%) Information Security
15 13 (3.99%) Data Analytics
15 13 (3.99%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.67%) SQL
2 7 (2.15%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.84%) Python
4 5 (1.53%) VB
5 4 (1.23%) Perl
6 3 (0.92%) Lisp
7 2 (0.61%) C
8 1 (0.31%) Java
8 1 (0.31%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 145 (44.48%) Cisco Certification
2 116 (35.58%) CCNP
3 39 (11.96%) CCIE
4 33 (10.12%) CCNA
5 20 (6.13%) Degree
6 12 (3.68%) CCDP
7 10 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.76%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.45%) SC Cleared
10 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 5 (1.53%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 5 (1.53%) CCSA
10 5 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.23%) MCSE
11 4 (1.23%) VCAP
11 4 (1.23%) JNCIP
11 4 (1.23%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.92%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.92%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.91%) SLA
2 9 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (18.40%) Active Directory
2 47 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.98%) Hyper-V
3 26 (7.98%) vSphere
4 21 (6.44%) NLBS
5 17 (5.21%) XenApp
6 11 (3.37%) Xen
7 9 (2.76%) vCloud
8 8 (2.45%) XenServer
9 5 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.23%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.31%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.31%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.31%) NFS
11 1 (0.31%) Firmware
11 1 (0.31%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (6.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 20 (6.13%) WSUS
3 16 (4.91%) RANCID
4 11 (3.37%) CiscoWorks
5 10 (3.07%) OpenView
5 10 (3.07%) FortiGate
6 9 (2.76%) AirWatch
7 7 (2.15%) NetCrunch
8 6 (1.84%) SCCM
9 3 (0.92%) OPNET
9 3 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
10 2 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.31%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.31%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.31%) SCOM
11 1 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 250 (76.69%) Cisco
2 127 (38.96%) Juniper
3 93 (28.53%) CheckPoint
4 75 (23.01%) F5
5 72 (22.09%) SolarWinds
6 70 (21.47%) VMware
7 67 (20.55%) Microsoft
8 61 (18.71%) Citrix
9 36 (11.04%) Infoblox
10 35 (10.74%) HP
11 33 (10.12%) Aruba
12 28 (8.59%) Riverbed
13 23 (7.06%) Dell
13 23 (7.06%) Avaya
14 18 (5.52%) NetApp
15 16 (4.91%) Brocade
16 14 (4.29%) Blue Coat
16 14 (4.29%) CommVault
16 14 (4.29%) IBM
17 12 (3.68%) Nortel
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