The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 285 297 288
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 115 116 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.48% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.01% 4.12% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 83 82
Average daily rate
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£380 £388 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £253 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2871 2815 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.18% 11.61% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1788 1779 2087
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 101 170
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
MPLS
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +3 30 £388 - 20
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 154 (73.68%) Cisco
2 120 (57.42%) WAN
3 101 (48.33%) LAN
3 101 (48.33%) Firewall
4 83 (39.71%) VPN
5 82 (39.23%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (38.76%) BGP
7 70 (33.49%) OSPF
8 66 (31.58%) ITIL
9 59 (28.23%) VoIP
10 54 (25.84%) Finance
11 48 (22.97%) DNS
11 48 (22.97%) CCNP
12 45 (21.53%) VMware
13 43 (20.57%) Windows
14 41 (19.62%) CCNA
15 40 (19.14%) CheckPoint
16 39 (18.66%) TCP/IP
17 38 (18.18%) Active Directory
18 37 (17.70%) Telecoms
19 34 (16.27%) CCIE
19 34 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
20 32 (15.31%) Cisco Nexus
21 31 (14.83%) Network Security
21 31 (14.83%) Citrix
21 31 (14.83%) Juniper
22 30 (14.35%) EIGRP
22 30 (14.35%) Microsoft
23 29 (13.88%) IPsec
23 29 (13.88%) Migration

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (12.44%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (6.70%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.74%) Lync
5 8 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.83%) IIS
6 5 (2.39%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (9.57%) MS Office
2 12 (5.74%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.35%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.44%) MS Project
6 2 (0.96%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.48%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.39%) Office 365
3 4 (1.91%) IaaS
3 4 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.91%) PaaS
4 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.44%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (57.42%) WAN
2 101 (48.33%) LAN
2 101 (48.33%) Firewall
3 83 (39.71%) VPN
4 81 (38.76%) BGP
5 70 (33.49%) OSPF
6 59 (28.23%) VoIP
7 48 (22.97%) DNS
8 39 (18.66%) TCP/IP
9 32 (15.31%) Cisco Nexus
10 31 (14.83%) Network Security
11 30 (14.35%) EIGRP
12 29 (13.88%) IPsec
13 28 (13.40%) Wireless
13 28 (13.40%) DHCP
14 27 (12.92%) Multicast
15 25 (11.96%) IP Telephony
15 25 (11.96%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (11.48%) Internet
17 22 (10.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.96%) Big Data
3 1 (0.48%) MarkLogic
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.48%) QlikView
3 1 (0.48%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 54 (25.84%) Finance
2 37 (17.70%) Telecoms
3 28 (13.40%) Banking
4 12 (5.74%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.83%) Retail
6 5 (2.39%) French Language
7 3 (1.44%) Local Government
8 2 (0.96%) Front Office
8 2 (0.96%) Back Office
8 2 (0.96%) Publishing
9 1 (0.48%) Games
9 1 (0.48%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
Job Titles
1 66 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 31 (14.83%) Analyst
3 20 (9.57%) Architect
3 20 (9.57%) Network Support
4 19 (9.09%) Consultant
5 17 (8.13%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.22%) Network Administrator
7 12 (5.74%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (5.74%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (5.74%) Voice Engineer
8 11 (5.26%) Network Specialist
8 11 (5.26%) Administrator
8 11 (5.26%) Network Consultant
9 9 (4.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (3.83%) Network Analyst
10 8 (3.83%) Cisco Administrator
10 8 (3.83%) Network Manager
10 8 (3.83%) Operations Analyst
10 8 (3.83%) Data Network Engineer
11 7 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.18%) XMPP
2 4 (1.91%) Web Services
3 2 (0.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.66%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.74%) Thin Client
2 12 (5.74%) Fat Client
3 10 (4.78%) Replication
4 8 (3.83%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.87%) Open Source
5 6 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.39%) PKI
6 5 (2.39%) Clustering
7 4 (1.91%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.96%) FlexPod
8 2 (0.96%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.96%) PMI
8 2 (0.96%) IPTV
8 2 (0.96%) Derivative
9 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.48%) CMDB
9 1 (0.48%) Online Games
9 1 (0.48%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 43 (20.57%) Windows
2 24 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 16 (7.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (6.22%) Linux
6 4 (1.91%) UNIX
7 3 (1.44%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.96%) VMS
8 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.48%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (31.58%) ITIL
2 29 (13.88%) Migration
3 25 (11.96%) Load Balancing
4 24 (11.48%) Project Management
5 21 (10.05%) Network Design
6 20 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 19 (9.09%) Change Management
8 17 (8.13%) Service Management
9 15 (7.18%) Service Delivery
9 15 (7.18%) Performance Management
10 14 (6.70%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (6.70%) PRINCE2
11 12 (5.74%) WAN Optimisation
11 12 (5.74%) Network Management
12 11 (5.26%) Network Architecture
13 10 (4.78%) Problem Management
14 6 (2.87%) BCP
14 6 (2.87%) Business Continuity
14 6 (2.87%) Asset Management
15 5 (2.39%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.83%) SQL
2 5 (2.39%) C
3 4 (1.91%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.96%) Perl
4 2 (0.96%) Python
5 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.48%) JCL
5 1 (0.48%) Java
Qualifications
1 82 (39.23%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (22.97%) CCNP
3 41 (19.62%) CCNA
4 34 (16.27%) CCIE
5 15 (7.18%) Security Cleared
6 13 (6.22%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (5.74%) SC Cleared
8 9 (4.31%) Degree
8 9 (4.31%) CCDP
9 5 (2.39%) CCIP
9 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 4 (1.91%) MCSE
11 3 (1.44%) CCSP
11 3 (1.44%) CCA
11 3 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.48%) CCVP
13 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (3.35%) SLA
3 5 (2.39%) QA
4 2 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 34 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (10.05%) Hyper-V
4 14 (6.70%) NLBS
5 12 (5.74%) Xen
6 10 (4.78%) vSphere
7 9 (4.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 9 (4.31%) XenApp
8 7 (3.35%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (2.39%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.96%) vCloud
11 2 (0.96%) UAG
12 1 (0.48%) XenServer
12 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
2 13 (6.22%) OPNET
3 12 (5.74%) WSUS
4 3 (1.44%) SCCM
4 3 (1.44%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (0.96%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (0.96%) SCOM
5 2 (0.96%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.48%) OpenView
6 1 (0.48%) Nagios
6 1 (0.48%) Cacti
6 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.48%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.48%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 154 (73.68%) Cisco
2 45 (21.53%) VMware
3 40 (19.14%) CheckPoint
4 31 (14.83%) Juniper
4 31 (14.83%) Citrix
5 30 (14.35%) Microsoft
6 24 (11.48%) HP
7 18 (8.61%) SolarWinds
7 18 (8.61%) F5
8 15 (7.18%) Riverbed
9 10 (4.78%) Avaya
9 10 (4.78%) Blue Coat
10 8 (3.83%) 3PAR
11 7 (3.35%) Aruba
12 6 (2.87%) Siemens
13 5 (2.39%) Remedy
13 5 (2.39%) BT
13 5 (2.39%) NetApp
13 5 (2.39%) IBM
13 5 (2.39%) Polycom
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Rate: Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £600 - £700 Per Day D.O.E. - Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Jumar
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
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Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
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