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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 291 293 295
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing MPLS 121 134 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.53% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.93% 4.41% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 101 68
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£400 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
- +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.42% +3.63%
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
3078 3041 3615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.68% 12.07% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1887 1966 2138
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 96 170
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.06 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +18 26 £375 +4.16% 14
Croydon +5 4 £419 -6.94% 3
Harrow - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 147 (71.71%) Cisco
2 124 (60.49%) WAN
3 105 (51.22%) LAN
3 105 (51.22%) Firewall
4 81 (39.51%) VPN
5 72 (35.12%) BGP
6 67 (32.68%) Cisco Certification
7 66 (32.20%) OSPF
8 64 (31.22%) ITIL
9 52 (25.37%) Windows
10 49 (23.90%) Finance
11 46 (22.44%) CheckPoint
12 43 (20.98%) Active Directory
13 42 (20.49%) DNS
14 41 (20.00%) VMware
15 39 (19.02%) Microsoft
15 39 (19.02%) VoIP
15 39 (19.02%) CCNP
16 34 (16.59%) Migration
17 33 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
18 32 (15.61%) Network Security
18 32 (15.61%) Telecoms
18 32 (15.61%) CCNA
19 31 (15.12%) Juniper
19 31 (15.12%) Multicast
20 30 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
20 30 (14.63%) IP Telephony
21 29 (14.15%) DHCP
22 28 (13.66%) MS Exchange
22 28 (13.66%) Citrix

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 28 (13.66%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (6.83%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.85%) Lync
5 10 (4.88%) IIS
6 8 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 24 (11.71%) MS Office
2 18 (8.78%) MS Excel
3 11 (5.37%) MS Visio
4 6 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.46%) MS Project
6 2 (0.98%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.98%) EPLAN
7 1 (0.49%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.93%) Office 365
3 4 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.95%) PaaS
3 4 (1.95%) IBM SmartCloud
3 4 (1.95%) IaaS
4 1 (0.49%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 124 (60.49%) WAN
2 105 (51.22%) LAN
2 105 (51.22%) Firewall
3 81 (39.51%) VPN
4 72 (35.12%) BGP
5 66 (32.20%) OSPF
6 42 (20.49%) DNS
7 39 (19.02%) VoIP
8 32 (15.61%) Network Security
9 31 (15.12%) Multicast
10 30 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 30 (14.63%) IP Telephony
11 29 (14.15%) DHCP
12 27 (13.17%) IPsec
13 26 (12.68%) TCP/IP
14 25 (12.20%) EIGRP
15 23 (11.22%) Internet
16 22 (10.73%) SSL
17 19 (9.27%) Cisco IOS
17 19 (9.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.98%) Big Data
3 1 (0.49%) MarkLogic
3 1 (0.49%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.49%) QlikView
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 49 (23.90%) Finance
2 32 (15.61%) Telecoms
3 22 (10.73%) Banking
4 13 (6.34%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.93%) Retail
6 5 (2.44%) French Language
7 4 (1.95%) Local Government
8 2 (0.98%) Front Office
8 2 (0.98%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.98%) Publishing
8 2 (0.98%) Billing
9 1 (0.49%) Marketing
9 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Games
9 1 (0.49%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (28.29%) Network Engineer
2 31 (15.12%) Analyst
3 27 (13.17%) Architect
4 17 (8.29%) Network Support
5 14 (6.83%) Consultant
6 13 (6.34%) Project Manager
6 13 (6.34%) Network Administrator
7 12 (5.85%) Network Specialist
7 12 (5.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (5.85%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (5.37%) Administrator
9 10 (4.88%) Network Consultant
9 10 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (4.88%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (4.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 8 (3.90%) Network Architect
11 8 (3.90%) Cisco Administrator
12 7 (3.41%) Senior Network Specialist
12 7 (3.41%) Cisco Support
12 7 (3.41%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.83%) XMPP
2 4 (1.95%) Web Services
3 1 (0.49%) Middleware
3 1 (0.49%) .NET
3 1 (0.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.29%) Blackberry
2 12 (5.85%) Thin Client
2 12 (5.85%) Fat Client
3 9 (4.39%) Replication
4 8 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.41%) Open Source
6 6 (2.93%) PKI
7 5 (2.44%) Clustering
8 3 (1.46%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.98%) Derivative
9 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.49%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.49%) FMCG
10 1 (0.49%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.49%) IPTV
10 1 (0.49%) SecurID
10 1 (0.49%) Online Games
10 1 (0.49%) CMDB
10 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 52 (25.37%) Windows
2 26 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (12.68%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (7.32%) Linux
5 6 (2.93%) UNIX
6 4 (1.95%) Windows XP
6 4 (1.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.98%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (31.22%) ITIL
2 34 (16.59%) Migration
3 23 (11.22%) Project Management
3 23 (11.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 23 (11.22%) Load Balancing
4 20 (9.76%) Network Design
5 19 (9.27%) Service Management
6 16 (7.80%) Change Management
6 16 (7.80%) Performance Management
7 15 (7.32%) Network Architecture
8 14 (6.83%) Network Management
8 14 (6.83%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (6.34%) Service Delivery
10 12 (5.85%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.88%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.90%) Business Continuity
12 8 (3.90%) BCP
13 7 (3.41%) WAN Optimisation
13 7 (3.41%) Business Continuity Planning
13 7 (3.41%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.88%) SQL
2 4 (1.95%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.98%) C
4 1 (0.49%) Java
4 1 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 67 (32.68%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (19.02%) CCNP
3 32 (15.61%) CCNA
4 22 (10.73%) CCIE
5 15 (7.32%) Security Cleared
6 12 (5.85%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (5.37%) SC Cleared
8 7 (3.41%) Degree
9 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.44%) CCDP
11 4 (1.95%) MCSE
11 4 (1.95%) CCIP
12 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (1.46%) CCA
12 3 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.98%) MCP
13 2 (0.98%) CCSP
14 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (3.41%) SLA
3 5 (2.44%) QA
4 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (20.98%) Active Directory
2 33 (16.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.76%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.80%) NLBS
5 12 (5.85%) Xen
6 11 (5.37%) vSphere
7 10 (4.88%) XenApp
8 9 (4.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.93%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.46%) ProxySG
10 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.98%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.49%) UAG
12 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (7.32%) Cisco CUCM
2 14 (6.83%) WSUS
3 12 (5.85%) OPNET
4 3 (1.46%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (1.46%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (1.46%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.98%) SCCM
5 2 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (0.98%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.49%) RANCID
6 1 (0.49%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.49%) SCOM
6 1 (0.49%) OpenView
6 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.49%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 147 (71.71%) Cisco
2 46 (22.44%) CheckPoint
3 41 (20.00%) VMware
4 39 (19.02%) Microsoft
5 31 (15.12%) Juniper
6 28 (13.66%) Citrix
7 23 (11.22%) HP
8 19 (9.27%) F5
9 18 (8.78%) SolarWinds
10 13 (6.34%) Blue Coat
11 11 (5.37%) Avaya
12 9 (4.39%) Riverbed
13 8 (3.90%) 3PAR
14 6 (2.93%) IBM
15 5 (2.44%) NetApp
16 4 (1.95%) BT
16 4 (1.95%) Tandberg
16 4 (1.95%) Infoblox
16 4 (1.95%) Aruba
17 3 (1.46%) Fortinet
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