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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 252 280 283
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 148 105 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.48% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 4.12% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 68 61
Average daily rate
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£350 £356 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% -6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +449.61%
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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
2816 2551 2783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 11.74% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1803 1600 1729
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 72 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -25.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +22 30 £375 +7.14% 17
Docklands, London - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Hounslow - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (80.91%) Cisco
2 187 (60.52%) Firewall
3 164 (53.07%) Cisco Certification
4 159 (51.46%) BGP
5 140 (45.31%) WAN
6 132 (42.72%) OSPF
7 126 (40.78%) Juniper
8 124 (40.13%) LAN
9 120 (38.83%) CCNP
10 119 (38.51%) VPN
11 88 (28.48%) Windows
12 86 (27.83%) CheckPoint
13 79 (25.57%) Finance
13 79 (25.57%) F5
14 70 (22.65%) CCIE
15 62 (20.06%) Cisco Nexus
16 58 (18.77%) EIGRP
17 55 (17.80%) Load Balancing
17 55 (17.80%) Cisco ASA
18 53 (17.15%) VMware
19 52 (16.83%) Network Security
19 52 (16.83%) Multicast
20 51 (16.50%) Microsoft
21 50 (16.18%) VoIP
22 49 (15.86%) SAN
22 49 (15.86%) VPLS
23 48 (15.53%) TCP/IP
24 46 (14.89%) Active Directory
24 46 (14.89%) Wireless
24 46 (14.89%) Banking

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 25 (8.09%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.83%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.21%) IIS
4 12 (3.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (3.88%) Lync
5 11 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
6 7 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (6.80%) MS Office
2 20 (6.47%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.97%) MS Project
5 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.62%) Office 365
3 4 (1.29%) IaaS
3 4 (1.29%) SaaS
3 4 (1.29%) PaaS
4 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 187 (60.52%) Firewall
2 159 (51.46%) BGP
3 140 (45.31%) WAN
4 132 (42.72%) OSPF
5 124 (40.13%) LAN
6 119 (38.51%) VPN
7 62 (20.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 58 (18.77%) EIGRP
9 55 (17.80%) Cisco ASA
10 52 (16.83%) Multicast
10 52 (16.83%) Network Security
11 50 (16.18%) VoIP
12 49 (15.86%) SAN
12 49 (15.86%) VPLS
13 48 (15.53%) TCP/IP
14 46 (14.89%) Wireless
15 43 (13.92%) IPsec
16 42 (13.59%) VLAN
17 41 (13.27%) IP Telephony
17 41 (13.27%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.32%) DB2
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.32%) Big Data
2 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 79 (25.57%) Finance
2 46 (14.89%) Banking
3 38 (12.30%) Telecoms
4 30 (9.71%) Investment Banking
5 15 (4.85%) Law
6 14 (4.53%) Games
7 10 (3.24%) Retail
8 3 (0.97%) Publishing
9 2 (0.65%) Marketing
9 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
10 1 (0.32%) Legal
10 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
10 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (40.78%) Network Engineer
2 50 (16.18%) Architect
3 32 (10.36%) Analyst
4 25 (8.09%) Consultant
5 20 (6.47%) Senior Network Engineer
6 19 (6.15%) Network Analyst
7 18 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
8 17 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 17 (5.50%) Network Support
9 14 (4.53%) Support Engineer
10 13 (4.21%) Technical Consultant
11 11 (3.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (3.56%) Operations Analyst
11 11 (3.56%) Network Architect
12 10 (3.24%) Operations Engineer
13 9 (2.91%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
13 9 (2.91%) Cisco Engineer
13 9 (2.91%) Project Manager
14 8 (2.59%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.32%) .NET
1 1 (0.32%) J2EE
1 1 (0.32%) CSS
1 1 (0.32%) Web Services
1 1 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.53%) Online Games
3 12 (3.88%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.56%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (3.24%) Fat Client
5 10 (3.24%) Thin Client
6 9 (2.91%) Clustering
6 9 (2.91%) PKI
7 7 (2.27%) Replication
7 7 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.29%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.97%) Interactive TV
9 3 (0.97%) Open Source
10 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.65%) Streaming Media
10 2 (0.65%) EPoS
10 2 (0.65%) IVR
10 2 (0.65%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.65%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 88 (28.48%) Windows
2 41 (13.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (10.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (10.03%) Linux
5 22 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 13 (4.21%) UNIX
8 9 (2.91%) Windows XP
9 5 (1.62%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.65%) CentOS
12 1 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (17.80%) Load Balancing
2 45 (14.56%) ITIL
3 35 (11.33%) Migration
4 34 (11.00%) E-Commerce
5 31 (10.03%) Service Management
6 30 (9.71%) Service Delivery
7 26 (8.41%) Network Design
8 24 (7.77%) Mentoring
9 22 (7.12%) Project Management
9 22 (7.12%) Network Management
9 22 (7.12%) Low Latency
10 17 (5.50%) Network Monitoring
11 16 (5.18%) Network Architecture
12 15 (4.85%) Incident Management
13 13 (4.21%) Change Management
14 12 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (3.88%) Information Security
14 12 (3.88%) Performance Management
15 11 (3.56%) WAN Optimisation
15 11 (3.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (5.50%) Python
2 13 (4.21%) SQL
3 12 (3.88%) Perl
4 5 (1.62%) C
5 4 (1.29%) Java
6 2 (0.65%) Objective-C
6 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.32%) VBScript
7 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 164 (53.07%) Cisco Certification
2 120 (38.83%) CCNP
3 70 (22.65%) CCIE
4 44 (14.24%) CCNA
5 13 (4.21%) CCDP
6 11 (3.56%) CCIP
7 10 (3.24%) Degree
8 7 (2.27%) JNCIP
9 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.29%) MCSE
11 3 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.97%) JNCIS
11 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.65%) PMP
12 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.65%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.65%) CCSE
12 2 (0.65%) CCDE
12 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.83%) SLA
2 3 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 33 (10.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.15%) Hyper-V
3 19 (6.15%) XenApp
4 18 (5.83%) vSphere
5 11 (3.56%) Xen
6 9 (2.91%) NLBS
7 8 (2.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (1.62%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (0.97%) XenServer
10 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.65%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.32%) vCloud
11 1 (0.32%) Firmware
11 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.91%) MOM
1 9 (2.91%) WSUS
2 5 (1.62%) FortiGate
2 5 (1.62%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (0.97%) RANCID
3 3 (0.97%) SCCM
3 3 (0.97%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.65%) NetCrunch
4 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.32%) Ionix
5 1 (0.32%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.32%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.32%) Netcool
5 1 (0.32%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 250 (80.91%) Cisco
2 126 (40.78%) Juniper
3 86 (27.83%) CheckPoint
4 79 (25.57%) F5
5 53 (17.15%) VMware
6 51 (16.50%) Microsoft
7 40 (12.94%) Citrix
8 31 (10.03%) HP
9 27 (8.74%) Riverbed
10 26 (8.41%) SolarWinds
11 23 (7.44%) Blue Coat
12 19 (6.15%) Fortinet
13 12 (3.88%) Tandberg
14 11 (3.56%) Dell
15 10 (3.24%) 3PAR
15 10 (3.24%) Splunk
16 9 (2.91%) IBM
16 9 (2.91%) NetApp
17 7 (2.27%) Avaya
18 6 (1.94%) Brocade
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