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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 255 315 293
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -22
Contract jobs citing MPLS 170 118 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.72% 0.49% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.66% 3.79% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 94 102
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £287 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £27.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+73.92% -3.50%
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
3003 3115 3049
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.66% 13.01% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1928 1970
Average daily rate £417 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 97 96
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 August 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 28 August 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 +24 46 £425 +13.33% 4
Hammersmith - 3 £438 -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Docklands, London -7 1 £435 -17.14%
Hounslow - 1 £400 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 264 (76.52%) Cisco
2 238 (68.99%) Firewall
3 212 (61.45%) WAN
4 190 (55.07%) LAN
5 174 (50.43%) BGP
6 164 (47.54%) VPN
7 143 (41.45%) Cisco Certification
8 131 (37.97%) OSPF
9 130 (37.68%) Juniper
10 118 (34.20%) CheckPoint
10 118 (34.20%) Cisco ASA
11 115 (33.33%) CCNP
12 108 (31.30%) Wireless
13 102 (29.57%) Network Security
14 100 (28.99%) Windows
15 99 (28.70%) IPsec
16 92 (26.67%) Data Centre
17 91 (26.38%) EIGRP
18 86 (24.93%) VLAN
19 85 (24.64%) Finance
20 84 (24.35%) ITIL
20 84 (24.35%) F5
21 78 (22.61%) TCP/IP
22 76 (22.03%) SolarWinds
23 73 (21.16%) DNS
24 72 (20.87%) Microsoft
24 72 (20.87%) Citrix
24 72 (20.87%) VMware
25 67 (19.42%) Active Directory
25 67 (19.42%) Spanning Tree

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 39 (11.30%) MS Exchange
2 31 (8.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (4.93%) Lync
4 12 (3.48%) IIS
5 10 (2.90%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.32%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.58%) Apache
11 1 (0.29%) CMS
Applications
1 37 (10.72%) MS Office
2 25 (7.25%) MS Excel
3 16 (4.64%) MS Visio
4 15 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.90%) Office 365
2 8 (2.32%) SaaS
3 5 (1.45%) PaaS
4 4 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.16%) OneDrive
5 3 (0.87%) Yammer
5 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.58%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.29%) IaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 238 (68.99%) Firewall
2 212 (61.45%) WAN
3 190 (55.07%) LAN
4 174 (50.43%) BGP
5 164 (47.54%) VPN
6 131 (37.97%) OSPF
7 118 (34.20%) Cisco ASA
8 108 (31.30%) Wireless
9 102 (29.57%) Network Security
10 99 (28.70%) IPsec
11 91 (26.38%) EIGRP
12 86 (24.93%) VLAN
13 78 (22.61%) TCP/IP
14 73 (21.16%) DNS
15 67 (19.42%) Spanning Tree
16 66 (19.13%) VoIP
17 58 (16.81%) Cisco IOS
17 58 (16.81%) Cisco Nexus
18 57 (16.52%) Multicast
19 56 (16.23%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.32%) Big Data
3 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.29%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.29%) GCC
General
1 85 (24.64%) Finance
2 37 (10.72%) Telecoms
3 23 (6.67%) Multimedia
3 23 (6.67%) Banking
4 11 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.45%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.16%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Legal
6 4 (1.16%) Advertising
7 3 (0.87%) Back Office
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 191 (55.36%) Network Engineer
2 37 (10.72%) Senior Network Engineer
3 36 (10.43%) Architect
4 25 (7.25%) Analyst
5 21 (6.09%) Consultant
6 19 (5.51%) 3rd Line Support
7 18 (5.22%) Project Manager
7 18 (5.22%) Network Consultant
8 17 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (4.93%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (4.64%) Operations Analyst
10 13 (3.77%) Security Engineer
11 12 (3.48%) Network Security Engineer
11 12 (3.48%) Voice Engineer
12 10 (2.90%) Network Architect
12 10 (2.90%) Communications Engineer
12 10 (2.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 10 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
13 9 (2.61%) Design Engineer
13 9 (2.61%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (15.36%) 802.1X
2 16 (4.64%) XMPP
3 9 (2.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 92 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 34 (9.86%) PKI
3 31 (8.99%) Blackberry
4 22 (6.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 20 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (4.06%) Thin Client
6 14 (4.06%) Fat Client
7 9 (2.61%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.32%) User Experience
8 8 (2.32%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.32%) Eurex
8 8 (2.32%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.03%) IVR
10 6 (1.74%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.16%) PMI
11 4 (1.16%) Clustering
11 4 (1.16%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.87%) iPad
12 3 (0.87%) BBC
12 3 (0.87%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 100 (28.99%) Windows
2 46 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (11.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (11.01%) Windows 7
5 36 (10.43%) Linux
6 18 (5.22%) UNIX
7 13 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.87%) Android
9 2 (0.58%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (24.35%) ITIL
2 53 (15.36%) Load Balancing
3 47 (13.62%) Service Management
4 43 (12.46%) Network Management
5 40 (11.59%) Performance Management
6 38 (11.01%) Disaster Recovery
7 37 (10.72%) Project Management
8 34 (9.86%) Network Design
9 33 (9.57%) BCP
10 29 (8.41%) Business Continuity
11 28 (8.12%) Problem Management
12 25 (7.25%) Business Continuity Planning
13 22 (6.38%) DDoS Mitigation
13 22 (6.38%) ITSM
14 21 (6.09%) Migration
15 16 (4.64%) WAN Optimisation
16 15 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
16 15 (4.35%) Service Delivery
17 14 (4.06%) Kalman Filter
18 13 (3.77%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 27 (7.83%) SQL
2 11 (3.19%) VB
3 9 (2.61%) PowerShell
4 3 (0.87%) Lisp
4 3 (0.87%) VBScript
5 1 (0.29%) Python
Qualifications
1 143 (41.45%) Cisco Certification
2 115 (33.33%) CCNP
3 42 (12.17%) CCIE
4 29 (8.41%) Degree
5 25 (7.25%) CCNA
6 11 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.90%) CCDP
8 9 (2.61%) Security Cleared
9 8 (2.32%) CCSA
9 8 (2.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (2.32%) SC Cleared
10 7 (2.03%) JNCIP
11 5 (1.45%) JNCIE
11 5 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.45%) MCSE
11 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (1.16%) VCAP
12 4 (1.16%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.16%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.51%) SLA
2 8 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.03%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 67 (19.42%) Active Directory
2 50 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (8.99%) Hyper-V
4 28 (8.12%) NLBS
5 27 (7.83%) vSphere
6 19 (5.51%) XenApp
7 14 (4.06%) Xen
8 11 (3.19%) vCloud
9 9 (2.61%) XenServer
10 7 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.16%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.58%) Squid
13 1 (0.29%) NFS
13 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 32 (9.28%) Cisco CUCM
2 27 (7.83%) WSUS
3 19 (5.51%) RANCID
4 16 (4.64%) CiscoWorks
5 11 (3.19%) AirWatch
6 10 (2.90%) OpenView
7 9 (2.61%) FortiGate
8 8 (2.32%) SCCM
9 6 (1.74%) NetCrunch
9 6 (1.74%) Cisco UCCX
10 5 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
11 3 (0.87%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
11 3 (0.87%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.87%) OPNET
12 2 (0.58%) Cisco IPCC
12 2 (0.58%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
13 1 (0.29%) SCOM
13 1 (0.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 264 (76.52%) Cisco
2 130 (37.68%) Juniper
3 118 (34.20%) CheckPoint
4 84 (24.35%) F5
5 76 (22.03%) SolarWinds
6 72 (20.87%) VMware
6 72 (20.87%) Citrix
6 72 (20.87%) Microsoft
7 39 (11.30%) Infoblox
8 35 (10.14%) Aruba
9 34 (9.86%) Riverbed
9 34 (9.86%) HP
10 20 (5.80%) Dell
11 19 (5.51%) NetApp
12 18 (5.22%) Avaya
13 15 (4.35%) Brocade
14 14 (4.06%) CommVault
14 14 (4.06%) IBM
15 13 (3.77%) Fortinet
15 13 (3.77%) Blue Coat
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