The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 333 273 301
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +28
Contract jobs citing MPLS 112 182 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.77% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.38% 5.92% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 146 96
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £300 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £386 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.38% +10.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +41.71%
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
3312 3074 3054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.34% 12.94% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2185 1984 1874
Median daily rate £450 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% +4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 92 99
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the London region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +5 22 £425 +0.89% 6
Mayfair +1 2 £363 +13.28%
Greenwich - 2 - -
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 169 (75.78%) Cisco
2 127 (56.95%) Cisco Certification
3 118 (52.91%) Firewall
4 104 (46.64%) WAN
5 97 (43.50%) LAN
6 95 (42.60%) BGP
7 91 (40.81%) CCNP
8 87 (39.01%) TCP/IP
9 77 (34.53%) OSPF
10 76 (34.08%) CCNA
11 73 (32.74%) VPN
12 64 (28.70%) Wireless
13 56 (25.11%) CCIE
14 54 (24.22%) CheckPoint
15 53 (23.77%) VoIP
16 50 (22.42%) Juniper
17 49 (21.97%) Data Centre
18 48 (21.52%) Finance
19 47 (21.08%) DNS
20 44 (19.73%) Cisco Nexus
21 43 (19.28%) ITIL
22 41 (18.39%) F5
23 38 (17.04%) Cisco ASA
24 35 (15.70%) Network Security
24 35 (15.70%) Windows
25 33 (14.80%) VMware
26 30 (13.45%) Microsoft
26 30 (13.45%) VPLS
26 30 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
27 29 (13.00%) Active Directory

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.28%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (1.35%) IIS
5 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.90%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.59%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.24%) MS Office
4 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Eikon
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.93%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.24%) Office 365
4 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.90%) IaaS
4 2 (0.90%) PaaS
4 2 (0.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.45%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 118 (52.91%) Firewall
2 104 (46.64%) WAN
3 97 (43.50%) LAN
4 95 (42.60%) BGP
5 87 (39.01%) TCP/IP
6 77 (34.53%) OSPF
7 73 (32.74%) VPN
8 64 (28.70%) Wireless
9 53 (23.77%) VoIP
10 47 (21.08%) DNS
11 44 (19.73%) Cisco Nexus
12 38 (17.04%) Cisco ASA
13 35 (15.70%) Network Security
14 30 (13.45%) VPLS
15 28 (12.56%) VLAN
16 27 (12.11%) IPsec
17 23 (10.31%) DHCP
17 23 (10.31%) EIGRP
18 22 (9.87%) Cisco IOS
19 21 (9.42%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 48 (21.52%) Finance
2 25 (11.21%) Telecoms
3 21 (9.42%) Banking
4 11 (4.93%) Retail
5 7 (3.14%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.69%) Legal
7 5 (2.24%) Publishing
8 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.35%) Law
9 2 (0.90%) French Language
10 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (42.15%) Network Engineer
2 33 (14.80%) Cisco Engineer
3 27 (12.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 26 (11.66%) Architect
5 19 (8.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (7.62%) VoIP Engineer
7 15 (6.73%) Designer
7 15 (6.73%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.83%) Consultant
8 13 (5.83%) Network Architect
8 13 (5.83%) Voice Engineer
8 13 (5.83%) Voice Network Engineer
9 11 (4.93%) Senior Network Engineer
10 9 (4.04%) Firewall Engineer
11 8 (3.59%) Analyst
11 8 (3.59%) Infrastructure Designer
11 8 (3.59%) Network Designer
11 8 (3.59%) Network Support
12 7 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.14%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.66%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.35%) Middleware
3 2 (0.90%) REST
3 2 (0.90%) RESTful
4 1 (0.45%) .NET
4 1 (0.45%) COM
4 1 (0.45%) RFC 2544
4 1 (0.45%) XML
4 1 (0.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (21.97%) Data Centre
2 30 (13.45%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 8 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.14%) Streaming Media
6 6 (2.69%) MPEG
7 4 (1.79%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.90%) Clustering
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.90%) Equities
8 2 (0.90%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (0.90%) Replication
9 1 (0.45%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.45%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.45%) iSeries
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (15.70%) Windows
2 24 (10.76%) Windows Server
3 19 (8.52%) Unix
4 18 (8.07%) Linux
5 15 (6.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.90%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.90%) Solaris
7 2 (0.90%) VMS
8 1 (0.45%) Mandriva Linux
8 1 (0.45%) MVS
8 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (19.28%) ITIL
2 25 (11.21%) Change Management
2 25 (11.21%) Load Balancing
3 21 (9.42%) Migration
4 17 (7.62%) Project Management
5 15 (6.73%) Network Management
6 14 (6.28%) High Availability
6 14 (6.28%) Network Design
7 13 (5.83%) PRINCE2
8 11 (4.93%) SIEM
9 10 (4.48%) E-Commerce
9 10 (4.48%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.04%) DDoS Mitigation
10 9 (4.04%) Information Security
10 9 (4.04%) Time Management
11 8 (3.59%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (3.14%) HOOD
12 7 (3.14%) Low Latency
12 7 (3.14%) Presales
12 7 (3.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.93%) Python
2 9 (4.04%) Perl
2 9 (4.04%) SQL
3 8 (3.59%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.35%) C
4 3 (1.35%) Java
5 2 (0.90%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.90%) Ruby
5 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.45%) C#
6 1 (0.45%) C++
6 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.45%) JCL
6 1 (0.45%) Korn
6 1 (0.45%) Lisp
6 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 127 (56.95%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (40.81%) CCNP
3 76 (34.08%) CCNA
4 56 (25.11%) CCIE
5 25 (11.21%) CCDP
6 18 (8.07%) SC Cleared
6 18 (8.07%) Security Cleared
7 12 (5.38%) JNCIE
8 10 (4.48%) CCSE
9 8 (3.59%) CISSP
10 7 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.69%) CCSP
11 6 (2.69%) JNCIP
12 5 (2.24%) CCSA
13 4 (1.79%) Degree
14 3 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (1.35%) JNCIA
15 2 (0.90%) CCDA
15 2 (0.90%) RHCT
16 1 (0.45%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.24%) SLA
2 3 (1.35%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) BS25999
4 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.45%) MiFID
4 1 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (13.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (9.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.59%) vSphere
4 7 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.14%) VMware ESX
5 6 (2.69%) vCloud
6 4 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.90%) Firmware
7 2 (0.90%) KVM
7 2 (0.90%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.45%) Snort
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (7.17%) Cisco Prime
1 16 (7.17%) FortiGate
2 10 (4.48%) SCCM
3 7 (3.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (2.24%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
4 5 (2.24%) OpenView
5 3 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.35%) Puppet
5 3 (1.35%) SCOM
6 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (0.45%) Cacti
7 1 (0.45%) Nagios
7 1 (0.45%) OPNET
7 1 (0.45%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.45%) TrustSec
7 1 (0.45%) vMotion
7 1 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 169 (75.78%) Cisco
2 54 (24.22%) CheckPoint
3 50 (22.42%) Juniper
4 41 (18.39%) F5
5 33 (14.80%) VMware
6 30 (13.45%) Microsoft
7 29 (13.00%) NICE Systems
8 24 (10.76%) Remedy
9 21 (9.42%) Citrix
9 21 (9.42%) Palo Alto
10 16 (7.17%) HP
11 14 (6.28%) SolarWinds
12 9 (4.04%) Blue Coat
13 8 (3.59%) Akamai
13 8 (3.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 8 (3.59%) Fortinet
14 7 (3.14%) Apple
15 6 (2.69%) Nortel
15 6 (2.69%) SevOne
15 6 (2.69%) Tektronix
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