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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 314 292 343
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +51
Contract jobs citing MPLS 118 136 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.61% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.98% 4.53% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 102 66
Average daily rate £424 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.82% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £499 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -76.38%
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
2966 3005 2821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.89% 13.40% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2051 1910 1852
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 88 89
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +33 15 £388 +14.81% 14
Hounslow 0 2 £565 +36.96%
Croydon - 2 £300 -
Hayes - 2 £565 -
Twickenham - 1 £350 -
Hillingdon - 1 £388 - 2
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 170 (76.23%) Cisco
2 130 (58.30%) Cisco Certification
3 127 (56.95%) WAN
4 105 (47.09%) Firewall
5 95 (42.60%) CCNP
6 93 (41.70%) LAN
7 83 (37.22%) VPN
7 83 (37.22%) BGP
8 61 (27.35%) OSPF
9 59 (26.46%) CCIE
10 56 (25.11%) CCNA
11 55 (24.66%) Wireless
12 53 (23.77%) VoIP
13 51 (22.87%) Data Centre
14 49 (21.97%) DNS
15 48 (21.52%) TCP/IP
16 47 (21.08%) ITIL
17 46 (20.63%) Finance
18 42 (18.83%) Network Security
19 40 (17.94%) Juniper
20 37 (16.59%) CheckPoint
21 36 (16.14%) EIGRP
21 36 (16.14%) VMware
22 31 (13.90%) Cisco Nexus
23 30 (13.45%) Telecoms
23 30 (13.45%) IPsec
24 29 (13.00%) Network Design
24 29 (13.00%) Internet
25 28 (12.56%) Windows
25 28 (12.56%) Ethernet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 5 (2.24%) MS Exchange
1 5 (2.24%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.79%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.90%) IIS
4 1 (0.45%) JBoss
4 1 (0.45%) Smallworld
4 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (6.28%) MS Visio
2 4 (1.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.69%) IaaS
2 5 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.79%) SaaS
4 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.90%) Office 365
5 2 (0.90%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.45%) PaaS
6 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 127 (56.95%) WAN
2 105 (47.09%) Firewall
3 93 (41.70%) LAN
4 83 (37.22%) BGP
4 83 (37.22%) VPN
5 61 (27.35%) OSPF
6 55 (24.66%) Wireless
7 53 (23.77%) VoIP
8 49 (21.97%) DNS
9 48 (21.52%) TCP/IP
10 42 (18.83%) Network Security
11 36 (16.14%) EIGRP
12 31 (13.90%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (13.45%) IPsec
14 29 (13.00%) Internet
15 28 (12.56%) Ethernet
16 27 (12.11%) Cisco ASA
17 25 (11.21%) DHCP
18 22 (9.87%) Cisco IOS
19 21 (9.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.45%) Big Data
1 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 46 (20.63%) Finance
2 30 (13.45%) Telecoms
3 21 (9.42%) Retail
4 16 (7.17%) Banking
5 5 (2.24%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.24%) Marketing
6 4 (1.79%) Law
6 4 (1.79%) Publishing
7 3 (1.35%) Back Office
7 3 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.35%) French Language
7 3 (1.35%) Legal
8 2 (0.90%) Advertising
9 1 (0.45%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.45%) German Language
Job Titles
1 97 (43.50%) Network Engineer
2 45 (20.18%) Architect
3 32 (14.35%) Network Architect
4 22 (9.87%) Cisco Engineer
4 22 (9.87%) Senior Network Engineer
4 22 (9.87%) Voice Engineer
5 20 (8.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 19 (8.52%) Voice Network Engineer
7 15 (6.73%) Consultant
7 15 (6.73%) Support Engineer
7 15 (6.73%) VoIP Engineer
8 13 (5.83%) Network Consultant
9 11 (4.93%) Analyst
10 10 (4.48%) Network Support
11 9 (4.04%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.04%) Technical Design Authority
12 8 (3.59%) Data Architect
12 8 (3.59%) Data Network Engineer
12 8 (3.59%) Network Support Engineer
13 7 (3.14%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.93%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.90%) CSS
2 2 (0.90%) Web Services
2 2 (0.90%) XMPP
3 1 (0.45%) Middleware
3 1 (0.45%) RFC 2547
Miscellaneous
1 51 (22.87%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.59%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (3.14%) Streaming Media
6 6 (2.69%) MPEG
7 5 (2.24%) iSeries
7 5 (2.24%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.79%) PKI
8 4 (1.79%) Statistics
9 3 (1.35%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.35%) Replication
10 2 (0.90%) Clustering
10 2 (0.90%) Equities
10 2 (0.90%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) iPad
10 2 (0.90%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.90%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.90%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.56%) Windows
2 23 (10.31%) Linux
3 17 (7.62%) Unix
4 15 (6.73%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.90%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.90%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.45%) Android
9 1 (0.45%) CatOS
9 1 (0.45%) VMS
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (21.08%) ITIL
2 29 (13.00%) Network Design
3 26 (11.66%) Change Management
4 22 (9.87%) Migration
5 18 (8.07%) Project Management
6 15 (6.73%) Load Balancing
7 13 (5.83%) Customer Engagement
7 13 (5.83%) High Availability
8 11 (4.93%) Network Architecture
8 11 (4.93%) Presales
9 9 (4.04%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (4.04%) DDoS Mitigation
9 9 (4.04%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.04%) Network Management
10 8 (3.59%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (3.14%) HOOD
11 7 (3.14%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (3.14%) PRINCE2
11 7 (3.14%) Service Management
12 6 (2.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.04%) Python
2 8 (3.59%) Bash Shell
2 8 (3.59%) Perl
3 6 (2.69%) Lisp
4 5 (2.24%) SQL
5 2 (0.90%) Java
6 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.45%) Korn
6 1 (0.45%) PHP
6 1 (0.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 130 (58.30%) Cisco Certification
2 95 (42.60%) CCNP
3 59 (26.46%) CCIE
4 56 (25.11%) CCNA
5 25 (11.21%) CCDP
6 9 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.04%) Security Cleared
7 6 (2.69%) CCNP Voice
8 5 (2.24%) CCSE
8 5 (2.24%) Degree
8 5 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.24%) JNCIP
9 4 (1.79%) CISSP
9 4 (1.79%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.35%) CISM
10 3 (1.35%) JNCIE
11 2 (0.90%) CCSA
11 2 (0.90%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.90%) PMP
12 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.69%) SLA
2 4 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (0.90%) BS7799
3 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (8.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.04%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.69%) vSphere
5 4 (1.79%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.35%) vCloud
7 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.90%) XenServer
8 1 (0.45%) Firmware
8 1 (0.45%) NFS
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.45%) Snort
8 1 (0.45%) SRDF
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (5.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (1.79%) FortiGate
3 2 (0.90%) Cisco LMS
3 2 (0.90%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (0.90%) SCCM
3 2 (0.90%) SCOM
3 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.90%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.45%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.45%) Cacti
4 1 (0.45%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.45%) OpenView
4 1 (0.45%) OPNET
4 1 (0.45%) Puppet
4 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.45%) vMotion
4 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 170 (76.23%) Cisco
2 40 (17.94%) Juniper
3 37 (16.59%) CheckPoint
4 36 (16.14%) VMware
5 27 (12.11%) NICE Systems
6 25 (11.21%) Citrix
6 25 (11.21%) F5
7 24 (10.76%) Microsoft
8 23 (10.31%) Remedy
9 18 (8.07%) Riverbed
10 15 (6.73%) Palo Alto
11 13 (5.83%) Fortinet
12 9 (4.04%) Avaya
12 9 (4.04%) IBM
13 8 (3.59%) Akamai
13 8 (3.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 7 (3.14%) Apple
14 7 (3.14%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.69%) BT
15 6 (2.69%) Dell
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