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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 329 304 304
Rank change year-on-year
-25 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 101 144 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.62% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.09% 5.03% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 112 109
Median daily rate £375 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £49.19 - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.92 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-67.00% +63.66%
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
3264 2864 3250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 14.30% 12.30% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2100 1896 2089
Median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 83 92
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +1 21 £419 -4.28% 6
Mayfair +1 2 £325 +1.56%
New Malden - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
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England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 153 (71.83%) Cisco
2 117 (54.93%) Firewall
3 114 (53.52%) Cisco Certification
4 96 (45.07%) WAN
5 88 (41.31%) LAN
5 88 (41.31%) BGP
6 79 (37.09%) CCNP
7 78 (36.62%) TCP/IP
8 77 (36.15%) OSPF
9 66 (30.99%) VPN
10 63 (29.58%) CCNA
11 53 (24.88%) Finance
12 52 (24.41%) CheckPoint
12 52 (24.41%) CCIE
13 51 (23.94%) Wireless
14 50 (23.47%) Juniper
14 50 (23.47%) Data Centre
15 42 (19.72%) VoIP
15 42 (19.72%) Cisco Nexus
16 41 (19.25%) Windows
17 40 (18.78%) VMware
18 37 (17.37%) F5
18 37 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
19 36 (16.90%) DNS
19 36 (16.90%) Active Directory
20 35 (16.43%) ITIL
21 32 (15.02%) Network Security
22 31 (14.55%) VPLS
22 31 (14.55%) 802.1X
23 29 (13.62%) VLAN

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 18 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.41%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.47%) IIS
7 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.82%) MS Office
2 6 (2.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.47%) Eikon
1 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (4.23%) Office 365
4 3 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.94%) SaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.47%) GitHub
6 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.47%) IaaS
6 1 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (54.93%) Firewall
2 96 (45.07%) WAN
3 88 (41.31%) BGP
3 88 (41.31%) LAN
4 78 (36.62%) TCP/IP
5 77 (36.15%) OSPF
6 66 (30.99%) VPN
7 51 (23.94%) Wireless
8 42 (19.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 42 (19.72%) VoIP
9 37 (17.37%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (16.90%) DNS
11 32 (15.02%) Network Security
12 31 (14.55%) VPLS
13 29 (13.62%) IPsec
13 29 (13.62%) VLAN
14 22 (10.33%) Internet
15 21 (9.86%) EIGRP
16 20 (9.39%) DHCP
17 19 (8.92%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.47%) DB2
1 1 (0.47%) GIS
1 1 (0.47%) MySQL
1 1 (0.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.47%) JIRA
2 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (24.88%) Finance
2 29 (13.62%) Telecoms
3 16 (7.51%) Banking
4 11 (5.16%) Retail
5 8 (3.76%) Legal
6 5 (2.35%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.94%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.94%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.94%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (38.03%) Network Engineer
2 34 (15.96%) Cisco Engineer
3 28 (13.15%) Architect
4 26 (12.21%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 22 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (7.04%) Designer
7 14 (6.57%) VoIP Engineer
8 11 (5.16%) VMware Engineer
8 11 (5.16%) Voice Engineer
8 11 (5.16%) Voice Network Engineer
9 10 (4.69%) Consultant
9 10 (4.69%) Network Architect
9 10 (4.69%) Security Architect
10 9 (4.23%) Analyst
10 9 (4.23%) Firewall Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.23%) Support Engineer
11 8 (3.76%) Infrastructure Designer
11 8 (3.76%) Network Designer
11 8 (3.76%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.55%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.41%) COM
2 3 (1.41%) Middleware
2 3 (1.41%) RESTful
2 3 (1.41%) RFC 2544
3 2 (0.94%) REST
4 1 (0.47%) .NET
4 1 (0.47%) XML
4 1 (0.47%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (23.47%) Data Centre
2 26 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (2.35%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.35%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.41%) iSeries
6 3 (1.41%) Tandem
7 2 (0.94%) Clustering
7 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.94%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.94%) Equities
7 2 (0.94%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.94%) MPEG
7 2 (0.94%) Streaming Media
8 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) Replication
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 41 (19.25%) Windows
2 28 (13.15%) Windows Server
3 20 (9.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (8.45%) Unix
5 16 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (6.10%) Linux
8 3 (1.41%) MVS
9 2 (0.94%) FreeBSD
9 2 (0.94%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.94%) Solaris
10 1 (0.47%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.47%) VMS
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.43%) ITIL
2 22 (10.33%) Load Balancing
3 17 (7.98%) Change Management
3 17 (7.98%) Migration
3 17 (7.98%) Project Management
4 16 (7.51%) Network Management
5 15 (7.04%) Network Design
6 13 (6.10%) Information Security
6 13 (6.10%) PRINCE2
6 13 (6.10%) SIEM
7 12 (5.63%) High Availability
8 10 (4.69%) Incident Management
8 10 (4.69%) Time Management
9 9 (4.23%) Change Control
9 9 (4.23%) Presales
10 8 (3.76%) Configuration Management
10 8 (3.76%) E-Commerce
11 7 (3.29%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (3.29%) Asset Management
11 7 (3.29%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.16%) SQL
2 6 (2.82%) Python
3 4 (1.88%) Bash Shell
3 4 (1.88%) Perl
4 3 (1.41%) C
4 3 (1.41%) JCL
5 2 (0.94%) Java
5 2 (0.94%) Ruby
5 2 (0.94%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.47%) C#
6 1 (0.47%) C++
6 1 (0.47%) Korn
6 1 (0.47%) Lisp
6 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 114 (53.52%) Cisco Certification
2 79 (37.09%) CCNP
3 63 (29.58%) CCNA
4 52 (24.41%) CCIE
5 17 (7.98%) CCDP
6 16 (7.51%) SC Cleared
6 16 (7.51%) Security Cleared
7 11 (5.16%) CISSP
8 10 (4.69%) JNCIE
9 8 (3.76%) CCSE
10 7 (3.29%) Degree
10 7 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (2.82%) CCSP
12 5 (2.35%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.88%) CCSA
13 4 (1.88%) JNCIA
14 3 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.94%) CLAS
15 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
15 2 (0.94%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.82%) SLA
2 5 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) BS25999
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.47%) MiFID
4 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 36 (16.90%) Active Directory
2 23 (10.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.63%) vSphere
4 10 (4.69%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.76%) vCloud
6 7 (3.29%) VMware ESX
6 7 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.41%) KVM
7 3 (1.41%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.94%) Firmware
8 2 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.94%) XenApp
8 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.47%) Snort
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (7.51%) Cisco Prime
1 16 (7.51%) FortiGate
2 12 (5.63%) SCCM
3 6 (2.82%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (2.35%) OpenView
5 3 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.41%) Puppet
5 3 (1.41%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (0.94%) Cacti
6 2 (0.94%) Endace
6 2 (0.94%) Nagios
6 2 (0.94%) Nessus
6 2 (0.94%) SCOM
7 1 (0.47%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.47%) OPNET
7 1 (0.47%) QRadar
Vendors
1 153 (71.83%) Cisco
2 52 (24.41%) CheckPoint
3 50 (23.47%) Juniper
4 40 (18.78%) VMware
5 37 (17.37%) F5
6 26 (12.21%) Microsoft
7 23 (10.80%) Citrix
8 21 (9.86%) Palo Alto
9 18 (8.45%) HP
9 18 (8.45%) NICE Systems
10 15 (7.04%) Remedy
11 14 (6.57%) SolarWinds
12 10 (4.69%) Blue Coat
12 10 (4.69%) Fortinet
13 7 (3.29%) Avaya
14 6 (2.82%) Nokia
14 6 (2.82%) Nortel
14 6 (2.82%) Riverbed
14 6 (2.82%) Tektronix
15 5 (2.35%) Veeam