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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 329 342 246
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -96
Contract jobs citing MPLS 91 85 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.42% 0.38% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.28% 3.01% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 63 131
Median daily rate £394 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £277 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £565 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £409 £335
% change year-on-year
-2.14% +22.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £49.19 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
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
2777 2820 3076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.93% 12.55% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1854 1888 2092
Median daily rate £438 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 89 84
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.62 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.67% +13.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.85 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -10 15 £400 -3.03% 9
Chessington - 2 £388 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Croydon -18 1 £300 -
Hayes - 1 £365 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
MPLS
England

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 130 (68.42%) Cisco
2 103 (54.21%) Firewall
3 95 (50.00%) WAN
4 94 (49.47%) Cisco Certification
5 83 (43.68%) BGP
6 82 (43.16%) OSPF
7 73 (38.42%) LAN
8 66 (34.74%) VPN
9 60 (31.58%) Finance
10 59 (31.05%) CCNP
11 56 (29.47%) TCP/IP
12 46 (24.21%) Data Centre
13 45 (23.68%) Juniper
14 43 (22.63%) CCNA
15 41 (21.58%) VMware
16 40 (21.05%) Windows
16 40 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
17 39 (20.53%) CheckPoint
18 38 (20.00%) DNS
19 35 (18.42%) CCIE
19 35 (18.42%) VLAN
19 35 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
20 34 (17.89%) Network Security
20 34 (17.89%) Active Directory
21 31 (16.32%) IPsec
22 30 (15.79%) Wireless
23 29 (15.26%) Microsoft
24 28 (14.74%) 802.1X
25 26 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
26 25 (13.16%) F5

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 19 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (2.63%) OpenStack
4 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.63%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.11%) MS Office
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (9.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (6.32%) Office 365
4 4 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.58%) IaaS
6 2 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.05%) PaaS
6 2 (1.05%) SaaS
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.53%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.53%) G Suite
7 1 (0.53%) GitHub
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 103 (54.21%) Firewall
2 95 (50.00%) WAN
3 83 (43.68%) BGP
4 82 (43.16%) OSPF
5 73 (38.42%) LAN
6 66 (34.74%) VPN
7 56 (29.47%) TCP/IP
8 40 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
9 38 (20.00%) DNS
10 35 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 35 (18.42%) VLAN
11 34 (17.89%) Network Security
12 31 (16.32%) IPsec
13 30 (15.79%) Wireless
14 25 (13.16%) Internet
14 25 (13.16%) VoIP
15 24 (12.63%) DHCP
16 23 (12.11%) HSRP
16 23 (12.11%) VPLS
17 21 (11.05%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.58%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) DB2
2 2 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.53%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.05%) JIRA
3 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.53%) Selenium
3 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
General
1 60 (31.58%) Finance
2 25 (13.16%) Telecoms
3 14 (7.37%) Banking
4 9 (4.74%) Retail
5 6 (3.16%) Legal
6 5 (2.63%) Investment Banking
7 4 (2.11%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.05%) Billing
8 2 (1.05%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.53%) German Language
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (37.89%) Network Engineer
2 37 (19.47%) Architect
3 34 (17.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 29 (15.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (8.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (8.42%) Network Architect
7 13 (6.84%) Security Architect
8 11 (5.79%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Network Security Architect
9 10 (5.26%) Project Manager
10 8 (4.21%) Analyst
10 8 (4.21%) Firewall Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Juniper Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) Azure Architect
11 7 (3.68%) Consultant
11 7 (3.68%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 7 (3.68%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Broadcast Engineer
12 6 (3.16%) Senior Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.74%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.11%) RESTful
3 3 (1.58%) COM
3 3 (1.58%) Middleware
3 3 (1.58%) REST
4 2 (1.05%) JSON
4 2 (1.05%) RFC 2544
4 2 (1.05%) XMPP
5 1 (0.53%) .NET
5 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.53%) jQuery
5 1 (0.53%) Kafka
5 1 (0.53%) OpenDaylight
5 1 (0.53%) SOAP
5 1 (0.53%) Web Services
5 1 (0.53%) XML
5 1 (0.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.21%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (1.58%) Clustering
6 3 (1.58%) PKI
6 3 (1.58%) Tandem
7 2 (1.05%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.05%) Equities
7 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.05%) iSeries
7 2 (1.05%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.53%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.53%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 40 (21.05%) Windows
2 24 (12.63%) Windows Server
3 18 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (7.37%) Unix
6 11 (5.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.74%) Linux
8 3 (1.58%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.58%) MVS
9 2 (1.05%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.53%) Mandriva Linux
10 1 (0.53%) Solaris
10 1 (0.53%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.53%) VMS
10 1 (0.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (9.47%) ITIL
2 16 (8.42%) Network Management
3 15 (7.89%) Load Balancing
3 15 (7.89%) Network Design
3 15 (7.89%) Project Management
4 12 (6.32%) Information Security
4 12 (6.32%) Migration
5 11 (5.79%) Incident Management
5 11 (5.79%) Presales
5 11 (5.79%) SIEM
5 11 (5.79%) Time Management
6 10 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 10 (5.26%) High Availability
7 9 (4.74%) Asset Management
7 9 (4.74%) Change Control
7 9 (4.74%) TOGAF
8 8 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (4.21%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (4.21%) Network Architecture
9 7 (3.68%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.79%) SQL
2 3 (1.58%) JCL
3 2 (1.05%) C
3 2 (1.05%) Perl
3 2 (1.05%) Python
3 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.53%) C#
4 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 94 (49.47%) Cisco Certification
2 59 (31.05%) CCNP
3 43 (22.63%) CCNA
4 35 (18.42%) CCIE
5 14 (7.37%) CISSP
6 10 (5.26%) JNCIA
6 10 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 7 (3.68%) JNCIE
8 6 (3.16%) CLAS
8 6 (3.16%) Degree
9 5 (2.63%) CCDP
9 5 (2.63%) CCSA
9 5 (2.63%) CCSE
9 5 (2.63%) CCSP
10 4 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (1.58%) JNCIP
11 3 (1.58%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.05%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.68%) SLA
3 3 (1.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.05%) COBIT
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (17.89%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.32%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.26%) vSphere
5 8 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.16%) vCloud
6 6 (3.16%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.11%) KVM
7 4 (2.11%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.58%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.05%) Firmware
9 2 (1.05%) XenApp
9 2 (1.05%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.53%) Docker
10 1 (0.53%) etcd
10 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (3.68%) Cisco Prime
1 7 (3.68%) FortiGate
2 6 (3.16%) Backup Exec
3 5 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.63%) Puppet
3 5 (2.63%) SCCM
4 4 (2.11%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.58%) Nagios
5 3 (1.58%) Nessus
5 3 (1.58%) OpenView
6 2 (1.05%) Ansible
6 2 (1.05%) Cacti
6 2 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (1.05%) Endace
6 2 (1.05%) SCOM
7 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.53%) WSUS
7 1 (0.53%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 130 (68.42%) Cisco
2 45 (23.68%) Juniper
3 41 (21.58%) VMware
4 39 (20.53%) CheckPoint
5 29 (15.26%) Microsoft
6 25 (13.16%) F5
7 22 (11.58%) Palo Alto
8 19 (10.00%) Citrix
9 15 (7.89%) HP
10 12 (6.32%) Blue Coat
10 12 (6.32%) Meraki
11 8 (4.21%) Riverbed
12 6 (3.16%) Avaya
12 6 (3.16%) Fortinet
12 6 (3.16%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.16%) Symantec
12 6 (3.16%) Tektronix
13 5 (2.63%) NetScout
13 5 (2.63%) Nokia
13 5 (2.63%) Veeam
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