Period
to 18 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 18 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
London > Central London
6 months to
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 189 215 246
Rank change year-on-year +26 +31 -21
Contract jobs citing MPLS 36 61 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.60% 0.69% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.50% 6.31% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 54 25
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £280
90th Percentile £638 £605 £658
London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 - -
London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 654 966 979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.96% 10.87% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 722 748
Central London median daily rate £425 £438 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -1.69% -1.11%
10th Percentile £190 £163 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
London median daily rate £438 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -7.89% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 17
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.93% +21.81% -18.42%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.80 £28.10 £22.20
London median hourly rate £19.46 £24.23 £19.32
% change year-on-year -19.71% +25.41% -11.06%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Central London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Central London over the 6 months to 18 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Central London

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Contract Job Locations in Central 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 Central London region over the 6 months to 18 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +48 30 £450 -1.64% 12
City of Westminster +7 5 £450 +59.29%
MPLS
London

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Central London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 26 (72.22%) Cisco
2 19 (52.78%) VPN
2 19 (52.78%) Firewall
3 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (47.22%) WAN
4 15 (41.67%) BGP
5 14 (38.89%) LAN
6 13 (36.11%) CCNP
7 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 12 (33.33%) OSPF
7 12 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 11 (30.56%) Office 365
8 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.78%) Windows
9 10 (27.78%) Finance
9 10 (27.78%) VMware
10 9 (25.00%) Azure
11 8 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (22.22%) Project Delivery
11 8 (22.22%) Migration
11 8 (22.22%) VoIP
11 8 (22.22%) DNS
11 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
11 8 (22.22%) Project Management
12 7 (19.44%) EIGRP
12 7 (19.44%) Banking
12 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (19.44%) VLAN
12 7 (19.44%) SCCM

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Central 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 6 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (13.89%) IIS
2 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Office 365
2 9 (25.00%) Azure
3 4 (11.11%) AWS
4 3 (8.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (5.56%) IaaS
5 2 (5.56%) Mimecast
5 2 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) Firewall
1 19 (52.78%) VPN
2 17 (47.22%) WAN
3 15 (41.67%) BGP
4 14 (38.89%) LAN
5 12 (33.33%) OSPF
6 8 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (22.22%) DNS
6 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 8 (22.22%) VoIP
7 7 (19.44%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (19.44%) EIGRP
7 7 (19.44%) Network Security
7 7 (19.44%) VLAN
8 6 (16.67%) 3G
8 6 (16.67%) 4G
8 6 (16.67%) DHCP
8 6 (16.67%) SAN
8 6 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (13.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (47.22%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Architect
3 6 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Design Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (11.11%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Social Media
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 5 (13.89%) Android
2 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Migration
1 8 (22.22%) Project Delivery
1 8 (22.22%) Project Management
2 7 (19.44%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (13.89%) Network Design
4 5 (13.89%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL
5 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.11%) SIEM
6 3 (8.33%) Architectural Design
6 3 (8.33%) Change Management
6 3 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
6 3 (8.33%) Privileged Access Management
6 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Leadership
7 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Python
1 3 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (47.22%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (36.11%) CCNP
3 6 (16.67%) CCIE
3 6 (16.67%) CCNA
4 4 (11.11%) CCSP
4 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.33%) CCDA
5 3 (8.33%) CCDP
6 2 (5.56%) BC Cleared
6 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (5.56%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 2 (5.56%) PMP
7 1 (2.78%) CCIE Service Provider
7 1 (2.78%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) GDPR
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.78%) Docker
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) AirWatch
3 3 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (5.56%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (5.56%) SCOM
5 1 (2.78%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Cisco
2 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 6 (16.67%) Citrix
4 6 (16.67%) F5
4 6 (16.67%) Meraki
5 5 (13.89%) Avaya
5 5 (13.89%) Juniper
5 5 (13.89%) Palo Alto
6 4 (11.11%) Zscaler
7 3 (8.33%) HP
8 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.56%) McAfee
8 2 (5.56%) Ubiquiti
8 2 (5.56%) Varonis
9 1 (2.78%) Arista
9 1 (2.78%) Aruba
9 1 (2.78%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.78%) Polycom