Period
to 6 April 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 6 April 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 223 252
Rank change year-on-year +48 +29 -42
Contract jobs citing MPLS 28 67 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.53% 0.75% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.29% 6.80% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 61 34
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £280
90th Percentile £638 £613 £601
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
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 529 986 1,098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.09% 10.96% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 734 842
Median daily rate £450 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% -
10th Percentile £203 £181 £213
90th Percentile £638 £650 £620
London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 22
Median hourly rate £33.76 £20.57 £16.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.11% +27.19% -19.44%
10th Percentile £17.93 £17.19 £11.43
90th Percentile £40.45 £36.25 £23.75
Median hourly rate £25.34 £24.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +23.75% -20.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Central London.

Daily rate trend for MPLS in Central London

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Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MPLS in Central London over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for MPLS in Central London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MPLS in Central London.

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 6 April 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 +47 23 £450 +5.88% 5
City of Westminster +16 4 £450 +59.29% 1
MPLS
London

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 13 (46.43%) Firewall
3 12 (42.86%) VPN
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
5 10 (35.71%) CCNP
5 10 (35.71%) WAN
5 10 (35.71%) Office 365
6 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
6 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
6 9 (32.14%) BGP
6 9 (32.14%) Finance
7 8 (28.57%) Azure
7 8 (28.57%) OSPF
7 8 (28.57%) Windows
8 7 (25.00%) LAN
8 7 (25.00%) DNS
8 7 (25.00%) Network Security
8 7 (25.00%) VMware
8 7 (25.00%) Banking
9 6 (21.43%) Migration
9 6 (21.43%) VLAN
9 6 (21.43%) SCCM
9 6 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (17.86%) 4G
10 5 (17.86%) Meraki
10 5 (17.86%) Project Delivery
10 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture

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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 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (14.29%) IIS
1 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Office 365
2 8 (28.57%) Azure
3 4 (14.29%) AWS
4 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (7.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (7.14%) IaaS
5 2 (7.14%) PaaS
6 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (46.43%) Firewall
2 12 (42.86%) VPN
3 10 (35.71%) WAN
4 9 (32.14%) BGP
5 8 (28.57%) OSPF
6 7 (25.00%) DNS
6 7 (25.00%) LAN
6 7 (25.00%) Network Security
7 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (21.43%) VLAN
8 5 (17.86%) 3G
8 5 (17.86%) 4G
8 5 (17.86%) DHCP
8 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
8 5 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (14.29%) NAS
9 4 (14.29%) SAN
9 4 (14.29%) UMTS
9 4 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Architect
4 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Collaboration Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Service Management Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.57%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Social Media
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Android
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (17.86%) Project Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (14.29%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) SIEM
4 3 (10.71%) Architectural Design
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Network Design
4 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.71%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (7.14%) IT Strategy
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Service Design
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) Python
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (35.71%) CCNP
3 3 (10.71%) CCIE
3 3 (10.71%) CCNA
3 3 (10.71%) CCSP
4 2 (7.14%) CCIE Service Provider
4 2 (7.14%) PMP
5 1 (3.57%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (3.57%) CCNP Voice
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Docker
3 1 (3.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 4 (14.29%) AirWatch
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (7.14%) DatAdvantage
3 2 (7.14%) SCOM
3 2 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Cisco
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (17.86%) CheckPoint
4 5 (17.86%) Juniper
4 5 (17.86%) Meraki
5 4 (14.29%) Avaya
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) F5
5 4 (14.29%) Zscaler
6 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
7 2 (7.14%) HP
7 2 (7.14%) Varonis
8 1 (3.57%) BT
8 1 (3.57%) Huawei
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee
8 1 (3.57%) Mitel
8 1 (3.57%) Nokia
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) Remedy