Period
to 26 June 2019

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 26 June 2019 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 219 251 223
Rank change year-on-year +32 -28 +15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 54 44 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 0.64% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.84% 3.85% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 34 21
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £313 £286 £325
90th Percentile £613 £626 £606
London median daily rate £458 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +3.98% -2.22% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Central London median hourly rate - - £30.00
London median hourly rate - £51.13 £39.60
% change year-on-year - +29.12% +22.78%

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 924 1,143 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.93% 12.53% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 681 881 627
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £189
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 23
Central London median hourly rate £31.00 £18.70 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.78% -11.60% -0.87%
10th Percentile £16.72 £14.05 £12.97
90th Percentile £43.73 £33.00 £29.95
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +22.50% -11.11% +5.44%

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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 26 June 2019.

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 26 June 2019. 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 +12 41 £453 +7.74%
City of Westminster -15 3 £450 +20.00%
West End of London +7 2 - -
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London

For the 6 months to 26 June 2019, 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 36 (66.67%) Cisco
1 36 (66.67%) Firewall
2 35 (64.81%) WAN
3 33 (61.11%) VPN
3 33 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (55.56%) BGP
5 27 (50.00%) OSPF
5 27 (50.00%) Internet
5 27 (50.00%) CCIE
6 23 (42.59%) CCNP
7 21 (38.89%) Finance
8 20 (37.04%) LAN
9 18 (33.33%) Ethernet
10 17 (31.48%) EIGRP
11 16 (29.63%) DNS
12 14 (25.93%) VoIP
12 14 (25.93%) TCP/IP
12 14 (25.93%) F5
13 12 (22.22%) Network Security
13 12 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (22.22%) CCDP
13 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
13 12 (22.22%) Juniper
13 12 (22.22%) Windows
13 12 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (20.37%) Telecoms
14 11 (20.37%) DHCP
14 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
15 10 (18.52%) Wireless
15 10 (18.52%) IPsec

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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 8 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.96%) IIS
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.81%) Office 365
3 4 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.56%) SaaS
5 2 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.85%) IaaS
6 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (66.67%) Firewall
2 35 (64.81%) WAN
3 33 (61.11%) VPN
4 30 (55.56%) BGP
5 27 (50.00%) Internet
5 27 (50.00%) OSPF
6 20 (37.04%) LAN
7 18 (33.33%) Ethernet
8 17 (31.48%) EIGRP
9 16 (29.63%) DNS
10 14 (25.93%) TCP/IP
10 14 (25.93%) VoIP
11 12 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (22.22%) Network Security
12 11 (20.37%) DHCP
13 10 (18.52%) IPsec
13 10 (18.52%) VLAN
13 10 (18.52%) Wireless
14 9 (16.67%) BIG-IP
15 8 (14.81%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) JIRA
General
1 21 (38.89%) Finance
2 11 (20.37%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 12 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) WAN Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Design Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Network Consultant
8 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.85%) CSS
2 1 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.85%) J2EE
2 1 (1.85%) Node.js
2 1 (1.85%) REST
2 1 (1.85%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.96%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.56%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) PKI
4 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.85%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.85%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.22%) Windows
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
3 6 (11.11%) Unix
4 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.56%) Windows 2000
5 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.56%) Windows Vista
5 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.70%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) Android
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (18.52%) Network Design
3 9 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (16.67%) Project Management
4 8 (14.81%) ITIL
4 8 (14.81%) Network Management
4 8 (14.81%) Technical Leadership
5 7 (12.96%) Change Management
5 7 (12.96%) Migration
5 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
5 7 (12.96%) Technical Architecture
5 7 (12.96%) Web Filtering
6 6 (11.11%) Email Migration
6 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
6 6 (11.11%) Server Building
6 6 (11.11%) Time Management
7 5 (9.26%) Business Continuity
7 5 (9.26%) Compatibility Testing
7 5 (9.26%) Content Management
7 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) Python
1 8 (14.81%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.70%) Perl
3 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) C
4 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (61.11%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (50.00%) CCIE
3 23 (42.59%) CCNP
4 12 (22.22%) CCDP
5 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 8 (14.81%) CCNA
7 7 (12.96%) BC Cleared
7 7 (12.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (12.96%) CCDA
8 5 (9.26%) CCDE
8 5 (9.26%) JNCIP
9 4 (7.41%) Degree
9 4 (7.41%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.85%) PMP
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.85%) Docker
4 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.70%) Ansible
3 2 (3.70%) Iperf
4 1 (1.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.85%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Kibana
4 1 (1.85%) logstash
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Nagios
4 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.85%) RANCID
4 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 36 (66.67%) Cisco
2 14 (25.93%) F5
3 12 (22.22%) Juniper
4 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
5 8 (14.81%) CheckPoint
5 8 (14.81%) HP
6 7 (12.96%) Fortinet
7 6 (11.11%) Citrix
7 6 (11.11%) Palo Alto
7 6 (11.11%) VMware
8 5 (9.26%) ArcSight
8 5 (9.26%) Riverbed
8 5 (9.26%) SolarWinds
9 4 (7.41%) Arista
10 2 (3.70%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (3.70%) Aruba
10 2 (3.70%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (3.70%) Infoblox
10 2 (3.70%) Meraki
10 2 (3.70%) Zscaler