Period
to 16 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 16 October 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 203 232 227
Rank change year-on-year +29 -5 -11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 26 41 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.58% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.06% 5.00% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 11
City of London median daily rate £450 £469 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -1.32% +11.76%
10th Percentile £300 £357 £325
90th Percentile £512 £638 £713
Central London median daily rate £440 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -2.22% - +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £47.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 640 820 709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.73% 11.70% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 641 550
City of London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £205 £165 £208
90th Percentile £656 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £463 £438 £450
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 28 16
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.10 £17.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.02% +3.13% -7.63%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.25 £12.19
90th Percentile £44.80 £27.75 £28.40
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.55
% change year-on-year +12.30% +6.55% -7.63%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 17 (65.38%) WAN
1 17 (65.38%) BGP
2 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 16 (61.54%) VPN
2 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 16 (61.54%) LAN
3 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (50.00%) OSPF
4 11 (42.31%) Ethernet
5 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
5 10 (38.46%) CCIE
6 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
6 9 (34.62%) WLAN
6 9 (34.62%) Internet
6 9 (34.62%) Project Management
7 8 (30.77%) VoIP
7 8 (30.77%) CCNP
7 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
7 8 (30.77%) Network Design
7 8 (30.77%) BIG-IP
7 8 (30.77%) F5
7 8 (30.77%) Project Delivery
8 7 (26.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (26.92%) Migration
8 7 (26.92%) Azure
8 7 (26.92%) Wireless
9 6 (23.08%) Citrix
9 6 (23.08%) EIGRP
9 6 (23.08%) SNMP
9 6 (23.08%) Spanning Tree

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Azure
2 4 (15.38%) Office 365
3 3 (11.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (3.85%) AWS
4 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (65.38%) BGP
1 17 (65.38%) WAN
2 16 (61.54%) Firewall
2 16 (61.54%) LAN
2 16 (61.54%) VPN
3 13 (50.00%) OSPF
4 11 (42.31%) Ethernet
5 10 (38.46%) TCP/IP
6 9 (34.62%) Internet
6 9 (34.62%) WLAN
7 8 (30.77%) BIG-IP
7 8 (30.77%) VoIP
8 7 (26.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (26.92%) Wireless
9 6 (23.08%) EIGRP
9 6 (23.08%) SNMP
9 6 (23.08%) Spanning Tree
10 5 (19.23%) 802.11
10 5 (19.23%) IPsec
11 4 (15.38%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (15.38%) MySQL
General
1 8 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Migration Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Design Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IP Design Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Public Cloud
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.85%) Social Media
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
1 5 (19.23%) Unix
1 5 (19.23%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Project Management
2 8 (30.77%) Network Design
2 8 (30.77%) Project Delivery
3 7 (26.92%) Migration
4 5 (19.23%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (15.38%) Email Migration
5 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 4 (15.38%) Network Management
5 4 (15.38%) Server Building
5 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 4 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (15.38%) Technical Leadership
5 4 (15.38%) Time Management
6 3 (11.54%) Change Control
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Product Roadmap
7 2 (7.69%) High Availability
7 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (38.46%) CCIE
3 8 (30.77%) CCNP
4 5 (19.23%) CCNA
5 4 (15.38%) CCDA
5 4 (15.38%) CCDP
5 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) BC Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (11.54%) Degree
7 2 (7.69%) JNCIE
7 2 (7.69%) JNCIP
8 1 (3.85%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (3.85%) CCSP
8 1 (3.85%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) VMware NSX
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
2 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Iperf
1 4 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) F5
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
5 5 (19.23%) Riverbed
6 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
7 3 (11.54%) Juniper
7 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
8 2 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (7.69%) CA
8 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
8 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
8 2 (7.69%) Radware
8 2 (7.69%) Remedy
8 2 (7.69%) VMware
9 1 (3.85%) Arista
9 1 (3.85%) Dell
9 1 (3.85%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (3.85%) HP
9 1 (3.85%) McAfee