Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 223 195
Rank change year-on-year +14 -28 +16
Contract jobs citing MPLS 38 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.56% 0.38% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.18% 3.67% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 19 38
City of London median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% -2.14%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £317
90th Percentile £628 £713 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 733 735 850
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.77% 10.40% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 579 655
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £301
90th Percentile £628 £625 £595
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 13
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -14.66% -2.83%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £13.33
90th Percentile £25.50 £22.85 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.00% -15.79% -2.56%

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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 18 January 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 18 January 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 27 (71.05%) Cisco
2 25 (65.79%) WAN
3 21 (55.26%) VPN
4 19 (50.00%) LAN
5 18 (47.37%) Firewall
6 17 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (42.11%) CCNP
7 16 (42.11%) OSPF
7 16 (42.11%) BGP
8 15 (39.47%) Wireless
9 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
10 13 (34.21%) Finance
10 13 (34.21%) Network Security
11 12 (31.58%) SolarWinds
12 11 (28.95%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (28.95%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (26.32%) Meraki
13 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
13 10 (26.32%) F5
13 10 (26.32%) Internet
13 10 (26.32%) Juniper
13 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
13 10 (26.32%) DNS
13 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
13 10 (26.32%) DHCP
14 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
15 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
15 8 (21.05%) CCNA
15 8 (21.05%) EIGRP
15 8 (21.05%) Project Management

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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 6 (15.79%) CMS
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.79%) Office 365
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (65.79%) WAN
2 21 (55.26%) VPN
3 19 (50.00%) LAN
4 18 (47.37%) Firewall
5 16 (42.11%) BGP
5 16 (42.11%) OSPF
6 15 (39.47%) Wireless
7 13 (34.21%) Network Security
8 11 (28.95%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (28.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (26.32%) DHCP
9 10 (26.32%) DNS
9 10 (26.32%) Internet
10 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
11 8 (21.05%) EIGRP
12 7 (18.42%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
13 6 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 6 (15.79%) ISDN
13 6 (15.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) Redis
2 1 (2.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) Robot Framework
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) IT Manager
3 4 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Network Security Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Network Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Security Specialist
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Support
5 2 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) XMPP
2 3 (7.89%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.63%) JSON
3 1 (2.63%) Kafka
3 1 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.63%) REST
3 1 (2.63%) SOAP
3 1 (2.63%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 4 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (5.26%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.63%) Fintech
3 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.63%) CentOS
4 1 (2.63%) Debian
4 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.63%) Unix
4 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Project Management
2 7 (18.42%) ITIL
2 7 (18.42%) Network Design
3 6 (15.79%) Migration
3 6 (15.79%) Network Architecture
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (10.53%) Change Management
5 4 (10.53%) Network Management
5 4 (10.53%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
6 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.89%) High Availability
6 3 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.26%) Post-Production
7 2 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (5.26%) Security Management
7 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) Python
2 4 (10.53%) Perl
3 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.63%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.63%) C
4 1 (2.63%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 17 (44.74%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (42.11%) CCNP
3 8 (21.05%) CCNA
4 6 (15.79%) CCIE
5 3 (7.89%) Avaya Certification
5 3 (7.89%) CCDP
5 3 (7.89%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) JNCIP
6 2 (5.26%) BC Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (5.26%) CCDA
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) CCDE
7 1 (2.63%) CCSP
7 1 (2.63%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 10 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) ProxySG
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.89%) Firmware
4 3 (7.89%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.63%) Docker
6 1 (2.63%) KVM
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (5.26%) Ansible
3 2 (5.26%) Cacti
3 2 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Nagios
3 2 (5.26%) vMotion
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.63%) collectd
4 1 (2.63%) Grafana
4 1 (2.63%) Graphite
4 1 (2.63%) Icinga
4 1 (2.63%) Kibana
4 1 (2.63%) logstash
4 1 (2.63%) Netcool
4 1 (2.63%) Observium
4 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.63%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 12 (31.58%) SolarWinds
4 10 (26.32%) F5
4 10 (26.32%) Juniper
4 10 (26.32%) Meraki
4 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.79%) Blue Coat
6 5 (13.16%) Aruba
6 5 (13.16%) VMware
7 3 (7.89%) Avaya
7 3 (7.89%) Citrix
8 2 (5.26%) Dell
8 2 (5.26%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (5.26%) EMC
8 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.26%) HP
8 2 (5.26%) Oracle
8 2 (5.26%) Polycom
9 1 (2.63%) Aerohive Networks