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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 165 134 143
Rank change year-on-year -31 +9 +66
Contract jobs citing MPLS 24 16 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.58% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.91% 5.93% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 11
10th Percentile £389 £430 -
25th Percentile £422 £500 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £518 £420
Median % change year-on-year -3.38% +23.21% -9.19%
75th Percentile - £550 £463
90th Percentile £562 - £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £518 £450
% change year-on-year -3.38% +15.00% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
10th Percentile - - £44.73
25th Percentile - - £46.19
Median hourly rate - - £51.25
75th Percentile - - £55.19
90th Percentile - - £55.98
Central London median hourly rate - - £51.25

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 406 270 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.79% 9.50% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 202 221
10th Percentile £313 £313 £213
25th Percentile £448 £386 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £528 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.50% +11.11% -5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £698 £663
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 5
10th Percentile - £11.98 £24.72
25th Percentile £21.00 £12.69 £33.75
Median hourly rate £30.50 £14.75 £37.75
Median % change year-on-year +106.78% -60.93% +18.90%
75th Percentile £48.81 £17.19 £51.25
90th Percentile £62.43 £18.13 £54.40
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £15.75 £37.13
% change year-on-year +122.22% -57.58% +65.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MPLS as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for MPLS in the City of London

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Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing MPLS in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for MPLS in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing MPLS in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for MPLS in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 13 (54.17%) Firewall
2 12 (50.00%) Azure
3 11 (45.83%) WAN
4 10 (41.67%) Cisco
4 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (41.67%) Finance
4 10 (41.67%) VMware
5 9 (37.50%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (37.50%) Citrix
5 9 (37.50%) Windows
5 9 (37.50%) DNS
6 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 8 (33.33%) Identity Management
6 8 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 8 (33.33%) Email Migration
6 8 (33.33%) Time Management
6 8 (33.33%) Mimecast
6 8 (33.33%) Patch Management
6 8 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention
6 8 (33.33%) Okta
6 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (33.33%) Project Delivery
7 7 (29.17%) SD-WAN
8 6 (25.00%) Palo Alto
8 6 (25.00%) Network Security
8 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (25.00%) LAN
8 6 (25.00%) VPN
9 5 (20.83%) 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 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (50.00%) Azure
2 9 (37.50%) Microsoft 365
3 8 (33.33%) Mimecast
4 2 (8.33%) AWS
4 2 (8.33%) IaaS
5 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) Firewall
2 11 (45.83%) WAN
3 9 (37.50%) DNS
4 7 (29.17%) SD-WAN
5 6 (25.00%) LAN
5 6 (25.00%) Network Security
5 6 (25.00%) VPN
6 4 (16.67%) BGP
6 4 (16.67%) DWDM
6 4 (16.67%) OSPF
6 4 (16.67%) Wireless
7 3 (12.50%) SSL
7 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 3 (12.50%) VoIP
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (8.33%) EIGRP
8 2 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (8.33%) HSRP
8 2 (8.33%) IPsec
8 2 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
General
1 10 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Social Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.17%) Cyberattack
2 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) PMI
2 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) Data Loss Prevention
1 8 (33.33%) Email Migration
1 8 (33.33%) Identity Management
1 8 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 8 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 8 (33.33%) Patch Management
1 8 (33.33%) Project Delivery
1 8 (33.33%) Time Management
2 5 (20.83%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
3 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Network Management
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) ITSM
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNP
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
4 2 (8.33%) PMP
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.17%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) NCSC
1 1 (4.17%) NIST
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
1 1 (4.17%) Prometheus
1 1 (4.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 10 (41.67%) VMware
2 9 (37.50%) Citrix
3 8 (33.33%) Okta
4 6 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 4 (16.67%) F5
5 4 (16.67%) Juniper
6 2 (8.33%) Aruba
6 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 2 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (4.17%) NetScout
7 1 (4.17%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.17%) Splunk
7 1 (4.17%) Zscaler