Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 228 218
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 38 20 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.28% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.01% 2.72% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 32
City of London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.04%
10th Percentile £355 £300 £319
90th Percentile £638 £713 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +2.04%
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 759 736 949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.83% 10.47% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 573 728
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £160 £213 £286
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 14
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.86 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.28 £48.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £16.96 £19.00
% change year-on-year +10.63% -10.75% +8.57%

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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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018, 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 29 (76.32%) Cisco
2 27 (71.05%) WAN
3 24 (63.16%) VPN
3 24 (63.16%) Firewall
4 22 (57.89%) LAN
5 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
6 14 (36.84%) OSPF
7 13 (34.21%) Wireless
7 13 (34.21%) Finance
7 13 (34.21%) Migration
7 13 (34.21%) BGP
7 13 (34.21%) CCNP
8 11 (28.95%) WLAN
8 11 (28.95%) SolarWinds
9 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (26.32%) F5
9 10 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (23.68%) Cisco CUCM
10 9 (23.68%) Network Security
10 9 (23.68%) Juniper
10 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
11 8 (21.05%) DNS
11 8 (21.05%) Ethernet
11 8 (21.05%) Meraki
12 7 (18.42%) WAN Optimisation
12 7 (18.42%) Polycom
12 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Office

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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%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (13.16%) Office 365
4 4 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (71.05%) WAN
2 24 (63.16%) Firewall
2 24 (63.16%) VPN
3 22 (57.89%) LAN
4 14 (36.84%) OSPF
5 13 (34.21%) BGP
5 13 (34.21%) Wireless
6 11 (28.95%) WLAN
7 10 (26.32%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (23.68%) Network Security
9 8 (21.05%) DNS
9 8 (21.05%) Ethernet
10 7 (18.42%) EIGRP
11 6 (15.79%) DHCP
11 6 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 6 (15.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (15.79%) ISDN
11 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
12 5 (13.16%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.63%) Redis
1 1 (2.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) Robot Framework
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Architect
2 9 (23.68%) Network Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.53%) IT Manager
4 4 (10.53%) IT Project Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Network Security Specialist
4 4 (10.53%) Network Specialist
4 4 (10.53%) Security Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Domain Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Telephony Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IT Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Support
6 2 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
6 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%) Middleware
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 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.26%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
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
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Migration
2 7 (18.42%) Project Management
2 7 (18.42%) WAN Optimisation
3 6 (15.79%) DNA
3 6 (15.79%) Network Architecture
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL
4 5 (13.16%) Network Design
5 3 (7.89%) Network Management
5 3 (7.89%) Post-Production
6 2 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.26%) Security Management
7 1 (2.63%) B2B
7 1 (2.63%) Change Control
7 1 (2.63%) High Availability
7 1 (2.63%) Information Security
7 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Python
2 3 (7.89%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) Bourne shell
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (2.63%) PHP
3 1 (2.63%) Ruby
3 1 (2.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (34.21%) CCNP
3 6 (15.79%) CCNA
4 4 (10.53%) CCIE
5 2 (5.26%) Avaya Certification
5 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.63%) CCSP
6 1 (2.63%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) FISMA
2 1 (2.63%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) ProxySG
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.26%) Firmware
5 1 (2.63%) Docker
5 1 (2.63%) KVM
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (15.79%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (5.26%) Ansible
3 2 (5.26%) Cacti
3 2 (5.26%) Nagios
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%) Observium
4 1 (2.63%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.63%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.63%) Puppet
4 1 (2.63%) Salt
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (76.32%) Cisco
2 14 (36.84%) CheckPoint
3 11 (28.95%) SolarWinds
4 10 (26.32%) F5
5 9 (23.68%) Juniper
5 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
6 8 (21.05%) Meraki
7 7 (18.42%) Blue Coat
7 7 (18.42%) Polycom
8 6 (15.79%) Oracle
9 4 (10.53%) Aruba
10 3 (7.89%) VMware
11 2 (5.26%) Avaya
11 2 (5.26%) Riverbed
12 1 (2.63%) Citrix
12 1 (2.63%) Google
12 1 (2.63%) HP
12 1 (2.63%) Huawei
12 1 (2.63%) Ivanti
12 1 (2.63%) Splunk