Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 210 219
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +25
Contract jobs citing MPLS 21 36 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.29% 0.54% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.77% 3.72% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 48
City of London median daily rate £433 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +3.47% +9.53%
10th Percentile £302 £319 £304
90th Percentile £713 £575 £500
Central London median daily rate £414 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -2.65% +4.94% +8.00%
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 758 968 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.65% 14.39% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 737 857
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £286 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -9.03%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.50 £14.03
90th Percentile £23.28 £48.63 £30.33
Central London median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -10.75% +7.10% -9.03%

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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 17 November 2017.

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

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Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
London Bridge +3 1 £300 -52.00%
MPLS
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 16 (76.19%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) VPN
2 12 (57.14%) WAN
2 12 (57.14%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) BGP
4 9 (42.86%) LAN
4 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (38.10%) Network Security
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (38.10%) IPsec
6 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 7 (33.33%) Palo Alto
7 6 (28.57%) Wireless
7 6 (28.57%) VMware
7 6 (28.57%) CCIE
7 6 (28.57%) Citrix
8 5 (23.81%) CCNP
8 5 (23.81%) SNMP
8 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 5 (23.81%) OSPF
8 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
8 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (23.81%) Migration
8 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (23.81%) Banking
8 5 (23.81%) vSphere
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server

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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:

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) Firewall
1 12 (57.14%) VPN
1 12 (57.14%) WAN
2 11 (52.38%) BGP
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (42.86%) LAN
4 8 (38.10%) IPsec
4 8 (38.10%) Network Security
5 7 (33.33%) EIGRP
6 6 (28.57%) Wireless
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (23.81%) OSPF
7 5 (23.81%) SNMP
7 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) DNS
8 4 (19.05%) NAS
8 4 (19.05%) SMTP
8 4 (19.05%) VLAN
8 4 (19.05%) VPLS
9 3 (14.29%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) OLTP
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Retail
3 3 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Retail Finance
4 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Banking Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Games Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) JSON
1 3 (14.29%) Web Services
1 3 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Private Cloud
3 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
4 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
2 4 (19.05%) Network Design
2 4 (19.05%) Server Hardening
3 3 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 3 (14.29%) SDLC
3 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (9.52%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (4.76%) High Availability
5 1 (4.76%) Low Latency
5 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.76%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) CCIE
3 5 (23.81%) CCNP
4 3 (14.29%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 2 (9.52%) CCDA
5 2 (9.52%) CCNA
5 2 (9.52%) Degree
6 1 (4.76%) CCSP
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (23.81%) vSphere
2 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware NSX
2 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
3 2 (9.52%) iptables
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) PowerCLI
1 4 (19.05%) vRealize
2 2 (9.52%) SELinux
3 1 (4.76%) Cacti
3 1 (4.76%) Nagios
3 1 (4.76%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 6 (28.57%) Citrix
3 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
5 4 (19.05%) CommVault
5 4 (19.05%) EMC
5 4 (19.05%) Juniper
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) NetApp
6 3 (14.29%) Arista
6 3 (14.29%) TSYS
7 2 (9.52%) HP
7 2 (9.52%) Riverbed
8 1 (4.76%) Aruba
8 1 (4.76%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (4.76%) F5
8 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.76%) Meraki
8 1 (4.76%) Sophos