Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 130 199
Rank change year-on-year -22 +69 +18
Contract jobs citing MPLS 15 7 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.29% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.03% 2.79% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 28
10th Percentile £450 £359 £348
25th Percentile £488 £361 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £521 £413 £459
Median % change year-on-year +26.36% -10.08% +10.54%
75th Percentile £541 £450 £500
90th Percentile £550 " £558
Central London median daily rate £521 £413 £453
% change year-on-year +26.36% -8.84% +7.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year - +15.79% -
Central London median hourly rate - £55.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year - +15.79% -

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 298 251 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 8.77% 10.36% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 545
10th Percentile £334 £214 £207
25th Percentile £413 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £474 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.54% -0.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £706 £638 £666
Central London median daily rate £500 £466 £488
% change year-on-year +7.24% -4.36% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 17
10th Percentile £13.88 £36.78 £13.05
25th Percentile £17.44 £36.81 £18.70
Median hourly rate £22.25 £37.75 £32.50
Median % change year-on-year -41.06% +16.15% +71.05%
75th Percentile £34.25 £47.56 £42.62
90th Percentile £37.75 £52.93 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £37.63 £31.75
% change year-on-year -40.86% +18.50% +67.11%

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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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021, 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 11 (73.33%) Azure
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft 365
4 7 (46.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 7 (46.67%) Email Migration
4 7 (46.67%) Patch Management
4 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (46.67%) DNS
4 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (40.00%) Project Delivery
6 5 (33.33%) Time Management
6 5 (33.33%) Citrix
7 4 (26.67%) SD-WAN
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco
7 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 4 (26.67%) Migration
8 3 (20.00%) Identity Management
8 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (20.00%) VMware
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (20.00%) SCCM
8 3 (20.00%) Mimecast
8 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 3 (20.00%) Okta
9 2 (13.33%) Social Skills
9 2 (13.33%) Zscaler

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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 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (73.33%) Azure
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (20.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) DNS
3 4 (26.67%) SD-WAN
3 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) BGP
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (6.67%) IOS XR
5 1 (6.67%) IPv4
5 1 (6.67%) OSPF
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Documentation Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Azure Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
5 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Network Manager
6 2 (13.33%) Network Project Manager
7 1 (6.67%) Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) Network Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Email Migration
1 7 (46.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (46.67%) Mobile Device Management
1 7 (46.67%) Patch Management
2 6 (40.00%) Project Delivery
3 5 (33.33%) Time Management
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
5 3 (20.00%) Identity Management
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (6.67%) Change Management
7 1 (6.67%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL
7 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
7 1 (6.67%) Project Management
7 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
7 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
7 1 (6.67%) Service Design
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) Okta
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (13.33%) Meraki
5 2 (13.33%) Zscaler
6 1 (6.67%) F5
6 1 (6.67%) Nokia
6 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.67%) Riverbed