Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 224 204
Rank change year-on-year +5 -20 +11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 37 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.38% 0.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 3.62% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 35
City of London median daily rate £469 £429 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +6.79% +1.97%
10th Percentile £343 £325 £325
90th Percentile £638 £603 £542
Central London median daily rate £453 £419 £402
% change year-on-year +8.06% +4.30% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £30.00 -
Central London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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 833 719 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.92% 10.59% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 548 759
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £182 £203 £265
90th Percentile £638 £638 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 20 11
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% +3.43% -2.67%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.74 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.00 £30.15 £26.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% +0.56% +0.11%

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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 21 September 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 21 September 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 30 (81.08%) Cisco
2 29 (78.38%) WAN
3 25 (67.57%) Firewall
4 24 (64.86%) LAN
4 24 (64.86%) VPN
5 15 (40.54%) Finance
6 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (37.84%) OSPF
6 14 (37.84%) Microsoft Azure
7 12 (32.43%) Wireless
8 11 (29.73%) BGP
8 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
8 11 (29.73%) CCNP
8 11 (29.73%) WLAN
8 11 (29.73%) Windows
8 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (27.03%) F5
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (27.03%) Migration
10 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
10 9 (24.32%) Ethernet
10 9 (24.32%) Network Security
11 8 (21.62%) Juniper
11 8 (21.62%) Blue Coat
12 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
12 7 (18.92%) ISDN
12 7 (18.92%) DNA
12 7 (18.92%) Polycom
12 7 (18.92%) Junos
12 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds

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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 5 (13.51%) Skype for Business
2 3 (8.11%) CMS
3 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (29.73%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.41%) IaaS
3 2 (5.41%) Office 365
4 1 (2.70%) PaaS
4 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (78.38%) WAN
2 25 (67.57%) Firewall
3 24 (64.86%) LAN
3 24 (64.86%) VPN
4 14 (37.84%) OSPF
5 12 (32.43%) Wireless
6 11 (29.73%) BGP
6 11 (29.73%) WLAN
7 10 (27.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (24.32%) Ethernet
8 9 (24.32%) Network Security
8 9 (24.32%) TCP/IP
9 7 (18.92%) ISDN
9 7 (18.92%) Junos
10 6 (16.22%) DNS
10 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (16.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (16.22%) Unified Communications
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (13.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.70%) Redis
1 1 (2.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) Robot Framework
General
1 15 (40.54%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Network Engineer
2 10 (27.03%) Architect
3 9 (24.32%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Domain Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Telephony Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Security Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Network Team Leader
6 2 (5.41%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Security Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) XMPP
2 2 (5.41%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.70%) Kafka
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.70%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (2.70%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.41%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.70%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.70%) Equities
4 1 (2.70%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 4 (10.81%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.70%) Android
5 1 (2.70%) CentOS
5 1 (2.70%) Debian
5 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Migration
2 7 (18.92%) DNA
2 7 (18.92%) WAN Optimisation
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Network Architecture
3 6 (16.22%) Network Management
4 5 (13.51%) Network Design
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
6 3 (8.11%) Change Management
6 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (8.11%) Post-Production
6 3 (8.11%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.41%) Information Security
7 2 (5.41%) Security Management
7 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Python
2 4 (10.81%) Perl
3 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (29.73%) CCNP
3 6 (16.22%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) CCIE
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) FISMA
1 1 (2.70%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) ProxySG
2 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.41%) vSphere
5 1 (2.70%) Docker
5 1 (2.70%) KVM
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.70%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (8.11%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (5.41%) Ansible
4 1 (2.70%) Cacti
4 1 (2.70%) collectd
4 1 (2.70%) Grafana
4 1 (2.70%) Graphite
4 1 (2.70%) Icinga
4 1 (2.70%) Kibana
4 1 (2.70%) logstash
4 1 (2.70%) Nagios
4 1 (2.70%) Netcool
4 1 (2.70%) Observium
4 1 (2.70%) OpenNMS
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (2.70%) Salt
4 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (81.08%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
3 10 (27.03%) F5
4 8 (21.62%) Blue Coat
4 8 (21.62%) Juniper
5 7 (18.92%) Meraki
5 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 7 (18.92%) Polycom
5 7 (18.92%) SolarWinds
6 6 (16.22%) Oracle
7 4 (10.81%) VMware
8 3 (8.11%) Citrix
9 2 (5.41%) Aruba
9 2 (5.41%) Bloomberg
9 2 (5.41%) NetScout
9 2 (5.41%) Reuters
9 2 (5.41%) Riverbed
9 2 (5.41%) SevOne
9 2 (5.41%) Sun
10 1 (2.70%) Splunk