Period
to 7 August 2020

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 7 August 2020 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
7 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 128 206 214
Rank change year-on-year +78 +8 +5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 36 43
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.55% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.95% 5.08% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 30 33
Median daily rate £413 £453 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.84% +6.47% +1.49%
10th Percentile £359 £311 £284
90th Percentile £503 £517 £638
Central London median daily rate £413 £438 £438
% change year-on-year -5.71% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % 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 237 709 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.63% 10.90% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 529 681
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £255 £208 £205
90th Percentile £638 £661 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 26
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +72.41% -10.90%
10th Percentile £35.00 £13.85 £14.50
90th Percentile £49.35 £44.80 £34.13
Median hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.54% +71.05% -10.19%

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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 7 August 2020.

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 7 August 2020, 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 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) CCNP
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) Azure
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 3 (42.86%) SNMP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Python
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) Lisp
4 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 2 (28.57%) VRRP
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) DNA
4 2 (28.57%) LAN

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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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 1 (14.29%) AWS
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) SNMP
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 2 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 2 (28.57%) HSRP
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) VRRP
4 2 (28.57%) VXLAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) 3GPP
5 1 (14.29%) UMTS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (14.29%) Replication
3 1 (14.29%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) DNA
2 2 (28.57%) Network Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) SIEM
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) API Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (14.29%) Email Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Project Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Server Building
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Python
2 2 (28.57%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CCNP
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE Service Provider
3 1 (14.29%) PMP
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (28.57%) TrustSec
2 1 (14.29%) DatAdvantage
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Aruba
3 1 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Huawei
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Nokia
3 1 (14.29%) Varonis