Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 224 220
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 39 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.31% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.39% 2.89% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 24
City of London median daily rate £415 £419 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% +6.35% +5.00%
10th Percentile £280 £325 £316
90th Percentile £550 £606 £474
Central London median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +8.84%
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 889 693 887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.53% 10.73% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 525 686
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.21% +6.73%
10th Percentile £210 £183 £260
90th Percentile £625 £637 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 16
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.16 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.60% +8.49% +4.28%
10th Percentile £14.35 £13.36 £13.88
90th Percentile £33.00 £29.77 £28.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.85 £21.16 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.90% +5.78% +6.95%

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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 16 July 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 16 July 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 27 (69.23%) WAN
2 24 (61.54%) Cisco
3 22 (56.41%) Firewall
4 18 (46.15%) VPN
5 17 (43.59%) LAN
6 15 (38.46%) Windows
6 15 (38.46%) Finance
7 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (30.77%) OSPF
8 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
9 10 (25.64%) BGP
9 10 (25.64%) Ethernet
9 10 (25.64%) Migration
10 9 (23.08%) DNS
10 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
10 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
10 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (20.51%) F5
11 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
11 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (20.51%) CCNP
11 8 (20.51%) Citrix
11 8 (20.51%) Wireless
12 7 (17.95%) Juniper
12 7 (17.95%) WLAN
12 7 (17.95%) Network Security
13 6 (15.38%) Office 365
13 6 (15.38%) ITIL
13 6 (15.38%) Project Management

MPLS
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 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (15.38%) Office 365
4 3 (7.69%) IaaS
5 1 (2.56%) PaaS
5 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (69.23%) WAN
2 22 (56.41%) Firewall
3 18 (46.15%) VPN
4 17 (43.59%) LAN
5 12 (30.77%) OSPF
6 10 (25.64%) BGP
6 10 (25.64%) Ethernet
7 9 (23.08%) DNS
8 8 (20.51%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (20.51%) Wireless
9 7 (17.95%) Network Security
9 7 (17.95%) WLAN
10 5 (12.82%) ISDN
10 5 (12.82%) Multicast
10 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
10 5 (12.82%) VoIP
11 4 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (10.26%) Cisco IPT
11 4 (10.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (10.26%) NX-OS
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (10.26%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Corporate Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Architect
1 8 (20.51%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Network Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Telephony Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Java Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.13%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
1 2 (5.13%) Node.js
1 2 (5.13%) Spring
2 1 (2.56%) JSON
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
2 1 (2.56%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.13%) Reinsurance
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Equities
4 1 (2.56%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
2 3 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.56%) Android
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Migration
2 6 (15.38%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Project Management
3 5 (12.82%) DNA
3 5 (12.82%) Network Management
3 5 (12.82%) WAN Optimisation
4 4 (10.26%) Change Management
4 4 (10.26%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.69%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) Application Virtualisation
6 2 (5.13%) Computer Security
6 2 (5.13%) Email Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.13%) Server Building
6 2 (5.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.82%) Python
3 4 (10.26%) Perl
4 2 (5.13%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (20.51%) CCNP
3 5 (12.82%) CCIE
4 4 (10.26%) CCNA
5 2 (5.13%) CCVP
5 2 (5.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) FISMA
1 1 (2.56%) GDPR
1 1 (2.56%) HIPAA
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) ProxySG
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) vSphere
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.13%) VMware NSX
3 2 (5.13%) XenApp
3 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Cisco
2 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.51%) Citrix
3 8 (20.51%) F5
4 7 (17.95%) Juniper
5 6 (15.38%) Blue Coat
5 6 (15.38%) CheckPoint
6 5 (12.82%) HP
6 5 (12.82%) Polycom
6 5 (12.82%) VMware
7 4 (10.26%) Oracle
8 3 (7.69%) Bloomberg
8 3 (7.69%) NetScout
8 3 (7.69%) Reuters
8 3 (7.69%) SevOne
8 3 (7.69%) Sun
8 3 (7.69%) WatchGuard
9 2 (5.13%) Ivanti
9 2 (5.13%) Meraki
9 2 (5.13%) Riverbed