Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 112 169 217
Rank change year-on-year +57 +48 +8
Contract jobs citing MPLS 13 33 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.66% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.10% 6.08% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 34
Median daily rate £513 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £238 £330 £313
90th Percentile £594 £638 £623
Central London median daily rate £513 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +13.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £47.50 -

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 255 543 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.55% 10.93% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 416 556
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £238 £200 £163
90th Percentile £625 £669 £638
Central London median daily rate £500 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +14.94% +2.35% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 30
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.75 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.46% +4.77% +10.88%
10th Percentile £22.65 £16.50 £12.75
90th Percentile £50.13 £38.03 £25.50
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.50 £18.76
% change year-on-year +12.20% +9.28% +13.70%

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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 17 January 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 17 January 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 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) BGP
3 7 (53.85%) Python
4 6 (46.15%) PHP
4 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
5 5 (38.46%) CORBA
5 5 (38.46%) PL/SQL
5 5 (38.46%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) Perl
5 5 (38.46%) Netcool
5 5 (38.46%) SNMP
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) Artificial Intelligence
5 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
5 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
5 5 (38.46%) Azure
5 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
5 5 (38.46%) Neo4j
5 5 (38.46%) Kafka
5 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
5 5 (38.46%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (38.46%) Email Migration
5 5 (38.46%) SevOne
5 5 (38.46%) AppDynamics
5 5 (38.46%) Kubernetes
5 5 (38.46%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management

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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 (38.46%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Azure
2 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (15.38%) AWS
4 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (7.69%) Mimecast
4 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) BGP
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 5 (38.46%) SNMP
5 3 (23.08%) OSPF
5 3 (23.08%) VPN
6 2 (15.38%) DNS
6 2 (15.38%) Multicast
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (7.69%) DMVPN
7 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (7.69%) IPsec
7 1 (7.69%) Network Security
7 1 (7.69%) NX-OS
7 1 (7.69%) Unified Communications
7 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Neo4j
1 5 (38.46%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
1 5 (38.46%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Designer
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) CORBA
1 5 (38.46%) Elastic Stack
1 5 (38.46%) Kafka
2 1 (7.69%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Artificial Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Email Migration
1 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 2 (15.38%) Project Delivery
3 2 (15.38%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) DNA
4 1 (7.69%) Identity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) PHP
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Perl
3 5 (38.46%) PL/SQL
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) R
4 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CCIE
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) JNCIP
1 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
1 1 (7.69%) Master's Degree
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Kubernetes
1 5 (38.46%) Netcool
2 1 (7.69%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) AppDynamics
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 5 (38.46%) SevOne
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.69%) ExtraHop
4 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
4 1 (7.69%) Okta
4 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.69%) Radianz
4 1 (7.69%) Riverbed
4 1 (7.69%) SolarWinds