Period
to 16 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 October 2017 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)
England > London
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 414 420 312
Rank change year-on-year +6 -108 +68
Contract jobs citing MPLS 206 200 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.45% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.99% 3.16% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 145 242
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.23%
10th Percentile £292 £263 £285
90th Percentile £650 £600 £523
England median daily rate £395 £400 £386
% change year-on-year -1.25% +3.56% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
London median hourly rate - £49.19 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +69.62% +34.88%
England median hourly rate £13.95 £47.83 £47.83
% change year-on-year -70.83% - +73.93%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5169 6323 5956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.50% 14.24% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3476 4168 3896
London median daily rate £450 £445 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +8.54% +2.50%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £213
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £405 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +1.25% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 138 193
London median hourly rate £18.85 £18.73 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +1.22% -2.63%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.38 £48.92 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £23.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year -20.43% +16.25% +2.56%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in London over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the London region over the 6 months to 16 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -8 23 £450 +9.09% 7
West London +13 16 £358 -4.67% 4
East London -13 2 £554 +47.67% 2
South London -20 1 £215 -52.22%
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 156 (75.73%) Cisco
2 108 (52.43%) Firewall
3 102 (49.51%) WAN
4 98 (47.57%) BGP
5 97 (47.09%) Cisco Certification
6 94 (45.63%) VPN
7 88 (42.72%) OSPF
8 83 (40.29%) LAN
9 69 (33.50%) Data Centre
10 57 (27.67%) Network Security
10 57 (27.67%) CCNP
11 56 (27.18%) CCIE
11 56 (27.18%) Cisco Nexus
12 50 (24.27%) IPsec
13 48 (23.30%) Juniper
14 47 (22.82%) Palo Alto
15 46 (22.33%) EIGRP
16 45 (21.84%) Finance
17 43 (20.87%) Wireless
18 39 (18.93%) CheckPoint
19 38 (18.45%) TCP/IP
20 36 (17.48%) WLAN
21 34 (16.50%) Ethernet
22 33 (16.02%) Telecoms
22 33 (16.02%) VLAN
23 32 (15.53%) Cisco IOS
23 32 (15.53%) VMware
24 31 (15.05%) VoIP
24 31 (15.05%) Riverbed
25 30 (14.56%) DNS

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Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (3.40%) MS Exchange
1 7 (3.40%) Skype for Business
2 5 (2.43%) CMS
3 4 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (1.94%) Drupal
3 4 (1.94%) IIS
3 4 (1.94%) WordPress
4 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.49%) CICS
6 1 (0.49%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (5.83%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.43%) HipChat
2 5 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (11.65%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (9.71%) Office 365
4 6 (2.91%) IaaS
4 6 (2.91%) PaaS
5 4 (1.94%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (1.94%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.97%) Akamai
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.49%) Route 53
7 1 (0.49%) SaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 108 (52.43%) Firewall
2 102 (49.51%) WAN
3 98 (47.57%) BGP
4 94 (45.63%) VPN
5 88 (42.72%) OSPF
6 83 (40.29%) LAN
7 57 (27.67%) Network Security
8 56 (27.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 50 (24.27%) IPsec
10 46 (22.33%) EIGRP
11 43 (20.87%) Wireless
12 38 (18.45%) TCP/IP
13 36 (17.48%) WLAN
14 34 (16.50%) Ethernet
15 33 (16.02%) VLAN
16 32 (15.53%) Cisco IOS
17 31 (15.05%) VoIP
18 30 (14.56%) DNS
19 28 (13.59%) Cisco ASA
20 25 (12.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (1.46%) OLTP
3 1 (0.49%) Big Data
3 1 (0.49%) DB2
3 1 (0.49%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (2.43%) Bitbucket
1 5 (2.43%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.43%) git-flow
1 5 (2.43%) Jenkins
1 5 (2.43%) JIRA
1 5 (2.43%) Maven
2 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (21.84%) Finance
2 33 (16.02%) Telecoms
3 29 (14.08%) Banking
4 16 (7.77%) Retail
5 9 (4.37%) Billing
5 9 (4.37%) Law
6 4 (1.94%) Military
6 4 (1.94%) Music Industry
7 3 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.46%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.97%) Advertising
8 2 (0.97%) Games
8 2 (0.97%) Marketing
8 2 (0.97%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) Legal
9 1 (0.49%) Local Government
9 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 90 (43.69%) Network Engineer
2 47 (22.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 41 (19.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 28 (13.59%) Architect
5 17 (8.25%) Network Architect
6 16 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (7.77%) Lead Network Engineer
6 16 (7.77%) Security Engineer
7 15 (7.28%) Support Engineer
8 13 (6.31%) Project Manager
9 11 (5.34%) Consultant
9 11 (5.34%) Network Consultant
9 11 (5.34%) Network Manager
9 11 (5.34%) Network Security Engineer
10 9 (4.37%) Cisco Voice Engineer
10 9 (4.37%) Network Support
10 9 (4.37%) Network Support Engineer
10 9 (4.37%) Voice Engineer
11 8 (3.88%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (3.88%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.31%) 802.1X
2 8 (3.88%) JSON
3 7 (3.40%) Web Services
4 5 (2.43%) .NET
5 4 (1.94%) XMPP
6 3 (1.46%) Middleware
6 3 (1.46%) RFC 2544
6 3 (1.46%) SOAP
6 3 (1.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (33.50%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.85%) Virtual Team
4 8 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.88%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.43%) Clustering
5 5 (2.43%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.46%) IVR
7 3 (1.46%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.97%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) Replication
9 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.49%) NHS
9 1 (0.49%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 26 (12.62%) Windows
2 22 (10.68%) Linux
3 17 (8.25%) Windows Server
4 11 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (2.43%) Unix
7 4 (1.94%) CentOS
7 4 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.46%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (11.17%) Network Design
2 20 (9.71%) WAN Optimisation
3 18 (8.74%) Migration
4 17 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (7.28%) Information Security
5 15 (7.28%) Service Delivery
5 15 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (6.80%) Network Management
7 12 (5.83%) Network Architecture
7 12 (5.83%) Project Management
7 12 (5.83%) Service Management
8 11 (5.34%) ITIL
8 11 (5.34%) Low Latency
9 10 (4.85%) Change Management
9 10 (4.85%) Load Balancing
10 9 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (4.37%) High Availability
10 9 (4.37%) Open Source
10 9 (4.37%) Supplier Management
11 8 (3.88%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.28%) SQL
2 7 (3.40%) Lisp
2 7 (3.40%) Python
3 6 (2.91%) Bash Shell
4 5 (2.43%) Groovy
5 3 (1.46%) Perl
6 2 (0.97%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.49%) C
7 1 (0.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 97 (47.09%) Cisco Certification
2 57 (27.67%) CCNP
3 56 (27.18%) CCIE
4 25 (12.14%) CCNA
5 10 (4.85%) CCVP
5 10 (4.85%) JNCIE
6 9 (4.37%) Degree
7 8 (3.88%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 6 (2.91%) JNCIS
9 4 (1.94%) CCNP Voice
9 4 (1.94%) CCSE
9 4 (1.94%) CISA
9 4 (1.94%) CISMP
9 4 (1.94%) CISSP
9 4 (1.94%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.46%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.97%) CCDA
11 2 (0.97%) MCSE
11 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.94%) GDPR
1 4 (1.94%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.34%) vSphere
4 10 (4.85%) iptables
5 9 (4.37%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.91%) VMware NSX
7 6 (2.91%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.43%) NFS
9 3 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.49%) Docker
10 1 (0.49%) vCloud
10 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (6.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (3.88%) Nagios
2 8 (3.88%) SELinux
3 6 (2.91%) PowerCLI
3 6 (2.91%) vRealize
4 5 (2.43%) Ansible
4 5 (2.43%) ZABBIX
5 4 (1.94%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (1.94%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.94%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (1.94%) Cisco UCCX
5 4 (1.94%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (1.94%) SCCM
5 4 (1.94%) SCOM
6 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (0.97%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.49%) OpenView
Vendors
1 156 (75.73%) Cisco
2 48 (23.30%) Juniper
3 47 (22.82%) Palo Alto
4 39 (18.93%) CheckPoint
5 32 (15.53%) VMware
6 31 (15.05%) Riverbed
7 25 (12.14%) Microsoft
8 21 (10.19%) SolarWinds
9 20 (9.71%) Citrix
10 18 (8.74%) F5
11 16 (7.77%) HP
12 11 (5.34%) EMC
12 11 (5.34%) Fortinet
13 10 (4.85%) CommVault
13 10 (4.85%) NetApp
14 8 (3.88%) SAP
15 7 (3.40%) Arista
15 7 (3.40%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (2.91%) Avaya
16 6 (2.91%) BT