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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
England / London
Rank 278 317 294
Rank change year-on-year +39 -23  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 128 123 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.56% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.25% 4.36% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 82 104
Median daily rate £413 £488 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +41.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +3.44% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £32.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.52% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +10.00%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2440 2822 2847
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.53% 12.75% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1910 1826
Median daily rate £445 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £551 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 83
Median hourly rate £42.25 £21.92 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.74% +9.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £12.83 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in London

MPLS
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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon +18 14 £450 +33.33% 2
City of London +4 9 £400 +3.22% 6
New Malden - 2 - -
Westminster - 1 - -
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England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 172 (75.11%) Cisco
2 144 (62.88%) Firewall
3 124 (54.15%) WAN
4 112 (48.91%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (48.47%) BGP
6 103 (44.98%) OSPF
7 99 (43.23%) LAN
8 88 (38.43%) CCNP
9 75 (32.75%) Juniper
9 75 (32.75%) TCP/IP
10 74 (32.31%) VPN
11 68 (29.69%) Wireless
12 67 (29.26%) Data Centre
13 55 (24.02%) CheckPoint
14 53 (23.14%) VMware
15 51 (22.27%) CCNA
16 50 (21.83%) Finance
16 50 (21.83%) Cisco ASA
17 48 (20.96%) Network Security
18 46 (20.09%) Windows
19 45 (19.65%) CCIE
19 45 (19.65%) 802.1X
20 42 (18.34%) F5
20 42 (18.34%) Cisco Nexus
21 41 (17.90%) VLAN
22 40 (17.47%) DNS
23 38 (16.59%) Citrix
24 37 (16.16%) Active Directory
25 35 (15.28%) Internet
25 35 (15.28%) EIGRP

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Top Related 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 16 (6.99%) SharePoint
2 11 (4.80%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.06%) CMS
6 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.75%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.87%) IIS
8 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (5.24%) MS Excel
1 12 (5.24%) MS Visio
2 6 (2.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (13.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (7.86%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (6.11%) Office 365
4 8 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.06%) IaaS
6 6 (2.62%) PaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Akamai
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.44%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (0.44%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.44%) SaaS
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (62.88%) Firewall
2 124 (54.15%) WAN
3 111 (48.47%) BGP
4 103 (44.98%) OSPF
5 99 (43.23%) LAN
6 75 (32.75%) TCP/IP
7 74 (32.31%) VPN
8 68 (29.69%) Wireless
9 50 (21.83%) Cisco ASA
10 48 (20.96%) Network Security
11 42 (18.34%) Cisco Nexus
12 41 (17.90%) VLAN
13 40 (17.47%) DNS
14 35 (15.28%) EIGRP
14 35 (15.28%) Internet
15 34 (14.85%) DHCP
16 30 (13.10%) Cisco IOS
16 30 (13.10%) IPsec
17 28 (12.23%) Ethernet
17 28 (12.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.44%) DB2
4 1 (0.44%) MySQL
4 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (2.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.87%) JIRA
2 2 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) Selenium
3 1 (0.44%) WebDriver
General
1 50 (21.83%) Finance
2 23 (10.04%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.73%) Banking
4 8 (3.49%) Multimedia
5 7 (3.06%) Billing
5 7 (3.06%) Retail
6 6 (2.62%) Military
7 5 (2.18%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.75%) Legal
9 2 (0.87%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.87%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.44%) German Language
10 1 (0.44%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 102 (44.54%) Network Engineer
2 47 (20.52%) Architect
3 30 (13.10%) Cisco Engineer
4 29 (12.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 25 (10.92%) Network Architect
6 24 (10.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 20 (8.73%) Analyst
8 17 (7.42%) Network Analyst
9 13 (5.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.68%) Juniper Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) LAN Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) LAN/WAN Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) WAN Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) Wireless Engineer
10 10 (4.37%) Wireless Network Engineer
11 9 (3.93%) Firewall Engineer
11 9 (3.93%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.06%) Designer
12 7 (3.06%) Network Security Architect
12 7 (3.06%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (19.65%) 802.1X
2 7 (3.06%) SOAP
2 7 (3.06%) Web Services
3 5 (2.18%) COM
4 4 (1.75%) XMPP
5 3 (1.31%) JSON
6 1 (0.44%) .NET
6 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.44%) CGI
6 1 (0.44%) Core Data
6 1 (0.44%) jQuery
6 1 (0.44%) Kafka
6 1 (0.44%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (0.44%) Middleware
6 1 (0.44%) OpenDaylight
6 1 (0.44%) REST
6 1 (0.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 67 (29.26%) Data Centre
2 35 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.24%) Clustering
4 9 (3.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (3.49%) Virtual Team
6 7 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 6 (2.62%) IVR
7 6 (2.62%) Replication
8 4 (1.75%) PKI
8 4 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.31%) Social Network
10 2 (0.87%) CMDB
10 2 (0.87%) iSeries
10 2 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.87%) NHS
10 2 (0.87%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.87%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 46 (20.09%) Windows
2 30 (13.10%) Windows Server
3 19 (8.30%) Unix
4 15 (6.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (6.11%) Linux
5 14 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.18%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.18%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.75%) FreeBSD
9 2 (0.87%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.44%) MVS
10 1 (0.44%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (13.54%) Migration
2 29 (12.66%) Network Design
3 24 (10.48%) Load Balancing
3 24 (10.48%) Project Management
4 23 (10.04%) ITIL
4 23 (10.04%) Network Management
5 17 (7.42%) High Availability
6 14 (6.11%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (5.68%) Time Management
8 12 (5.24%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (4.80%) Network Architecture
10 10 (4.37%) Change Management
10 10 (4.37%) Configuration Management
10 10 (4.37%) PRINCE2
11 9 (3.93%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (3.49%) Server Building
12 8 (3.49%) Service Delivery
12 8 (3.49%) Service Management
13 7 (3.06%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.37%) SQL
2 5 (2.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.31%) Perl
4 2 (0.87%) Lisp
4 2 (0.87%) Python
5 1 (0.44%) C
5 1 (0.44%) C#
5 1 (0.44%) Java
5 1 (0.44%) JCL
Qualifications
1 112 (48.91%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (38.43%) CCNP
3 51 (22.27%) CCNA
4 45 (19.65%) CCIE
5 20 (8.73%) Security Cleared
6 15 (6.55%) CCDP
7 13 (5.68%) SC Cleared
8 11 (4.80%) JNCIA
8 11 (4.80%) JNCIE
9 6 (2.62%) JNCIP
9 6 (2.62%) MCSE
9 6 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.18%) CCSA
10 5 (2.18%) CISSP
10 5 (2.18%) CLAS
11 4 (1.75%) Degree
11 4 (1.75%) JNCIS
11 4 (1.75%) MCITP
11 4 (1.75%) MCP
12 3 (1.31%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.49%) SLA
2 6 (2.62%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) COBIT
4 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.44%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (16.16%) Active Directory
2 32 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.93%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.06%) vSphere
5 5 (2.18%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (2.18%) Terminal Services
5 5 (2.18%) vCloud
5 5 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.31%) Docker
7 2 (0.87%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.44%) etcd
8 1 (0.44%) Firmware
8 1 (0.44%) KVM
8 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.44%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.44%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (8.73%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (5.68%) FortiGate
3 8 (3.49%) Cisco UCCX
3 8 (3.49%) Nagios
3 8 (3.49%) WhatsUp Gold
4 7 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (2.62%) Puppet
5 6 (2.62%) ZABBIX
6 5 (2.18%) Nessus
7 4 (1.75%) Ansible
7 4 (1.75%) Cacti
8 3 (1.31%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.31%) Pingdom
8 3 (1.31%) SCCM
9 2 (0.87%) OpenView
10 1 (0.44%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.44%) RANCID
10 1 (0.44%) SCOM
10 1 (0.44%) Terraform
10 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 172 (75.11%) Cisco
2 75 (32.75%) Juniper
3 55 (24.02%) CheckPoint
4 53 (23.14%) VMware
5 42 (18.34%) F5
6 38 (16.59%) Citrix
7 29 (12.66%) Microsoft
8 26 (11.35%) SolarWinds
9 21 (9.17%) Fortinet
10 20 (8.73%) Palo Alto
11 16 (6.99%) HP
12 14 (6.11%) Meraki
13 13 (5.68%) Arista
14 12 (5.24%) Avaya
15 9 (3.93%) Blue Coat
15 9 (3.93%) NetScout
15 9 (3.93%) Salesforce.com
16 7 (3.06%) Aruba
16 7 (3.06%) BT
16 7 (3.06%) Riverbed
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