Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 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)
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 343 383 433
Rank change year-on-year +40 +50 -38
Contract jobs citing MPLS 165 246 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.56% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 5.30% 4.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 169 142
London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +12.58%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £269
90th Percentile £550 £625 £761
England median daily rate £410 £423 £413
% change year-on-year -2.96% +2.42% +4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
London median hourly rate £43.75 £60.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% - -
England median hourly rate £42.42 £26.75 £14.41
% change year-on-year +58.58% +85.70% -51.35%

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 3,312 4,645 5,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.13% 10.61% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,277 3,152 3,608
London median daily rate £430 £455 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £183 £203 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £413 £425 £410
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 121 149
London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.23 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% +29.57% -6.50%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.61% +0.32% -15.48%

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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 27 January 2020.

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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 January 2020. 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 +44 38 £450 - 14
West London +25 7 £276 -35.00% 2
East London +44 1 £275 - 2
North London +14 1 - -
MPLS
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 London region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 136 (82.42%) Cisco
2 100 (60.61%) BGP
3 85 (51.52%) VPN
4 83 (50.30%) Cisco Certification
5 82 (49.70%) LAN
5 82 (49.70%) Firewall
6 80 (48.48%) WAN
7 71 (43.03%) OSPF
8 64 (38.79%) CCNP
9 57 (34.55%) Wireless
10 55 (33.33%) EIGRP
10 55 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 53 (32.12%) TCP/IP
12 51 (30.91%) Finance
13 45 (27.27%) Ethernet
13 45 (27.27%) Juniper
14 43 (26.06%) Cisco IOS
15 42 (25.45%) Data Centre
16 38 (23.03%) Palo Alto
17 36 (21.82%) WLAN
18 35 (21.21%) 802.1X
19 34 (20.61%) Multicast
20 32 (19.39%) Internet
21 31 (18.79%) ITIL
21 31 (18.79%) CCNA
22 30 (18.18%) CCIE
22 30 (18.18%) Network Security
23 29 (17.58%) Network Design
23 29 (17.58%) Change Management
24 28 (16.97%) VLAN

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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 12 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 9 (5.45%) IIS
3 9 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.82%) Confluence
6 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 9 (5.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.21%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.70%) Office 365
2 13 (7.88%) Azure
3 5 (3.03%) AWS
4 4 (2.42%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 4 (2.42%) PaaS
5 3 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.82%) IaaS
5 3 (1.82%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (60.61%) BGP
2 85 (51.52%) VPN
3 82 (49.70%) Firewall
3 82 (49.70%) LAN
4 80 (48.48%) WAN
5 71 (43.03%) OSPF
6 57 (34.55%) Wireless
7 55 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 55 (33.33%) EIGRP
8 53 (32.12%) TCP/IP
9 45 (27.27%) Ethernet
10 43 (26.06%) Cisco IOS
11 36 (21.82%) WLAN
12 34 (20.61%) Multicast
13 32 (19.39%) Internet
14 30 (18.18%) Network Security
15 28 (16.97%) VLAN
15 28 (16.97%) Wireshark
16 25 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
16 25 (15.15%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (3.64%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.21%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.61%) MySQL
4 1 (0.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (9.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 51 (30.91%) Finance
2 27 (16.36%) Banking
2 27 (16.36%) Telecoms
3 16 (9.70%) Investment Banking
4 14 (8.48%) Front Office
5 8 (4.85%) Multimedia
6 7 (4.24%) Billing
7 6 (3.64%) French Language
7 6 (3.64%) German Language
8 3 (1.82%) Public Sector
9 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.21%) Law
9 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.21%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 95 (57.58%) Network Engineer
2 25 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
2 25 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 15 (9.09%) Juniper Engineer
4 13 (7.88%) Architect
5 12 (7.27%) IP Network Engineer
6 11 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (6.06%) Data Network Engineer
8 9 (5.45%) Analyst
8 9 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
8 9 (5.45%) Security Engineer
9 8 (4.85%) Designer
9 8 (4.85%) Network Designer
10 7 (4.24%) Communications Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Field Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support
10 7 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.64%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.64%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (21.21%) 802.1X
2 5 (3.03%) JSON
3 3 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.21%) Jinja
5 1 (0.61%) .NET
5 1 (0.61%) J2EE
5 1 (0.61%) Middleware
5 1 (0.61%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (25.45%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.85%) PKI
5 7 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.24%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.64%) Handset
6 6 (3.64%) iPhone
7 4 (2.42%) Replication
8 3 (1.82%) IPTV
8 3 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.82%) Social Media
8 3 (1.82%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.21%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.21%) Fibre Optics
9 2 (1.21%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.21%) Life Science
9 2 (1.21%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.21%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.73%) Windows
2 12 (7.27%) Linux
3 10 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (3.64%) Android
4 6 (3.64%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.03%) Unix
6 4 (2.42%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.82%) VMS
8 2 (1.21%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.79%) ITIL
2 29 (17.58%) Change Management
2 29 (17.58%) Network Design
3 27 (16.36%) Migration
4 24 (14.55%) Project Management
5 18 (10.91%) Network Management
6 16 (9.70%) Network Monitoring
7 15 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 15 (9.09%) Technical Leadership
8 14 (8.48%) Enterprise Architecture
8 14 (8.48%) Project Delivery
9 13 (7.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 12 (7.27%) Service Delivery
11 11 (6.67%) Architectural Design
12 10 (6.06%) Network Virtualisation
13 9 (5.45%) DevOps
14 8 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
14 8 (4.85%) Technical Architecture
15 7 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
15 7 (4.24%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.30%) Python
2 16 (9.70%) Perl
3 10 (6.06%) SQL
4 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.21%) C
4 2 (1.21%) Java
4 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.21%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.21%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.61%) Ruby
5 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 83 (50.30%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (38.79%) CCNP
3 31 (18.79%) CCNA
4 30 (18.18%) CCIE
5 18 (10.91%) Security Cleared
6 15 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.67%) JNCIE
8 9 (5.45%) BC Cleared
8 9 (5.45%) CCDA
8 9 (5.45%) CCDP
9 8 (4.85%) JNCIP
10 7 (4.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (3.03%) CCIE Service Provider
12 4 (2.42%) CCNP Voice
12 4 (2.42%) CCSP
13 3 (1.82%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 3 (1.82%) Degree
14 2 (1.21%) CCSA
14 2 (1.21%) CCSE
14 2 (1.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.03%) GDPR
2 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.21%) QA
2 2 (1.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (8.48%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.03%) vSphere
4 4 (2.42%) VMware NSX
4 4 (2.42%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.21%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.61%) Docker
7 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (10.91%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (9.70%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (9.70%) Puppet
3 15 (9.09%) Cacti
3 15 (9.09%) Nagios
3 15 (9.09%) NetMRI
3 15 (9.09%) Statseeker
3 15 (9.09%) ZABBIX
4 11 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (6.06%) AirWatch
6 7 (4.24%) Cisco UCCX
6 7 (4.24%) SCCM
7 6 (3.64%) WSUS
8 4 (2.42%) Ansible
8 4 (2.42%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.82%) Iperf
10 2 (1.21%) Amdocs OSS
10 2 (1.21%) SCOM
11 1 (0.61%) Cisco LMS
11 1 (0.61%) Terraform
Vendors
1 136 (82.42%) Cisco
2 45 (27.27%) Juniper
3 38 (23.03%) Palo Alto
4 22 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 22 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 21 (12.73%) F5
6 20 (12.12%) NetScout
7 18 (10.91%) Aruba
7 18 (10.91%) Citrix
7 18 (10.91%) VMware
8 17 (10.30%) Solarflare
9 15 (9.09%) SolarWinds
10 10 (6.06%) BT
11 9 (5.45%) Meraki
11 9 (5.45%) Oracle
12 8 (4.85%) Fortinet
12 8 (4.85%) Infoblox
13 7 (4.24%) Mitel
13 7 (4.24%) Nokia
13 7 (4.24%) Riverbed