The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 59 57 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing MPLS 78 73 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.64% 2.58% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.25% 11.21% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 31 15
Average daily rate
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£370 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.42% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £190 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 £180.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +453.84%
MPLS
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
761 651 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.80% 22.97% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 236 189
Average daily rate £300 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 51 22
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Berkshire region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

MPLS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +4 18 £290 -32.55% 2
Maidenhead -1 9 £398 +10.41% 2
Bracknell +13 8 £450 +32.35% 1
Slough - 5 £500 - 2
Reading -18 2 - - 5
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 85 (66.41%) Cisco
2 69 (53.91%) Telecoms
3 55 (42.97%) BGP
4 52 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (32.81%) OSPF
5 42 (32.81%) Firewall
6 40 (31.25%) VPN
7 38 (29.69%) WAN
8 37 (28.91%) CCNP
8 37 (28.91%) CheckPoint
9 29 (22.66%) Ethernet
10 28 (21.88%) SDH
11 27 (21.09%) LAN
12 26 (20.31%) Wireless
12 26 (20.31%) DSL
13 25 (19.53%) Migration
14 24 (18.75%) Internet
14 24 (18.75%) CCIE
15 23 (17.97%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (17.97%) F5
16 22 (17.19%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (16.41%) Project Management
18 20 (15.63%) CCNA
18 20 (15.63%) Juniper
18 20 (15.63%) Network Design
19 19 (14.84%) Security Cleared
20 18 (14.06%) SC Cleared
21 17 (13.28%) Network Planning
21 17 (13.28%) WiMAX
21 17 (13.28%) HSPA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.91%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.91%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.13%) Lync
4 3 (2.34%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (42.97%) BGP
2 42 (32.81%) OSPF
2 42 (32.81%) Firewall
3 40 (31.25%) VPN
4 38 (29.69%) WAN
5 29 (22.66%) Ethernet
6 28 (21.88%) SDH
7 27 (21.09%) LAN
8 26 (20.31%) Wireless
8 26 (20.31%) DSL
9 24 (18.75%) Internet
10 23 (17.97%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (17.19%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (13.28%) WiMAX
12 17 (13.28%) EIGRP
12 17 (13.28%) HSPA
12 17 (13.28%) GPON
12 17 (13.28%) CDMA2000
12 17 (13.28%) GPRS
12 17 (13.28%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (3.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Toad
General
1 69 (53.91%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.91%) Finance
3 4 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (22.66%) Network Engineer
2 23 (17.97%) IP Engineer
3 15 (11.72%) IP Network Engineer
4 14 (10.94%) Architect
5 13 (10.16%) Project Manager
5 13 (10.16%) Design Engineer
6 11 (8.59%) Network Architect
7 9 (7.03%) Environment Manager
8 8 (6.25%) Test Manager
8 8 (6.25%) Consultant
9 6 (4.69%) Network Specialist
9 6 (4.69%) Network Design Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Network Design Specialist
10 5 (3.91%) Network Consultant
10 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.91%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Product Manager
11 4 (3.13%) Security Engineer
11 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (3.13%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.91%) SOAP
1 5 (3.91%) Web Services
1 5 (3.91%) XML
1 5 (3.91%) JMS
1 5 (3.91%) WSDL
1 5 (3.91%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Smart Meter
2 5 (3.91%) SecurID
3 4 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.56%) Statistics
4 2 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.72%) Windows
2 12 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 11 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (8.59%) Linux
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.78%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.53%) Migration
2 21 (16.41%) Project Management
3 20 (15.63%) Network Design
4 17 (13.28%) Network Planning
5 15 (11.72%) PRINCE2
6 13 (10.16%) Validation
7 11 (8.59%) Service Delivery
7 11 (8.59%) Test Strategy
8 10 (7.81%) ITIL
9 9 (7.03%) Supplier Management
10 8 (6.25%) Load Balancing
11 7 (5.47%) Risk Management
11 7 (5.47%) Change Management
12 6 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (4.69%) Integration Testing
12 6 (4.69%) Network Monitoring
13 5 (3.91%) TDD
13 5 (3.91%) Data Migration
13 5 (3.91%) eTOM
13 5 (3.91%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.16%) C
2 5 (3.91%) Java
2 5 (3.91%) PL/SQL
2 5 (3.91%) SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (28.91%) CCNP
3 24 (18.75%) CCIE
4 20 (15.63%) CCNA
5 19 (14.84%) Security Cleared
6 18 (14.06%) SC Cleared
7 12 (9.38%) Degree
8 9 (7.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (5.47%) CISSP
9 7 (5.47%) BC Cleared
10 6 (4.69%) CCIP
11 3 (2.34%) CCDP
12 2 (1.56%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.78%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.78%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (0.78%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.78%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (10.94%) FortiGate
2 5 (3.91%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 85 (66.41%) Cisco
2 37 (28.91%) CheckPoint
3 23 (17.97%) F5
4 20 (15.63%) Juniper
5 16 (12.50%) Ericsson
6 13 (10.16%) Huawei
7 11 (8.59%) Red Hat
8 10 (7.81%) Microsoft
9 7 (5.47%) Cramer
10 6 (4.69%) VMware
11 5 (3.91%) Fortinet
11 5 (3.91%) AlgoSec
11 5 (3.91%) CA
11 5 (3.91%) Tufin
11 5 (3.91%) BEA
11 5 (3.91%) Oracle
11 5 (3.91%) MetaSolv
12 3 (2.34%) BT
12 3 (2.34%) Actix
12 3 (2.34%) WatchGuard
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Newbury
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago