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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 92 75 84
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 34 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.31% 2.11% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.95% 7.86% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 18
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £21.50 £42.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.80% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £26.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+78.80% +2.88%
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
571 649 677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.07% 26.81% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 243 225
Average daily rate £338 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 27
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £59.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Reading -11 11 £388 -7.73% 8
Slough +6 8 £208 -26.54% 2
Bracknell -6 3 - - 1
Newbury -12 2 £310 -27.05%
Wokingham - 1 - -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 52 (65.82%) Cisco
2 41 (51.90%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (51.90%) BGP
3 38 (48.10%) Firewall
4 35 (44.30%) OSPF
5 29 (36.71%) Telecoms
5 29 (36.71%) CCNP
6 28 (35.44%) VPN
7 26 (32.91%) WAN
7 26 (32.91%) CheckPoint
8 24 (30.38%) LAN
9 21 (26.58%) Windows
9 21 (26.58%) DNS
10 18 (22.78%) CCNA
11 17 (21.52%) Ethernet
12 16 (20.25%) Network Design
13 15 (18.99%) Active Directory
14 14 (17.72%) F5
15 13 (16.46%) 4G
15 13 (16.46%) Windows 7
15 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
16 12 (15.19%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (13.92%) Load Balancing
17 11 (13.92%) VLAN
17 11 (13.92%) SMTP
17 11 (13.92%) Linux
18 10 (12.66%) DHCP
18 10 (12.66%) Juniper
18 10 (12.66%) HTTP
18 10 (12.66%) CCIE

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 2 (2.53%) CMS
1 2 (2.53%) Lync
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.80%) MS Office
4 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) SaaS
2 2 (2.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (51.90%) BGP
2 38 (48.10%) Firewall
3 35 (44.30%) OSPF
4 28 (35.44%) VPN
5 26 (32.91%) WAN
6 24 (30.38%) LAN
7 21 (26.58%) DNS
8 17 (21.52%) Ethernet
9 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
9 13 (16.46%) 4G
10 12 (15.19%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (13.92%) SMTP
11 11 (13.92%) VLAN
12 10 (12.66%) DHCP
12 10 (12.66%) HTTP
12 10 (12.66%) Internet
12 10 (12.66%) 3G
13 9 (11.39%) Broadband
13 9 (11.39%) 2G
14 8 (10.13%) Wireless
General
1 29 (36.71%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.33%) Finance
3 3 (3.80%) Games
3 3 (3.80%) Retail
3 3 (3.80%) Back Office
4 2 (2.53%) Electronics
5 1 (1.27%) Billing
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Network Engineer
2 17 (21.52%) Architect
3 10 (12.66%) IP Engineer
4 9 (11.39%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) IP Network Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.33%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Wintel Specialist
8 3 (3.80%) Designer
8 3 (3.80%) Test Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.53%) Network Designer
9 2 (2.53%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.53%) Administrator
9 2 (2.53%) Product Manager
9 2 (2.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.59%) CSS
2 2 (2.53%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.27%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.80%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.53%) Video on Demand
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) MPEG
3 2 (2.53%) DTV
3 2 (2.53%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.53%) STB
3 2 (2.53%) PKI
3 2 (2.53%) IPTV
4 1 (1.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (26.58%) Windows
2 13 (16.46%) Windows 7
3 11 (13.92%) Linux
4 7 (8.86%) UNIX
5 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.53%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.53%) Windows CE
7 1 (1.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) Network Design
2 11 (13.92%) Load Balancing
3 8 (10.13%) Project Management
4 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.86%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (7.59%) Project Planning
6 5 (6.33%) Network Planning
7 4 (5.06%) Validation
7 4 (5.06%) Migration
7 4 (5.06%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.80%) ITIL
9 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.53%) Change Management
9 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.53%) Scrum
9 2 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.53%) DRM
9 2 (2.53%) Video Processing
9 2 (2.53%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.06%) Perl
2 3 (3.80%) C
3 1 (1.27%) SQL
3 1 (1.27%) Python
3 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (51.90%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (36.71%) CCNP
3 18 (22.78%) CCNA
4 10 (12.66%) CCIE
5 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
6 8 (10.13%) SC Cleared
7 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (7.59%) MCITP
8 3 (3.80%) Degree
8 3 (3.80%) CCDP
9 2 (2.53%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.27%) CISSP
10 1 (1.27%) CCDA
10 1 (1.27%) CCSP
10 1 (1.27%) CCIP
10 1 (1.27%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.27%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.27%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.99%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) OpenView
1 6 (7.59%) Cacti
2 3 (3.80%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.53%) Netcool
3 2 (2.53%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (1.27%) OPNET
4 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (65.82%) Cisco
2 26 (32.91%) CheckPoint
3 14 (17.72%) F5
4 10 (12.66%) Juniper
4 10 (12.66%) VMware
5 9 (11.39%) HP
6 8 (10.13%) Huawei
7 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
8 4 (5.06%) Ericsson
9 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.53%) Apple
10 2 (2.53%) CODA
10 2 (2.53%) Sage
10 2 (2.53%) Adobe
10 2 (2.53%) Citrix
10 2 (2.53%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (2.53%) Brocade
10 2 (2.53%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.53%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (2.53%) Tektronix
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