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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 71 66 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing MPLS 50 65 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.97% 2.40% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.80% 8.87% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 21
Average daily rate £413 £323 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -19.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £231 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £313 £368
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -14.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.75 £42.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.64% -76.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -85.27%
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
568 733 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.35% 27.03% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 324 233
Average daily rate £363 £325 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £201 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 16 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +51.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £39.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

MPLS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +23 32 £450 +20.00% 6
Bracknell -5 5 £438 +94.44% 3
Maidenhead -3 1 - -
Newbury -5 1 £188 -33.62%
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 59 (72.84%) Cisco
2 38 (46.91%) BGP
3 33 (40.74%) Telecoms
4 32 (39.51%) OSPF
5 31 (38.27%) Firewall
6 29 (35.80%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (35.80%) VPN
7 25 (30.86%) CCNP
8 23 (28.40%) WAN
9 22 (27.16%) Juniper
10 21 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 17 (20.99%) Internet
11 17 (20.99%) LAN
12 16 (19.75%) DNS
12 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
12 16 (19.75%) VLAN
13 15 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (16.05%) Ethernet
15 12 (14.81%) Windows
15 12 (14.81%) Broadband
15 12 (14.81%) Migration
16 11 (13.58%) Unix
16 11 (13.58%) CheckPoint
16 11 (13.58%) CCIE
16 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
17 10 (12.35%) VMware
17 10 (12.35%) Project Management
18 9 (11.11%) SNMP
18 9 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
18 9 (11.11%) Palo Alto

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.70%) CMS
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) IaaS
2 2 (2.47%) SaaS
3 1 (1.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (46.91%) BGP
2 32 (39.51%) OSPF
3 31 (38.27%) Firewall
4 29 (35.80%) VPN
5 23 (28.40%) WAN
6 21 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (20.99%) Internet
7 17 (20.99%) LAN
8 16 (19.75%) DNS
8 16 (19.75%) VLAN
9 15 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (16.05%) Ethernet
11 12 (14.81%) Broadband
12 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
13 9 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (11.11%) SNMP
14 8 (9.88%) IPsec
15 7 (8.64%) EIGRP
15 7 (8.64%) RIP
16 6 (7.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (40.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.70%) Games
2 3 (3.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.47%) Finance
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.05%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 9 (11.11%) Designer
4 8 (9.88%) Architect
4 8 (9.88%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) IP Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Network Designer
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.17%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.94%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Network Support
8 3 (3.70%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Project Coordinator
8 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.70%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) Silverlight
2 2 (2.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.75%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.70%) DTV
3 3 (3.70%) IPTV
3 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.70%) MPEG
3 3 (3.70%) Streaming Video
3 3 (3.70%) Video on Demand
4 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (14.81%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Unix
3 8 (9.88%) Linux
4 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.81%) Migration
2 10 (12.35%) Project Management
3 8 (9.88%) Network Design
4 7 (8.64%) ITIL
4 7 (8.64%) Load Balancing
4 7 (8.64%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.41%) Validation
6 5 (6.17%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.94%) Change Management
7 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.70%) DRM
8 3 (3.70%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.70%) PRINCE
8 3 (3.70%) Resource Management
8 3 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.41%) Perl
2 2 (2.47%) Python
3 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (35.80%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (30.86%) CCNP
3 11 (13.58%) CCIE
4 5 (6.17%) CCNA
4 5 (6.17%) SC Cleared
4 5 (6.17%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.94%) APMP
5 4 (4.94%) JNCIP
5 4 (4.94%) PMI Certification
5 4 (4.94%) PMP
5 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.47%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.23%) CCIP
8 1 (1.23%) CCSP
8 1 (1.23%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.23%) Degree
8 1 (1.23%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Netcool
1 3 (3.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (2.47%) Cacti
2 2 (2.47%) OpenView
3 1 (1.23%) OPNET
3 1 (1.23%) Simpana
Vendors
1 59 (72.84%) Cisco
2 22 (27.16%) Juniper
3 11 (13.58%) CheckPoint
4 10 (12.35%) VMware
5 9 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 8 (9.88%) F5
7 7 (8.64%) Huawei
8 4 (4.94%) BT
9 3 (3.70%) Adobe
9 3 (3.70%) Apple
9 3 (3.70%) Citrix
9 3 (3.70%) HP
9 3 (3.70%) Tektronix
10 2 (2.47%) Aruba
10 2 (2.47%) Infovista
10 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.47%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (2.47%) Nortel
10 2 (2.47%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.23%) Intel Security