The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 93 95 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Contract jobs citing MPLS 29 30 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.26% 1.17% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.81% 5.30% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 13
Median daily rate £403 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £208 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £435 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £21.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.80%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +41.71%
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
499 566 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.65% 21.99% 26.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 274 239
Median daily rate £365 £338 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £208 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 19
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.41% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 August 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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +13 11 £475 +5.55% 4
Bracknell -4 4 £350 -
Slough +1 2 - - 3
Ascot - 2 £431 -
Wokingham -9 1 £288 -
Maidenhead - 1 £410 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 45 (61.64%) Cisco
2 40 (54.79%) WAN
3 38 (52.05%) VPN
4 37 (50.68%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (50.68%) Telecoms
5 35 (47.95%) Firewall
6 30 (41.10%) BGP
7 27 (36.99%) LAN
8 25 (34.25%) CCNP
9 21 (28.77%) IPsec
10 20 (27.40%) CCNA
11 17 (23.29%) DNS
11 17 (23.29%) Data Centre
12 16 (21.92%) CCIE
12 16 (21.92%) Ethernet
12 16 (21.92%) Internet
13 15 (20.55%) OSPF
14 14 (19.18%) VoIP
15 13 (17.81%) Network Design
16 12 (16.44%) DHCP
16 12 (16.44%) Windows
16 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
16 12 (16.44%) Juniper
16 12 (16.44%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
17 11 (15.07%) Linux
17 11 (15.07%) VLAN
17 11 (15.07%) Network Security
18 10 (13.70%) Broadband
18 10 (13.70%) SLA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (2.74%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) SaaS
2 3 (4.11%) PaaS
3 1 (1.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (54.79%) WAN
2 38 (52.05%) VPN
3 35 (47.95%) Firewall
4 30 (41.10%) BGP
5 27 (36.99%) LAN
6 21 (28.77%) IPsec
7 17 (23.29%) DNS
8 16 (21.92%) Ethernet
8 16 (21.92%) Internet
9 15 (20.55%) OSPF
10 14 (19.18%) VoIP
11 12 (16.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (16.44%) DHCP
12 11 (15.07%) Network Security
12 11 (15.07%) TCP/IP
12 11 (15.07%) VLAN
13 10 (13.70%) Broadband
13 10 (13.70%) EIGRP
14 9 (12.33%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (10.96%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 37 (50.68%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 3 (4.11%) Marketing
4 2 (2.74%) Games
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (36.99%) Network Engineer
2 12 (16.44%) Architect
3 9 (12.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (9.59%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Security Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) IT Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) IT Security Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Design Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) LAN Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Designer
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Network Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) Middleware
1 2 (2.74%) Silverlight
1 2 (2.74%) Web Services
2 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.48%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.74%) Digital TV
4 2 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.74%) FMCG
4 2 (2.74%) IPTV
4 2 (2.74%) IVR
4 2 (2.74%) MPEG
4 2 (2.74%) PMI
4 2 (2.74%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.74%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.37%) Eurex
5 1 (1.37%) PKI
5 1 (1.37%) STB
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Windows
2 11 (15.07%) Linux
3 10 (13.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.11%) Unix
5 2 (2.74%) CentOS
6 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) Network Design
2 9 (12.33%) Project Management
3 8 (10.96%) Service Delivery
4 7 (9.59%) ITIL
4 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
4 7 (9.59%) Migration
5 6 (8.22%) Change Management
6 5 (6.85%) Open Source
6 5 (6.85%) Presales
6 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.85%) Project Planning
7 4 (5.48%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (5.48%) PRINCE
7 4 (5.48%) SIEM
7 4 (5.48%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 3 (4.11%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.11%) Network Management
8 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.11%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) Perl
1 2 (2.74%) Python
1 2 (2.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (50.68%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (34.25%) CCNP
3 20 (27.40%) CCNA
4 16 (21.92%) CCIE
5 7 (9.59%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.48%) Degree
6 4 (5.48%) JNCIS
6 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.11%) CCA
7 3 (4.11%) CCDP
7 3 (4.11%) CCIP
7 3 (4.11%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.74%) CCDA
8 2 (2.74%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.74%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.37%) CCENT
9 1 (1.37%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.70%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) GLP
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.48%) vSphere
4 3 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (4.11%) XenApp
5 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.37%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.37%) Nagios
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Cisco
2 12 (16.44%) Juniper
3 8 (10.96%) CheckPoint
3 8 (10.96%) F5
4 7 (9.59%) VMware
5 5 (6.85%) Citrix
5 5 (6.85%) Extreme Networks
5 5 (6.85%) Palo Alto
6 4 (5.48%) Huawei
6 4 (5.48%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.74%) Adobe
7 2 (2.74%) Apple
7 2 (2.74%) EMC
7 2 (2.74%) HP
7 2 (2.74%) IBM
7 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.74%) Splunk
7 2 (2.74%) Tandberg
7 2 (2.74%) Tektronix
8 1 (1.37%) Ciena