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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 58 58 74
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Contract jobs citing MPLS 70 73 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.48% 2.68% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% 11.50% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 28 14
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£373 £288 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.56% -8.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £451 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £289
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +16.01%
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 £42.50 £180.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-76.38% +718.18%
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
717 635 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.36% 23.34% 26.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 232 209
Average daily rate £300 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 20
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 £32.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +1 17 £290 -32.55%
Maidenhead +1 10 £398 +34.74% 3
Bracknell +7 6 £450 +32.35% 4
Slough - 4 £145 - 1
Reading -17 3 - - 8
Windsor - 1 £370 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 81 (65.85%) Cisco
2 64 (52.03%) Telecoms
3 50 (40.65%) BGP
3 50 (40.65%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (34.96%) VPN
4 43 (34.96%) OSPF
5 39 (31.71%) Firewall
6 38 (30.89%) WAN
7 34 (27.64%) CCNP
7 34 (27.64%) CheckPoint
8 28 (22.76%) LAN
9 27 (21.95%) SDH
10 25 (20.33%) Ethernet
10 25 (20.33%) Wireless
11 24 (19.51%) DSL
12 23 (18.70%) Internet
12 23 (18.70%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (18.70%) CCIE
13 21 (17.07%) Juniper
13 21 (17.07%) Network Design
14 20 (16.26%) Migration
15 19 (15.45%) Security Cleared
16 18 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
16 18 (14.63%) F5
16 18 (14.63%) CCNA
17 17 (13.82%) UMTS
17 17 (13.82%) GPRS
17 17 (13.82%) GSM
17 17 (13.82%) Windows

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 4 (3.25%) WebLogic
1 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.25%) WebSphere
1 4 (3.25%) Lync
2 3 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.63%) CMS
3 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (40.65%) BGP
2 43 (34.96%) VPN
2 43 (34.96%) OSPF
3 39 (31.71%) Firewall
4 38 (30.89%) WAN
5 28 (22.76%) LAN
6 27 (21.95%) SDH
7 25 (20.33%) Ethernet
7 25 (20.33%) Wireless
8 24 (19.51%) DSL
9 23 (18.70%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (18.70%) Internet
10 18 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (13.82%) HSPA
11 17 (13.82%) GPON
11 17 (13.82%) WiMAX
11 17 (13.82%) CDMA2000
11 17 (13.82%) UMTS
11 17 (13.82%) GPRS
11 17 (13.82%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (3.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.25%) Toad
General
1 64 (52.03%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.07%) Finance
3 4 (3.25%) Marketing
4 2 (1.63%) Back Office
4 2 (1.63%) Games
4 2 (1.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (23.58%) Network Engineer
2 24 (19.51%) IP Engineer
3 15 (12.20%) IP Network Engineer
4 14 (11.38%) Design Engineer
4 14 (11.38%) Architect
5 11 (8.94%) Project Manager
5 11 (8.94%) Network Architect
6 6 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (4.88%) Consultant
6 6 (4.88%) Network Specialist
7 5 (4.07%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (4.07%) Network Design Specialist
7 5 (4.07%) Environment Manager
7 5 (4.07%) Test Manager
7 5 (4.07%) Product Manager
8 4 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.25%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.25%) SOAP
1 4 (3.25%) Web Services
1 4 (3.25%) XML
1 4 (3.25%) JMS
1 4 (3.25%) WSDL
1 4 (3.25%) JAXB
2 2 (1.63%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.07%) SecurID
1 5 (4.07%) Smart Meter
2 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.63%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.63%) IPTV
3 2 (1.63%) Statistics
3 2 (1.63%) MPEG
3 2 (1.63%) DTV
3 2 (1.63%) Streaming Video
3 2 (1.63%) STB
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.82%) Windows
2 14 (11.38%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.69%) Linux
3 7 (5.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.63%) UNIX
5 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.63%) Windows CE
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.07%) Network Design
2 20 (16.26%) Migration
3 17 (13.82%) Project Management
3 17 (13.82%) Network Planning
4 12 (9.76%) Validation
5 11 (8.94%) PRINCE2
6 10 (8.13%) ITIL
7 8 (6.50%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.50%) Test Strategy
8 7 (5.69%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.88%) Supplier Management
9 6 (4.88%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (4.07%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (4.07%) eTOM
11 4 (3.25%) Software Engineering
11 4 (3.25%) TDD
11 4 (3.25%) Data Migration
11 4 (3.25%) Change Management
11 4 (3.25%) PRINCE
11 4 (3.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.57%) C
2 4 (3.25%) Java
2 4 (3.25%) PL/SQL
2 4 (3.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (40.65%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (27.64%) CCNP
3 23 (18.70%) CCIE
4 19 (15.45%) Security Cleared
5 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
5 18 (14.63%) CCNA
6 12 (9.76%) Degree
7 7 (5.69%) CISSP
7 7 (5.69%) BC Cleared
8 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (4.07%) CCIP
9 3 (2.44%) CCDP
10 2 (1.63%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.81%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.81%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (0.81%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.25%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (12.20%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (7.32%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 81 (65.85%) Cisco
2 34 (27.64%) CheckPoint
3 21 (17.07%) Juniper
4 18 (14.63%) F5
5 16 (13.01%) Ericsson
6 15 (12.20%) Huawei
7 10 (8.13%) Microsoft
8 7 (5.69%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.88%) Cramer
9 6 (4.88%) VMware
10 5 (4.07%) Fortinet
10 5 (4.07%) AlgoSec
10 5 (4.07%) Tufin
10 5 (4.07%) CA
11 4 (3.25%) MetaSolv
11 4 (3.25%) BEA
11 4 (3.25%) Oracle
12 3 (2.44%) BT
12 3 (2.44%) WatchGuard
12 3 (2.44%) Actix
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