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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 67 77 67
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 40 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.06% 1.89% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.05% 8.47% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 21
Median daily rate £320 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.42% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £284 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £512 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £323
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +24.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +64.04%

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
442 543 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.78% 22.35% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 266 311
Median daily rate £368 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.93% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £274 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £451 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +1 13 £300 -33.33%
Slough - 5 £475 -
Bracknell 0 3 £246 -43.71%
Maidenhead -4 2 £374 -
Ascot - 1 £450 -
Newbury - 1 £320 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 57 (86.36%) Cisco
2 38 (57.58%) BGP
3 33 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 30 (45.45%) WAN
5 28 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
6 26 (39.39%) Firewall
7 25 (37.88%) OSPF
8 23 (34.85%) Juniper
8 23 (34.85%) LAN
9 22 (33.33%) CCNP
10 21 (31.82%) TCP/IP
10 21 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (30.30%) DNS
11 20 (30.30%) CCNA
12 19 (28.79%) CheckPoint
12 19 (28.79%) Ethernet
13 18 (27.27%) SNMP
14 16 (24.24%) VPN
15 15 (22.73%) F5
15 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
16 14 (21.21%) Internet
17 13 (19.70%) Broadband
17 13 (19.70%) Palo Alto
18 12 (18.18%) VoIP
19 11 (16.67%) VMware
19 11 (16.67%) SAN
19 11 (16.67%) Huawei
20 10 (15.15%) xDSL
21 9 (13.64%) VPLS
21 9 (13.64%) Network Design

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 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) IaaS
2 1 (1.52%) PaaS
2 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (57.58%) BGP
2 30 (45.45%) WAN
3 26 (39.39%) Firewall
4 25 (37.88%) OSPF
5 23 (34.85%) LAN
6 21 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (31.82%) TCP/IP
7 20 (30.30%) DNS
8 19 (28.79%) Ethernet
9 18 (27.27%) SNMP
10 16 (24.24%) VPN
11 14 (21.21%) Internet
12 13 (19.70%) Broadband
13 12 (18.18%) VoIP
14 11 (16.67%) SAN
15 10 (15.15%) xDSL
16 9 (13.64%) VPLS
17 8 (12.12%) VLAN
18 7 (10.61%) DSL
18 7 (10.61%) ICMP
General
1 33 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.06%) Marketing
3 2 (3.03%) Billing
3 2 (3.03%) Electronics
3 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Finance
4 1 (1.52%) French Language
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Architect
3 9 (13.64%) IP Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) IP Network Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Network Architect
5 5 (7.58%) Network Security Architect
5 5 (7.58%) NOC Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Security Architect
5 5 (7.58%) Technical Leader
6 3 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Data Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Data Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.03%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.03%) Deployment Manager
7 2 (3.03%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (1.52%) JTAPI
2 1 (1.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.09%) PKI
3 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.06%) IPTV
4 4 (6.06%) Over-the-Top Content
4 4 (6.06%) STB
4 4 (6.06%) Video on Demand
5 3 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (4.55%) EMC VNX
6 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.52%) PMI
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Android
2 3 (4.55%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) Network Design
2 8 (12.12%) CRM
2 8 (12.12%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Migration
3 7 (10.61%) Change Management
4 6 (9.09%) Service Management
5 5 (7.58%) Network Management
5 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.06%) Network Architecture
6 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.55%) High Availability
7 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (4.55%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.55%) Product Management
7 3 (4.55%) Project Management
7 3 (4.55%) Translating Business Requirements
8 2 (3.03%) Escalation Management
8 2 (3.03%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (3.03%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (33.33%) CCNP
3 20 (30.30%) CCNA
4 7 (10.61%) CCIP
5 5 (7.58%) JNCIA
6 4 (6.06%) CCIE
6 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
7 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.03%) CCDA
8 2 (3.03%) CCDP
8 2 (3.03%) PMP
8 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.52%) CCVP
9 1 (1.52%) Degree
9 1 (1.52%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.12%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 3 (4.55%) vCloud
4 3 (4.55%) vSphere
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Nagios
1 3 (4.55%) vRealize
2 2 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 57 (86.36%) Cisco
2 23 (34.85%) Juniper
3 19 (28.79%) CheckPoint
4 15 (22.73%) F5
5 13 (19.70%) Palo Alto
6 11 (16.67%) Huawei
6 11 (16.67%) VMware
7 5 (7.58%) HP
8 4 (6.06%) EMC
9 3 (4.55%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.03%) Avaya
10 2 (3.03%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.03%) IBM
10 2 (3.03%) Splunk
10 2 (3.03%) Tandberg
11 1 (1.52%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.52%) Mitel
11 1 (1.52%) Polycom
11 1 (1.52%) Remedy
11 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds