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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 73 75 78
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 51 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.01% 1.66% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.70% 7.36% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 10
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£398 £215 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+84.88% -35.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +93.54%
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
662 571 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.09% 22.56% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 193 179
Average daily rate £310 £290 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 19
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.50 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £30.00 £93.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Maidenhead +17 13 £398 -
Newbury +1 7 £290 +65.71% 3
Reading -7 5 - - 6
Slough - 2 £130 - 1
Bracknell 0 1 - - 2
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 85 (67.46%) Cisco
2 59 (46.83%) Telecoms
3 56 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (43.65%) VPN
5 50 (39.68%) Firewall
6 48 (38.10%) WAN
7 47 (37.30%) BGP
8 44 (34.92%) OSPF
8 44 (34.92%) CheckPoint
9 38 (30.16%) LAN
10 37 (29.37%) CCNP
11 30 (23.81%) Windows
12 28 (22.22%) Wireless
13 27 (21.43%) Active Directory
14 24 (19.05%) CCNA
14 24 (19.05%) DNS
14 24 (19.05%) Windows 7
15 23 (18.25%) SMTP
15 23 (18.25%) Wi-Fi
15 23 (18.25%) DSL
16 22 (17.46%) Internet
16 22 (17.46%) SDH
17 21 (16.67%) Network Design
17 21 (16.67%) HTTP
17 21 (16.67%) Juniper
17 21 (16.67%) Project Management
18 20 (15.87%) CCIE
18 20 (15.87%) Ethernet
19 18 (14.29%) Network Planning
19 18 (14.29%) Security Cleared

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (3.17%) Lync
2 3 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.59%) CMS
3 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (13.49%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.38%) MS Office
2 3 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.59%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Office 365
1 2 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (43.65%) VPN
2 50 (39.68%) Firewall
3 48 (38.10%) WAN
4 47 (37.30%) BGP
5 44 (34.92%) OSPF
6 38 (30.16%) LAN
7 28 (22.22%) Wireless
8 24 (19.05%) DNS
9 23 (18.25%) SMTP
9 23 (18.25%) Wi-Fi
9 23 (18.25%) DSL
10 22 (17.46%) Internet
10 22 (17.46%) SDH
11 21 (16.67%) HTTP
12 20 (15.87%) Ethernet
13 17 (13.49%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (13.49%) HSPA
13 17 (13.49%) GPON
13 17 (13.49%) WiMAX
13 17 (13.49%) UMTS
General
1 59 (46.83%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.97%) Finance
3 4 (3.17%) Marketing
3 4 (3.17%) Back Office
4 3 (2.38%) Games
5 2 (1.59%) Retail
6 1 (0.79%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (23.81%) Network Engineer
2 22 (17.46%) IP Engineer
3 21 (16.67%) Architect
4 15 (11.90%) IP Network Engineer
5 13 (10.32%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (9.52%) Design Engineer
6 12 (9.52%) Network Architect
7 11 (8.73%) Project Manager
8 9 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (5.56%) Network Specialist
10 6 (4.76%) Consultant
11 5 (3.97%) Test Engineer
11 5 (3.97%) Network Design Specialist
11 5 (3.97%) Network Design Engineer
11 5 (3.97%) Product Manager
11 5 (3.97%) Cisco Engineer
12 4 (3.17%) Technical Manager
12 4 (3.17%) Security Specialist
12 4 (3.17%) Network Security Specialist
12 4 (3.17%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (3.97%) SecurID
2 3 (2.38%) Smart Meter
3 2 (1.59%) STB
3 2 (1.59%) IPTV
3 2 (1.59%) Statistics
3 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.59%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.59%) Streaming Video
3 2 (1.59%) DTV
3 2 (1.59%) MPEG
4 1 (0.79%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.81%) Windows
2 24 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 7 (5.56%) Linux
4 6 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.38%) UNIX
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.59%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.59%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.67%) Network Design
1 21 (16.67%) Project Management
2 18 (14.29%) Network Planning
3 13 (10.32%) Migration
4 11 (8.73%) Load Balancing
4 11 (8.73%) Validation
5 10 (7.94%) ITIL
6 9 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (7.14%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.56%) Test Strategy
8 6 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.97%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (3.97%) eTOM
9 5 (3.97%) Project Planning
10 4 (3.17%) Supplier Management
10 4 (3.17%) PRINCE
11 3 (2.38%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.38%) Product Marketing
12 2 (1.59%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (1.59%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.32%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (29.37%) CCNP
3 24 (19.05%) CCNA
4 20 (15.87%) CCIE
5 18 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 17 (13.49%) SC Cleared
7 14 (11.11%) Degree
8 7 (5.56%) CISSP
9 6 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (4.76%) BC Cleared
9 6 (4.76%) MCITP
9 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.17%) CCDP
11 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (2.38%) CCIP
11 3 (2.38%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.79%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.79%) CCSP
12 1 (0.79%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.97%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.97%) FortiGate
1 5 (3.97%) TrustSec
2 4 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.79%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 85 (67.46%) Cisco
2 44 (34.92%) CheckPoint
3 21 (16.67%) Juniper
4 18 (14.29%) F5
5 16 (12.70%) Ericsson
6 15 (11.90%) Huawei
7 12 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 11 (8.73%) VMware
9 6 (4.76%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.97%) CA
10 5 (3.97%) Tufin
10 5 (3.97%) AlgoSec
10 5 (3.97%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.38%) Citrix
11 3 (2.38%) BT
11 3 (2.38%) Actix
11 3 (2.38%) WatchGuard
12 2 (1.59%) Aerohive Networks
12 2 (1.59%) Meru Networks
12 2 (1.59%) ProCurve
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