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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 71 82 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -25
Contract jobs citing MPLS 55 46 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.12% 1.75% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 7.67% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 10
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£350 £400 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £199 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £472 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £356 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +9.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +278.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £180.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-87.63% +445.45%
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
674 600 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.01% 22.81% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 225 180
Average daily rate £350 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 39 35
Average hourly rate £35.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Bracknell +9 9 £225 - 1
Newbury +8 8 £235 -45.34% 3
Slough -1 7 £345 - 1
Reading -1 6 £375 +40.18% 2
Maidenhead - - - - 2
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 59 (60.82%) Cisco
1 59 (60.82%) Telecoms
2 45 (46.39%) BGP
3 38 (39.18%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (37.11%) Ethernet
5 33 (34.02%) OSPF
6 30 (30.93%) Migration
6 30 (30.93%) Firewall
7 27 (27.84%) CCNP
8 25 (25.77%) Internet
9 24 (24.74%) CheckPoint
10 23 (23.71%) VPN
11 22 (22.68%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (21.65%) F5
12 21 (21.65%) Project Management
13 18 (18.56%) WAN
14 17 (17.53%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (16.49%) SDH
15 16 (16.49%) IPsec
16 15 (15.46%) PRINCE2
16 15 (15.46%) CCIE
16 15 (15.46%) CCNA
16 15 (15.46%) Juniper
16 15 (15.46%) Network Design
17 14 (14.43%) FortiGate
17 14 (14.43%) LAN
18 13 (13.40%) RIP
18 13 (13.40%) DSL
18 13 (13.40%) EIGRP
18 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 7 (7.22%) WebLogic
1 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
1 7 (7.22%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) assyst
1 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) SaaS
1 1 (1.03%) PaaS
1 1 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (46.39%) BGP
2 36 (37.11%) Ethernet
3 33 (34.02%) OSPF
4 30 (30.93%) Firewall
5 25 (25.77%) Internet
6 23 (23.71%) VPN
7 22 (22.68%) Cisco ASA
8 18 (18.56%) WAN
9 17 (17.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 16 (16.49%) SDH
10 16 (16.49%) IPsec
11 14 (14.43%) LAN
12 13 (13.40%) RIP
12 13 (13.40%) DSL
12 13 (13.40%) EIGRP
13 12 (12.37%) Network Security
13 12 (12.37%) Wireless
14 10 (10.31%) ADSL
15 9 (9.28%) 4G
16 8 (8.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database 10g
1 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.22%) Toad
2 2 (2.06%) GDB
General
1 59 (60.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.03%) Finance
2 1 (1.03%) Legal
2 1 (1.03%) Billing
2 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (21.65%) Network Engineer
2 16 (16.49%) IP Engineer
3 13 (13.40%) Project Manager
4 11 (11.34%) Design Engineer
5 10 (10.31%) IP Network Engineer
6 9 (9.28%) Environment Manager
7 8 (8.25%) Test Manager
7 8 (8.25%) Consultant
8 6 (6.19%) Network Design Engineer
8 6 (6.19%) Network Specialist
8 6 (6.19%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.15%) Architect
9 5 (5.15%) Network Design Specialist
10 4 (4.12%) Provisioning Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Network Security Specialist
10 4 (4.12%) Network Architect
10 4 (4.12%) Security Specialist
10 4 (4.12%) Security Engineer
10 4 (4.12%) Test Environment Manager
10 4 (4.12%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.22%) SOAP
1 7 (7.22%) Web Services
1 7 (7.22%) XML
1 7 (7.22%) JMS
1 7 (7.22%) JAXB
1 7 (7.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Smart Meter
2 5 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.15%) SecurID
3 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.03%) PMI
4 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.03%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.03%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 12 (12.37%) Linux
2 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (4.12%) Windows
2 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.03%) VMS
3 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.93%) Migration
2 21 (21.65%) Project Management
3 15 (15.46%) PRINCE2
3 15 (15.46%) Network Design
4 13 (13.40%) Validation
5 11 (11.34%) Service Delivery
5 11 (11.34%) Test Strategy
6 10 (10.31%) Software Engineering
6 10 (10.31%) Mentoring
7 9 (9.28%) ITIL
7 9 (9.28%) Supplier Management
8 8 (8.25%) Project Planning
8 8 (8.25%) Risk Management
9 7 (7.22%) Change Management
9 7 (7.22%) Data Migration
9 7 (7.22%) TDD
10 6 (6.19%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (6.19%) Integration Testing
11 5 (5.15%) Load Balancing
11 5 (5.15%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.25%) Java
2 7 (7.22%) PL/SQL
2 7 (7.22%) SQL
3 6 (6.19%) C
4 2 (2.06%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.03%) Python
5 1 (1.03%) C#
5 1 (1.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (39.18%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (27.84%) CCNP
3 15 (15.46%) CCIE
3 15 (15.46%) CCNA
4 13 (13.40%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
5 10 (10.31%) Degree
5 10 (10.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (7.22%) CISSP
6 7 (7.22%) CCIP
7 6 (6.19%) BC Cleared
8 3 (3.09%) CCDP
9 2 (2.06%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.03%) CISM
10 1 (1.03%) CCSP
10 1 (1.03%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.03%) PMP
10 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.03%) HP APS
10 1 (1.03%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.19%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.12%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.03%) vSphere
2 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.03%) Docker
2 1 (1.03%) LXC
2 1 (1.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (14.43%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.03%) Netcool
2 1 (1.03%) Puppet
2 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.03%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (60.82%) Cisco
2 24 (24.74%) CheckPoint
3 21 (21.65%) F5
4 15 (15.46%) Juniper
5 12 (12.37%) Red Hat
6 10 (10.31%) Cramer
7 9 (9.28%) Huawei
8 7 (7.22%) MetaSolv
8 7 (7.22%) VMware
8 7 (7.22%) Ericsson
8 7 (7.22%) Oracle
8 7 (7.22%) BEA
9 6 (6.19%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.15%) BT
10 5 (5.15%) CA
10 5 (5.15%) Tufin
10 5 (5.15%) AlgoSec
10 5 (5.15%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.09%) WatchGuard
12 2 (2.06%) Infoblox
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