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 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 75 76 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing MPLS 34 46 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.73% 1.83% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.13% 7.88% 10.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 43
Median daily rate £374 £430 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.13% +38.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £298 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £559 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-12.79% +52.21%

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
418 584 766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.28% 23.26% 26.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 297 335
Median daily rate £400 £363 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £50.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £27.40 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 February 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 26 February 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 +3 9 £320 -35.18% 1
Slough - 6 £444 -
Bracknell +1 3 £338 -22.85%
Newbury +2 2 £320 +70.66%
Maidenhead -1 2 £374 -
Ascot - 1 £450 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 60 (90.91%) Cisco
2 41 (62.12%) BGP
3 33 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 31 (46.97%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (45.45%) WAN
6 29 (43.94%) OSPF
7 27 (40.91%) Firewall
8 25 (37.88%) CCNP
9 24 (36.36%) TCP/IP
10 23 (34.85%) Juniper
11 22 (33.33%) CCNA
12 21 (31.82%) LAN
12 21 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (28.79%) VPN
13 19 (28.79%) SNMP
14 18 (27.27%) CheckPoint
14 18 (27.27%) DNS
14 18 (27.27%) Ethernet
15 15 (22.73%) Internet
15 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
16 14 (21.21%) F5
17 13 (19.70%) Palo Alto
18 12 (18.18%) Huawei
19 11 (16.67%) Broadband
19 11 (16.67%) Migration
20 10 (15.15%) VoIP
20 10 (15.15%) VPLS
21 9 (13.64%) VLAN
21 9 (13.64%) xDSL
21 9 (13.64%) ITIL

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 41 (62.12%) BGP
2 30 (45.45%) WAN
3 29 (43.94%) OSPF
4 27 (40.91%) Firewall
5 24 (36.36%) TCP/IP
6 21 (31.82%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (31.82%) LAN
7 19 (28.79%) SNMP
7 19 (28.79%) VPN
8 18 (27.27%) DNS
8 18 (27.27%) Ethernet
9 15 (22.73%) Internet
10 11 (16.67%) Broadband
11 10 (15.15%) VoIP
11 10 (15.15%) VPLS
12 9 (13.64%) SAN
12 9 (13.64%) VLAN
12 9 (13.64%) xDSL
13 8 (12.12%) DSL
14 7 (10.61%) ICMP
General
1 33 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Billing
2 3 (4.55%) Marketing
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 21 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Architect
2 10 (15.15%) IP Engineer
3 9 (13.64%) IP Network Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Network Architect
5 6 (9.09%) Technical Leader
6 5 (7.58%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Network Security Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Security Architect
8 3 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.55%) Data Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Deployment Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Data Centre Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Telecoms Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) Middleware
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) JMS
2 1 (1.52%) JTAPI
2 1 (1.52%) REST
2 1 (1.52%) SOAP
2 1 (1.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.58%) PKI
3 4 (6.06%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (6.06%) EMC VNX
3 4 (6.06%) IPTV
3 4 (6.06%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (6.06%) STB
3 4 (6.06%) Video on Demand
4 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.52%) PMI
5 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 11 (16.67%) Migration
2 9 (13.64%) ITIL
3 8 (12.12%) Change Management
3 8 (12.12%) CRM
4 7 (10.61%) Network Design
5 5 (7.58%) Network Management
5 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.06%) Network Architecture
6 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.06%) Service Management
7 3 (4.55%) High Availability
7 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (4.55%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.55%) Project Management
7 3 (4.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
8 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.03%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (3.03%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (46.97%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (37.88%) CCNP
3 22 (33.33%) CCNA
4 8 (12.12%) CCIP
5 5 (7.58%) CCIE
5 5 (7.58%) JNCIA
5 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
7 3 (4.55%) PMI Certification
8 2 (3.03%) BC Cleared
8 2 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
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%) 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
2 2 (3.03%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 4 (6.06%) vCloud
1 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.55%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) vRealize
2 3 (4.55%) Nagios
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.52%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (1.52%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.52%) Netcool
4 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (90.91%) Cisco
2 23 (34.85%) Juniper
3 18 (27.27%) CheckPoint
4 14 (21.21%) F5
5 13 (19.70%) Palo Alto
6 12 (18.18%) Huawei
7 9 (13.64%) VMware
8 5 (7.58%) EMC
8 5 (7.58%) HP
9 4 (6.06%) 3PAR
10 3 (4.55%) Ericsson
11 2 (3.03%) Avaya
11 2 (3.03%) Oracle
11 2 (3.03%) Remedy
11 2 (3.03%) Tandberg
12 1 (1.52%) Cramer
12 1 (1.52%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.52%) Meraki
12 1 (1.52%) Polycom
12 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds