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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 72 86 50
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -36
Contract jobs citing MPLS 51 37 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.08% 1.45% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.79% 5.44% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 17
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£344 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £448 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £50.50 £27.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.03% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £23.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+10.63% -14.54%
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
655 680 1027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.69% 26.67% 33.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 224 217
Average daily rate £350 £338 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 12 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 12 September 2014.

MPLS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 12 September 2014. 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
Reading 0 15 £338 -0.73% 2
Newbury +3 6 £330 -17.50%
Bracknell +2 6 £319 -22.72% 1
Slough - 3 £375 - 3
Wokingham - - - -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 (63.44%) Cisco
2 53 (56.99%) BGP
3 52 (55.91%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (47.31%) OSPF
4 44 (47.31%) Telecoms
5 42 (45.16%) VPN
6 39 (41.94%) IPsec
7 36 (38.71%) Firewall
8 34 (36.56%) Juniper
9 30 (32.26%) CCNP
10 29 (31.18%) CCIE
11 25 (26.88%) DNS
11 25 (26.88%) VoIP
12 24 (25.81%) Ethernet
12 24 (25.81%) CheckPoint
13 22 (23.66%) Load Balancing
14 21 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (21.51%) Cisco PIX
15 20 (21.51%) Network Management
16 19 (20.43%) FWSM
16 19 (20.43%) SNMP
16 19 (20.43%) WAN
17 18 (19.35%) Network Design
18 17 (18.28%) LTE
19 16 (17.20%) CCDP
20 15 (16.13%) CCSP
21 14 (15.05%) Check Point Certification
21 14 (15.05%) CISSP
21 14 (15.05%) PCI DSS
22 13 (13.98%) Network Architecture

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 8 (8.60%) Apache
2 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 53 (56.99%) BGP
2 44 (47.31%) OSPF
3 42 (45.16%) VPN
4 39 (41.94%) IPsec
5 36 (38.71%) Firewall
6 25 (26.88%) DNS
6 25 (26.88%) VoIP
7 24 (25.81%) Ethernet
8 21 (22.58%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (21.51%) Cisco PIX
10 19 (20.43%) WAN
10 19 (20.43%) SNMP
10 19 (20.43%) FWSM
11 17 (18.28%) LTE
12 13 (13.98%) Internet
12 13 (13.98%) LAN
13 12 (12.90%) Network Security
14 10 (10.75%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (9.68%) 4G
15 9 (9.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (7.53%) GDB
2 2 (2.15%) Toad
General
1 44 (47.31%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.38%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Billing
4 1 (1.08%) Local Government
4 1 (1.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.08%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (1.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Front Office
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (29.03%) IP Engineer
2 22 (23.66%) Design Engineer
3 17 (18.28%) Network Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Test Engineer
4 7 (7.53%) Security Engineer
5 6 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.45%) Consultant
6 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.30%) Architect
7 4 (4.30%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Embedded C Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Provisioning Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Designer
8 3 (3.23%) Development Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Transmission Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (3.23%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) CSS
1 2 (2.15%) SOAP
1 2 (2.15%) Web Services
1 2 (2.15%) XML
1 2 (2.15%) JMS
1 2 (2.15%) WSDL
1 2 (2.15%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.15%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.08%) PMI
3 1 (1.08%) DTV
3 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.08%) SecurID
3 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.66%) Load Balancing
2 20 (21.51%) Network Management
3 18 (19.35%) Network Design
4 13 (13.98%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (13.98%) Network Architecture
5 12 (12.90%) Mentoring
6 10 (10.75%) Project Management
7 9 (9.68%) Migration
7 9 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.38%) Project Planning
8 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.30%) ITIL
9 4 (4.30%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.30%) Demand Forecasting
10 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2
10 3 (3.23%) Change Management
10 3 (3.23%) Validation
10 3 (3.23%) Time Management
11 2 (2.15%) Data Migration
11 2 (2.15%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.53%) C
2 6 (6.45%) Embedded C
3 2 (2.15%) Java
3 2 (2.15%) Perl
3 2 (2.15%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.15%) SQL
4 1 (1.08%) Python
4 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (55.91%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (32.26%) CCNP
3 29 (31.18%) CCIE
4 16 (17.20%) CCDP
5 15 (16.13%) CCSP
6 14 (15.05%) CISSP
6 14 (15.05%) Check Point Certification
7 11 (11.83%) CCNA
7 11 (11.83%) Security Cleared
8 10 (10.75%) SC Cleared
9 5 (5.38%) CCIP
10 4 (4.30%) Degree
11 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (2.15%) BC Cleared
11 2 (2.15%) ISTQB
12 1 (1.08%) APMP
12 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (1.08%) CCDE
12 1 (1.08%) PMP
12 1 (1.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.05%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (8.60%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 59 (63.44%) Cisco
2 34 (36.56%) Juniper
3 24 (25.81%) CheckPoint
4 13 (13.98%) F5
5 12 (12.90%) Nokia
6 10 (10.75%) Radware
6 10 (10.75%) Redback
6 10 (10.75%) Huawei
7 9 (9.68%) Ericsson
8 7 (7.53%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 5 (5.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 4 (4.30%) Fortinet
10 4 (4.30%) HP
10 4 (4.30%) Cramer
11 2 (2.15%) MetaSolv
11 2 (2.15%) Oracle
11 2 (2.15%) BEA
12 1 (1.08%) Genesys
12 1 (1.08%) SAP
12 1 (1.08%) Nortel
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