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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 82 77 74
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 38 49 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.48% 1.96% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.51% 7.70% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £344 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £232 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.04% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £41.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.56% +46.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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
584 636 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.76% 25.39% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 212 220
Average daily rate £320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.06 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Reading -13 9 £495 +17.85% 3
Slough +3 6 £208 +9.21% 2
Maidenhead - 6 £398 -
Bracknell -2 2 - -
Newbury -2 2 £310 - 3
Wokingham - 1 - -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 73 (66.97%) Cisco
2 50 (45.87%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (42.20%) VPN
3 46 (42.20%) BGP
3 46 (42.20%) Firewall
4 45 (41.28%) Telecoms
5 44 (40.37%) WAN
6 38 (34.86%) OSPF
7 36 (33.03%) LAN
8 35 (32.11%) CheckPoint
9 33 (30.28%) CCNP
10 31 (28.44%) Windows
11 28 (25.69%) DNS
12 26 (23.85%) Active Directory
13 24 (22.02%) Windows 7
14 23 (21.10%) CCNA
15 22 (20.18%) SMTP
16 21 (19.27%) HTTP
16 21 (19.27%) Wireless
17 19 (17.43%) DSL
17 19 (17.43%) SDH
18 18 (16.51%) CCIE
18 18 (16.51%) 4G
18 18 (16.51%) Network Design
19 17 (15.60%) MS Visio
20 16 (14.68%) Project Management
20 16 (14.68%) Wi-Fi
21 15 (13.76%) LTE
21 15 (13.76%) Network Planning
22 14 (12.84%) WiMAX

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.67%) Lync
2 2 (1.83%) CMS
3 1 (0.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (15.60%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.75%) MS Office
3 3 (2.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) SaaS
2 2 (1.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (42.20%) VPN
1 46 (42.20%) BGP
1 46 (42.20%) Firewall
2 44 (40.37%) WAN
3 38 (34.86%) OSPF
4 36 (33.03%) LAN
5 28 (25.69%) DNS
6 22 (20.18%) SMTP
7 21 (19.27%) HTTP
7 21 (19.27%) Wireless
8 19 (17.43%) DSL
8 19 (17.43%) SDH
9 18 (16.51%) 4G
10 16 (14.68%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (13.76%) LTE
12 14 (12.84%) HSPA
12 14 (12.84%) WiMAX
12 14 (12.84%) UMTS
12 14 (12.84%) Ethernet
12 14 (12.84%) GPRS
General
1 45 (41.28%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.59%) Finance
3 4 (3.67%) Back Office
4 3 (2.75%) Marketing
4 3 (2.75%) Games
4 3 (2.75%) Retail
5 2 (1.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (24.77%) Network Engineer
2 23 (21.10%) Architect
3 17 (15.60%) IP Engineer
4 13 (11.93%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (10.09%) Network Architect
5 11 (10.09%) IP Network Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.42%) Design Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Project Manager
10 4 (3.67%) Analyst
10 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.67%) Technical Project Manager
10 4 (3.67%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Technical Manager
10 4 (3.67%) Product Manager
10 4 (3.67%) Wintel Specialist
10 4 (3.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
11 3 (2.75%) Network Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (2.75%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.75%) CSS
2 2 (1.83%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.83%) Video on Demand
3 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (1.83%) MPEG
3 2 (1.83%) DTV
3 2 (1.83%) Streaming Video
3 2 (1.83%) STB
3 2 (1.83%) PKI
3 2 (1.83%) IPTV
3 2 (1.83%) Statistics
4 1 (0.92%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.44%) Windows
2 24 (22.02%) Windows 7
3 7 (6.42%) Linux
4 5 (4.59%) UNIX
5 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.83%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.83%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.83%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.83%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.92%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.51%) Network Design
2 16 (14.68%) Project Management
3 15 (13.76%) Network Planning
4 11 (10.09%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.34%) Migration
6 7 (6.42%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (5.50%) Project Planning
8 5 (4.59%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.67%) Identity Management
9 4 (3.67%) Validation
10 3 (2.75%) Product Marketing
10 3 (2.75%) Performance Management
11 2 (1.83%) Performance Analysis
11 2 (1.83%) DRM
11 2 (1.83%) Video Processing
11 2 (1.83%) Product Management
11 2 (1.83%) Test Strategy
11 2 (1.83%) Capacity Management
11 2 (1.83%) WAN Optimisation
11 2 (1.83%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.09%) C
2 1 (0.92%) Perl
2 1 (0.92%) SQL
2 1 (0.92%) Python
2 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (45.87%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (30.28%) CCNP
3 23 (21.10%) CCNA
4 18 (16.51%) CCIE
5 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
6 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
7 8 (7.34%) Degree
8 6 (5.50%) MCITP
8 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (5.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (4.59%) BC Cleared
10 4 (3.67%) CCDP
11 3 (2.75%) CCIP
12 1 (0.92%) CCSP
12 1 (0.92%) CISSP
12 1 (0.92%) CCDA
12 1 (0.92%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.92%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (23.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (3.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.75%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.75%) OpenView
2 3 (2.75%) Cacti
3 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 73 (66.97%) Cisco
2 35 (32.11%) CheckPoint
3 13 (11.93%) Juniper
3 13 (11.93%) Ericsson
3 13 (11.93%) F5
4 12 (11.01%) Huawei
5 9 (8.26%) VMware
6 8 (7.34%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.59%) HP
8 3 (2.75%) Citrix
8 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.75%) Actix
9 2 (1.83%) Tektronix
9 2 (1.83%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (1.83%) ProCurve
9 2 (1.83%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (1.83%) Meru Networks
9 2 (1.83%) Apple
9 2 (1.83%) CODA
9 2 (1.83%) Sage
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