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 29 May 2016 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 83 71 89
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing MPLS 44 49 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.81% 1.89% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.65% 7.36% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 25 10
Median daily rate £400 £398 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +31.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £515 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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
575 666 587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.70% 25.73% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 280 203
Median daily rate £365 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £36.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% +102.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £17.50 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 2016.

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 29 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +9 21 £340 - 2
Bracknell -4 5 £420 - 3
Newbury +2 2 £188 -31.81% 2
Windsor - 1 £520 -
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 71 (78.89%) Cisco
2 45 (50.00%) VPN
3 40 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (44.44%) Firewall
3 40 (44.44%) Telecoms
4 37 (41.11%) BGP
4 37 (41.11%) WAN
5 28 (31.11%) CCNP
5 28 (31.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 24 (26.67%) Internet
7 23 (25.56%) OSPF
8 21 (23.33%) Juniper
8 21 (23.33%) LAN
8 21 (23.33%) Data Centre
9 19 (21.11%) CCNA
9 19 (21.11%) IPsec
10 18 (20.00%) DNS
11 16 (17.78%) Windows
11 16 (17.78%) VLAN
12 15 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (16.67%) Palo Alto
13 14 (15.56%) Linux
13 14 (15.56%) CCIE
14 13 (14.44%) EIGRP
15 12 (13.33%) DHCP
15 12 (13.33%) Network Design
16 11 (12.22%) MS Excel
16 11 (12.22%) SLA
17 10 (11.11%) TCP/IP
17 10 (11.11%) Ethernet

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 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.11%) CMS
2 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (12.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) SaaS
2 4 (4.44%) IaaS
3 3 (3.33%) PaaS
4 1 (1.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 45 (50.00%) VPN
2 40 (44.44%) Firewall
3 37 (41.11%) BGP
3 37 (41.11%) WAN
4 28 (31.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 24 (26.67%) Internet
6 23 (25.56%) OSPF
7 21 (23.33%) LAN
8 19 (21.11%) IPsec
9 18 (20.00%) DNS
10 16 (17.78%) VLAN
11 15 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (14.44%) EIGRP
13 12 (13.33%) DHCP
14 10 (11.11%) Broadband
14 10 (11.11%) Ethernet
14 10 (11.11%) Network Security
14 10 (11.11%) TCP/IP
15 9 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.56%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.22%) Billing
5 1 (1.11%) Electronics
5 1 (1.11%) Games
5 1 (1.11%) Legal
5 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (12.22%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (10.00%) Architect
4 8 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
5 7 (7.78%) Designer
5 7 (7.78%) Network Designer
6 6 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Security Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) IP Designer
7 5 (5.56%) IP Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Coordinator
9 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.33%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.11%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.11%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.22%) IVR
6 1 (1.11%) DTV
6 1 (1.11%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.11%) Eurex
6 1 (1.11%) FMCG
6 1 (1.11%) IPTV
6 1 (1.11%) MPEG
6 1 (1.11%) PMI
6 1 (1.11%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.11%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.78%) Windows
2 14 (15.56%) Linux
3 9 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.56%) Unix
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.22%) CentOS
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.33%) Network Design
2 10 (11.11%) Migration
2 10 (11.11%) Project Management
3 9 (10.00%) Change Management
4 8 (8.89%) Test Scripting
5 7 (7.78%) ITIL
5 7 (7.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.67%) Presales
7 5 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 5 (5.56%) Open Source
7 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.44%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (4.44%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (4.44%) SIEM
8 4 (4.44%) Software Architecture
8 4 (4.44%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.33%) PRINCE
9 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.22%) Perl
1 2 (2.22%) Python
2 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (31.11%) CCNP
3 19 (21.11%) CCNA
4 14 (15.56%) CCIE
5 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 8 (8.89%) SC Cleared
7 6 (6.67%) JNCIP
8 5 (5.56%) JNCIS
9 4 (4.44%) Degree
9 4 (4.44%) DV Cleared
10 3 (3.33%) CCA
10 3 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (2.22%) CCDA
11 2 (2.22%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
12 1 (1.11%) CCDP
12 1 (1.11%) CCENT
12 1 (1.11%) CCVP
12 1 (1.11%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) GLP
System Software
1 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.33%) XenApp
3 2 (2.22%) vSphere
4 1 (1.11%) NFS
4 1 (1.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (1.11%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (1.11%) Nagios
1 1 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.11%) Puppet
1 1 (1.11%) Simpana
Vendors
1 71 (78.89%) Cisco
2 21 (23.33%) Juniper
3 15 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 10 (11.11%) VMware
5 8 (8.89%) Citrix
6 6 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.67%) F5
6 6 (6.67%) Huawei
7 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
8 3 (3.33%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (2.22%) EMC
9 2 (2.22%) Nortel
9 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.11%) Apple
10 1 (1.11%) Avaya
10 1 (1.11%) CommVault
10 1 (1.11%) Cramer
10 1 (1.11%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.11%) Remedy
10 1 (1.11%) Sage