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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 89 68 63
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 40 71 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.60% 2.52% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.49% 9.61% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 26
Average daily rate £425 £370 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +28.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £523 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £47.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -76.38%
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
616 739 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.68% 26.19% 24.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 320 241
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 37
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 19 £488 - 1
Bracknell -5 4 £420 -6.66% 2
Newbury -3 2 £188 -35.34%
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (82.02%) Cisco
2 42 (47.19%) BGP
3 34 (38.20%) Firewall
3 34 (38.20%) Telecoms
3 34 (38.20%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (37.08%) VPN
5 32 (35.96%) Cisco Nexus
6 28 (31.46%) OSPF
6 28 (31.46%) CCNP
7 27 (30.34%) WAN
8 26 (29.21%) Internet
9 24 (26.97%) Juniper
9 24 (26.97%) Data Centre
10 20 (22.47%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (20.22%) LAN
12 16 (17.98%) DNS
13 15 (16.85%) Palo Alto
14 14 (15.73%) CCIE
14 14 (15.73%) Migration
15 13 (14.61%) EIGRP
15 13 (14.61%) Project Management
15 13 (14.61%) Broadband
16 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
16 11 (12.36%) VMware
16 11 (12.36%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (11.24%) Network Design
17 10 (11.24%) IPsec
17 10 (11.24%) Windows
17 10 (11.24%) Ethernet
18 9 (10.11%) ADSL

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 2 (2.25%) CMS
1 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.25%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Sage 200
1 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.62%) IaaS
2 3 (3.37%) SaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (47.19%) BGP
2 34 (38.20%) Firewall
3 33 (37.08%) VPN
4 32 (35.96%) Cisco Nexus
5 28 (31.46%) OSPF
6 27 (30.34%) WAN
7 26 (29.21%) Internet
8 20 (22.47%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (20.22%) LAN
10 16 (17.98%) DNS
11 13 (14.61%) Broadband
11 13 (14.61%) EIGRP
12 11 (12.36%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
13 10 (11.24%) Ethernet
13 10 (11.24%) IPsec
14 9 (10.11%) ADSL
14 9 (10.11%) HSRP
14 9 (10.11%) SNMP
14 9 (10.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (38.20%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.37%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Finance
3 2 (2.25%) Games
4 1 (1.12%) Billing
4 1 (1.12%) Electronics
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (35.96%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.73%) Cisco Engineer
3 11 (12.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (8.99%) Senior Network Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) IP Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Architect
6 6 (6.74%) Designer
6 6 (6.74%) Network Designer
6 6 (6.74%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Coordinator
8 4 (4.49%) IP Designer
8 4 (4.49%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Design Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Network Support
9 3 (3.37%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.12%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.97%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) DTV
4 2 (2.25%) IPTV
4 2 (2.25%) MPEG
4 2 (2.25%) Streaming Video
4 2 (2.25%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.12%) Eurex
5 1 (1.12%) FMCG
5 1 (1.12%) PMI
5 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.24%) Windows
2 8 (8.99%) Unix
3 5 (5.62%) Linux
4 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.12%) CentOS
6 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.73%) Migration
2 13 (14.61%) Project Management
3 10 (11.24%) Network Design
4 8 (8.99%) PRINCE2
4 8 (8.99%) Test Scripting
5 7 (7.87%) ITIL
5 7 (7.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.74%) Load Balancing
6 6 (6.74%) Presales
6 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.62%) Change Management
7 5 (5.62%) Validation
8 4 (4.49%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (4.49%) PRINCE
8 4 (4.49%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.49%) Software Architecture
8 4 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.37%) Escalation Management
9 3 (3.37%) Resource Management
10 2 (2.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.37%) Perl
1 3 (3.37%) Python
2 1 (1.12%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (38.20%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (31.46%) CCNP
3 14 (15.73%) CCIE
4 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
5 8 (8.99%) CCNA
6 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.62%) JNCIP
7 5 (5.62%) PMI Certification
8 4 (4.49%) APMP
8 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared
8 4 (4.49%) JNCIS
8 4 (4.49%) PMP
8 4 (4.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (3.37%) Degree
9 3 (3.37%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.25%) CCIP
10 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.12%) CCDA
11 1 (1.12%) CCDP
11 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) GLP
System Software
1 5 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) NFS
3 1 (1.12%) vCloud
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.12%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (1.12%) Simpana
Vendors
1 73 (82.02%) Cisco
2 24 (26.97%) Juniper
3 15 (16.85%) Palo Alto
4 11 (12.36%) VMware
5 8 (8.99%) CheckPoint
5 8 (8.99%) F5
6 4 (4.49%) BT
6 4 (4.49%) Citrix
7 3 (3.37%) Extreme Networks
7 3 (3.37%) Huawei
8 2 (2.25%) Adobe
8 2 (2.25%) Apple
8 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
8 2 (2.25%) Nortel
8 2 (2.25%) Tektronix
9 1 (1.12%) Avaya
9 1 (1.12%) CommVault
9 1 (1.12%) EMC
9 1 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.12%) Sage