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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 58 65 73
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing MPLS 80 67 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.78% 2.40% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% 10.01% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 28 13
Average daily rate
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£310 £358 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.28% +19.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £190 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £465 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £355 £308
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +15.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-73.61% +278.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +453.84%
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
774 669 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.87% 24.00% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 249 186
Average daily rate £313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 26
Average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% +23.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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
Newbury +9 20 £290 -32.55% 5
Bracknell +11 9 £338 -15.62%
Maidenhead -2 7 £398 -0.62% 2
Slough - 7 £450 - 2
Reading -15 2 - - 4
MPLS
South East

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 79 (63.20%) Cisco
2 72 (57.60%) Telecoms
3 49 (39.20%) BGP
4 45 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (32.80%) Firewall
6 40 (32.00%) VPN
7 38 (30.40%) Ethernet
8 37 (29.60%) WAN
9 36 (28.80%) OSPF
10 34 (27.20%) CheckPoint
11 31 (24.80%) CCNP
12 30 (24.00%) Migration
13 28 (22.40%) SDH
13 28 (22.40%) LAN
14 27 (21.60%) Internet
15 26 (20.80%) DSL
16 24 (19.20%) Wireless
16 24 (19.20%) Project Management
17 22 (17.60%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (16.80%) F5
19 20 (16.00%) CCIE
19 20 (16.00%) CCNA
20 19 (15.20%) Juniper
20 19 (15.20%) Wi-Fi
21 17 (13.60%) IPsec
21 17 (13.60%) SC Cleared
21 17 (13.60%) Security Cleared
22 16 (12.80%) LTE
22 16 (12.80%) Cisco Nexus
22 16 (12.80%) EIGRP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 7 (5.60%) WebSphere
1 7 (5.60%) SharePoint
1 7 (5.60%) WebLogic
2 3 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.60%) Lync
3 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (6.40%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) assyst
1 1 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.80%) SaaS
1 1 (0.80%) PaaS
1 1 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (39.20%) BGP
2 41 (32.80%) Firewall
3 40 (32.00%) VPN
4 38 (30.40%) Ethernet
5 37 (29.60%) WAN
6 36 (28.80%) OSPF
7 28 (22.40%) SDH
7 28 (22.40%) LAN
8 27 (21.60%) Internet
9 26 (20.80%) DSL
10 24 (19.20%) Wireless
11 22 (17.60%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (15.20%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (13.60%) IPsec
14 16 (12.80%) LTE
14 16 (12.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (12.80%) EIGRP
14 16 (12.80%) GPRS
15 15 (12.00%) GSM
15 15 (12.00%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.60%) Oracle Database
1 7 (5.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Toad
General
1 72 (57.60%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.40%) Marketing
3 1 (0.80%) Billing
3 1 (0.80%) Back Office
3 1 (0.80%) Finance
3 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (20.80%) Network Engineer
2 20 (16.00%) IP Engineer
3 16 (12.80%) Project Manager
4 14 (11.20%) IP Network Engineer
5 12 (9.60%) Architect
6 11 (8.80%) Design Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) Network Architect
8 9 (7.20%) Environment Manager
9 8 (6.40%) Consultant
9 8 (6.40%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.80%) Network Specialist
10 6 (4.80%) Network Design Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Network Design Specialist
11 5 (4.00%) Network Consultant
12 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 4 (3.20%) Technical Project Manager
12 4 (3.20%) Network Security Engineer
12 4 (3.20%) Test Environment Manager
12 4 (3.20%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (3.20%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) JAXB
1 7 (5.60%) WSDL
1 7 (5.60%) JMS
1 7 (5.60%) SOAP
1 7 (5.60%) Web Services
1 7 (5.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.20%) Smart Meter
2 5 (4.00%) SecurID
2 5 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.60%) Statistics
4 1 (0.80%) CMDB
4 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.00%) Windows
2 12 (9.60%) Linux
2 12 (9.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (8.80%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.00%) Migration
2 24 (19.20%) Project Management
3 15 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 15 (12.00%) Network Design
3 15 (12.00%) Network Planning
4 13 (10.40%) Validation
5 11 (8.80%) Test Strategy
5 11 (8.80%) Service Delivery
6 10 (8.00%) ITIL
7 9 (7.20%) Supplier Management
8 8 (6.40%) Risk Management
8 8 (6.40%) Software Engineering
9 7 (5.60%) Project Planning
9 7 (5.60%) TDD
9 7 (5.60%) Data Migration
9 7 (5.60%) Change Management
9 7 (5.60%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (4.80%) Integration Testing
11 5 (4.00%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.60%) C
2 8 (6.40%) Java
3 7 (5.60%) PL/SQL
3 7 (5.60%) SQL
4 1 (0.80%) Python
4 1 (0.80%) Perl
4 1 (0.80%) C#
Qualifications
1 45 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (24.80%) CCNP
3 20 (16.00%) CCIE
3 20 (16.00%) CCNA
4 17 (13.60%) SC Cleared
4 17 (13.60%) Security Cleared
5 13 (10.40%) Degree
6 9 (7.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 8 (6.40%) BC Cleared
8 7 (5.60%) CCIP
8 7 (5.60%) CISSP
9 5 (4.00%) VCP4
10 3 (2.40%) CCDP
11 2 (1.60%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.80%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.80%) HP APS
12 1 (0.80%) CCSP
12 1 (0.80%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.80%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.80%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.20%) SLA
3 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) VMware ESX
2 1 (0.80%) ProxySG
2 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.80%) vSphere
2 1 (0.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.80%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (11.20%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.40%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.80%) WSUS
3 1 (0.80%) Puppet
3 1 (0.80%) Netcool
3 1 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 79 (63.20%) Cisco
2 34 (27.20%) CheckPoint
3 21 (16.80%) F5
4 19 (15.20%) Juniper
5 16 (12.80%) Ericsson
6 13 (10.40%) Huawei
7 12 (9.60%) Red Hat
8 10 (8.00%) Cramer
9 8 (6.40%) Microsoft
10 7 (5.60%) VMware
10 7 (5.60%) BEA
10 7 (5.60%) Oracle
10 7 (5.60%) MetaSolv
11 5 (4.00%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.00%) Tufin
11 5 (4.00%) CA
11 5 (4.00%) BT
11 5 (4.00%) AlgoSec
12 3 (2.40%) WatchGuard
12 3 (2.40%) Actix
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