The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bracknell region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
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Rank 29 32 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 0.89% 1.19% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.74% 3.26% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 92 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 32.44% 36.36% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 11
Average daily rate £350 £341 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +28.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £438 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -45.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Bracknell region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Bracknell region.

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Billing
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) SIGTRAN
1 3 (60.00%) GGSN
1 3 (60.00%) SGSN
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
1 3 (60.00%) MGW
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (40.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) LTE
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) APMP
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) SIGTRAN
1 3 (60.00%) GGSN
1 3 (60.00%) SGSN
1 3 (60.00%) MGW
2 2 (40.00%) 4G
2 2 (40.00%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (40.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (60.00%) Billing
2 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (20.00%) APMP
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) CheckPoint