The table below looks at the statistics 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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 30 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 1.72% 2.82% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 11.27% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £438 £225 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -43.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £388
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -83.33%
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Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 71 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 13.79% 25.00% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 30
Average daily rate £293 £300 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £273 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £13.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+229.67% -14.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

MPLS
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016, 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 7 (77.78%) Cisco
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (44.44%) Palo Alto
3 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) DWDM
4 2 (22.22%) CCIE
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
5 1 (11.11%) Billing
5 1 (11.11%) eTOM
5 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Sage 200
1 1 (11.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (22.22%) DWDM
3 2 (22.22%) Ethernet
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) BGP
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) IPsec
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) OSPF
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (11.11%) Electronics
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Designer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IP Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IP Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (11.11%) eTOM
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Palo Alto
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Aruba
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Sage
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) WatchGuard