The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Newbury 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 17 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 2.38% 4.42% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 13.89% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
31 36 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 24.60% 31.86% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 6
Average daily rate £425 £400 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +88.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £270 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £24.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +42.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 9 (81.82%) Ethernet
2 8 (72.73%) Internet
3 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
4 6 (54.55%) Network Security
4 6 (54.55%) Cisco
4 6 (54.55%) BGP
5 5 (45.45%) Project Management
5 5 (45.45%) VPN
5 5 (45.45%) Juniper
5 5 (45.45%) GSM
5 5 (45.45%) UMTS
5 5 (45.45%) Huawei
5 5 (45.45%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (45.45%) Firewall
5 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (45.45%) LTE
5 5 (45.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (36.36%) IPsec
6 4 (36.36%) VLAN
6 4 (36.36%) Project Planning
6 4 (36.36%) NGN
6 4 (36.36%) HSPA
6 4 (36.36%) VoIP
6 4 (36.36%) SDH
6 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
6 4 (36.36%) ADSL
6 4 (36.36%) ATM
6 4 (36.36%) Broadband
6 4 (36.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 4 (36.36%) Ericsson

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury 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 9 (81.82%) Ethernet
2 8 (72.73%) Internet
3 6 (54.55%) Network Security
3 6 (54.55%) BGP
4 5 (45.45%) VPN
4 5 (45.45%) GSM
4 5 (45.45%) UMTS
4 5 (45.45%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (45.45%) LTE
5 4 (36.36%) IPsec
5 4 (36.36%) VLAN
5 4 (36.36%) NGN
5 4 (36.36%) HSPA
5 4 (36.36%) VoIP
5 4 (36.36%) SDH
5 4 (36.36%) ADSL
5 4 (36.36%) ATM
5 4 (36.36%) Broadband
General
1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Engineer
1 4 (36.36%) Project Manager
2 1 (9.09%) RF Optimisation Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) RF Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Digital Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Project Management
2 4 (36.36%) Project Planning
2 4 (36.36%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Juniper
2 5 (45.45%) Huawei
2 5 (45.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 4 (36.36%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 4 (36.36%) Ericsson
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint