The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 50 68 53
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 11 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.46% 0.92% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.32% 4.39% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £475 £388 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £482 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+0.35% +73.92%
MPLS
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 Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
174 205 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.17% 20.96% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 104 94
Median daily rate £433 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £233 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.26 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 24 (75.00%) WAN
2 23 (71.88%) Firewall
3 20 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (59.38%) VPN
5 17 (53.13%) Cisco
5 17 (53.13%) LAN
5 17 (53.13%) Telecoms
6 16 (50.00%) IPsec
7 14 (43.75%) DNS
8 13 (40.63%) BGP
9 12 (37.50%) CCNP
10 11 (34.38%) CCNA
11 10 (31.25%) DHCP
12 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
12 9 (28.13%) Windows
12 9 (28.13%) Linux
12 9 (28.13%) VLAN
13 8 (25.00%) Network Design
13 8 (25.00%) CCIE
13 8 (25.00%) Ethernet
13 8 (25.00%) Broadband
13 8 (25.00%) Juniper
13 8 (25.00%) OSPF
13 8 (25.00%) Network Security
14 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
14 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
15 6 (18.75%) EIGRP
15 6 (18.75%) VoIP
15 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
15 6 (18.75%) VMware

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
1 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) SaaS
2 3 (9.38%) PaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (75.00%) WAN
2 23 (71.88%) Firewall
3 19 (59.38%) VPN
4 17 (53.13%) LAN
5 16 (50.00%) IPsec
6 14 (43.75%) DNS
7 13 (40.63%) BGP
8 10 (31.25%) DHCP
9 9 (28.13%) VLAN
10 8 (25.00%) Broadband
10 8 (25.00%) Ethernet
10 8 (25.00%) Network Security
10 8 (25.00%) OSPF
11 6 (18.75%) EIGRP
11 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
11 6 (18.75%) VoIP
12 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (15.63%) Internet
12 5 (15.63%) SSL
12 5 (15.63%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (53.13%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Marketing
4 1 (3.13%) Billing
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Military
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) IT Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Network Support
6 2 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) IVR
2 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.13%) FMCG
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
1 9 (28.13%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) CentOS
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Network Design
2 5 (15.63%) Change Management
2 5 (15.63%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (12.50%) Open Source
3 4 (12.50%) SIEM
3 4 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (9.38%) Capacity Management
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Product Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) SOA
5 2 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (3.13%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 1 (3.13%) Network Management
6 1 (3.13%) Presales
6 1 (3.13%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (37.50%) CCNP
3 11 (34.38%) CCNA
4 8 (25.00%) CCIE
5 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) CCA
6 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (6.25%) CCDA
7 2 (6.25%) JNCIS
7 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.13%) CCENT
8 1 (3.13%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (3.13%) CCVP
8 1 (3.13%) Degree
8 1 (3.13%) HND
8 1 (3.13%) JNCIA
8 1 (3.13%) JNCIP
8 1 (3.13%) MCP
8 1 (3.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) vSphere
3 3 (9.38%) XenApp
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.13%) vCloud
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) Juniper
3 6 (18.75%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) Extreme Networks
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) F5
5 4 (12.50%) Huawei
6 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) Splunk
7 1 (3.13%) Aruba
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) Mitel
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) Sophos