The first table below looks at the demand for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 25 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 Reading 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 49 48 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 20 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.22% 3.11% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.91% 12.93% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 5
Average daily rate
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£420 £306 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £273 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £490 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
253 232 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.08% 24.07% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 31 (67.39%) Cisco
2 25 (54.35%) IPsec
3 24 (52.17%) VPN
3 24 (52.17%) Juniper
4 23 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (50.00%) BGP
4 23 (50.00%) DNS
5 22 (47.83%) OSPF
5 22 (47.83%) Firewall
6 20 (43.48%) CCNP
7 17 (36.96%) Cisco Nexus
8 15 (32.61%) CheckPoint
8 15 (32.61%) Telecoms
9 14 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (30.43%) F5
10 13 (28.26%) Network Architecture
10 13 (28.26%) WAN
11 12 (26.09%) CCIE
11 12 (26.09%) Cisco PIX
11 12 (26.09%) Change Management
11 12 (26.09%) FWSM
12 11 (23.91%) Network Management
12 11 (23.91%) Huawei
12 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
12 11 (23.91%) LAN
12 11 (23.91%) VoIP
13 10 (21.74%) SNMP
14 9 (19.57%) Ethernet
14 9 (19.57%) CCSP
14 9 (19.57%) CCDP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 8 (17.39%) Apache
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (54.35%) IPsec
2 24 (52.17%) VPN
3 23 (50.00%) DNS
3 23 (50.00%) BGP
4 22 (47.83%) Firewall
4 22 (47.83%) OSPF
5 17 (36.96%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (28.26%) WAN
8 12 (26.09%) Cisco PIX
8 12 (26.09%) FWSM
9 11 (23.91%) VoIP
9 11 (23.91%) LAN
10 10 (21.74%) SNMP
11 9 (19.57%) Ethernet
12 8 (17.39%) DHCP
12 8 (17.39%) WLAN
12 8 (17.39%) Wireless
12 8 (17.39%) 4G
12 8 (17.39%) BIG-IP
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) GDB
General
1 15 (32.61%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (28.26%) Network Engineer
1 13 (28.26%) IP Engineer
2 12 (26.09%) NOC Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Design Engineer
4 8 (17.39%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Senior IP Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Development Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Embedded C Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Network Support
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Network Architecture
2 12 (26.09%) Change Management
3 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
3 11 (23.91%) Network Management
4 9 (19.57%) Network Design
5 8 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (15.22%) Configuration Management
6 7 (15.22%) Risk Assessment
6 7 (15.22%) Fault Management
7 6 (13.04%) Problem Management
8 5 (10.87%) ITIL
9 4 (8.70%) Demand Forecasting
10 3 (6.52%) Performance Management
11 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
11 2 (4.35%) Embedded Software Development
12 1 (2.17%) SABSA
12 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
12 1 (2.17%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) C
2 4 (8.70%) Embedded C
3 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (43.48%) CCNP
3 12 (26.09%) CCIE
4 9 (19.57%) CCSP
4 9 (19.57%) CCDP
5 8 (17.39%) CISSP
5 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 8 (17.39%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.52%) CCNA
8 1 (2.17%) CCSA
8 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.35%) SLA
3 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 31 (67.39%) Cisco
2 24 (52.17%) Juniper
3 15 (32.61%) CheckPoint
4 14 (30.43%) F5
5 11 (23.91%) Huawei
6 5 (10.87%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 4 (8.70%) Nokia
8 3 (6.52%) Radware
8 3 (6.52%) Ericsson
8 3 (6.52%) Redback
9 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.35%) Velocent
9 2 (4.35%) HP
10 1 (2.17%) VMware
10 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.17%) AlgoSec
10 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.17%) Tufin