The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 59 76 28
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -48
Contract jobs citing MPLS 12 14 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.32% 1.30% 5.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 5.86% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 18
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
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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
196 239 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.59% 22.17% 41.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 96 130
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £145 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -19.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £12.55 £15.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.80 £13.00 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 17 (54.84%) BGP
2 14 (45.16%) OSPF
2 14 (45.16%) Cisco
2 14 (45.16%) Telecoms
3 13 (41.94%) IPsec
3 13 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (35.48%) VPN
4 11 (35.48%) Firewall
5 10 (32.26%) CCNP
6 8 (25.81%) Juniper
6 8 (25.81%) WAN
6 8 (25.81%) Ethernet
7 7 (22.58%) CCIE
7 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
7 7 (22.58%) Network Architecture
8 6 (19.35%) GDB
8 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
8 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
8 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (19.35%) LTE
8 6 (19.35%) Huawei
8 6 (19.35%) Network Design
8 6 (19.35%) Wireless
8 6 (19.35%) Migration
8 6 (19.35%) DNS
8 6 (19.35%) C
8 6 (19.35%) LAN
9 5 (16.13%) WLAN
9 5 (16.13%) DHCP
9 5 (16.13%) Embedded C

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
1 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 17 (54.84%) BGP
2 14 (45.16%) OSPF
3 13 (41.94%) IPsec
4 11 (35.48%) Firewall
4 11 (35.48%) VPN
5 8 (25.81%) WAN
5 8 (25.81%) Ethernet
6 6 (19.35%) LAN
6 6 (19.35%) DNS
6 6 (19.35%) Wireless
6 6 (19.35%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (19.35%) LTE
7 5 (16.13%) WLAN
7 5 (16.13%) DHCP
7 5 (16.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.90%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (12.90%) 4G
8 4 (12.90%) 2G
9 3 (9.68%) EIGRP
9 3 (9.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) GDB
2 2 (6.45%) Toad
General
1 14 (45.16%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Software Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) IP Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Design Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Provisioning Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Embedded C Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Development Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.23%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Design Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) SOAP
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
1 2 (6.45%) XML
1 2 (6.45%) JMS
1 2 (6.45%) WSDL
1 2 (6.45%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) SecurID
1 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Network Architecture
1 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) Network Design
3 5 (16.13%) Software Engineering
3 5 (16.13%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (16.13%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (9.68%) Network Management
5 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.45%) TDD
5 2 (6.45%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) Project Management
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.23%) Change Management
6 1 (3.23%) eTOM
6 1 (3.23%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) C
2 5 (16.13%) Embedded C
3 2 (6.45%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Python
4 1 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (32.26%) CCNP
3 7 (22.58%) CCIE
4 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) CCIP
6 2 (6.45%) CCSP
6 2 (6.45%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (6.45%) Degree
6 2 (6.45%) CCDP
6 2 (6.45%) CISSP
7 1 (3.23%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco
2 8 (25.81%) Juniper
3 6 (19.35%) Huawei
4 5 (16.13%) CheckPoint
4 5 (16.13%) F5
5 3 (9.68%) Nokia
5 3 (9.68%) Radware
5 3 (9.68%) Redback
6 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.45%) Oracle
6 2 (6.45%) Ericsson
6 2 (6.45%) MetaSolv
6 2 (6.45%) BT
6 2 (6.45%) Cramer
6 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 2 (6.45%) BEA
7 1 (3.23%) BMC
7 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.23%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.23%) Tufin