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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 50 65 48
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 23 6 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.62% 0.72% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.90% 3.85% 8.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Median daily rate £340 - £420
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 - £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £95.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-49.65% +181.48%
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
211 156 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.06% 18.73% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 53 88
Median daily rate £400 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £482 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 6
Median hourly rate £19.61 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.95% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.29 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 38 (73.08%) Cisco
2 31 (59.62%) VPN
3 29 (55.77%) WAN
4 27 (51.92%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (46.15%) Firewall
6 23 (44.23%) Telecoms
6 23 (44.23%) BGP
7 19 (36.54%) CCNP
7 19 (36.54%) IPsec
8 17 (32.69%) OSPF
9 15 (28.85%) LAN
10 14 (26.92%) Juniper
10 14 (26.92%) VLAN
11 13 (25.00%) DNS
12 12 (23.08%) CCNA
12 12 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (21.15%) CCIE
14 10 (19.23%) EIGRP
14 10 (19.23%) Windows
14 10 (19.23%) Linux
15 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
15 9 (17.31%) DHCP
16 8 (15.38%) Internet
16 8 (15.38%) Citrix
16 8 (15.38%) VMware
16 8 (15.38%) Network Security
16 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
16 8 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
17 7 (13.46%) Windows Server

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 (1.92%) CMS
1 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) SaaS
2 4 (7.69%) IaaS
3 3 (5.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (59.62%) VPN
2 29 (55.77%) WAN
3 24 (46.15%) Firewall
4 23 (44.23%) BGP
5 19 (36.54%) IPsec
6 17 (32.69%) OSPF
7 15 (28.85%) LAN
8 14 (26.92%) VLAN
9 13 (25.00%) DNS
10 12 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (19.23%) EIGRP
12 9 (17.31%) DHCP
13 8 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (15.38%) Internet
13 8 (15.38%) Network Security
14 7 (13.46%) Broadband
14 7 (13.46%) Ethernet
15 6 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
15 6 (11.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (44.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Games
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (32.69%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Architect
2 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Designer
3 5 (9.62%) IP Designer
3 5 (9.62%) Network Designer
3 5 (9.62%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) IVR
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.92%) DTV
4 1 (1.92%) FMCG
4 1 (1.92%) IPTV
4 1 (1.92%) MPEG
4 1 (1.92%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.92%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.23%) Linux
1 10 (19.23%) Windows
2 7 (13.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (1.92%) CentOS
4 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) Change Management
2 6 (11.54%) Project Management
3 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
3 5 (9.62%) Network Design
3 5 (9.62%) Presales
4 4 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (7.69%) Open Source
4 4 (7.69%) SIEM
4 4 (7.69%) Software Architecture
4 4 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 2 (3.85%) Financial Analysis
6 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.85%) People Management
6 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.85%) Resource Management
6 2 (3.85%) Validation
6 2 (3.85%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.92%) Perl
1 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
1 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (51.92%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (36.54%) CCNP
3 12 (23.08%) CCNA
4 11 (21.15%) CCIE
5 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
7 5 (9.62%) JNCIP
8 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.77%) CCA
9 3 (5.77%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (5.77%) JNCIS
10 2 (3.85%) CCDA
10 2 (3.85%) Degree
10 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.92%) CCENT
11 1 (1.92%) CCNP Voice
11 1 (1.92%) CCVP
11 1 (1.92%) HND
11 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
11 1 (1.92%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) XenApp
2 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) NFS
3 1 (1.92%) vCloud
3 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (1.92%) Simpana
Vendors
1 38 (73.08%) Cisco
2 14 (26.92%) Juniper
3 8 (15.38%) Citrix
3 8 (15.38%) VMware
4 6 (11.54%) Huawei
4 6 (11.54%) Palo Alto
5 5 (9.62%) F5
6 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 4 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.85%) Nortel
8 1 (1.92%) Adobe
8 1 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.92%) Avaya
8 1 (1.92%) CommVault
8 1 (1.92%) EMC
8 1 (1.92%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.92%) Mitel
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds