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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 65 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.97% 2.22% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.20% 7.91% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 12
Average daily rate
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£495 £420 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +37.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £41.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +32.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% +53.84%
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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
173 253 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 18.64% 28.08% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 84 82
Average daily rate £340 £351 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.99% +25.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £258 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £42.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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

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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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 9 (81.82%) BGP
2 7 (63.64%) OSPF
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (45.45%) UNIX
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) CCNP
4 4 (36.36%) SNMP
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (27.27%) 4G
5 3 (27.27%) F5
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) LTE
5 3 (27.27%) IPsec
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
5 3 (27.27%) Broadband
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Windows
6 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) IKE
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) MPEG
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) Adobe

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 (18.18%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) BGP
2 7 (63.64%) OSPF
3 5 (45.45%) VPN
4 4 (36.36%) SNMP
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) LTE
5 3 (27.27%) 4G
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (27.27%) Wireless
5 3 (27.27%) IPsec
5 3 (27.27%) EIGRP
5 3 (27.27%) Broadband
6 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
6 2 (18.18%) IKE
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) DOCSIS
6 2 (18.18%) RIP
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Games
2 2 (18.18%) Electronics
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Provisioning Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) MPEG
2 2 (18.18%) DTV
2 2 (18.18%) Streaming Video
2 2 (18.18%) STB
2 2 (18.18%) PKI
2 2 (18.18%) IPTV
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 2 (18.18%) Video on Demand
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) DRM
1 2 (18.18%) Validation
1 2 (18.18%) Scrum
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) Video Processing
2 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
2 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) Python
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) CCNP
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) CCIE
3 1 (9.09%) CCSP
3 1 (9.09%) CCIP
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) F5
3 2 (18.18%) Tektronix
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) Adobe
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) Huawei
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) Meraki