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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 46 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 32 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.27% 0.69% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.72% 3.21% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 7
Average daily rate £450 £375 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +78.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £375 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £30.75 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £26.50 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+60.37% -85.27%
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
273 187 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.86% 21.44% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £114 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

MPLS Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 30 (69.77%) Cisco
2 18 (41.86%) BGP
3 17 (39.53%) OSPF
3 17 (39.53%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (39.53%) VPN
4 16 (37.21%) CCNP
5 14 (32.56%) Firewall
5 14 (32.56%) VLAN
6 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
6 13 (30.23%) WAN
7 11 (25.58%) Juniper
8 10 (23.26%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (23.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
9 9 (20.93%) Internet
9 9 (20.93%) Unix
9 9 (20.93%) Broadband
10 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
10 8 (18.60%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (16.28%) CCIE
11 7 (16.28%) LAN
11 7 (16.28%) DNS
11 7 (16.28%) Project Management
12 6 (13.95%) Network Design
12 6 (13.95%) Huawei
12 6 (13.95%) Ethernet
12 6 (13.95%) Windows
12 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
12 6 (13.95%) F5
13 5 (11.63%) IOS XR

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (6.98%) CMS
2 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (41.86%) BGP
2 17 (39.53%) OSPF
2 17 (39.53%) VPN
3 14 (32.56%) Firewall
3 14 (32.56%) VLAN
4 13 (30.23%) WAN
5 10 (23.26%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (23.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (20.93%) Broadband
6 9 (20.93%) Internet
7 8 (18.60%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (16.28%) DNS
8 7 (16.28%) LAN
9 6 (13.95%) Ethernet
10 5 (11.63%) EIGRP
10 5 (11.63%) IOS XR
10 5 (11.63%) NX-OS
10 5 (11.63%) SNMP
10 5 (11.63%) SSL
11 4 (9.30%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (30.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Games
2 3 (6.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Network Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Cisco Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Designer
4 5 (11.63%) Network Designer
5 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.98%) IP Designer
6 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.65%) NOC Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Project Coordinator
7 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.65%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.98%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.98%) DTV
2 3 (6.98%) IPTV
2 3 (6.98%) MPEG
2 3 (6.98%) Streaming Video
2 3 (6.98%) Video on Demand
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.93%) Unix
2 6 (13.95%) Windows
3 5 (11.63%) Linux
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Project Management
2 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
2 6 (13.95%) Network Design
3 5 (11.63%) Migration
4 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2
4 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.98%) DRM
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
5 3 (6.98%) Resource Management
5 3 (6.98%) Scrum
5 3 (6.98%) Validation
5 3 (6.98%) Video Processing
6 2 (4.65%) Change Management
6 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.65%) Network Planning
6 2 (4.65%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) Perl
2 2 (4.65%) Python
3 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (37.21%) CCNP
3 7 (16.28%) CCIE
4 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.98%) JNCIP
6 2 (4.65%) APMP
6 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.65%) PMP
6 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.33%) CCIP
7 1 (2.33%) CCNA
7 1 (2.33%) CCSP
7 1 (2.33%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.33%) Degree
7 1 (2.33%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) Netcool
1 1 (2.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 1 (2.33%) Simpana
1 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (69.77%) Cisco
2 11 (25.58%) Juniper
3 8 (18.60%) CheckPoint
4 6 (13.95%) F5
4 6 (13.95%) Huawei
5 5 (11.63%) VMware
6 3 (6.98%) Adobe
6 3 (6.98%) Apple
6 3 (6.98%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.98%) Tektronix
7 2 (4.65%) BT
7 2 (4.65%) Citrix
7 2 (4.65%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 2 (4.65%) Nortel
8 1 (2.33%) ComArch
8 1 (2.33%) CommVault
8 1 (2.33%) Infovista
8 1 (2.33%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.33%) Microsoft