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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 75 57 52
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.21% 2.21% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 9.02% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Average daily rate
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- £210 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £289
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £45.00 £22.67
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +98.54%
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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
204 255 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.01% 24.54% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 91 75
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £189 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £331 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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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 4 May 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 6 (75.00%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (37.50%) DOCSIS
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) STB
5 2 (25.00%) SSH
5 2 (25.00%) CMS
5 2 (25.00%) Games
5 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) IPTV
5 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (25.00%) Video Processing
5 2 (25.00%) Tektronix
5 2 (25.00%) Video on Demand
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (25.00%) DRM
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) Apple
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) DTV

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) BGP
2 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (37.50%) DOCSIS
4 2 (25.00%) SSH
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (25.00%) Telnet
4 2 (25.00%) RIP
4 2 (25.00%) SNMP
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) PSTN
5 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 1 (12.50%) DSLAM
5 1 (12.50%) xDSL
General
1 3 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Security Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 2 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Product Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) STB
1 2 (25.00%) Streaming Video
1 2 (25.00%) IPTV
1 2 (25.00%) Video on Demand
1 2 (25.00%) DTV
1 2 (25.00%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Validation
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Video Processing
1 2 (25.00%) DRM
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Product Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) CCIE
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) CCIP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Tektronix
3 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Apple
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Adobe
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard
4 1 (12.50%) Huawei