The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 48 49 66
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs citing MPLS 19 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.16% 2.91% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.63% 11.64% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 5
Average daily rate
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£420 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £500 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+53.84% -5.45%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
249 232 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.26% 25.03% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 85 96
Average daily rate £363 £275 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 27 (64.29%) Cisco
2 24 (57.14%) IPsec
3 23 (54.76%) VPN
3 23 (54.76%) BGP
4 22 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (52.38%) OSPF
4 22 (52.38%) DNS
5 21 (50.00%) Juniper
6 20 (47.62%) Firewall
7 19 (45.24%) CCNP
8 14 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 14 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (30.95%) F5
9 13 (30.95%) Telecoms
9 13 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (30.95%) Network Architecture
10 12 (28.57%) WAN
10 12 (28.57%) FWSM
11 11 (26.19%) Network Management
11 11 (26.19%) CCIE
11 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
11 11 (26.19%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (23.81%) SNMP
12 10 (23.81%) LAN
12 10 (23.81%) VoIP
13 9 (21.43%) Change Management
14 8 (19.05%) Wireless
14 8 (19.05%) Network Design
14 8 (19.05%) BIG-IP
14 8 (19.05%) PCI DSS

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (19.05%) Apache
2 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.38%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 24 (57.14%) IPsec
2 23 (54.76%) VPN
2 23 (54.76%) BGP
3 22 (52.38%) DNS
3 22 (52.38%) OSPF
4 20 (47.62%) Firewall
5 14 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 13 (30.95%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (28.57%) FWSM
7 12 (28.57%) WAN
8 11 (26.19%) Cisco PIX
9 10 (23.81%) VoIP
9 10 (23.81%) LAN
9 10 (23.81%) SNMP
10 8 (19.05%) DHCP
10 8 (19.05%) WLAN
10 8 (19.05%) Wireless
10 8 (19.05%) BIG-IP
11 6 (14.29%) 4G
11 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) GDB
General
1 13 (30.95%) Telecoms
2 4 (9.52%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Legal
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (30.95%) Network Engineer
2 12 (28.57%) IP Engineer
3 9 (21.43%) Design Engineer
4 8 (19.05%) Security Engineer
5 7 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Consultant
6 3 (7.14%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Development Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Support
7 2 (4.76%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.76%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Architect
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Network Architecture
2 11 (26.19%) Load Balancing
2 11 (26.19%) Network Management
3 9 (21.43%) Change Management
4 8 (19.05%) Network Design
4 8 (19.05%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
6 5 (11.90%) ITIL
7 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.52%) Fault Management
7 4 (9.52%) Demand Forecasting
8 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
9 2 (4.76%) Embedded Software Development
10 1 (2.38%) SABSA
10 1 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (2.38%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) C
2 5 (11.90%) Embedded C
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (45.24%) CCNP
3 11 (26.19%) CCIE
4 8 (19.05%) CCSP
4 8 (19.05%) Check Point Certification
4 8 (19.05%) CCDP
4 8 (19.05%) CISSP
5 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.76%) CCNA
8 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Cisco
2 21 (50.00%) Juniper
3 14 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 13 (30.95%) F5
5 7 (16.67%) Huawei
6 4 (9.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (9.52%) Nokia
7 3 (7.14%) Radware
7 3 (7.14%) Ericsson
7 3 (7.14%) Redback
8 2 (4.76%) Velocent
8 2 (4.76%) HP
9 1 (2.38%) VMware
9 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.38%) AlgoSec
9 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.38%) Tufin