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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 63 64 51
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.71% 1.31% 2.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.14% 5.80% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -7.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £29.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-24.57% -10.60%
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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
191 224 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.63% 22.49% 30.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 75 73
Average daily rate £350 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £15.38 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.83% -4.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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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

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

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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 26 January 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 (50.00%) BGP
1 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) OSPF
4 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) 2G
5 4 (22.22%) CCNP
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
5 4 (22.22%) Huawei
5 4 (22.22%) LTE
5 4 (22.22%) 4G
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (16.67%) FortiGate
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (16.67%) CCIE
6 3 (16.67%) WAN
6 3 (16.67%) CCIP
6 3 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 3 (16.67%) IPsec
6 3 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (11.11%) Cramer
7 2 (11.11%) MetaSolv
7 2 (11.11%) Wireless
7 2 (11.11%) BT
7 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
7 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
7 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) BGP
2 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
3 6 (33.33%) OSPF
4 5 (27.78%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) 2G
5 4 (22.22%) LTE
5 4 (22.22%) 4G
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (16.67%) EIGRP
6 3 (16.67%) IPsec
6 3 (16.67%) WAN
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.11%) Network Security
7 2 (11.11%) IPv6
7 2 (11.11%) 3G
7 2 (11.11%) LAN
7 2 (11.11%) SDH
7 2 (11.11%) Wireless
8 1 (5.56%) DSL
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Toad
1 2 (11.11%) GDB
General
1 9 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Software Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Provisioning Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Network Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Transmission Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Circuiting Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
1 2 (11.11%) Web Services
1 2 (11.11%) XML
1 2 (11.11%) JMS
1 2 (11.11%) WSDL
1 2 (11.11%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) SIEM
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
1 2 (11.11%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (22.22%) CCNP
2 3 (16.67%) CCIP
2 3 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Huawei
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) F5
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) BEA
4 2 (11.11%) Ericsson
4 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.11%) MetaSolv
4 2 (11.11%) BT
4 2 (11.11%) Cramer
5 1 (5.56%) BMC
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) SevOne
5 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.56%) WatchGuard
5 1 (5.56%) Infoblox