The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 54 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs citing MPLS 13 23 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.86% 2.43% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.99% 9.39% 2.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 2
Median daily rate £300 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +64.04%

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
186 245 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.57% 25.93% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 119 102
Median daily rate £320 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) WAN
3 11 (57.89%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) OSPF
4 10 (52.63%) BGP
4 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (47.37%) Juniper
5 9 (47.37%) CCNA
5 9 (47.37%) LAN
6 7 (36.84%) Ethernet
6 7 (36.84%) SNMP
6 7 (36.84%) CCNP
6 7 (36.84%) xDSL
7 6 (31.58%) Network Design
7 6 (31.58%) DNS
7 6 (31.58%) VoIP
8 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
8 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
8 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
8 5 (26.32%) Network Management
9 4 (21.05%) Change Management
9 4 (21.05%) IPsec
9 4 (21.05%) F5
9 4 (21.05%) PPP
9 4 (21.05%) WLAN
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL
9 4 (21.05%) Broadband
9 4 (21.05%) VMware
9 4 (21.05%) L2TP

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) WAN
2 11 (57.89%) Firewall
3 10 (52.63%) BGP
3 10 (52.63%) OSPF
4 9 (47.37%) LAN
5 7 (36.84%) Ethernet
5 7 (36.84%) SNMP
5 7 (36.84%) xDSL
6 6 (31.58%) DNS
6 6 (31.58%) VoIP
7 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
8 4 (21.05%) Broadband
8 4 (21.05%) DSL
8 4 (21.05%) IPsec
8 4 (21.05%) L2TP
8 4 (21.05%) PPP
8 4 (21.05%) WLAN
8 4 (21.05%) X.21
9 3 (15.79%) DOCSIS
9 3 (15.79%) DSLAM
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Billing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Leader
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) IP Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IP Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Broadband Product Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support
5 1 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Product Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.26%) PMI
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Network Design
2 5 (26.32%) Network Management
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Product Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
5 2 (10.53%) High Availability
5 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 2 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) DDoS Mitigation
6 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (47.37%) CCNA
3 7 (36.84%) CCNP
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) CCDA
6 1 (5.26%) CCIP
6 1 (5.26%) CCVP
6 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
6 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
6 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) vSphere
3 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Juniper
3 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
4 4 (21.05%) F5
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) Splunk
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) Mitel
6 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.26%) Polycom
6 1 (5.26%) Tandberg