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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 53 65 51
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 1.08% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.32% 4.89% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Median daily rate £475 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% +14.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £50.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.92 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-67.00% +63.66%
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
162 225 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.98% 22.04% 24.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 120 88
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £11.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 23 (76.67%) WAN
2 21 (70.00%) Firewall
3 17 (56.67%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (56.67%) LAN
3 17 (56.67%) VPN
3 17 (56.67%) Telecoms
4 15 (50.00%) IPsec
5 14 (46.67%) Cisco
6 13 (43.33%) DNS
7 11 (36.67%) BGP
8 10 (33.33%) DHCP
8 10 (33.33%) CCNP
8 10 (33.33%) CCNA
9 9 (30.00%) Ethernet
9 9 (30.00%) Broadband
9 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
9 9 (30.00%) Network Design
9 9 (30.00%) VLAN
10 8 (26.67%) Network Security
10 8 (26.67%) Windows
10 8 (26.67%) Linux
10 8 (26.67%) CCIE
10 8 (26.67%) Juniper
11 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
12 6 (20.00%) OSPF
12 6 (20.00%) VoIP
12 6 (20.00%) xDSL
13 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 5 (16.67%) SLA
13 5 (16.67%) EIGRP

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 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) SaaS
2 3 (10.00%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (76.67%) WAN
2 21 (70.00%) Firewall
3 17 (56.67%) LAN
3 17 (56.67%) VPN
4 15 (50.00%) IPsec
5 13 (43.33%) DNS
6 11 (36.67%) BGP
7 10 (33.33%) DHCP
8 9 (30.00%) Broadband
8 9 (30.00%) Ethernet
8 9 (30.00%) VLAN
9 8 (26.67%) Network Security
10 6 (20.00%) OSPF
10 6 (20.00%) VoIP
10 6 (20.00%) xDSL
11 5 (16.67%) EIGRP
11 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 4 (13.33%) Internet
12 4 (13.33%) PSTN
12 4 (13.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 17 (56.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Military
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Security Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Architect
4 4 (13.33%) IT Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Network Support
6 2 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) IVR
2 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Linux
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Network Design
2 5 (16.67%) Change Management
3 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 4 (13.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (13.33%) Open Source
3 4 (13.33%) SIEM
3 4 (13.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (10.00%) Product Management
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (6.67%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (6.67%) SOA
5 2 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
5 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (3.33%) Change Control
6 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.33%) Presales
6 1 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (33.33%) CCNA
2 10 (33.33%) CCNP
3 8 (26.67%) CCIE
4 3 (10.00%) CCA
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (6.67%) CCDA
5 2 (6.67%) JNCIS
5 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) CCENT
6 1 (3.33%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (3.33%) CCVP
6 1 (3.33%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) HND
6 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.33%) JNCIP
6 1 (3.33%) MCP
6 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco
2 8 (26.67%) Juniper
3 5 (16.67%) Extreme Networks
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) F5
4 4 (13.33%) Huawei
4 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) Splunk
6 1 (3.33%) Aruba
6 1 (3.33%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Mitel
6 1 (3.33%) Sophos