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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 42 64 48
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Contract jobs citing MPLS 22 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.79% 0.86% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.57% 4.55% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 3
Median daily rate £325 £495 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.34% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £495 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.34% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £95.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-49.47% +137.50%
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
175 176 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.18% 18.90% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 75 81
Median daily rate £375 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £182 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.56 £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £11.75 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.29 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 30 (71.43%) Cisco
2 28 (66.67%) WAN
3 25 (59.52%) VPN
4 24 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (52.38%) Firewall
6 19 (45.24%) IPsec
7 18 (42.86%) Telecoms
7 18 (42.86%) BGP
8 16 (38.10%) CCNP
9 15 (35.71%) LAN
10 14 (33.33%) DNS
11 12 (28.57%) OSPF
11 12 (28.57%) CCNA
11 12 (28.57%) Juniper
12 11 (26.19%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (23.81%) EIGRP
13 10 (23.81%) DHCP
13 10 (23.81%) VLAN
14 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
14 9 (21.43%) Windows
14 9 (21.43%) Linux
15 8 (19.05%) Network Security
15 8 (19.05%) CCIE
16 7 (16.67%) VMware
16 7 (16.67%) Ethernet
16 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
16 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
16 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
17 6 (14.29%) SaaS
17 6 (14.29%) Palo Alto

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 (2.38%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) SaaS
2 3 (7.14%) PaaS
3 2 (4.76%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (66.67%) WAN
2 25 (59.52%) VPN
3 22 (52.38%) Firewall
4 19 (45.24%) IPsec
5 18 (42.86%) BGP
6 15 (35.71%) LAN
7 14 (33.33%) DNS
8 12 (28.57%) OSPF
9 11 (26.19%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (23.81%) DHCP
10 10 (23.81%) EIGRP
10 10 (23.81%) VLAN
11 8 (19.05%) Network Security
12 7 (16.67%) Ethernet
13 6 (14.29%) Broadband
13 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
14 5 (11.90%) Internet
14 5 (11.90%) SSL
14 5 (11.90%) VoIP
15 4 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Military
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Architect
3 5 (11.90%) Security Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (9.52%) Designer
4 4 (9.52%) IP Designer
4 4 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (9.52%) Network Designer
5 3 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Network Support
6 2 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.76%) IVR
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.38%) FMCG
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) CentOS
3 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Unix
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Change Management
2 5 (11.90%) Load Balancing
2 5 (11.90%) Network Design
3 4 (9.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 4 (9.52%) Open Source
3 4 (9.52%) SIEM
3 4 (9.52%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.14%) Presales
4 3 (7.14%) Project Management
4 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (4.76%) Financial Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.76%) SOA
5 2 (4.76%) Software Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (2.38%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 1 (2.38%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.38%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) Perl
1 1 (2.38%) Python
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (38.10%) CCNP
3 12 (28.57%) CCNA
4 8 (19.05%) CCIE
5 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (9.52%) JNCIP
8 3 (7.14%) CCA
8 3 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
9 2 (4.76%) CCDA
9 2 (4.76%) JNCIS
9 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.38%) CCENT
10 1 (2.38%) CCNP Voice
10 1 (2.38%) CCVP
10 1 (2.38%) Degree
10 1 (2.38%) HND
10 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
10 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) XenApp
3 2 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (2.38%) vCloud
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 30 (71.43%) Cisco
2 12 (28.57%) Juniper
3 7 (16.67%) VMware
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
4 6 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 5 (11.90%) Extreme Networks
5 5 (11.90%) Huawei
6 4 (9.52%) F5
7 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.38%) Aruba
8 1 (2.38%) Avaya
8 1 (2.38%) EMC
8 1 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (2.38%) Mitel
8 1 (2.38%) Nortel
8 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.38%) Sophos