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 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 52 55 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing MPLS 15 20 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.74% 1.98% 3.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.76% 8.23% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 5
Average daily rate
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£338 £340 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £273 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £50.50 £30.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -3.63%
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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
222 243 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.72% 24.04% 38.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 83 109
Average daily rate £375 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 15 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

MPLS Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 26 (66.67%) IPsec
2 24 (61.54%) VPN
3 23 (58.97%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (56.41%) BGP
5 21 (53.85%) OSPF
6 20 (51.28%) Cisco
6 20 (51.28%) CCNP
7 19 (48.72%) DNS
8 17 (43.59%) Firewall
9 14 (35.90%) Juniper
10 12 (30.77%) CheckPoint
10 12 (30.77%) WAN
10 12 (30.77%) Load Balancing
10 12 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (30.77%) F5
11 11 (28.21%) FWSM
11 11 (28.21%) Network Architecture
11 11 (28.21%) Network Management
11 11 (28.21%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
11 11 (28.21%) VoIP
11 11 (28.21%) CCIE
12 10 (25.64%) SNMP
12 10 (25.64%) LAN
13 9 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (23.08%) WLAN
13 9 (23.08%) DHCP
13 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
13 9 (23.08%) Wireless

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 (20.51%) Apache
2 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (66.67%) IPsec
2 24 (61.54%) VPN
3 22 (56.41%) BGP
4 21 (53.85%) OSPF
5 19 (48.72%) DNS
6 17 (43.59%) Firewall
7 12 (30.77%) WAN
7 12 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (28.21%) FWSM
8 11 (28.21%) VoIP
8 11 (28.21%) Cisco PIX
9 10 (25.64%) SNMP
9 10 (25.64%) LAN
10 9 (23.08%) WLAN
10 9 (23.08%) DHCP
10 9 (23.08%) Wireless
10 9 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (20.51%) BIG-IP
12 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
13 5 (12.82%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) GDB
2 2 (5.13%) Toad
General
1 11 (28.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) IP Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Design Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Security Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Development Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Embedded C Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Provisioning Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Design Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Support
7 2 (5.13%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Network Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Network Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) SOAP
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
1 2 (5.13%) XML
1 2 (5.13%) JMS
1 2 (5.13%) WSDL
1 2 (5.13%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) SecurID
1 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Load Balancing
2 11 (28.21%) Network Management
2 11 (28.21%) Network Architecture
3 9 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (23.08%) Network Design
4 7 (17.95%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (17.95%) Mentoring
5 5 (12.82%) Migration
5 5 (12.82%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.26%) ITIL
6 4 (10.26%) Demand Forecasting
7 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
7 2 (5.13%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Change Management
7 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.13%) TDD
8 1 (2.56%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) C
2 6 (15.38%) Embedded C
3 2 (5.13%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) Perl
3 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (58.97%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (51.28%) CCNP
3 11 (28.21%) CCIE
4 8 (20.51%) CCSP
4 8 (20.51%) Check Point Certification
4 8 (20.51%) CCDP
4 8 (20.51%) CISSP
5 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
6 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (5.13%) Degree
7 2 (5.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Cisco
2 14 (35.90%) Juniper
3 12 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 12 (30.77%) F5
4 5 (12.82%) Huawei
5 4 (10.26%) Ericsson
5 4 (10.26%) Nokia
6 3 (7.69%) Redback
6 3 (7.69%) Radware
7 2 (5.13%) MetaSolv
7 2 (5.13%) BEA
7 2 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) Cramer
7 2 (5.13%) Oracle
8 1 (2.56%) AlgoSec
8 1 (2.56%) VMware
8 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.56%) Tufin
8 1 (2.56%) BT