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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 59 55 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.10% 1.68% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.83% 7.73% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Median daily rate £300 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +13.20%
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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
209 207 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.71% 21.74% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 109 93
Median daily rate £350 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £159.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

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
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 3 December 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 14 (73.68%) WAN
2 12 (63.16%) LAN
3 11 (57.89%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (47.37%) BGP
4 9 (47.37%) Ethernet
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco
5 8 (42.11%) OSPF
5 8 (42.11%) xDSL
6 7 (36.84%) IPsec
7 6 (31.58%) Juniper
7 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 6 (31.58%) VoIP
8 5 (26.32%) CCNP
8 5 (26.32%) CCNA
8 5 (26.32%) Broadband
8 5 (26.32%) PPP
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
8 5 (26.32%) DNS
8 5 (26.32%) L2TP
8 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
8 5 (26.32%) VMware
8 5 (26.32%) Network Design
9 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
9 4 (21.05%) Network Management
9 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
9 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
9 4 (21.05%) SNMP
9 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP

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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%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) WAN
2 12 (63.16%) LAN
3 11 (57.89%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) BGP
4 9 (47.37%) Ethernet
5 8 (42.11%) OSPF
5 8 (42.11%) xDSL
6 7 (36.84%) IPsec
7 6 (31.58%) VoIP
8 5 (26.32%) Broadband
8 5 (26.32%) DNS
8 5 (26.32%) L2TP
8 5 (26.32%) PPP
8 5 (26.32%) VPN
9 4 (21.05%) SNMP
9 4 (21.05%) SSL
9 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.79%) DOCSIS
10 3 (15.79%) PSTN
10 3 (15.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Broadband Product Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) WAN Project Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (5.26%) FMCG
3 1 (5.26%) PMI
3 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Network Design
2 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 4 (21.05%) Network Management
3 3 (15.79%) Product Management
3 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (5.26%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.26%) Low Latency
5 1 (5.26%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
5 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Stress Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (26.32%) CCNA
2 5 (26.32%) CCNP
3 3 (15.79%) CCIE
4 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) CCDA
5 1 (5.26%) CCVP
5 1 (5.26%) MCP
5 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
5 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Juniper
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.53%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Splunk
6 1 (5.26%) Aruba
6 1 (5.26%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Mitel
6 1 (5.26%) Polycom
6 1 (5.26%) Sophos
6 1 (5.26%) Tandberg
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