The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 80 75 62
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 21 51 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.13% 2.07% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.74% 8.21% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 46
Median daily rate £475 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +39.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £560 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +3.44% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £13.25 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +10.00%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 366 621 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.77% 25.23% 26.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 290 334
Median daily rate £420 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% +20.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £22.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.60 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -6 5 £550 +17.33% 2
Bracknell -3 3 - - 1
Slough - 3 £444 - 1
Newbury +2 2 £320 +70.66%
MPLS
South East

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 53 (92.98%) Cisco
2 39 (68.42%) BGP
3 30 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (50.88%) OSPF
5 27 (47.37%) Telecoms
6 25 (43.86%) Firewall
7 24 (42.11%) CCNP
7 24 (42.11%) WAN
7 24 (42.11%) TCP/IP
8 23 (40.35%) Juniper
9 22 (38.60%) CCNA
10 19 (33.33%) SNMP
11 18 (31.58%) DNS
11 18 (31.58%) LAN
12 17 (29.82%) VPN
12 17 (29.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 15 (26.32%) CheckPoint
14 14 (24.56%) Ethernet
15 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
15 12 (21.05%) Huawei
16 11 (19.30%) Internet
17 10 (17.54%) VoIP
17 10 (17.54%) VPLS
17 10 (17.54%) F5
17 10 (17.54%) Palo Alto
18 9 (15.79%) Broadband
19 8 (14.04%) CRM
19 8 (14.04%) CCIP
19 8 (14.04%) DSL
19 8 (14.04%) VMware

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Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (68.42%) BGP
2 29 (50.88%) OSPF
3 25 (43.86%) Firewall
4 24 (42.11%) TCP/IP
4 24 (42.11%) WAN
5 19 (33.33%) SNMP
6 18 (31.58%) DNS
6 18 (31.58%) LAN
7 17 (29.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (29.82%) VPN
8 14 (24.56%) Ethernet
9 11 (19.30%) Internet
10 10 (17.54%) VoIP
10 10 (17.54%) VPLS
11 9 (15.79%) Broadband
12 8 (14.04%) DSL
12 8 (14.04%) VLAN
12 8 (14.04%) xDSL
13 7 (12.28%) ICMP
13 7 (12.28%) SAN
General
1 27 (47.37%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Billing
2 3 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (3.51%) Electronics
3 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
4 1 (1.75%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (35.09%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) IP Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) IP Network Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Technical Leader
6 5 (8.77%) NOC Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Data Architect
8 3 (5.26%) Data Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Deployment Manager
8 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.51%) Network Security Architect
9 2 (3.51%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) JMS
2 1 (1.75%) JTAPI
2 1 (1.75%) REST
2 1 (1.75%) SOAP
2 1 (1.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (7.02%) EMC VNX
3 4 (7.02%) IPTV
3 4 (7.02%) Over-the-Top Content
3 4 (7.02%) STB
3 4 (7.02%) Video on Demand
4 3 (5.26%) PKI
5 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.75%) CCTV
6 1 (1.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Android
3 3 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) Change Management
1 8 (14.04%) CRM
1 8 (14.04%) Migration
2 7 (12.28%) ITIL
3 5 (8.77%) Network Design
3 5 (8.77%) Network Management
4 4 (7.02%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.26%) High Availability
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (3.51%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.51%) Presales
6 2 (3.51%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (3.51%) Validation
7 1 (1.75%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.75%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (42.11%) CCNP
3 22 (38.60%) CCNA
4 8 (14.04%) CCIP
5 5 (8.77%) JNCIA
5 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
6 4 (7.02%) CCIE
6 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) BC Cleared
7 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.51%) CCDA
7 2 (3.51%) CCDP
8 1 (1.75%) CCVP
8 1 (1.75%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
1 4 (7.02%) vCloud
1 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) vRealize
2 3 (5.26%) Nagios
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.75%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.75%) Netcool
4 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 53 (92.98%) Cisco
2 23 (40.35%) Juniper
3 15 (26.32%) CheckPoint
4 12 (21.05%) Huawei
5 10 (17.54%) F5
5 10 (17.54%) Palo Alto
6 8 (14.04%) VMware
7 5 (8.77%) EMC
7 5 (8.77%) HP
8 4 (7.02%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.26%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.51%) Avaya
10 2 (3.51%) Oracle
10 2 (3.51%) Remedy
10 2 (3.51%) Tandberg
11 1 (1.75%) Citrix
11 1 (1.75%) IBM
11 1 (1.75%) Meraki
11 1 (1.75%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.75%) SAP