Period
to 15 December 2019

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 6 months to 15 December 2019 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.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 115 115 128
Rank change year-on-year 0 +13 -13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 50 61 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.39% 1.42% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.13% 7.50% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 16
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £391 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.63% +25.20% -21.88%
10th Percentile £220 £238 £256
90th Percentile £550 £520 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +51.85% -
10th Percentile £13.15 £18.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £27.75 £22.65 £14.25
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £24.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year +71.39% +83.33% -71.88%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 815 813 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 22.73% 18.94% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 341 332
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £163 £225 £235
90th Percentile £550 £550 £600
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 18 46
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% +44.44% -31.21%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £41.00
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.35 £17.00
% change year-on-year +56.62% +31.46% -32.00%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 15 December 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Berkshire over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 15 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 18 £400 - 2
Newbury 0 13 £425 -17.07% 3
Slough +3 6 £500 +35.14% 1
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South East

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 33 (66.00%) Cisco
2 28 (56.00%) WAN
3 24 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (44.00%) Telecoms
5 19 (38.00%) Firewall
5 19 (38.00%) LAN
6 17 (34.00%) BGP
6 17 (34.00%) CCNP
7 15 (30.00%) VPN
8 14 (28.00%) Ethernet
8 14 (28.00%) TCP/IP
8 14 (28.00%) Juniper
9 12 (24.00%) OSPF
9 12 (24.00%) Internet
9 12 (24.00%) CCNA
10 11 (22.00%) ITIL
10 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
10 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
11 10 (20.00%) Change Management
12 9 (18.00%) Wireless
12 9 (18.00%) Retail
12 9 (18.00%) DNS
12 9 (18.00%) CCIP
12 9 (18.00%) SNMP
12 9 (18.00%) HP
13 8 (16.00%) Nokia
13 8 (16.00%) CheckPoint
13 8 (16.00%) Linux
13 8 (16.00%) Migration
13 8 (16.00%) Cisco ASA

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Co-occurring 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 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) AWS
1 2 (4.00%) Azure
1 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (56.00%) WAN
2 19 (38.00%) Firewall
2 19 (38.00%) LAN
3 17 (34.00%) BGP
4 15 (30.00%) VPN
5 14 (28.00%) Ethernet
5 14 (28.00%) TCP/IP
6 12 (24.00%) Internet
6 12 (24.00%) OSPF
7 9 (18.00%) DNS
7 9 (18.00%) SNMP
7 9 (18.00%) Wireless
8 8 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (14.00%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (12.00%) ADSL
10 6 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (12.00%) IPsec
10 6 (12.00%) Junos
10 6 (12.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 22 (44.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (18.00%) Retail
3 5 (10.00%) Finance
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) IP Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) IP Network Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Cisco Support
4 6 (12.00%) Designer
4 6 (12.00%) Network Designer
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Network Support
5 5 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Firewall Support
6 4 (8.00%) Switch Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Node.js
1 1 (2.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
2 1 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.00%) Fibre Optics
2 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Linux
2 4 (8.00%) Unix
2 4 (8.00%) Windows
3 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.00%) Solaris
4 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 10 (20.00%) Change Management
3 8 (16.00%) Migration
4 6 (12.00%) Network Design
4 6 (12.00%) Project Management
4 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (10.00%) High Availability
5 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 5 (10.00%) Project Delivery
5 5 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
6 4 (8.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Automation
6 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (8.00%) Service Management
6 4 (8.00%) Supplier Relationship Management
7 3 (6.00%) Process Management
7 3 (6.00%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Python
2 6 (12.00%) Perl
3 4 (8.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (48.00%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (34.00%) CCNP
3 12 (24.00%) CCNA
4 11 (22.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (18.00%) CCIP
6 5 (10.00%) BC Cleared
6 5 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (8.00%) CCIE
8 2 (4.00%) APMP
8 2 (4.00%) CCDP
8 2 (4.00%) HNC
8 2 (4.00%) HND
9 1 (2.00%) CEH
9 1 (2.00%) CISSP
9 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
9 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) SLA
2 5 (10.00%) QA
3 2 (4.00%) GDPR
3 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.00%) KVM
1 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.00%) vSphere
1 2 (4.00%) XenApp
2 1 (2.00%) BIND 9
2 1 (2.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.00%) NFS
2 1 (2.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.00%) Ansible
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (66.00%) Cisco
2 14 (28.00%) Juniper
3 9 (18.00%) HP
4 8 (16.00%) Aruba
4 8 (16.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (16.00%) Nokia
5 7 (14.00%) BT
6 6 (12.00%) Blue Coat
6 6 (12.00%) F5
6 6 (12.00%) Fortinet
6 6 (12.00%) Huawei
7 5 (10.00%) Genesys
7 5 (10.00%) Zscaler
8 4 (8.00%) EMC
8 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
10 2 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (4.00%) Citrix
10 2 (4.00%) Empirix
10 2 (4.00%) Oracle