Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 102 120
Rank change year-on-year -15 +18 -27
Contract jobs citing MPLS 47 67 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.14% 1.56% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.14% 6.77% 5.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 42 28
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +24.03% -7.19%
10th Percentile £256 £228 £204
90th Percentile £521 £494 £497
South East median daily rate £375 £400 £423
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.33% +20.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.40% -20.83%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £17.25
90th Percentile £14.25 £14.25 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £13.50 £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -71.88% +0.36% +16.66%

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 765 990 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.58% 23.03% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 492 522
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £241 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

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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 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +6 15 £300 -1.64% 5
Newbury - 10 £263 - 1
Wokingham +8 1 - -
Slough +1 1 - -
Maidenhead -7 1 £360 -12.20%
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South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 26 (55.32%) Cisco
2 21 (44.68%) Telecoms
3 18 (38.30%) BGP
4 17 (36.17%) VPN
5 15 (31.91%) Data Centre
6 14 (29.79%) WAN
7 12 (25.53%) OSPF
7 12 (25.53%) Juniper
8 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
8 11 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (21.28%) CCNP
9 10 (21.28%) Ethernet
9 10 (21.28%) Firewall
10 8 (17.02%) DNS
10 8 (17.02%) LAN
10 8 (17.02%) Internet
11 7 (14.89%) EIGRP
11 7 (14.89%) CCNA
11 7 (14.89%) DHCP
11 7 (14.89%) ADSL
11 7 (14.89%) IPsec
11 7 (14.89%) Network Security
12 6 (12.77%) Degree
12 6 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (12.77%) Network Architecture
12 6 (12.77%) Wireless
12 6 (12.77%) Python
12 6 (12.77%) Windows
13 5 (10.64%) Linux
13 5 (10.64%) CCIE

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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 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (38.30%) BGP
2 17 (36.17%) VPN
3 14 (29.79%) WAN
4 12 (25.53%) OSPF
5 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
6 10 (21.28%) Ethernet
6 10 (21.28%) Firewall
7 8 (17.02%) DNS
7 8 (17.02%) Internet
7 8 (17.02%) LAN
8 7 (14.89%) ADSL
8 7 (14.89%) DHCP
8 7 (14.89%) EIGRP
8 7 (14.89%) IPsec
8 7 (14.89%) Network Security
9 6 (12.77%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (12.77%) Wireless
10 5 (10.64%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (8.51%) Intelligent Network
11 4 (8.51%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Big Data
1 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (44.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Billing
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) French Language
2 2 (4.26%) German Language
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Architect
2 11 (23.40%) Network Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Network Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Design Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) IP Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Access Transmission Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Transmission Design Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Transmission Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.26%) IP Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Network Support
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) FMCG
4 2 (4.26%) PMI
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 2 (4.26%) Unix
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Solaris
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.77%) Network Architecture
2 5 (10.64%) Network Design
2 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.51%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (8.51%) Process Improvement
3 4 (8.51%) Project Management
3 4 (8.51%) Security Architecture
4 3 (6.38%) ITIL
4 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.38%) Migration
4 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
4 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.38%) Service Design
4 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.26%) Coaching
5 2 (4.26%) Computer Security
5 2 (4.26%) Network Planning
6 1 (2.13%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Python
2 4 (8.51%) Bash Shell
2 4 (8.51%) Perl
3 3 (6.38%) C-shell
3 3 (6.38%) Korn
4 2 (4.26%) C
5 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
5 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (21.28%) CCNP
3 7 (14.89%) CCNA
4 6 (12.77%) Degree
5 5 (10.64%) CCIE
6 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
7 3 (6.38%) BC Cleared
7 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (6.38%) JNCIE
7 3 (6.38%) JNCIP
8 2 (4.26%) CCIP
8 2 (4.26%) PMI Certification
8 2 (4.26%) PMP
8 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (2.13%) CCSP
9 1 (2.13%) CISSP
9 1 (2.13%) HND
9 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
9 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) NFS
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) Openswan
3 1 (2.13%) pfSense
3 1 (2.13%) vCloud
3 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
1 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.13%) vRealize
1 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) Cisco
2 12 (25.53%) Juniper
3 5 (10.64%) Arista
3 5 (10.64%) Fortinet
4 4 (8.51%) Brocade
4 4 (8.51%) Ericsson
4 4 (8.51%) HP
5 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.38%) Extreme Networks
5 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.38%) Remedy
5 3 (6.38%) SonicWALL
5 3 (6.38%) VMware
6 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.26%) F5
7 1 (2.13%) Huawei
7 1 (2.13%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.13%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.13%) NEC
7 1 (2.13%) Vyatta