Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 124 120 102
Rank change year-on-year -4 -18 +3
Contract jobs citing MPLS 47 52 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.15% 1.29% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 6.72% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 37
Berkshire median daily rate £370 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £231 £246 £276
90th Percentile £475 £513 £488
South East median daily rate £390 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -8.24% +1.19% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.96% - -70.00%
10th Percentile £21.00 £12.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £23.00 £14.25 £14.25
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +103.70% - -71.78%

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 783 774 903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.12% 19.18% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 329 437
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.60%
10th Percentile £225 £241 £225
90th Percentile £554 £600 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 54
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -34.35% -47.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.33
90th Percentile £46.00 £40.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.44 £22.50
% change year-on-year +26.16% -22.50% -30.77%

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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 21 January 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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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 21 January 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
Newbury -2 11 - - 1
Slough -2 9 £370 -12.94% 1
Reading -22 9 £353 +12.80% 5
Bracknell -7 6 £238 - 1
Maidenhead - 3 £593 - 2
Windsor - 1 - -
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South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 (70.21%) VPN
2 29 (61.70%) Firewall
3 27 (57.45%) Cisco
4 25 (53.19%) Juniper
5 24 (51.06%) BGP
6 20 (42.55%) Telecoms
7 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (38.30%) TCP/IP
8 18 (38.30%) WAN
8 18 (38.30%) LAN
9 17 (36.17%) OSPF
10 15 (31.91%) Linux
11 13 (27.66%) CCNP
12 12 (25.53%) Internet
13 11 (23.40%) Python
13 11 (23.40%) ITIL
13 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
13 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
14 10 (21.28%) Data Centre
14 10 (21.28%) VoIP
14 10 (21.28%) CCNA
14 10 (21.28%) Wireless
15 9 (19.15%) DNS
15 9 (19.15%) SDH
15 9 (19.15%) Network Security
15 9 (19.15%) Network Management
16 8 (17.02%) Degree
16 8 (17.02%) SQL
16 8 (17.02%) WLAN
17 7 (14.89%) Windows

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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 7 (14.89%) OpenStack
2 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (70.21%) VPN
2 29 (61.70%) Firewall
3 24 (51.06%) BGP
4 18 (38.30%) LAN
4 18 (38.30%) TCP/IP
4 18 (38.30%) WAN
5 17 (36.17%) OSPF
6 12 (25.53%) Internet
7 10 (21.28%) VoIP
7 10 (21.28%) Wireless
8 9 (19.15%) DNS
8 9 (19.15%) Network Security
8 9 (19.15%) SDH
9 8 (17.02%) WLAN
10 7 (14.89%) VPLS
11 6 (12.77%) EIGRP
11 6 (12.77%) RIP
11 6 (12.77%) SNMP
11 6 (12.77%) VLAN
12 5 (10.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (8.51%) MariaDB
1 4 (8.51%) MongoDB
1 4 (8.51%) MySQL
1 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
General
1 20 (42.55%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Billing
3 3 (6.38%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Architect
2 7 (14.89%) Consultant
3 6 (12.77%) Security Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Network Consultant
4 5 (10.64%) Network Security Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Network Team Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Incident Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Onboarding Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Node.js
2 1 (2.13%) LDAP
2 1 (2.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.28%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.51%) Private Cloud
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) Tandem
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (31.91%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) Ubuntu
2 7 (14.89%) Windows
3 4 (8.51%) Unix
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) ITIL
2 9 (19.15%) Network Management
3 7 (14.89%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (12.77%) Change Management
4 6 (12.77%) Incident Management
4 6 (12.77%) Migration
5 5 (10.64%) Customer-Centricity
5 5 (10.64%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (10.64%) Network Architecture
5 5 (10.64%) Network Design
5 5 (10.64%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (10.64%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (8.51%) Analytics
6 4 (8.51%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.51%) Data Loss Prevention
6 4 (8.51%) Database Security
6 4 (8.51%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (8.51%) Identity Access Management
6 4 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (8.51%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) Python
2 8 (17.02%) SQL
3 7 (14.89%) Bash Shell
4 6 (12.77%) Perl
5 2 (4.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (27.66%) CCNP
3 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
3 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
4 10 (21.28%) CCNA
5 8 (17.02%) Degree
6 6 (12.77%) JNCIS
7 5 (10.64%) BC Cleared
7 5 (10.64%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (10.64%) CCIE
7 5 (10.64%) CCIP
8 1 (2.13%) CCDA
8 1 (2.13%) CCVP
8 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
3 1 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) KVM
2 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) BIND 9
2 4 (8.51%) NFS
2 4 (8.51%) Postfix
3 3 (6.38%) Docker
4 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Ansible
2 3 (6.38%) Netcool
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
3 2 (4.26%) CSIRT
3 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 27 (57.45%) Cisco
2 25 (53.19%) Juniper
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) Mirantis
3 7 (14.89%) Red Hat
4 6 (12.77%) CheckPoint
4 6 (12.77%) Nortel
5 4 (8.51%) Dell
5 4 (8.51%) EMC
5 4 (8.51%) F5
5 4 (8.51%) Huawei
5 4 (8.51%) Palo Alto
5 4 (8.51%) Riverbed
6 3 (6.38%) BMC
6 3 (6.38%) Mapinfo
6 3 (6.38%) Remedy
6 3 (6.38%) VMware
7 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.26%) Nokia
7 2 (4.26%) TOWER Software