Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 115 92
Rank change year-on-year -1 -23 -13
Contract jobs citing MPLS 50 39 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.26% 1.04% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.49% 5.45% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 68
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £444 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +3.20% +14.67%
10th Percentile £253 £348 £227
90th Percentile £606 £513 £573
South East median daily rate £435 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +8.75% +5.26% -4.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% - -
South East median hourly rate £43.50 £13.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year +222.22% -71.78% +6.29%

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 668 715 1,153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.78% 19.09% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 309 550
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £185 £231 £250
90th Percentile £544 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 52 42
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £18.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -30.87% -46.27%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £53.63 £46.20 £54.25
South East median hourly rate £25.01 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year +42.89% -32.69% -10.54%

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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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 0 14 £525 +5.00% 2
Newbury -5 10 £381 - 4
Bracknell -1 7 £338 -30.41%
Slough -4 5 £325 -26.76%
Maidenhead -12 1 - - 1
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South East

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 29 (58.00%) Telecoms
2 27 (54.00%) WAN
3 23 (46.00%) Cisco
4 22 (44.00%) VPN
5 21 (42.00%) Firewall
6 20 (40.00%) LAN
6 20 (40.00%) BGP
7 18 (36.00%) OSPF
8 17 (34.00%) Ethernet
9 16 (32.00%) Internet
10 14 (28.00%) TCP/IP
11 13 (26.00%) Network Management
12 12 (24.00%) Management Information System
13 11 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (22.00%) Juniper
14 10 (20.00%) Wireless
14 10 (20.00%) Unified Communications
14 10 (20.00%) Use Case
15 9 (18.00%) Technical Architecture
15 9 (18.00%) CCNA
15 9 (18.00%) DNS
15 9 (18.00%) VoIP
15 9 (18.00%) ITIL
16 8 (16.00%) Windows
16 8 (16.00%) Linux
16 8 (16.00%) Docker
16 8 (16.00%) DevOps
17 7 (14.00%) Spring Boot
17 7 (14.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 7 (14.00%) Microservices

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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 (14.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (8.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.00%) Akamai
3 2 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) WAN
2 22 (44.00%) VPN
3 21 (42.00%) Firewall
4 20 (40.00%) BGP
4 20 (40.00%) LAN
5 18 (36.00%) OSPF
6 17 (34.00%) Ethernet
7 16 (32.00%) Internet
8 14 (28.00%) TCP/IP
9 10 (20.00%) Unified Communications
9 10 (20.00%) Wireless
10 9 (18.00%) DNS
10 9 (18.00%) VoIP
11 7 (14.00%) VPLS
11 7 (14.00%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (12.00%) WLAN
13 5 (10.00%) IP Telephony
13 5 (10.00%) SNMP
14 4 (8.00%) Converged Networks
14 4 (8.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Metasploit
2 2 (4.00%) Hudson
General
1 29 (58.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Architect
2 10 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (16.00%) Network Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) OSS Architect
5 6 (12.00%) Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) Consultant
5 6 (12.00%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.00%) Incident Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Security Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Security Incident Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Network Manager
8 3 (6.00%) IP Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Juniper Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Security Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Strategy Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Strategy Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) J2EE
1 7 (14.00%) REST
1 7 (14.00%) Spring
1 7 (14.00%) Spring Boot
1 7 (14.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (6.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.00%) BYOD
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.00%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) PMI
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Linux
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) Debian
4 1 (2.00%) SUSE
4 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Network Management
2 10 (20.00%) Use Case
3 9 (18.00%) ITIL
3 9 (18.00%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (16.00%) DevOps
5 7 (14.00%) Microservices
5 7 (14.00%) Network Optimisation
5 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
5 7 (14.00%) SOA
6 6 (12.00%) Incident Management
6 6 (12.00%) Software Architecture
7 5 (10.00%) Computer Security
7 5 (10.00%) Malware Analysis
7 5 (10.00%) Migration
7 5 (10.00%) Network Architecture
7 5 (10.00%) Network Design
7 5 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (8.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Java
1 7 (14.00%) Python
1 7 (14.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) Perl
3 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.00%) CCNA
3 7 (14.00%) CCNP
4 5 (10.00%) CCDA
5 4 (8.00%) CCDP
5 4 (8.00%) CCIE
5 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.00%) CCIP
6 3 (6.00%) CCVP
6 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.00%) BC Cleared
7 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.00%) Degree
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.00%) PMP
8 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) GDPR
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (10.00%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 5 (10.00%) CSIRT
2 4 (8.00%) SCCM
3 2 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Cisco
2 11 (22.00%) Juniper
3 7 (14.00%) Oracle
3 7 (14.00%) TIBCO
4 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.00%) Avaya
6 4 (8.00%) Nortel
7 3 (6.00%) Infovista
8 2 (4.00%) Dell
8 2 (4.00%) F5
8 2 (4.00%) HP
8 2 (4.00%) Lancope
8 2 (4.00%) McAfee
8 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.00%) Splunk
8 2 (4.00%) Tandberg
8 2 (4.00%) Twitter
8 2 (4.00%) Veeam