Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 116 107
Rank change year-on-year +3 -9 +7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 62 47 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.51% 1.16% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.88% 6.28% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 40
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £325 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -19.75% +24.62%
10th Percentile £241 £256 £225
90th Percentile £538 £521 £494
South East median daily rate £390 £368 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% -8.13% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.74% - -59.40%
10th Percentile £18.50 £12.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £19.50 £14.25 £14.25
South East median hourly rate £27.50 £13.50 £48.00
% change year-on-year +103.70% -71.88% +0.36%

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 787 749 968
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.21% 18.50% 22.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 313 483
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £213 £248 £251
90th Percentile £550 £600 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.00% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 43 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -25.00% -42.40%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.75 £42.45 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £24.91 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.34% -30.00% +11.11%

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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 19 November 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 19 November 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 -2 17 £425 +41.67% 3
Newbury -4 13 £500 +90.48% 1
Slough -5 7 £320 - 2
Bracknell - 5 £238 - 1
Maidenhead +7 4 £593 +64.58% 2
Windsor - 1 - -
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South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 35 (56.45%) VPN
1 35 (56.45%) Firewall
2 31 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 29 (46.77%) BGP
4 28 (45.16%) Juniper
5 25 (40.32%) Cisco
6 24 (38.71%) OSPF
7 23 (37.10%) TCP/IP
8 20 (32.26%) WAN
9 19 (30.65%) LAN
10 18 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (25.81%) Linux
11 16 (25.81%) Network Management
12 14 (22.58%) Management Information System
12 14 (22.58%) Wireless
12 14 (22.58%) Internet
13 13 (20.97%) Python
14 12 (19.35%) Ethernet
14 12 (19.35%) CCNP
15 11 (17.74%) VoIP
15 11 (17.74%) Perl
15 11 (17.74%) Docker
16 10 (16.13%) Use Case
16 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
16 10 (16.13%) SQL
16 10 (16.13%) Windows
17 9 (14.52%) WLAN
17 9 (14.52%) DNS
17 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
17 9 (14.52%) CCNA

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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 (11.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 7 (11.29%) Skype for Business
2 5 (8.06%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.23%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 35 (56.45%) Firewall
1 35 (56.45%) VPN
2 29 (46.77%) BGP
3 24 (38.71%) OSPF
4 23 (37.10%) TCP/IP
5 20 (32.26%) WAN
6 19 (30.65%) LAN
7 14 (22.58%) Internet
7 14 (22.58%) Wireless
8 12 (19.35%) Ethernet
9 11 (17.74%) VoIP
10 9 (14.52%) DNS
10 9 (14.52%) Network Security
10 9 (14.52%) WLAN
11 8 (12.90%) Junos
11 8 (12.90%) SDH
12 7 (11.29%) VPLS
13 6 (9.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (9.68%) HTTP
14 5 (8.06%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Metasploit
General
1 31 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.45%) Billing
2 4 (6.45%) Finance
3 3 (4.84%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 15 (24.19%) Architect
3 10 (16.13%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (14.52%) Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Consultant
5 7 (11.29%) OSS Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Incident Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 6 (9.68%) Security Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Security Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Security Incident Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Network Security Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Network Team Leader
7 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.23%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) J2EE
1 7 (11.29%) REST
1 7 (11.29%) Spring
1 7 (11.29%) Spring Boot
1 7 (11.29%) Web Services
2 1 (1.61%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Management Information System
2 9 (14.52%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.45%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 3 (4.84%) User Experience
5 2 (3.23%) BYOD
5 2 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.23%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.61%) PKI
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (25.81%) Linux
2 10 (16.13%) Windows
3 6 (9.68%) Solaris
4 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.06%) Ubuntu
5 3 (4.84%) Unix
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.61%) Debian
6 1 (1.61%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.81%) Network Management
2 10 (16.13%) Use Case
3 9 (14.52%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (12.90%) DevOps
5 7 (11.29%) Incident Management
5 7 (11.29%) Microservices
5 7 (11.29%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (11.29%) Network Optimisation
5 7 (11.29%) SOA
5 7 (11.29%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (9.68%) Computer Security
6 6 (9.68%) ITIL
6 6 (9.68%) Load Balancing
6 6 (9.68%) Malware Analysis
6 6 (9.68%) Network Design
6 6 (9.68%) Network Virtualisation
6 6 (9.68%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (9.68%) Software Architecture
6 6 (9.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 5 (8.06%) Critical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.97%) Python
2 11 (17.74%) Perl
3 10 (16.13%) SQL
4 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
4 7 (11.29%) Java
5 6 (9.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (19.35%) CCNP
3 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (14.52%) CCNA
4 9 (14.52%) SC Cleared
5 8 (12.90%) Degree
6 5 (8.06%) JNCIS
7 4 (6.45%) CCIE
8 3 (4.84%) BC Cleared
8 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (4.84%) CCDA
8 3 (4.84%) CCIP
8 3 (4.84%) CCVP
9 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.61%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.61%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.61%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.84%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.84%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) GPG13
System Software
1 11 (17.74%) Docker
2 4 (6.45%) KVM
3 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 6 (9.68%) CSIRT
2 2 (3.23%) Ansible
2 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.23%) Puppet
2 2 (3.23%) QRadar
2 2 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Juniper
2 25 (40.32%) Cisco
3 9 (14.52%) Microsoft
4 8 (12.90%) CheckPoint
5 7 (11.29%) Oracle
5 7 (11.29%) TIBCO
6 6 (9.68%) F5
6 6 (9.68%) Nortel
6 6 (9.68%) Palo Alto
7 5 (8.06%) Mirantis
7 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.45%) Huawei
8 4 (6.45%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.84%) Avaya
9 3 (4.84%) Mapinfo
9 3 (4.84%) VMware
10 2 (3.23%) BT
10 2 (3.23%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.23%) McAfee
10 2 (3.23%) Nokia