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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 71 78
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 24 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.33% 2.06% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.61% 8.84% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 20
Median daily rate £394 £350 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.57% -11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £516 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.60 £47.83 £50.00
% change year-on-year -6.76% -4.34%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 363 543 603
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.04% 23.35% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 248 240
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -3 7 £494 +45.22% 1
Bracknell +9 5 £485 +43.70%
Maidenhead - 4 £360 -
Newbury +4 1 - -
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South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 41 (91.11%) Cisco
2 29 (64.44%) BGP
3 24 (53.33%) Telecoms
3 24 (53.33%) VPN
3 24 (53.33%) OSPF
4 23 (51.11%) TCP/IP
5 22 (48.89%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (42.22%) CCNP
6 19 (42.22%) WAN
7 18 (40.00%) LAN
8 16 (35.56%) Firewall
8 16 (35.56%) DNS
9 14 (31.11%) Migration
10 13 (28.89%) Internet
11 11 (24.44%) Juniper
11 11 (24.44%) Huawei
12 10 (22.22%) CCNA
13 8 (17.78%) CCIP
13 8 (17.78%) DHCP
13 8 (17.78%) SNMP
13 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
13 8 (17.78%) Marketing
13 8 (17.78%) Multicast
14 7 (15.56%) Palo Alto
14 7 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (15.56%) VMware
14 7 (15.56%) Network Design
14 7 (15.56%) Ethernet
14 7 (15.56%) IPv6
14 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint

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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 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (64.44%) BGP
2 24 (53.33%) OSPF
2 24 (53.33%) VPN
3 23 (51.11%) TCP/IP
4 19 (42.22%) WAN
5 18 (40.00%) LAN
6 16 (35.56%) DNS
6 16 (35.56%) Firewall
7 13 (28.89%) Internet
8 8 (17.78%) DHCP
8 8 (17.78%) EIGRP
8 8 (17.78%) Multicast
8 8 (17.78%) SNMP
9 7 (15.56%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (15.56%) Ethernet
9 7 (15.56%) IPv6
10 6 (13.33%) ADSL
10 6 (13.33%) Broadband
10 6 (13.33%) DSL
10 6 (13.33%) RIP
General
1 24 (53.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (17.78%) Marketing
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Billing
4 2 (4.44%) Finance
5 1 (2.22%) Back Office
5 1 (2.22%) Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
5 1 (2.22%) French Language
5 1 (2.22%) German Language
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 13 (28.89%) IP Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Architect
4 6 (13.33%) IP Network Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Network Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Active Directory Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) VMware Consultant
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Consultant
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Data Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Lead Network Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Provisioning Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Switch Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Voice Architect
8 2 (4.44%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) JMS
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
1 1 (2.22%) REST
1 1 (2.22%) RESTful
1 1 (2.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (4.44%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.22%) CCTV
4 1 (2.22%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.22%) IPTV
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.22%) STB
4 1 (2.22%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Android
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) Migration
2 7 (15.56%) Network Design
3 6 (13.33%) Presales
4 5 (11.11%) CRM
4 5 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (8.89%) ITIL
5 4 (8.89%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (6.67%) High Availability
7 2 (4.44%) Change Management
7 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
7 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.44%) Validation
8 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.22%) Project Management
8 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.22%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
1 4 (8.89%) VB
2 1 (2.22%) C
2 1 (2.22%) Java
2 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (42.22%) CCNP
3 10 (22.22%) CCNA
4 8 (17.78%) CCIP
5 6 (13.33%) CCIE
6 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 4 (8.89%) BC Cleared
7 4 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (4.44%) CCDA
8 2 (4.44%) CCDP
9 1 (2.22%) APMP
9 1 (2.22%) Degree
9 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (4.44%) vCloud
4 1 (2.22%) KVM
4 1 (2.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) AirWatch
1 4 (8.89%) NetBackup
1 4 (8.89%) WSUS
2 2 (4.44%) vRealize
3 1 (2.22%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (2.22%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.22%) Netcool
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
3 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (91.11%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) Huawei
2 11 (24.44%) Juniper
3 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
3 7 (15.56%) Palo Alto
3 7 (15.56%) VMware
4 4 (8.89%) MobileIron
4 4 (8.89%) Symantec
5 3 (6.67%) F5
5 3 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (4.44%) Arista
6 2 (4.44%) Avaya
6 2 (4.44%) EMC
7 1 (2.22%) Aruba
7 1 (2.22%) Brocade
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix
7 1 (2.22%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.22%) Fortinet
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