Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 113 109
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 -4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 48 50 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.24% 1.24% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.03% 6.41% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 39
Berkshire median daily rate £444 £360 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.26% -8.86% +7.48%
10th Percentile £284 £288 £217
90th Percentile £575 £514 £495
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £386
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.56% -2.83%
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 £42.96 £13.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year +218.22% -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 683 780 1,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.60% 19.35% 21.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 341 480
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £190 £250 £249
90th Percentile £548 £588 £525
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +4.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 52 45
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -6.90% -34.09%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £54.38 £42.00 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +29.58% -29.00% +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 September 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 September 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 -8 16 £513 +57.69% 2
Newbury -1 9 £500 +90.48%
Bracknell +2 5 £290 -40.21% 2
Slough -1 4 £315 - 3
Maidenhead 0 2 - - 3
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South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 26 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 25 (52.08%) Firewall
3 22 (45.83%) WAN
3 22 (45.83%) Cisco
3 22 (45.83%) BGP
4 19 (39.58%) OSPF
4 19 (39.58%) LAN
5 17 (35.42%) VPN
6 16 (33.33%) Juniper
6 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 15 (31.25%) Ethernet
7 15 (31.25%) Network Management
8 14 (29.17%) Internet
8 14 (29.17%) Management Information System
9 12 (25.00%) Wireless
9 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (22.92%) Linux
11 10 (20.83%) Use Case
12 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
12 9 (18.75%) Python
12 9 (18.75%) WLAN
13 8 (16.67%) ITIL
13 8 (16.67%) Windows
13 8 (16.67%) CCNP
13 8 (16.67%) CCNA
13 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (16.67%) Docker
13 8 (16.67%) DevOps
14 7 (14.58%) Unified Communications
14 7 (14.58%) REST

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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 (14.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (10.42%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.17%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Akamai
2 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (52.08%) Firewall
2 22 (45.83%) BGP
2 22 (45.83%) WAN
3 19 (39.58%) LAN
3 19 (39.58%) OSPF
4 17 (35.42%) VPN
5 16 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 15 (31.25%) Ethernet
7 14 (29.17%) Internet
8 12 (25.00%) Wireless
9 9 (18.75%) WLAN
10 7 (14.58%) Unified Communications
10 7 (14.58%) VoIP
11 5 (10.42%) EIGRP
11 5 (10.42%) SSL
11 5 (10.42%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (8.33%) DNS
12 4 (8.33%) NetScreen
12 4 (8.33%) SDH
12 4 (8.33%) VPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Metasploit
General
1 26 (54.17%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Billing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (35.42%) Architect
2 10 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (16.67%) Analyst
5 7 (14.58%) OSS Architect
6 6 (12.50%) Incident Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) OSS Solutions Architect
6 6 (12.50%) Security Analyst
6 6 (12.50%) Security Incident Analyst
7 4 (8.33%) Network Architect
7 4 (8.33%) Network Manager
8 3 (6.25%) Consultant
8 3 (6.25%) Security Consultant
9 2 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
9 2 (4.17%) Problem Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.17%) Security Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) J2EE
1 7 (14.58%) REST
1 7 (14.58%) Spring
1 7 (14.58%) Spring Boot
1 7 (14.58%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.17%) Management Information System
2 9 (18.75%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (4.17%) BYOD
4 2 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 8 (16.67%) Windows
3 6 (12.50%) Solaris
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.17%) Unix
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.08%) Debian
5 1 (2.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Network Management
2 10 (20.83%) Use Case
3 8 (16.67%) DevOps
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
3 8 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (14.58%) Critical Thinking
4 7 (14.58%) Microservices
4 7 (14.58%) Network Optimisation
4 7 (14.58%) SOA
4 7 (14.58%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (12.50%) Computer Security
5 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 6 (12.50%) Malware Analysis
5 6 (12.50%) Network Design
5 6 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Software Architecture
5 6 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (10.42%) Network Architecture
7 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Python
2 7 (14.58%) Bash Shell
2 7 (14.58%) Java
2 7 (14.58%) Perl
2 7 (14.58%) SQL
3 6 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.67%) CCNA
2 8 (16.67%) CCNP
3 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) CCDA
6 3 (6.25%) BC Cleared
6 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (6.25%) CCVP
6 3 (6.25%) JNCIS
7 2 (4.17%) CCIE
7 2 (4.17%) CCIP
8 1 (2.08%) CCDP
8 1 (2.08%) Degree
8 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) GDPR
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) KVM
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 6 (12.50%) CSIRT
2 3 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.17%) QRadar
3 2 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (45.83%) Cisco
2 16 (33.33%) Juniper
3 7 (14.58%) CheckPoint
3 7 (14.58%) Oracle
3 7 (14.58%) TIBCO
4 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.42%) F5
5 5 (10.42%) Nortel
6 3 (6.25%) Avaya
6 3 (6.25%) Infovista
6 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.17%) Lancope
7 2 (4.17%) McAfee
7 2 (4.17%) Mirantis
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) Splunk
7 2 (4.17%) VMware
8 1 (2.08%) Riverbed