Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 15 December 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 76 77
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 +5
Contract jobs citing MPLS 16 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.02% 1.25% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.92% 6.56% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 10
Reading median daily rate £400 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -4.76% -30.00%
10th Percentile £308 £270 £298
90th Percentile £456 £503 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £391 £313 £400
% change year-on-year +25.20% -21.88% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +51.85% - -59.40%

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 325 244 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.74% 19.02% 25.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 130 166
Reading median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +4.23%
10th Percentile £201 £253 £226
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 16
Reading median hourly rate £45.00 £18.11 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +148.55% -50.73% +107.04%
10th Percentile £20.00 £12.90 £13.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.40 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year +44.44% -31.21% -28.64%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Reading over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for MPLS in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Reading

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Reading region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 10 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco
4 8 (50.00%) VPN
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (37.50%) Wireless
6 6 (37.50%) LAN
6 6 (37.50%) WLAN
6 6 (37.50%) WAN
6 6 (37.50%) Use Case
7 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
7 5 (31.25%) Ethernet
7 5 (31.25%) Juniper
7 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
8 4 (25.00%) Internet
8 4 (25.00%) OSPF
8 4 (25.00%) BGP
8 4 (25.00%) Huawei
8 4 (25.00%) Network Management
8 4 (25.00%) Skype for Business
8 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
9 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
9 3 (18.75%) REST
9 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
9 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (18.75%) Docker
9 3 (18.75%) DevOps
9 3 (18.75%) User Experience
9 3 (18.75%) Microservices
9 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 8 (50.00%) VPN
3 6 (37.50%) LAN
3 6 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (37.50%) Wireless
3 6 (37.50%) WLAN
4 5 (31.25%) Ethernet
4 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) BGP
5 4 (25.00%) Internet
5 4 (25.00%) OSPF
5 4 (25.00%) Unified Communications
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) FTP
6 3 (18.75%) HTTP
6 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
6 3 (18.75%) NetScreen
6 3 (18.75%) SMTP
6 3 (18.75%) SNMP
6 3 (18.75%) SSL
General
1 10 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Network Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) OSS Architect
3 3 (18.75%) OSS Solutions Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Network Team Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Customer Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.25%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Project Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) J2EE
1 3 (18.75%) REST
1 3 (18.75%) Spring
1 3 (18.75%) Spring Boot
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Use Case
2 4 (25.00%) Network Management
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
3 3 (18.75%) Critical Thinking
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 3 (18.75%) Microservices
3 3 (18.75%) Network Design
3 3 (18.75%) Network Optimisation
3 3 (18.75%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (18.75%) SOA
3 3 (18.75%) Software Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCDA
2 3 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (18.75%) CCVP
3 2 (12.50%) CCIE
3 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
4 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
2 5 (31.25%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) Huawei
4 3 (18.75%) Avaya
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Nortel
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) TIBCO
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Mapinfo
6 1 (6.25%) BT
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) Mitel
6 1 (6.25%) Nokia
6 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com