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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 55 49 72
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 29 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.76% 2.89% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.47% 9.60% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 20 0
Median daily rate £550 £469 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £323
% change year-on-year +3.44% +12.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -30.23% +43.33%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 144 302 204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.75% 30.14% 20.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 165 82
Median daily rate £450 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +14.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +158.83%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -35.27% +34.54%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (70.59%) OSPF
3 11 (64.71%) BGP
3 11 (64.71%) WAN
3 11 (64.71%) Firewall
4 10 (58.82%) CCNA
5 9 (52.94%) CCNP
5 9 (52.94%) Juniper
6 7 (41.18%) SNMP
7 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
8 5 (29.41%) VPN
8 5 (29.41%) LAN
8 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
8 5 (29.41%) Network Management
9 4 (23.53%) F5
9 4 (23.53%) Change Management
9 4 (23.53%) xDSL
9 4 (23.53%) DSL
9 4 (23.53%) VoIP
9 4 (23.53%) WLAN
9 4 (23.53%) ITIL
9 4 (23.53%) DNS
9 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
9 4 (23.53%) PPP
9 4 (23.53%) L2TP
9 4 (23.53%) X.21
9 4 (23.53%) IPsec
10 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
10 3 (17.65%) SLA

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Top Related 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 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) OSPF
2 11 (64.71%) BGP
2 11 (64.71%) Firewall
2 11 (64.71%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) SNMP
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 5 (29.41%) LAN
5 5 (29.41%) VPN
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) DSL
6 4 (23.53%) Ethernet
6 4 (23.53%) IPsec
6 4 (23.53%) L2TP
6 4 (23.53%) PPP
6 4 (23.53%) VoIP
6 4 (23.53%) WLAN
6 4 (23.53%) X.21
6 4 (23.53%) xDSL
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (17.65%) VPLS
General
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Back Office
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) IP Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Leader
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Support
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper Support
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Supply Chain Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) CCTV
2 1 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (5.88%) PMI
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Network Management
2 4 (23.53%) Change Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) High Availability
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Presales
4 1 (5.88%) Stress Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (58.82%) CCNA
3 9 (52.94%) CCNP
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) CCIP
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) CCDA
6 1 (5.88%) CCIE
6 1 (5.88%) CCVP
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
6 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Juniper
3 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
4 4 (23.53%) F5
5 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.88%) EMC
7 1 (5.88%) Huawei
7 1 (5.88%) Mitel
7 1 (5.88%) Polycom
7 1 (5.88%) Tandberg