Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 76 66
Rank change year-on-year -4 -10 +32
Contract jobs citing MPLS 12 17 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.90% 1.29% 2.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.92% 5.50% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 45
Reading median daily rate £550 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -15.00% -
10th Percentile £450 £293 £328
90th Percentile £638 £524 £573
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £445
% change year-on-year +6.25% -10.11% +18.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 -

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 244 309 535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.36% 23.50% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 156 283
Reading median daily rate £425 £418 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% +9.87% +1.33%
10th Percentile £205 £231 £258
90th Percentile £575 £561 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 20
Reading median hourly rate £17.80 £52.50 £27.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.09% +87.92% +29.94%
10th Percentile £15.73 £15.50 £12.05
90th Percentile £52.13 £57.50 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +58.33% -56.36% -23.61%

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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 24 May 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 24 May 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 (91.67%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
3 5 (41.67%) PPP
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (33.33%) Juniper
4 4 (33.33%) CCIE
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) ADSL
4 4 (33.33%) JNCIE
4 4 (33.33%) Network Management
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 3 (25.00%) Network Design
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WLAN
5 3 (25.00%) Infovista
6 2 (16.67%) BGP
6 2 (16.67%) SNMP
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) IPsec
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (8.33%) LTE
7 1 (8.33%) Infoblox

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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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
2 5 (41.67%) PPP
2 5 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (33.33%) ADSL
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) WLAN
5 2 (16.67%) BGP
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) Firewall
5 2 (16.67%) IPsec
5 2 (16.67%) SNMP
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 1 (8.33%) 4G
6 1 (8.33%) DSL
6 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
6 1 (8.33%) FCAPS
6 1 (8.33%) L2TP
6 1 (8.33%) LTE
6 1 (8.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (8.33%) Electronics
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Architect
2 6 (50.00%) Network Architect
3 4 (33.33%) Core Network Architect
3 4 (33.33%) IP Architect
4 3 (25.00%) Network Manager
5 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Data Architect
6 1 (8.33%) Network Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Senior Strategy Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Strategy Consultant
6 1 (8.33%) Transformation Manager
6 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Network Management
2 3 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM
4 1 (8.33%) Network Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) CCIE
2 4 (33.33%) JNCIE
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) Infovista
4 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
4 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Infoblox
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy