Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 79 87
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8 -15
Contract jobs citing MPLS 16 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.26% 1.28% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.53% 5.16% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 9
Reading median daily rate £300 £393 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.57% -12.78% +24.14%
10th Percentile £270 £228 £281
90th Percentile £503 £499 £534
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £405 £325
% change year-on-year -19.75% +24.62% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Reading median hourly rate - - £45.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year - -59.40% -20.83%

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 245 368 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.23% 24.81% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 161 199
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £263 £228 £212
90th Percentile £558 £525 £519
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £368
% change year-on-year +3.23% +5.44% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 23
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.04% +67.14% -
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -45.45% +57.14%

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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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 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 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) Juniper
2 6 (37.50%) VPN
2 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (25.00%) IPsec
4 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) CCIE
4 4 (25.00%) BGP
4 4 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (18.75%) SIGTRAN
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
5 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
5 3 (18.75%) CCIP
5 3 (18.75%) CCNA
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Network Design
5 3 (18.75%) JNCIP
6 2 (12.50%) JNCIE
6 2 (12.50%) Network Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
6 2 (12.50%) Korn

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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 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) VPN
2 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) WAN
3 4 (25.00%) BGP
3 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) IPsec
3 4 (25.00%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (18.75%) SIGTRAN
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) DHCP
5 2 (12.50%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 2 (12.50%) LDAP
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) OSPF
5 2 (12.50%) SSL
5 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless Security
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Network Architect
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) IP Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Business Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Service Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Voice Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) FMCG
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Network Architecture
1 3 (18.75%) Network Design
2 2 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 2 (12.50%) Network Planning
2 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
2 2 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Presales
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 2 (12.50%) C-shell
1 2 (12.50%) Korn
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CCNP
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCIE
3 3 (18.75%) CCIP
3 3 (18.75%) CCNA
3 3 (18.75%) Degree
3 3 (18.75%) JNCIP
4 2 (12.50%) JNCIE
5 1 (6.25%) HND
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
5 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Ericsson
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 2 (12.50%) Remedy
4 2 (12.50%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.25%) Arista
5 1 (6.25%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Huawei