Period
to 25 May 2019

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 25 May 2019 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
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 79 74
Rank change year-on-year -11 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 12 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.86% 0.90% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.91% 4.90% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 8
Reading median daily rate £450 £550 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +29.41% -15.00%
10th Percentile £330 £450 £293
90th Percentile £560 £638 £524
Berkshire median daily rate £370 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -12.94% +6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +29.63% - -

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 307 245 311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.91% 18.34% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 141 156
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.80% +9.87%
10th Percentile £252 £205 £231
90th Percentile £600 £575 £561
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 11
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £17.80 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.75% -66.09% +87.92%
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.73 £15.50
90th Percentile £49.58 £52.13 £57.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -36.84% +58.33% -56.36%

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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 25 May 2019.

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 25 May 2019, 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 Certification
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Juniper
4 7 (58.33%) BGP
5 6 (50.00%) CCIE
5 6 (50.00%) CCNP
5 6 (50.00%) WAN
6 5 (41.67%) VPN
6 5 (41.67%) Firewall
7 4 (33.33%) Network Design
7 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 3 (25.00%) Migration
8 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 3 (25.00%) LAN
8 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (25.00%) Internet
8 3 (25.00%) OSPF
8 3 (25.00%) Aruba
8 3 (25.00%) F5
8 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
9 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (16.67%) Junos
9 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (16.67%) Meraki
9 2 (16.67%) IOS XR
9 2 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (16.67%) DDoS Mitigation

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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 Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) BGP
2 6 (50.00%) WAN
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) Broadband
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (16.67%) IOS XR
5 2 (16.67%) IPv4
5 2 (16.67%) IPv6
5 2 (16.67%) Junos
5 2 (16.67%) LTE
5 2 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (16.67%) RSVP
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Designer
2 3 (25.00%) IP Designer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Architect
3 2 (16.67%) IP Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Development Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Director
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (8.33%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Solaris
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Network Design
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) DDoS Mitigation
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Server Building
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCIE
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) JNCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCIP
4 1 (8.33%) Degree
4 1 (8.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 8 (66.67%) Juniper
3 3 (25.00%) Aruba
3 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) Meraki
4 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 1 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Huawei
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) Nortel
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) VMware