The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 33 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.30% 1.24% 3.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.61% 5.56% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£300 - £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £48.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -35.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
92 54 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 30.26% 22.41% 39.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 25 42
Average daily rate £275 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £131 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Slough region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Slough region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (55.56%) F5
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Project Management
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (33.33%) Supplier Management
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) FortiGate
4 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
4 3 (33.33%) Smart Meter
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP
6 1 (11.11%) CCIP
6 1 (11.11%) CCIE
6 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (11.11%) DNS
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Juniper

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (33.33%) BGP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) GGSN
4 1 (11.11%) SGSN
General
1 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Environment Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Environment Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) PRINCE2
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Network Design
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCIP
3 1 (11.11%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
2 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 5 (55.56%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Ericsson