The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 16 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.54% - 2.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% - 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Median daily rate - - £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +37.73%

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
26 46 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 23.01% 19.66% 34.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 34 57
Median daily rate £260 £353 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.24% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £310 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing MPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

MPLS
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

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

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Slough region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (83.33%) Frame Relay
2 5 (83.33%) CCIP
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
2 5 (83.33%) IPv4
2 5 (83.33%) IPv6
2 5 (83.33%) ATM
2 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (66.67%) FTP
3 4 (66.67%) HTTP
3 4 (66.67%) SNMP
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 4 (66.67%) Middleware
3 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 4 (66.67%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) ICMP
3 4 (66.67%) RSVP
3 4 (66.67%) VRRP
3 4 (66.67%) STB
3 4 (66.67%) JNCIA
3 4 (66.67%) Huawei
3 4 (66.67%) IPTV
3 4 (66.67%) IGMP
3 4 (66.67%) VLAN

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (83.33%) ATM
2 5 (83.33%) Ethernet
2 5 (83.33%) Frame Relay
2 5 (83.33%) IPv4
2 5 (83.33%) IPv6
3 4 (66.67%) BGP
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) FTP
3 4 (66.67%) HTTP
3 4 (66.67%) ICMP
3 4 (66.67%) Multicast
3 4 (66.67%) OSPF
3 4 (66.67%) RSVP
3 4 (66.67%) SNMP
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) VLAN
3 4 (66.67%) VPLS
3 4 (66.67%) VRRP
General
1 6 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Support
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Data Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) IPTV
1 4 (66.67%) Over-the-Top Content
1 4 (66.67%) STB
1 4 (66.67%) Video on Demand
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Android
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Network Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCIP
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
3 4 (66.67%) JNCIA
4 1 (16.67%) CCIE
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Huawei
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (33.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (16.67%) F5
5 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft