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 20 April 2015 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 25 - 37
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.98% - 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.22% - 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
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£323 - £330
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 - £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 - £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £180.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-77.08% +718.18%
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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
73 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 24.09% 18.18% 19.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 23
Average daily rate £425 £235 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.85% -28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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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 20 April 2015.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

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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 20 April 2015, 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 (53.85%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
2 5 (38.46%) BGP
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (38.46%) F5
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (23.08%) Smart Meter
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (23.08%) FortiGate
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 2 (15.38%) Office 365
5 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (15.38%) MS Office
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) WAN
5 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
5 2 (15.38%) CODA-Financials

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Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) BGP
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (15.38%) IOS XR
3 2 (15.38%) BT 21CN
3 2 (15.38%) OSPF
3 2 (15.38%) VPLS
3 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (7.69%) RSVP
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Environment Manager
2 2 (15.38%) IT Support
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Consultant
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (7.69%) Test Environment Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Smart Meter
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
2 2 (15.38%) Windows CE
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) PRINCE2
2 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Network Design
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 5 (38.46%) CheckPoint
2 5 (38.46%) F5
3 2 (15.38%) Aerohive Networks
3 2 (15.38%) Meru Networks
3 2 (15.38%) BT
3 2 (15.38%) ProCurve
3 2 (15.38%) CODA
3 2 (15.38%) Sage
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (7.69%) Juniper