Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 16 December 2018 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 > Slough
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 34 32
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.31% 0.36% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.08% 1.54% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Slough median daily rate £370 - £360
10th Percentile £310 - £355
90th Percentile £428 - £365
Berkshire median daily rate £391 £313 £400
% change year-on-year +25.20% -21.88% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +51.85% - -59.40%

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 Slough with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 99 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 28.61% 23.13% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 30 50
Slough median daily rate £395 £318 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.41% -5.93% +1.12%
10th Percentile £220 £192 £180
90th Percentile £550 £478 £439
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Slough median hourly rate £16.25 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year +44.44% -31.21% -28.64%

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Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Slough

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Slough

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Slough

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, 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 Slough region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 6 (75.00%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 4 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) Change Management
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Python
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) SNMP
5 2 (25.00%) NFS
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) MySQL
5 2 (25.00%) Dell
5 2 (25.00%) EMC
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 2 (25.00%) VPLS
5 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (25.00%) Postfix
5 2 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) SaaS

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Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (12.50%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (37.50%) SNMP
4 3 (37.50%) VLAN
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
5 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 2 (25.00%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) OSPF
5 2 (25.00%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (25.00%) VPLS
5 2 (25.00%) VXLAN
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (25.00%) MariaDB
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
1 2 (25.00%) NoSQL
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Onboarding Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Real Time Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Customer-Centricity
2 2 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (12.50%) Low Latency
3 1 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) CCNP
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIS
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) GPG13
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) BIND 9
1 2 (25.00%) KVM
1 2 (25.00%) NFS
1 2 (25.00%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) Mirantis
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) TOWER Software