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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 - 32
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.14% - 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% - 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £444 - £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 - £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 - £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +3.44% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -31.81% +6.66%  

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Slough with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 32 52 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 22.86% 23.96% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 38
Median daily rate £413 £365 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% -16.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £13.86 £22.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.40% -30.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MPLS in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Slough

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) CCNP
2 6 (85.71%) CCNA
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) Frame Relay
3 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
3 5 (71.43%) CCIP
3 5 (71.43%) IPv4
3 5 (71.43%) IPv6
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
3 5 (71.43%) ATM
4 4 (57.14%) FTP
4 4 (57.14%) HTTP
4 4 (57.14%) SNMP
4 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (57.14%) Juniper
4 4 (57.14%) Middleware
4 4 (57.14%) OSPF
4 4 (57.14%) BGP
4 4 (57.14%) ICMP
4 4 (57.14%) RSVP
4 4 (57.14%) IGMP
4 4 (57.14%) VRRP
4 4 (57.14%) JNCIA
4 4 (57.14%) Huawei
4 4 (57.14%) IPTV
4 4 (57.14%) STB
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN

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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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) ATM
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) Ethernet
2 5 (71.43%) Frame Relay
2 5 (71.43%) IPv4
2 5 (71.43%) IPv6
3 4 (57.14%) BGP
3 4 (57.14%) FTP
3 4 (57.14%) HTTP
3 4 (57.14%) ICMP
3 4 (57.14%) IGMP
3 4 (57.14%) Multicast
3 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) RSVP
3 4 (57.14%) SNMP
3 4 (57.14%) TCP/IP
3 4 (57.14%) VLAN
3 4 (57.14%) VPLS
3 4 (57.14%) VRRP
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Data Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Architect
2 1 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) IPTV
1 4 (57.14%) Over-the-Top Content
1 4 (57.14%) STB
1 4 (57.14%) Video on Demand
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNA
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCIP
3 4 (57.14%) JNCIA
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Huawei
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
5 1 (14.29%) Avaya
5 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft