Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 2019 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 36 30 29
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +12
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.25% 2.16% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.64% 14.29% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
Slough median daily rate £330 £338 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -23.94% -
10th Percentile £242 £266 £413
90th Percentile £383 £419 £469
Berkshire median daily rate £373 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -12.35% +3.03% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% +24.07% -

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 81 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 26.05% 15.11% 17.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 33 36
Slough median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £280 £189 £180
90th Percentile £500 £493 £550
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £419 £400
% change year-on-year -1.49% +4.69% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Slough median hourly rate - - £13.43
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £26.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year -53.85% +116.67% -43.01%

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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 Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing MPLS in Slough over the 6 months to 25 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 June 2019, 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 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Remedy
3 3 (42.86%) BGP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 2 (28.57%) OSPF
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) Cacti
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Ciena
5 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Mirantis
5 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (14.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (14.29%) BIND 9

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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 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) BGP
2 3 (42.86%) VLAN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) OSPF
3 2 (28.57%) Wireless
3 2 (28.57%) WLAN
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
4 1 (14.29%) L2TP
4 1 (14.29%) NAS
4 1 (14.29%) PPP
4 1 (14.29%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (14.29%) MariaDB
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Transmission Delivery Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Change Management
2 4 (57.14%) Migration
3 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
4 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) ITSM
4 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCIE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) BIND 9
1 1 (14.29%) KVM
1 1 (14.29%) NFS
1 1 (14.29%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Cacti
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (14.29%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Remedy
3 2 (28.57%) Ciena
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Mirantis
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat