The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South West / Bristol
Rank 65 61 67
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing MPLS 3 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.40% 1.37% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 8.66% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Median daily rate £360 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £346 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £405 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £405 £313
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +29.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £36.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +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 Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
91 127 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.13% 15.80% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 85 65
Median daily rate £352 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £405 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 5
Median hourly rate £20.25 £27.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.36% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £18.50 £8.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £30.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MPLS across the Bristol region.

MPLS Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

MPLS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

MPLS Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 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 Bristol region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) PPP
2 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Stress Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) HSRP
2 3 (60.00%) Resilience Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Multimedia
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) MGCP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) CA

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) HSRP
2 3 (60.00%) PPP
2 3 (60.00%) Unified Communications
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) FWSM
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) MGCP
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Security Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Telephony Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Resilience Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Stress Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (60.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Computer Security
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCVP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Aruba
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) IronPort
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Nokia
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds