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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 64 65 75
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +10
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.26% 0.85% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 6.48% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £375 £361 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.80% -9.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £333
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +23.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.61 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.09%
MPLS
South West

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
89 108 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.76% 13.14% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 60 70
Median daily rate £350 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £146 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Median hourly rate £20.25 £27.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.36% +80.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £11.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £41.25 £25.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 8 December 2016, 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 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) HP
1 3 (50.00%) OSPF
1 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (33.33%) HSRP
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) Android
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Multimedia
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) BGP
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) VPN

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 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) OSPF
1 3 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
1 3 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (33.33%) BGP
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) HSRP
2 2 (33.33%) PPP
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) FWSM
3 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 1 (16.67%) MGCP
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Services Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Migration Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Service Assurance Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Android
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Resilience Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Service Design
2 2 (33.33%) Stress Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Time Management
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Security
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) CCVP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Aruba
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) IronPort
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Nokia
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds