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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South West / Bristol
Rank 58 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing MPLS 7 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.87% 1.47% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.98% 10.24% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 5
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £306 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £400 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +42.50%

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
117 127 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.50% 14.37% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 97 68
Median daily rate £370 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £230 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £482 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 6
Median hourly rate £18.50 £27.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.72% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £18.50 £8.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £30.00 £44.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 February 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 7 (87.50%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) Unified Communications
3 5 (62.50%) FWSM
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (62.50%) IronPort
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) CA
3 5 (62.50%) Nokia
3 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) IP Telephony
3 5 (62.50%) Network Management
4 4 (50.00%) PPP
4 4 (50.00%) OSPF
4 4 (50.00%) BGP
5 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Management

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 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) FWSM
2 5 (62.50%) IP Telephony
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 4 (50.00%) PPP
4 2 (25.00%) HSRP
4 2 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) PABX
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Assurance Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Telephony Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Resilience Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) CA
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) IronPort
2 5 (62.50%) Nokia
2 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
3 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) F5