The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 66 - 55
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.23% - 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% - 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£360 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £295
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +13.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £180.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-76.38% +718.18%
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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
106 88 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.07% 9.62% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 47 42
Average daily rate £360 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £223 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Average hourly rate £25.88 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.50% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £18.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MPLS across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within 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

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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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 8 (100.00%) VPN
1 8 (100.00%) HP
1 8 (100.00%) Wireless
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) IP Telephony
2 7 (87.50%) Blue Coat
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco IPT
2 7 (87.50%) SolarWinds
2 7 (87.50%) Network Management
2 7 (87.50%) Unified Communications
2 7 (87.50%) FWSM
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (87.50%) CiscoWorks
2 7 (87.50%) CA
2 7 (87.50%) Nokia
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 7 (87.50%) OSPF
2 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 7 (87.50%) IronPort
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (87.50%) Spanning Tree
3 6 (75.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) VPN
1 8 (100.00%) Wireless
2 7 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (87.50%) IP Telephony
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco IPT
2 7 (87.50%) Unified Communications
2 7 (87.50%) FWSM
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (87.50%) OSPF
2 7 (87.50%) BGP
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (87.50%) Spanning Tree
3 6 (75.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Network Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Senior Analyst
2 6 (75.00%) Senior Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Network Management
2 6 (75.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) HP
2 7 (87.50%) Blue Coat
2 7 (87.50%) SolarWinds
2 7 (87.50%) CA
2 7 (87.50%) Nokia
2 7 (87.50%) CheckPoint
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 7 (87.50%) IronPort
3 1 (12.50%) Ruckus Wireless
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft