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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 62 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.91% 0.22% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.63% 1.96% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Average daily rate £370 £360 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -5.55%
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
142 102 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.12% 11.38% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 59 46
Average daily rate £370 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £280 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Average hourly rate £9.00 £25.88 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.21% +81.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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

MPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MPLS across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

MPLS Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 2016, 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 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
3 8 (47.06%) VPN
4 7 (41.18%) LAN
4 7 (41.18%) OSPF
5 6 (35.29%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (35.29%) Juniper
6 5 (29.41%) CA
6 5 (29.41%) Nokia
6 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
6 5 (29.41%) IBM
6 5 (29.41%) HP
6 5 (29.41%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (29.41%) WAN
6 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
6 5 (29.41%) Wireless
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (29.41%) Network Management
6 5 (29.41%) Unified Communications
6 5 (29.41%) SolarWinds
6 5 (29.41%) FWSM
7 4 (23.53%) IronPort
7 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (23.53%) BGP
7 4 (23.53%) VoIP
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 3 (17.65%) Internet

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (47.06%) VPN
2 7 (41.18%) LAN
2 7 (41.18%) OSPF
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco IPT
4 5 (29.41%) FWSM
4 5 (29.41%) IP Telephony
4 5 (29.41%) Unified Communications
4 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 5 (29.41%) Wireless
5 4 (23.53%) BGP
5 4 (23.53%) VoIP
5 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (17.65%) 2G
6 3 (17.65%) 4G
6 3 (17.65%) BGP-4
6 3 (17.65%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (17.65%) RSVP
General
1 6 (35.29%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Analyst
1 4 (23.53%) Network Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Designer
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Designer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Service Assurance Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Service Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Telephony Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Network Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Handset
3 1 (5.88%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Network Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) High Availability
3 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Design
4 2 (11.76%) Supplier Management
4 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Juniper
3 5 (29.41%) CA
3 5 (29.41%) CheckPoint
3 5 (29.41%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) IBM
3 5 (29.41%) Nokia
3 5 (29.41%) SolarWinds
4 4 (23.53%) IronPort
5 2 (11.76%) Avaya
6 1 (5.88%) Altiris
6 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.88%) Microsoft