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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 73 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs citing MPLS 2 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.22% 0.14% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.77% 1.20% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £278 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.14% +7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £278 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £278 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £340
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+52.77% -35.71%
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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
113 83 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.24% 11.87% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 40 54
Average daily rate £400 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.14% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £164 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -61.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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

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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 25 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Nokia
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) FWSM
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi

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Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IP Telephony
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IPT
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (100.00%) FWSM
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Network Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
2 1 (50.00%) Network Load Balancing
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) CA
1 2 (100.00%) Nokia
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) IronPort
1 2 (100.00%) SolarWinds