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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 67 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.72% 0.23% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 2.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £365 £360 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+19.57% -11.11%
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
138 91 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.45% 10.51% 10.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 61 44
Median daily rate £360 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 18
Median hourly rate £10.50 £22.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +30.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 14 (70.00%) Data Centre
3 13 (65.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (65.00%) VPN
4 11 (55.00%) Firewall
5 10 (50.00%) Wireless
5 10 (50.00%) IP Telephony
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
5 10 (50.00%) IBM
5 10 (50.00%) HP
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
5 10 (50.00%) CA
5 10 (50.00%) Nokia
5 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 10 (50.00%) FWSM
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds
5 10 (50.00%) Network Management
5 10 (50.00%) Unified Communications
6 9 (45.00%) IronPort
7 7 (35.00%) OSPF
8 6 (30.00%) Juniper
8 6 (30.00%) SLA
8 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
9 5 (25.00%) Finance
9 5 (25.00%) LAN
10 4 (20.00%) BGP
10 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
11 3 (15.00%) Migration

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 13 (65.00%) VPN
2 11 (55.00%) Firewall
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
3 10 (50.00%) FWSM
3 10 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 10 (50.00%) Unified Communications
3 10 (50.00%) Wireless
4 7 (35.00%) OSPF
5 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (20.00%) BGP
6 4 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (15.00%) 2G
7 3 (15.00%) 4G
7 3 (15.00%) BGP-4
7 3 (15.00%) Internet
7 3 (15.00%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (15.00%) RSVP
7 3 (15.00%) WAN
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Network Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Network Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Designer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Network Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Service Assurance Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Network Designer
5 1 (5.00%) RAN Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) Network Management
2 3 (15.00%) High Availability
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Design
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) CA
2 10 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 10 (50.00%) HP
2 10 (50.00%) IBM
2 10 (50.00%) Nokia
2 10 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 9 (45.00%) IronPort
4 6 (30.00%) Juniper
5 2 (10.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) Altiris
6 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
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