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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 68 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.44% 0.22% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 1.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £360 £415 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £40.92 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-67.00% +60.45%
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
120 108 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.33% 12.01% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 61 60
Median daily rate £313 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.69% +7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 12
Median hourly rate £42.50 £27.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.40% +63.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £14.32 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £100.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 7 (58.33%) VPN
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) HP
1 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (58.33%) Unified Communications
2 6 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 6 (50.00%) FWSM
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (50.00%) Network Management
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 6 (50.00%) IronPort
2 6 (50.00%) Wireless
2 6 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 6 (50.00%) CA
2 6 (50.00%) Nokia
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (50.00%) IBM
2 6 (50.00%) SLA
3 4 (33.33%) OSPF
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 2 (16.67%) Unix

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 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
1 7 (58.33%) Unified Communications
1 7 (58.33%) VPN
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (50.00%) FWSM
2 6 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 6 (50.00%) Wireless
3 4 (33.33%) OSPF
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (16.67%) 3GPP
5 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 2 (16.67%) IPsec
5 2 (16.67%) IPv4
5 2 (16.67%) IPv6
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) RSVP
5 2 (16.67%) SAN
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Mobile Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Services Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Service Assurance Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Android
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Network Management
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Service Design
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Security
5 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) CCVP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) CheckPoint
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) HP
2 6 (50.00%) CA
2 6 (50.00%) IBM
2 6 (50.00%) IronPort
2 6 (50.00%) Nokia
2 6 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (16.67%) F5
4 1 (8.33%) Aruba
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper