The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South West > Bristol
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 61 -
Rank change year-on-year -10 -  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.59% 0.93% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.27% 5.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Bristol median daily rate £370 £373 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.67% -  
South West median daily rate £370 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +2.06% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

MPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 153 140 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.04% 16.36% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 349 130
Bristol median daily rate £370 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.84%  
10th Percentile £263 £231 £119
90th Percentile £504 £613 £481
South West median daily rate £371 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +2.34% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
Bristol median hourly rate £30.25 £12.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.00% -50.00%  
10th Percentile £11.71 £8.75 £21.00
90th Percentile £34.00 £39.50 £32.75
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +90.00% +19.04%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Bristol

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 8 (80.00%) Cisco
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (70.00%) Wireless
2 7 (70.00%) IBM
2 7 (70.00%) VPN
2 7 (70.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (70.00%) CA
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) IP Telephony
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco IPT
2 7 (70.00%) IronPort
2 7 (70.00%) SolarWinds
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (70.00%) Network Management
2 7 (70.00%) Unified Communications
3 5 (50.00%) FWSM
3 5 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 5 (50.00%) Nokia
4 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) PPP
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
5 3 (30.00%) Problem Management

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Co-occurring 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 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco IPT
2 7 (70.00%) IP Telephony
2 7 (70.00%) Unified Communications
2 7 (70.00%) VPN
2 7 (70.00%) Wireless
3 5 (50.00%) FWSM
4 4 (40.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) OSPF
5 3 (30.00%) BGP
5 3 (30.00%) PPP
5 3 (30.00%) Spanning Tree
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (20.00%) BIG-IP
7 1 (10.00%) Network Security
7 1 (10.00%) PABX
7 1 (10.00%) Radio Access Network
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Network Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IP Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior IP Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Service Assurance Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Network Management
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Service Design
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) CA
2 7 (70.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (70.00%) HP
2 7 (70.00%) IBM
2 7 (70.00%) IronPort
2 7 (70.00%) SolarWinds
3 5 (50.00%) Blue Coat
3 5 (50.00%) Nokia
4 2 (20.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper