Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 101 104
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 -
Contract jobs citing MPLS 8 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.40% 0.47% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.59% 3.32% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 4
Bristol median daily rate £360 £370 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +2.42% -
10th Percentile £294 £318 £325
90th Percentile £380 £424 £406
South West median daily rate £370 £364 £393
% change year-on-year +1.72% -7.32% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate £44.50 - -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 309 241 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.64% 14.19% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 165 116
Bristol median daily rate £339 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.37% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £176 £200 £245
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £31.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.81% +17.59% +83.05%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.38 £83.00
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -3.03% -16.72% +76.11%

MPLS
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

MPLS
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 24 November 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 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (37.50%) Network Design
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) Multicast
3 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (25.00%) Network Management
4 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (25.00%) F5
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) IronPort
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless

MPLS
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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) Multicast
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco IPT
4 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) Wireless
5 1 (12.50%) BGP-4
5 1 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (12.50%) IPv4
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) PPP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) German Language
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IP Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Network Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior IP Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Switch Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 2 (25.00%) CA
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) IronPort
2 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (12.50%) Juniper