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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
South West / Bristol
Rank 61 65 67
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2  
Contract jobs citing MPLS 5 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.62% 0.77% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.33% 4.67% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £370 £374 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +6.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £269 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £388 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +3.44% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £44.00 £41.25
% change year-on-year -14.77% +6.66%  

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 150 150 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.54% 16.57% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 110 61
Median daily rate £352 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £486 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% +51.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £18.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing MPLS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 7 (87.50%) HP
2 6 (75.00%) Unified Communications
3 5 (62.50%) FWSM
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco IPT
3 5 (62.50%) IronPort
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (62.50%) Cisco
3 5 (62.50%) IBM
3 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 5 (62.50%) CA
3 5 (62.50%) Nokia
3 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 5 (62.50%) IP Telephony
3 5 (62.50%) Network Management
4 4 (50.00%) PPP
4 4 (50.00%) OSPF
4 4 (50.00%) BGP
5 3 (37.50%) SLA
5 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
6 2 (25.00%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (25.00%) Performance Management

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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 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Unified Communications
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco IPT
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 5 (62.50%) FWSM
2 5 (62.50%) IP Telephony
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) Wireless
3 4 (50.00%) BGP
3 4 (50.00%) OSPF
3 4 (50.00%) PPP
4 2 (25.00%) HSRP
4 2 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) PABX
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Network Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Migration Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Security Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Service Assurance Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Telephony Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Network Management
2 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Resilience Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Stress Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) HP
2 5 (62.50%) CA
2 5 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) IronPort
2 5 (62.50%) Nokia
2 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
3 2 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) F5