The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VPLS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £500 £230
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +117.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VPLS
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Communications & Networking Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
30 28 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 34.48% 28.28% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 2
Average daily rate £525 £215 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+144.18% -33.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%