The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 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
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
29 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 32.95% 25.64% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 2
Median daily rate £388 £200 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.75% -18.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £118 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £483 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%