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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 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 £450 £310 -
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -
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
11 20 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 12.64% 22.22% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £100 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -72.99%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%