The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 100 - 119
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPLS 6 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.32% - 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.38% - 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £338 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £450 £324
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +38.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
435 546 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.86% 22.17% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 268 315
Median daily rate £350 £358 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 12
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

VPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPLS across the Berkshire region.

VPLS Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

VPLS
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 2 £350 -
Slough - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 £338 -
VPLS
South East

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPLS 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
2 6 (85.71%) OSPF
2 6 (85.71%) CCNP
2 6 (85.71%) CCNA
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
3 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
4 4 (57.14%) SLA
4 4 (57.14%) JNCIA
4 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 4 (57.14%) Multicast
4 4 (57.14%) CCIP
4 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
5 3 (42.86%) FTP
5 3 (42.86%) HTTP
5 3 (42.86%) SNMP
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) Unix
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 3 (42.86%) IPv4
5 3 (42.86%) IPv6
5 3 (42.86%) ATM
5 3 (42.86%) WAN
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) Internet
5 3 (42.86%) Nagios
5 3 (42.86%) Middleware

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) BGP
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
2 6 (85.71%) OSPF
3 4 (57.14%) Ethernet
3 4 (57.14%) Multicast
3 4 (57.14%) VLAN
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Frame Relay
4 3 (42.86%) FTP
4 3 (42.86%) HTTP
4 3 (42.86%) ICMP
4 3 (42.86%) IGMP
4 3 (42.86%) IPv4
4 3 (42.86%) IPv6
4 3 (42.86%) RSVP
4 3 (42.86%) SNMP
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) VRRP
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Data Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) NOC Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) IPTV
1 3 (42.86%) Over-the-Top Content
1 3 (42.86%) STB
1 3 (42.86%) Video on Demand
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Android
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 3 (42.86%) Network Architecture
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Presales
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) CCNA
1 6 (85.71%) CCNP
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (57.14%) CCIP
2 4 (57.14%) JNCIA
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) CCIE
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Nagios
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) Huawei
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Ericsson
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Tandberg