The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 118 128 132
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs citing VPLS 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.082% 0.079% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.29% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VPLS
South East

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
655 683 1052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.91% 26.85% 33.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 222 223
Average daily rate £350 £330 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £19.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +21.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPLS across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - - - - 1
VPLS
South East

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS.

1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCIE
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCIP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) Genesys
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) RSVP
2 1 (50.00%) Telnet
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer
2 1 (50.00%) Mitel
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing VPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) DSL
2 1 (50.00%) RSVP
2 1 (50.00%) Telnet
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) xDSL
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Network Design
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCIE
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCIP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Genesys
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer
2 1 (50.00%) Mitel
2 1 (50.00%) Tandberg