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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 126 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPLS 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.081% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £440 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +58.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
580 658 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 23.48% 26.01% 23.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 280 204
Median daily rate £365 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 21
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £17.50 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) RSVP
2 1 (50.00%) Telnet
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) Eurex
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) RSVP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (50.00%) DMZ
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) Telnet
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Eurex
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCIP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper