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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 117 126 130
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing VPLS 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.12% 0.081% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.30% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£333 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £283
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
560 662 695
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.90% 26.81% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 244 229
Average daily rate £325 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 27 August 2015. 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 - 2 £325 - 1
VPLS
South East

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) Multicast
3 1 (33.33%) Unicast
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) ComArch
3 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 3 (100.00%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
3 1 (33.33%) RNC
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) Multicast
3 1 (33.33%) Unicast
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) LTE
3 1 (33.33%) MGW
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) DWDM
3 1 (33.33%) TACACS
3 1 (33.33%) VRRP
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) GIS
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Product Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCDA
2 1 (33.33%) CCDP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cramer
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) ComArch
2 1 (33.33%) F5