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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 118 123 116
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing VPLS 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.039% 0.040% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.17% 0.16% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£340 - £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £245 £283
% change year-on-year
+37.89% -13.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
572 644 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.29% 25.74% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 217 222
Average daily rate £325 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £42.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) RSVP
2 1 (50.00%) Telnet
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
2 1 (50.00%) CCDA
2 1 (50.00%) CCIP
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) ATM

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) RSVP
2 1 (50.00%) Telnet
2 1 (50.00%) 2G
2 1 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) ATM
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) 3G
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
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
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) Product Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) CCDA
2 1 (50.00%) CCIP
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer