The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 191 - 219
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPLS 9 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% - 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£360 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 - £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VPLS
London

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

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
740 689 831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.02% 12.04% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 481 545
Average daily rate £425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 21 42
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.29% -48.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £38.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPLS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

VPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

VPLS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 15 (88.24%) CCNP
1 15 (88.24%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (82.35%) MPLS
2 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 14 (82.35%) Finance
3 13 (76.47%) BGP
3 13 (76.47%) Juniper
3 13 (76.47%) Multicast
4 12 (70.59%) Firewall
5 10 (58.82%) RSVP
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco IPT
6 8 (47.06%) Junos
6 8 (47.06%) IP Telephony
7 7 (41.18%) Eurex
8 6 (35.29%) OSPF
8 6 (35.29%) CCIE
9 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
10 3 (17.65%) SSL
10 3 (17.65%) WAN
10 3 (17.65%) VPN
10 3 (17.65%) LAN
10 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (17.65%) Citrix
10 3 (17.65%) Migration
10 3 (17.65%) VMware
10 3 (17.65%) Low Latency
10 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (11.76%) HSRP
11 2 (11.76%) IOS XR
11 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.88%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (5.88%) Lync
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) MPLS
2 13 (76.47%) BGP
2 13 (76.47%) Multicast
3 12 (70.59%) Firewall
4 10 (58.82%) RSVP
5 8 (47.06%) IP Telephony
5 8 (47.06%) Cisco IPT
5 8 (47.06%) Junos
6 6 (35.29%) OSPF
7 5 (29.41%) EIGRP
8 3 (17.65%) LAN
8 3 (17.65%) WAN
8 3 (17.65%) VPN
8 3 (17.65%) SSL
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (11.76%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (11.76%) IOS XR
9 2 (11.76%) HSRP
9 2 (11.76%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (82.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Network Support
3 2 (11.76%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Eurex
2 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
1 3 (17.65%) Low Latency
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 15 (88.24%) CCNP
1 15 (88.24%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCIE
3 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
3 1 (5.88%) JNCIP
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 13 (76.47%) Juniper
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Brocade
5 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.88%) F5