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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
London / City of London
Rank - - 175
Contract jobs citing VPLS 0 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - - 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 16
Median daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £450 £324
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +38.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
397 331 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.48% 10.77% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 234 488
Median daily rate £430 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.24% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% +4.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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