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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 192 - 201
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPLS 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.018% - 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% - 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£360 - £230
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £300 £168
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +79.10%
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 City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
725 712 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.16% 11.50% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 504 609
Average daily rate £408 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 38
Average hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.02% -84.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 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 16 (84.21%) CCNP
1 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (68.42%) Finance
3 12 (63.16%) MPLS
3 12 (63.16%) CCIE
4 11 (57.89%) BGP
5 10 (52.63%) Cisco
6 9 (47.37%) OSPF
6 9 (47.37%) Juniper
6 9 (47.37%) Firewall
6 9 (47.37%) Multicast
7 8 (42.11%) Low Latency
7 8 (42.11%) EIGRP
8 7 (36.84%) Citrix
9 6 (31.58%) VMware
10 5 (26.32%) LAN
10 5 (26.32%) WAN
11 4 (21.05%) RSVP
12 3 (15.79%) Junos
13 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
13 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (10.53%) Migration
13 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
13 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
13 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
13 2 (10.53%) VPN
13 2 (10.53%) VoIP
13 2 (10.53%) SSL
13 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
13 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (5.26%) IIS
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.26%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (5.26%) Lync
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) MPLS
2 11 (57.89%) BGP
3 9 (47.37%) OSPF
3 9 (47.37%) Firewall
3 9 (47.37%) Multicast
4 8 (42.11%) EIGRP
5 5 (26.32%) LAN
5 5 (26.32%) WAN
6 4 (21.05%) RSVP
7 3 (15.79%) Junos
8 2 (10.53%) IP Telephony
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (10.53%) VPN
8 2 (10.53%) SSL
8 2 (10.53%) VoIP
9 1 (5.26%) LDAP
9 1 (5.26%) PBX
9 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (68.42%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (21.05%) Network Support
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Network Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Eurex
2 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Low Latency
2 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Network Design
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 16 (84.21%) CCNP
1 16 (84.21%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (63.16%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
3 1 (5.26%) JNCIP
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Juniper
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix
4 6 (31.58%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.26%) F5