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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 151 172 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing VPLS 1 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.032% 0.36% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 2.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 18 0
Average daily rate - £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £310 -
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -
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
340 677 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.84% 13.45% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 491 442
Average daily rate £413 £388 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £507 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 22 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) CCVP
1 2 (100.00%) XMPP
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Network Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Telephony Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) XMPP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCVP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (100.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper