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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
London / City of London
Rank - 153 172
Contract jobs citing VPLS 0 1 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.031% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.29% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 18
Median daily rate - - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £450 £310
% change year-on-year
-36.66% +45.16%
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
363 350 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.45% 10.97% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 245 510
Median daily rate £430 £405 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +28.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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