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 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 162 206 -
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -
Contract jobs citing VPLS 3 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.089% 0.14% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 1.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Median daily rate £425 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
527 773 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 15.68% 13.08% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 575 489
Median daily rate £470 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +7.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 25 23
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.25% -12.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Network Management
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) Windows

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) EIGRP
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) IPv4
5 1 (20.00%) IPv6
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) SNMP
5 1 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (20.00%) TACACS
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) VRRP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (20.00%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Network Management
3 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (60.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Korn
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCSP
3 1 (20.00%) CCVP
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Snort
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (20.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) Forcepoint
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper
4 1 (20.00%) Nokia
4 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) VMware