The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - 211 215
Contract jobs citing VPLS 0 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.042% 0.090%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.38% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Average daily rate
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- £250 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -39.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £283 -
% change year-on-year
-13.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
712 795 970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.27% 11.22% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 528 652
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.25 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.14% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £54.00 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
VPLS
London

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