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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 198 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPLS 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £200 £400
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
738 774 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.06% 11.33% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 500 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 33 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.56 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPLS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

VPLS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) CCNP
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (84.62%) MPLS
2 10 (76.92%) BGP
3 9 (69.23%) Juniper
3 9 (69.23%) Cisco
3 9 (69.23%) Finance
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
4 8 (61.54%) RSVP
4 8 (61.54%) Junos
4 8 (61.54%) Multicast
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco IPT
5 7 (53.85%) IP Telephony
6 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) CCIE
7 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
7 3 (23.08%) OSPF
7 3 (23.08%) Low Latency
8 2 (15.38%) VoIP
8 2 (15.38%) Citrix
8 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
8 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
9 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (7.69%) Network Security
9 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
9 1 (7.69%) Network Design
9 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
9 1 (7.69%) JNCIP

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) MPLS
2 10 (76.92%) BGP
3 9 (69.23%) Firewall
4 8 (61.54%) RSVP
4 8 (61.54%) Junos
4 8 (61.54%) Multicast
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco IPT
5 7 (53.85%) IP Telephony
6 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 4 (30.77%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
7 3 (23.08%) OSPF
8 2 (15.38%) VoIP
9 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (7.69%) Network Security
9 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 9 (69.23%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Low Latency
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 11 (84.62%) CCNP
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCIE
3 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
3 1 (7.69%) JNCIP
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Juniper
1 9 (69.23%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
3 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
3 1 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) F5
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