The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VPLS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £300
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +58.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VPLS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Communications & Networking Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 114 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.82% 20.58% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 59 63
Median daily rate £348 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £185 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Median hourly rate £36.00 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.44% +34.37%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%