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 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 - - -
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 £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
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
100 118 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.62% 18.85% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 67 60
Median daily rate £275 £394 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.15% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £265 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £475 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Median hourly rate £34.70 £21.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.39% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £21.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.53 £49.00 £30.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%