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 6 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
6 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 £500 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +66.66%
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
42 101 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.98% 19.06% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 54 55
Median daily rate £338 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £438 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £8.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.46% +13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%