The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 90 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPLS 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.085% - 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% - 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£288 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £200 £400
% change year-on-year
+72.50% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VPLS
West Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
208 98 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.70% 10.36% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 52 51
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% +4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPLS across the Leeds region.

VPLS Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Network Design
2 4 (80.00%) JNCIP
2 4 (80.00%) JNCIE
2 4 (80.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) BCP
3 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) VRRP
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (20.00%) CCDA
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) DNS
1 5 (100.00%) MPLS
1 5 (100.00%) OSPF
1 5 (100.00%) BGP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 1 (20.00%) VRRP
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (20.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) IP Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Design Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) BCP
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) JNCIP
1 4 (80.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCDA
2 1 (20.00%) CCDP
2 1 (20.00%) CISSP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) MCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CCSA
2 1 (20.00%) CCSE
2 1 (20.00%) VCAP
2 1 (20.00%) VCP5
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco