The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 97 - 75
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPLS 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.22% - 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.66% - 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £375 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
181 226 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.43% 14.08% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 157 71
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £533 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 1
Median hourly rate £11.72 £17.50 £115.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.02% -84.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (100.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) International Banking

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) F5
1 3 (100.00%) Palo Alto