The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 3 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
3 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 Oxford - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £500 £300
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VPLS
Oxfordshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
35 64 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.96% 16.98% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 12
Median daily rate £305 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £288 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £18.80 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%