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 26 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
26 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 Oxford - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £339 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.08% +12.91%
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
44 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.25% 11.56% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 35 11
Median daily rate £350 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £446 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Median hourly rate £17.00 £13.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% -19.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%