The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 75 - 78
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VPLS 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.30% - 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.43% - 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £283
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
210 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.69% 27.73% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

VPLS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

VPLS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
2 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Cramer
2 2 (66.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (66.67%) VRRP
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) GIS
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) DWDM
2 2 (66.67%) LTE
2 2 (66.67%) MGW
2 2 (66.67%) RNC
2 2 (66.67%) ComArch
2 2 (66.67%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) Unicast
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) Perl

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) 2G
2 2 (66.67%) RNC
2 2 (66.67%) VRRP
2 2 (66.67%) SDH
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) DWDM
2 2 (66.67%) 4G
2 2 (66.67%) LTE
2 2 (66.67%) MGW
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (33.33%) Unicast
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) IP Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) GIS
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 2 (66.67%) Cramer
1 2 (66.67%) ComArch
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper