The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 256 261 254
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing VPLS 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.058% 0.071% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.39% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Median daily rate £350 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
VPLS
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1544 1802 1843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.97% 18.34% 19.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 971 866
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 130 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% +38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing VPLS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VPLS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VPLS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VPLS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPLS across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

VPLS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VPLS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +12 2 £344 +3.38%
Hampshire - 2 £397 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £363 -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 South East region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 9 (90.00%) LAN
2 9 (90.00%) MPLS
2 9 (90.00%) BGP
3 8 (80.00%) OSPF
4 7 (70.00%) Firewall
4 7 (70.00%) VPN
4 7 (70.00%) Juniper
4 7 (70.00%) Network Design
5 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (60.00%) Junos
6 5 (50.00%) tcpdump
6 5 (50.00%) Wireshark
6 5 (50.00%) VLAN
6 5 (50.00%) Windows
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (40.00%) AIX
7 4 (40.00%) CCNA
7 4 (40.00%) CCNP
7 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
8 3 (30.00%) Cryptography
8 3 (30.00%) Migration
8 3 (30.00%) CCIP
8 3 (30.00%) CCIE
8 3 (30.00%) CCDP
8 3 (30.00%) Project Management
8 3 (30.00%) IPsec

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (90.00%) BGP
1 9 (90.00%) LAN
1 9 (90.00%) MPLS
1 9 (90.00%) WAN
2 8 (80.00%) OSPF
3 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) VPN
4 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (60.00%) Junos
5 5 (50.00%) tcpdump
5 5 (50.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) Wireshark
6 3 (30.00%) Internet
6 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
6 3 (30.00%) IPsec
7 2 (20.00%) DSL
7 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (20.00%) RSVP
7 2 (20.00%) Unified Communications
7 2 (20.00%) VoIP
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Network Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (10.00%) Eurex
3 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Network Design
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Packet Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNA
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) CCDP
3 3 (30.00%) CCIE
3 3 (30.00%) CCIP
4 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (10.00%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) Intel Security
4 2 (20.00%) Tandberg
5 1 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Cramer
5 1 (10.00%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto