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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - 261 244
Contract jobs citing VPLS 0 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.074% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.36% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £324 -
% change year-on-year
+38.99% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
1758 1963 1506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.48% 20.85% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 944 642
Average daily rate £352 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 117 126
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.27% +58.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.25 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPLS across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (90.00%) OSPF
1 9 (90.00%) BGP
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 7 (70.00%) LAN
3 7 (70.00%) CCNP
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (60.00%) Juniper
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) VLAN
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 5 (50.00%) MPLS
6 4 (40.00%) Network Design
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
6 4 (40.00%) tcpdump
7 3 (30.00%) Junos
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (30.00%) VMware
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
7 3 (30.00%) VRRP
8 2 (20.00%) Migration

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (90.00%) BGP
1 9 (90.00%) OSPF
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) VLAN
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (50.00%) MPLS
5 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (40.00%) tcpdump
5 4 (40.00%) VPN
5 4 (40.00%) Wireshark
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (30.00%) Junos
6 3 (30.00%) VRRP
6 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 2 (20.00%) 802.11
7 2 (20.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IP Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) IP Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) CCNP
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCENT
2 2 (20.00%) CCIE
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
2 2 (20.00%) CCSE
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIE
2 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cacti
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Aruba
4 2 (20.00%) Qualys
4 2 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (10.00%) ComArch
5 1 (10.00%) Cramer
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (10.00%) Riverbed