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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 276 262 248
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -14
Contract jobs citing VPLS 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.021% 0.020% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.098% 0.099% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £440 - £160
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £500 £230
% change year-on-year
-16.00% +117.39%
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
2045 2024 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.22% 20.34% 18.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 987 758
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 98 119
Average hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +71.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £116.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +9 2 £440 - 1
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) RSVP
2 1 (50.00%) Telnet
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) Eurex
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) RSVP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (50.00%) DMZ
2 1 (50.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) Multicast
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) Telnet
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Eurex
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCDP
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCIP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIS
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Cramer
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper