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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 249 230 216
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -14
Contract jobs citing VPLS 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.065% 0.036% 0.013%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.21% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
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£400 - £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 - £165
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1847 1439 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.00% 17.12% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 609 634
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 116 163
Average hourly rate £32.38 £22.50 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.91% +17.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £11.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
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 26 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
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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 +1 3 £500 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 8 (100.00%) MPLS
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) OSPF
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (50.00%) CCIE
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) HSRP
3 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) BT 21CN
4 3 (37.50%) BT
4 3 (37.50%) Network Design
4 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 2 (25.00%) Juniper
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) WLAN

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) MPLS
1 8 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (62.50%) OSPF
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (50.00%) HSRP
4 3 (37.50%) BT 21CN
4 3 (37.50%) Ethernet
5 2 (25.00%) RIP
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) VoIP
5 2 (25.00%) WLAN
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) SSL
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) VRRP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Network Design
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCIE
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) CCIP
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) CCDP
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) BT
4 2 (25.00%) Juniper
4 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Riverbed
4 2 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (25.00%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Cramer