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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
England / South East
Rank 233 252 247
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -5
Contract jobs citing VPLS 7 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.098% 0.012% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.060% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Median daily rate £338 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 - £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 - £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £450 £324
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +38.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
1526 1654 1879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.33% 19.81% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 898 911
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 100 111
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £31.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +28.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.96 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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
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 22 January 2017. 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 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 - 6 £338 -
Surrey - 1 - -
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) Juniper
2 12 (80.00%) MPLS
3 11 (73.33%) Firewall
4 10 (66.67%) BGP
5 9 (60.00%) OSPF
5 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (60.00%) CCNA
6 8 (53.33%) CCNP
6 8 (53.33%) LAN
6 8 (53.33%) WAN
7 6 (40.00%) Windows
7 6 (40.00%) VLAN
8 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 5 (33.33%) DNS
8 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
8 5 (33.33%) Migration
9 4 (26.67%) JNCIA
9 4 (26.67%) RSVP
9 4 (26.67%) SLA
9 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
9 4 (26.67%) CCIP
9 4 (26.67%) Multicast
9 4 (26.67%) JNCIP
10 3 (20.00%) Huawei
10 3 (20.00%) IPTV
10 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
10 3 (20.00%) Android

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) MPLS
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
3 10 (66.67%) BGP
4 9 (60.00%) OSPF
5 8 (53.33%) LAN
5 8 (53.33%) WAN
6 6 (40.00%) VLAN
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) Ethernet
8 4 (26.67%) Multicast
8 4 (26.67%) RSVP
9 3 (20.00%) Frame Relay
9 3 (20.00%) FTP
9 3 (20.00%) HTTP
9 3 (20.00%) ICMP
9 3 (20.00%) IGMP
9 3 (20.00%) Junos
9 3 (20.00%) SNMP
9 3 (20.00%) VRRP
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Billing
3 1 (6.67%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Network Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Juniper Specialist
2 3 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Data Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) WAN Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) IPTV
2 3 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (20.00%) STB
2 3 (20.00%) Video on Demand
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Android
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 3 (20.00%) Network Design
2 3 (20.00%) Network Management
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Management
3 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Presales
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) CCNA
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (53.33%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) CCIP
3 4 (26.67%) JNCIA
3 4 (26.67%) JNCIP
4 2 (13.33%) JNCIS
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CCDP
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
2 12 (80.00%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (20.00%) Huawei
3 3 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Ericsson
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) Intel Security
5 1 (6.67%) Tandberg