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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 253 233 228
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs citing VPLS 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.040% 0.047% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.28% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £180 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -38.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £180 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £180 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £200 £400
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -50.00%
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
1879 1422 1768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.95% 16.68% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 658 699
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 97 182
Average hourly rate £22.04 £22.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +9.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014. 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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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
East Sussex - 2 £400 -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
VPLS
England

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) CCIE
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (66.67%) HSRP
4 3 (50.00%) xDSL
4 3 (50.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (50.00%) IPsec
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) IP Telephony
4 3 (50.00%) Network Design
4 3 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) WLAN
5 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) RIP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) SSL

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) VPN
1 6 (100.00%) MPLS
1 6 (100.00%) BGP
2 5 (83.33%) WAN
3 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (66.67%) EIGRP
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (66.67%) HSRP
4 3 (50.00%) xDSL
4 3 (50.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (50.00%) IPsec
4 3 (50.00%) IP Telephony
4 3 (50.00%) OSPF
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) WLAN
5 2 (33.33%) RIP
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) SSL
General
1 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Technical Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Network Design
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 2 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
2 2 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (33.33%) Security Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) CCIE
3 4 (66.67%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCIP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) CCDP
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Juniper
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) Cramer
4 1 (16.67%) Mitel
4 1 (16.67%) Tandberg
4 1 (16.67%) Genesys
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix