The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 609 548 578
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +30
Contract jobs citing VPLS 10 53 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.10% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.70% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 48 0
Average daily rate £450 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £310 -
% change year-on-year
+45.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VPLS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VPLS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPLS within the UK.

VPLS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VPLS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

VPLS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VPLS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VPLS within the UK.

VPLS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VPLS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
England -44 9 £450 +33.33% 15
London -42 7 £313 -10.71% 6
City of London +21 1 - - 1
North West -17 1 £450 +80.00%
East of England - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 25 (83.33%) MPLS
2 21 (70.00%) WAN
3 20 (66.67%) LAN
4 19 (63.33%) Cisco
4 19 (63.33%) BGP
5 18 (60.00%) OSPF
5 18 (60.00%) CCNP
5 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (60.00%) Juniper
6 16 (53.33%) VPN
7 13 (43.33%) Firewall
8 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 11 (36.67%) Data Centre
10 10 (33.33%) Network Design
10 10 (33.33%) VLAN
11 9 (30.00%) JNCIA
11 9 (30.00%) CCIE
12 7 (23.33%) Wireless
12 7 (23.33%) JNCIP
12 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
12 7 (23.33%) DHCP
12 7 (23.33%) Ethernet
12 7 (23.33%) ITIL
12 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
12 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
13 6 (20.00%) CCNA
13 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
13 6 (20.00%) Internet
13 6 (20.00%) JNCIE
13 6 (20.00%) IPsec

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Smallworld
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
2 1 (3.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) MPLS
2 21 (70.00%) WAN
3 20 (66.67%) LAN
4 19 (63.33%) BGP
5 18 (60.00%) OSPF
6 16 (53.33%) VPN
7 13 (43.33%) Firewall
8 12 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 10 (33.33%) VLAN
10 7 (23.33%) DHCP
10 7 (23.33%) EIGRP
10 7 (23.33%) Ethernet
10 7 (23.33%) Wireless
11 6 (20.00%) Internet
11 6 (20.00%) IPsec
12 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (16.67%) Network Security
12 5 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
12 5 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Big Data
1 1 (3.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Electronics
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Back Office
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
3 1 (3.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) IP Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) IP Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Juniper Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (6.67%) XMPP
3 1 (3.33%) RFC 2547
3 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Linux
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Unix
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Network Design
2 7 (23.33%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (10.00%) Network Optimisation
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 2 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (3.33%) Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) Big Data Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.33%) Data Analytics
6 1 (3.33%) High Availability
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.33%) Multithreading
6 1 (3.33%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) C
2 2 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) CCNP
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCIE
2 9 (30.00%) JNCIA
3 7 (23.33%) JNCIP
3 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.00%) CCNA
4 6 (20.00%) JNCIE
5 5 (16.67%) Degree
6 4 (13.33%) JNCIS
7 3 (10.00%) CCDP
8 2 (6.67%) CCENT
8 2 (6.67%) CCSE
8 2 (6.67%) CCVP
8 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (3.33%) CCIP
9 1 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) COBIT
1 1 (3.33%) HIPAA
1 1 (3.33%) QA
1 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.67%) VirtualBox
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Cacti
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.67%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.33%) OPNET
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Cisco
2 18 (60.00%) Juniper
3 6 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Aruba
6 3 (10.00%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 2 (6.67%) Cramer
7 2 (6.67%) Dell
7 2 (6.67%) F5
7 2 (6.67%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.67%) NetApp
7 2 (6.67%) Qualys
7 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.33%) ComArch
8 1 (3.33%) Google
8 1 (3.33%) NetCracker
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