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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 593 572 533
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -39
Contract jobs citing VPLS 14 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.019% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.14% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
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£360 £413 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £156 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £230 £313
% change year-on-year
+111.95% -26.40%
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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015.

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 8 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 22 May 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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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 -19 14 £360 -12.72% 26
London -3 10 £325 -21.21% 7
City of London - 3 £325 - 3
North West - 3 £488 - 2
Manchester - 2 £475 - 1
Hampshire -4 1 - -
South East -15 1 - - 13
Farnborough - 1 - -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 61 (87.14%) MPLS
2 52 (74.29%) BGP
3 51 (72.86%) Cisco
4 45 (64.29%) Firewall
5 44 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (62.86%) OSPF
6 37 (52.86%) CCNP
7 36 (51.43%) EIGRP
8 34 (48.57%) Finance
9 31 (44.29%) CCIE
10 29 (41.43%) WAN
10 29 (41.43%) Multicast
11 27 (38.57%) Juniper
12 24 (34.29%) CheckPoint
12 24 (34.29%) Low Latency
13 22 (31.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (30.00%) LAN
15 20 (28.57%) Windows
16 19 (27.14%) VPN
16 19 (27.14%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (27.14%) F5
17 18 (25.71%) VMware
18 17 (24.29%) Banking
19 16 (22.86%) SAN
19 16 (22.86%) Citrix
19 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
19 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
20 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
21 14 (20.00%) IIS
21 14 (20.00%) Microsoft

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (20.00%) IIS
2 6 (8.57%) Lync
2 6 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.71%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.29%) PaaS
2 3 (4.29%) IaaS
3 2 (2.86%) SaaS
3 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (87.14%) MPLS
2 52 (74.29%) BGP
3 45 (64.29%) Firewall
4 44 (62.86%) OSPF
5 36 (51.43%) EIGRP
6 29 (41.43%) WAN
6 29 (41.43%) Multicast
7 22 (31.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (30.00%) LAN
9 19 (27.14%) VPN
9 19 (27.14%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (22.86%) SAN
11 14 (20.00%) Wireless
12 13 (18.57%) NAS
13 12 (17.14%) Internet
14 10 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (12.86%) IPsec
15 9 (12.86%) DMZ
15 9 (12.86%) DNS
16 8 (11.43%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 34 (48.57%) Finance
2 17 (24.29%) Banking
3 13 (18.57%) Investment Banking
4 7 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.71%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.86%) Back Office
6 2 (2.86%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.43%) Marketing
7 1 (1.43%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 41 (58.57%) Network Engineer
2 18 (25.71%) Architect
3 9 (12.86%) Technical Architect
4 6 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Network Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Network Support
7 3 (4.29%) Implementation Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Network Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Network Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Network Architect
8 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (1.43%) Design Engineer
9 1 (1.43%) Network Analyst
9 1 (1.43%) Deployment Engineer
9 1 (1.43%) Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.00%) Clustering
2 8 (11.43%) Celerra
2 8 (11.43%) Replication
3 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.29%) Eurex
4 3 (4.29%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.43%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.43%) DTV
6 1 (1.43%) Life Science
6 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) UNIX
3 8 (11.43%) Solaris
4 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.29%) Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Low Latency
2 13 (18.57%) Migration
3 11 (15.71%) E-Commerce
4 9 (12.86%) Business Continuity
4 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (12.86%) Load Balancing
5 8 (11.43%) Configuration Management
6 7 (10.00%) Project Management
6 7 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (10.00%) Change Control
7 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
7 6 (8.57%) Network Design
8 4 (5.71%) Network Management
8 4 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (5.71%) ITIL
8 4 (5.71%) Service Management
8 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.29%) TOGAF
9 3 (4.29%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) Lisp
2 2 (2.86%) Python
2 2 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (62.86%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (52.86%) CCNP
3 31 (44.29%) CCIE
4 10 (14.29%) CCNA
5 4 (5.71%) CCDP
6 3 (4.29%) CCIP
7 2 (2.86%) Degree
7 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.43%) CCSA
8 1 (1.43%) CCSE
8 1 (1.43%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.43%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.43%) MCSE
8 1 (1.43%) MCSA
8 1 (1.43%) CCDA
8 1 (1.43%) CISSP
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.43%) VCP5
8 1 (1.43%) VCAP
8 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
1 16 (22.86%) Hyper-V
2 11 (15.71%) Terminal Services
2 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.43%) XenApp
3 8 (11.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 8 (11.43%) VMware ESX
4 6 (8.57%) vSphere
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (2.86%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 51 (72.86%) Cisco
2 27 (38.57%) Juniper
3 24 (34.29%) CheckPoint
4 19 (27.14%) F5
5 18 (25.71%) VMware
6 16 (22.86%) Citrix
7 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 14 (20.00%) SolarWinds
8 11 (15.71%) Fortinet
9 10 (14.29%) Blue Coat
10 8 (11.43%) Oracle
10 8 (11.43%) EMC
10 8 (11.43%) Nortel
11 5 (7.14%) HP
11 5 (7.14%) Riverbed
12 4 (5.71%) Avaya
13 3 (4.29%) BT
14 2 (2.86%) SevOne
14 2 (2.86%) Ciena
14 2 (2.86%) NetScout
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