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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank 601 572 571
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -1
Contract jobs citing VPLS 21 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.023% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 10
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£375 £275 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £400
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -31.25%
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
8369 7208 9137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.63% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4616 3909 4181
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 400 689
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 15 September 2014.

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 30 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 15 September 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
England +8 18 £375 +36.36% 20
London +11 11 £375 +46.34% 10
City of London +30 5 £375 +275.00% 4
Leeds - 4 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Berkshire +5 2 - - 1
South East -20 2 - - 2
North Wales - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -
Wrexham - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 3
North West - - - - 3
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 3
Oxford - - - -

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 33 (97.06%) MPLS
2 29 (85.29%) Cisco
3 26 (76.47%) Firewall
4 24 (70.59%) BGP
5 20 (58.82%) Juniper
5 20 (58.82%) VPN
6 19 (55.88%) OSPF
7 18 (52.94%) Ethernet
8 16 (47.06%) WAN
9 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (41.18%) LAN
10 13 (38.24%) CCNP
11 11 (32.35%) RIP
11 11 (32.35%) DNS
12 10 (29.41%) Junos
13 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
14 8 (23.53%) VoIP
14 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
14 8 (23.53%) RSVP
14 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
14 8 (23.53%) Network Design
14 8 (23.53%) VLAN
14 8 (23.53%) Multicast
15 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
15 7 (20.59%) Finance
15 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
15 7 (20.59%) Internet
15 7 (20.59%) CCIE
15 7 (20.59%) MS Office
16 6 (17.65%) SharePoint

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, 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 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Office Communications Server
2 4 (11.76%) Lync
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Office
2 6 (17.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
2 3 (8.82%) IaaS
2 3 (8.82%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (97.06%) MPLS
2 26 (76.47%) Firewall
3 24 (70.59%) BGP
4 20 (58.82%) VPN
5 19 (55.88%) OSPF
6 18 (52.94%) Ethernet
7 16 (47.06%) WAN
8 14 (41.18%) LAN
9 11 (32.35%) RIP
9 11 (32.35%) DNS
10 10 (29.41%) Junos
11 8 (23.53%) VLAN
11 8 (23.53%) Multicast
11 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
11 8 (23.53%) VoIP
11 8 (23.53%) RSVP
12 7 (20.59%) EIGRP
12 7 (20.59%) Internet
13 6 (17.65%) SDH
13 6 (17.65%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (20.59%) Telecoms
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) French Language
3 2 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (44.12%) Network Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) Architect
3 6 (17.65%) Design Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) IP Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Network Support
5 3 (8.82%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco IPT Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Cisco IPT Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.94%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
1 8 (23.53%) Network Design
2 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 6 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.71%) Project Management
4 4 (11.76%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (8.82%) Network Management
6 2 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (38.24%) CCNP
3 7 (20.59%) CCIE
4 6 (17.65%) JNCIP
5 5 (14.71%) JNCIE
5 5 (14.71%) CCNA
6 4 (11.76%) MCT
6 4 (11.76%) JNCIS
7 3 (8.82%) JNCIA
8 2 (5.88%) CCDP
8 2 (5.88%) CCVP
8 2 (5.88%) CCSP
8 2 (5.88%) CCIP
9 1 (2.94%) Degree
9 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) NFS
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 29 (85.29%) Cisco
2 20 (58.82%) Juniper
3 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.65%) Riverbed
5 5 (14.71%) HP
5 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
6 4 (11.76%) McAfee
6 4 (11.76%) Siemens
6 4 (11.76%) Brocade
6 4 (11.76%) WatchGuard
6 4 (11.76%) IronPort
6 4 (11.76%) Trustwave
7 3 (8.82%) Infoblox
7 3 (8.82%) Fortinet
8 2 (5.88%) Huawei
8 2 (5.88%) VMware
8 2 (5.88%) F5
8 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.94%) Tandberg
9 1 (2.94%) Mitel
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