The table below looks at the statistics for VPLS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VPLS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £300 £168
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +79.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
VPLS
Yorkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
285 159 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.41% 8.98% 18.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 98 127
Average daily rate £275 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £240 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 23
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -39.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £11.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £19.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

VPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

VPLS Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

VPLS
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VPLS across the West Yorkshire region.

VPLS Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

VPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCDA
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BCP

VPLS
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) EIGRP
1 2 (100.00%) VRRP
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) DMVPN
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
1 2 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) BCP
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity
1 2 (100.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Business Continuity Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) MCSA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCDA
1 2 (100.00%) CCDP
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CCSA
1 2 (100.00%) CCSE
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) VCAP
1 2 (100.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) VMware