The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for VPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPLS over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual private LAN service (VPLS)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 117 116
Contract jobs citing VPLS 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.085% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.36% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £389 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £340
% change year-on-year +12.50% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

VPLS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 353 551 601
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.31% 23.42% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 881 691
Median daily rate £400 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +6.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 51 118
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £47.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing VPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in Berkshire

VPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPLS in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 1 (33.33%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) CCIP
3 1 (33.33%) IPv4
3 1 (33.33%) IPv6
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 1 (33.33%) ICMP
3 1 (33.33%) IGMP
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) IPv4
3 1 (33.33%) IPv6
3 1 (33.33%) RSVP
3 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (33.33%) VRRP
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 1st Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Data Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) IPTV
1 1 (33.33%) Over-the-Top Content
1 1 (33.33%) STB
1 1 (33.33%) Video on Demand
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCIP
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Huawei
3 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto