Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for VPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VPLS over the 6 months to 21 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 246 246 256
Rank change year-on-year 0 +10 +36
Contract jobs citing VPLS 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.084% 0.045% 0.077%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.31% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
City of London median daily rate £575 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.29% +4.10% +8.87%
10th Percentile £381 £413 £378
90th Percentile £713 £478 £425
Central London median daily rate £575 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +35.29% +4.10% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

VPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 756 968 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.57% 14.55% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 738 835
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £286 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -9.03%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.50 £14.03
90th Percentile £23.28 £48.63 £30.33
Central London median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -10.75% +7.10% -6.63%

VPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing VPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for VPLS in the City of London

VPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VPLS in the City of London

VPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VPLS in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VPLS in the City of London

VPLS
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VPLS within the City of London region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £300 -
VPLS
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for VPLS.

1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (66.67%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (50.00%) HTTP
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) OLTP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Retail
3 3 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) TSYS
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (50.00%) Retail Finance
4 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Test Automation

VPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) npm
3 2 (33.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) HTTP
3 2 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) GLBP
4 1 (16.67%) HSRP
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) RSVP
4 1 (16.67%) SNMP
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) OLTP
2 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Babel
1 2 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 2 (33.33%) webpack
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Retail
1 3 (50.00%) Retail Banking
1 3 (50.00%) Retail Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) JSON
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) Ext JS
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) LESS
3 2 (33.33%) Node.js
3 2 (33.33%) React
3 2 (33.33%) Sass
3 2 (33.33%) Semantic UI
3 2 (33.33%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (50.00%) Multithreading
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (33.33%) Adaptive Web Design
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Transpiler
4 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) ES6
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) TSYS
2 2 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (16.67%) Arista
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Extreme Networks
3 1 (16.67%) HP